Our Legacy

A History of Bonita Bay Group

For more than 30 years, Bonita Bay Group has been a prominent developer in Southwest Florida. Our company is a diversified development enterprise, privately held and family-owned, with a national reputation for excellence.

We have developed more than 10,000 acres of land, sold 9,000 homes, and constructed 14 golf courses and seven golf clubhouses totaling over 150,000 square feet.

Bonita Bay Group also owns and operates a reuse water irrigation company.

The company motto, “Do the right thing, Do it right, Do it right now” guides our every action from an unwavering commitment to environmental stewardship to keeping promises and exceeding expectations every single day.

Growing a Market and Enhancing Values

Bonita Springs was a rustic fishing village north of Naples’ luxury home market when Bonita Bay Group founder David Shakarian first conceived of turning 2,400 acres here into a high-end development called Bonita Bay that would set new standards in land planning and environmental preservation. Thanks to his pioneering spirit, a first-of-its-kind community was created where people would live in harmony with nature.

Our company received the ULI Award of Excellence for large-scale communities and established itself as a national leader in creating exceptional lifestyles, and protecting and enhancing values.

Our Award-Winning Community Portfolio