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Christopher M. Bowen, Chief Development Strategist for RD Management, LLC, has worked nationally for over 25 years specializing in medical and mixed-use, commercial real estate development. Chris also  serves as the Chairman of Tampa’s Innovation Partnership. Additionally, he has held several corporate, healthcare positions leading national, Real Estate, Practice Development and Supply Chain programs, for such companies as IntegraMed, one of the largest fertility technology and national, medical group networks in the United States, and Vein Clinics of America, a national, medical group specializing in operating vascular procedure and interventional medicine centers and clinics. As a medical real estate development professional, Chris was one of the lead executives and partners responsible for developing three of the nation’s leading medical real estate development companies, DASCO Companies, PM RealtyGroup’s Healthcare division, and Marshall Erdman Development, LLC.

 

Today, Chris is leading theredevelopment of a regional shopping mall property in Tampa, Florida, adjacent to the University of South Florida’s main campus and one of the largest medical districts in Florida. Located within an Opportunity Zone, this 100-acre, 7 million square foot, mixed-use development, called UPTOWN, will be a next-stage, Life Sciences and Technology Research and Development Village, designed as a walkable, mixed-use urban neighborhood. The Uptown development, which has already started to reimagine and rebrand the surrounding community as the Uptown Innovation District, will support a wide mix of use types including Hospitality, Residential, Medical, Research, Fitness, Corporate Office, Academic, Entertainment, Retail, Arts & Institutional. “We’re building a special place for the Arts & Sciences to dance and play together,” and Chris adds, “A place where everyone and their innovative and entrepreneurial spirit and vision are welcome.”