It all began in 1979, when Dava Developments principal Dr. David Chung, Ph.D built his first single-family home in Richmond. David immigrated from Hong Kong in the 70's to pursue his Post-Secondary Education in Canada, and soon after discovered that his true calling was building homes.
Dava Developments continued to develop and build for the next 20 years until 1999, when David decided to change the direction of the company and focus on Commercial and Residential Real Estate Investments. The goal was to acquire and expand their real estate investment portfolio within Greater Vancouver, with a major emphasis on Richmond. Today, Dava Developments holds an interest in several large shopping plazas and industrial buildings within Greater Vancouver.
David started Dava Developments in 1979, when the potentional of the Vancouver real estate market was still in its infancy. David spent the early days working on site with trades on all the homes he built, pouring his energy into each and every one. From designing and drafting the floor plans and elevations to hammering the nails and pouring concrete, there wasn't a single part of building homes that he did not involve himself in. These experiences have helped define the core values that Dava Developments is built upon: Honesty, Integrity and Service.
Dava Developments has grown from its roots as a single-family home developer in the 80's into a thriving real estate investment company. But David could not escape his passion for development. After acquiring several prime re-development sites, David decided to return to his home-building roots. Dava Developments is now engaged in the development of several commercial and residential multi-family projects and continues to uphold the same values that made Dava Developments the biggest single-family home developer in Richmond in the 1990's.