Founder/Chief Executive Officer
As founder, Lisa is leading Illuma Development into becoming one the lower mainland's leader in thoughtful designs that create community. Graduating from UBC's MBA Program, Lisa's unique stylistic approach creates opportunities to build homes that maintain value for the long term.
With a background in project management and development, Dave quickly adapted to multi-family construction. In 15 years, Dave has built over 30 single family, condo and townhome projects, including his own family home. He has impressed many as a forward thinker and excellent communicator.
Chief Operations Officer
Paula's is committed to integrating circular economy principles into the real estate industry. Experience in sustainability, marketing, property investing, and as a realtor coupled with an MBA enables her to be well rounded in all facets of the industry. She is in charge of innovative sales and marketing campaigns that educate and bring on new investors.
At Illuma we live in the homes we build, this is why we strongly believe in the importance of thoughtful home design. An emphasis on practical and forethought design details, quality of materials and solid locations results in more time for you to live your best life and for your home to retain its value for years to come. We build community and timeless homes where people want to live and grow together.
When as newlyweds almost 20 years ago, founders Lisa and David Chan invested in Yaletown presales they recognized that the quality of building and many of the details for comfort living were missed by developers. Yet it would have taken just a tiny bit more care to source better products and put more emphasis on the details for practical living. So in 2008, when they sought to build their own home they opted to be builder developer rather than buying on SPEC or from another developer.
Illuminate is a female owned and family operated boutique builder of high quality homes, located in Vancouver BC. Over the last decade Illuma has built over 20 homes in Vancouver, Burnaby and New Westminster. It all started when Illuma built their first spec home for their own family just over 12 years ago, then for extended family and more recently an 18 unit townhome complex where many family and friends currently live. Over the years each project has been better than the previous and finally at the completion of the last project, Lanca, Illuminate realized that the most fulfilling part of their work was the building of homes that create community.
Meet Lisa Chan, the visionary behind Illuma Development, a beacon of transformation . Lisa arrived in Canada as an immigrant with her mother and three siblings, her life marked by both adversity and hope. With her father's untimely demise, her mother found herself a widow, entrusted with the care of four young children. Faced with uncertainty, she demonstrated unyielding resolve, working tirelessly to provide for her family and shape a better future. Eventually her mother became one of Vancouver's first female developers and Lisa followed her legacy.
Fueled by her mother's legacy and her own passion, Lisa defied convention, proving that there is no barrier to success in a traditionally male-dominated field. Her relentless pursuit of knowledge and innovation transformed her into a trailblazing developer, driving projects that meld sustainability, functionality, and aesthetic beauty.
Her journey from a humble immigrant family to a prominent developer sends a powerful message: regardless of one's background, with hard work, passion, and determination there is no limit.