About DDA Development

DDA Development is a fully integrated real estate development company with capabilities in development, investment, finance, asset management and construction. Based in Tampa, Florida, the firm focuses on developing multi-family residential properties, high-end condominiums, and commercial properties primarily located in the Tampa Bay region.

Bowen Arnold

Mr. Arnold is a Manager and Principal of DDA Development, LLC and President and Sole Shareholder of DDA Development Company, Inc., a fully integrated real estate development company founded in 1995. Mr. Arnold has overseen the design, financing and development of over $400m in investment property. A native of Miami, Florida, Mr. Arnold held various executive positions within the real estate industry prior to forming DDA Development.

  • JD, Cum Laude, University of Miami School of Law, 1996
  • BBA, Finance, University of Miami School of Business, 1986


  • Member, Florida Bar, 2001-present
  • Real Estate Broker, Florida Real Estate Commission, 1991-present


  • Commissioner, Hillsborough County City-County Planning Commission (former)
  • Ex-Officio Board Member, Hillsborough County MPO (former)
  • Advocate, Mental Health Care Foundation
  • Development Partner, Housing First Steps Forward, Inc.

John Schilling

Mr. Schilling is a Manager and Principal of DDA Development, LLC, a full service real estate development company based in Tampa, FL. Since joining DDA in 2009, Mr. Schilling has been or is currently involved in the development of multi-family projects totally over 1,000 units with combined development costs exceeding $225,000,000.

Prior to joining DDA, Mr. Schilling was a Development Associate with Crosland, LLC. Based in Tampa, FL, Mr. Schilling managed the development process of Crosland’s multi-family and mixed-use projects throughout Florida. Mr. Schilling worked as a financial advisor for a boutique investment research firm prior to entering real estate.


  • MBA, University of South Florida, 2006
  • BS Finance, University of Florida, 2002


  • United States Green Building Council, LEED Accredited Professional
  • University of Florida Friends and Alumni of Real Estate
  • Development Partner, Housing First Steps Forward, Inc.