Company Overview

Delle Donne & Associates, Inc (DDA) is a Delaware corporation started over 70 years ago by Eugene A. Delle Donne. The corporate headquarters are located at Christiana Executive Campus, in Newark, Delaware. Ernest F. Delle Donne, President and Chief Executive Officer, has assembled a creative team that takes pride in the quality of its product. Partners of the firm have extensive experience in real estate development, economic development, financial structuring and real estate law. DDA stresses a team approach to ensure adherence to the highest standards of quality, efficiency and personal commitment in every project.

DDA is one of the largest developers in the State of Delaware and has been a leader in the growth and development of downtown Wilmington and surrounding New Castle County. The firm’s success is attributed to its established reputation in the region and extensive relations with City and County officials.

The firm prides itself on its insistence on quality development and its ability to produce innovative development programs in terms of architecture, construction and financial structure and asset management.


Delle Donne & Associates, Inc. (DDA) is a real estate development company specializing in structuring creative financial, leasing and construction packages for commercial firms. The firm is functionally structured and philosophically managed to provide the most professional service available in planning and execution of real estate development and management strategies geared to helping clients achieve their specific business and financial objectives.

Property Management

In addition to development, Delle Donne & Associates, Inc. (DDA) is a full service asset management organization which provides property management services for retail, office and industrial properties that are located in New Castle County. As an affiliate to entities that own real estate, DDA is philosophically geared towards ownership management of real estate, maximizing income and protecting asset values. DDA’s objective is to meet the goals of the owner by paying careful attention to detail and understanding ownership dynamics which surround the various projects.

DDA’s objective is to maximize income through cost control, and maximize revenue through aggressive leasing, while being sensitive to long term asset values as positive short-term strategic decisions can have negative, long-term consequences. DDA has a thorough working knowledge of the market and is able to provide an optimum balance to short and long term planning.

DDA has managed a real estate portfolio consisting of over 2,000,000 square feet occupied by approximately 200 different tenants. The company employs a full time staff of professionals who provide management, accounting, leasing, financing and construction services.

The company is supported by in-house management personnel whose responsibilities are to:

  • Competitively bid and award all contract services for the properties.
  • Oversee building and grounds maintenance through coordination of manpower and vendor services
  • Oversee legal, insurance and code compliance.
  • Oversee vendor warranty compliance.
  • Provide timely and accurate financial and tax reporting.
  • DDA employs a team of maintenance personnel from chief engineers to porters