About Johnson Development

Initially focused on the development of local industrial and commercial property, Johnson Development Associates, Inc. (JDA) has steadily grown into a multi-division real estate developer of industrial, multifamily, self-storage, renewable energy and commercial properties, with a rapidly expanding national footprint.

Well-capitalized and privately-held, JDA prides itself in the firm's principles of excellence, integrity, and social responsibility. Its divisions are highly adept in site selection and acquisition, master planning, building community consensus, entitlement, and management.

Divisions and Affiliates

JDA Divisions


JDA's Self-Storage Division has developed over 60 storage facilities across the country since 2016.


Our Multifamily Division has developed 27 communities with more than 8,000 units spanning both the east and west coasts.  


The Industrial Division's development history includes more than 25 industrial parks and 22 million square feet of industrial space.

natural resources

The Natural Resources Division, formed in 2018, maximizes the value of land through solar development, timber management, and other value creation activities.


Affiliated Companies

american credit acceptance

American Credit Acceptance is an auto finance company providing financial solutions for consumers with emerging credit from coast-to-coast.  The company offers a common sense lending approach for dealer partners and affordable payment programs for customers.

OTO Development

Established in 2004, OTO Development is an award winning, rapidly growing hotel development and management company.  OTO's success is anchored by a portfolio of upscale select-service hotels managed by exceptional people and an extensive pipeline of development opportunities in key markets on the East and West coasts.

Recent Awards

PCBC Gold Nugget Award

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