Lewbonne Development is growing and seeking financial investment partners to continue our real estate “Build to Sell” business concept. We have an impressive IRR (internal rate of return) and our proven point-of-difference designs ensure we stay relevant in the highly competitive real estate, end-use selling market.
Investment opportunities are available for our “Build to Sell” concept. Overall, our point-of-difference homes have higher yields than our competitors and our capabilities allow us to fully develop a turn-key project from the acquisition of land or an existing structure to the final one-of-a-kind design. We work with both new-build, custom homes as well as existing home and condominium rehab projects. We believe that not only is it unique to find a contractor who designs but also a designer and architect who is a builder.
Once the building project is complete, but before we're ready for a showing tour to perspective end-use buyer, we fully set-up and style the home. We include the intense use of outdoor and indoor dressings, furniture, fixtures, textiles and wares along with an elaborate landscaping package to compliment the completed home before offering it for sale to the end-use home buyer. Many of our prospective home buyers are excited to learn that almost everything displayed in our homes is available to purchase along with the home.
It’s impossible to place a value on one’s time. Today’s home buyers are immensely engaged balancing time with their family and full-time careers, with so much going on, the prospect of purchasing a turn-key, furnished, move-in ready home offers tremendous value. We put the effort into finding high-quality, contemporary furnishing, textiles and furniture which perfectly compliment the home design and epitomizes the level of taste our buyers expect. Lewbonne homes offer these special touches which are all but unobtainable in the end-user market. In addition, we have that special point-of-difference feeling which is evident from the moment you enter the driveway.
Lewbonne is located in both Chicago and Houston and develops properties to sell in the end-user real estate market. We finance most of our projects with our own Lewbonne company funding, however we also use investor funds to assist with our continual growth. Our “Build to Sell” business model offers an impressive IRR (internal rate of return) for our investors. Our attention-to-detail and our solid development background in both residential and commercial projects, sets us apart from our competitors.
Contact us today to get more information about how you can diversify your capital by investing in our proven “Build to Sell” business model. Our continual growth is fueled by our point-of-difference approach. Our investors receive highly-competitive return rates at the close of the home sale to the end-use home buyers.
MEET OUR FOUNDERS
TREY C. LEWIS
Trey has built a career as a successful entrepreneur. He is a third generation Houstonian with deep roots in the commercial and residential real estate industry. At a very young age he developed a love affair with design and building. After managing a franchised Chuck E. Cheese, at 23 he acquired the outlet's assets and opened one of Houston’s first independently-owned animatronic pizza themed restaurants. "Banjo Billy's Pizza" was named after his father “Billy." His design skills came in handy as Trey worked to produce, from scratch, the center's overall schematic including the look and feel of the business, new character's electronics/costumes and food recipes all without the help from a national franchisor.
The restaurant was later sold and Trey decided to take a career sabbatical while he spent the following decade finishing school at Colorado State University. There he studied architecture and had the opportunity to explore every corner of the world, sketching and observing great architecture. Eventually, he took this passion and incorporated it into Lewbonne Development. He strongly believes that the lines that separate commercial and residential design are blurred and he often blends the two concepts into his award-winning residential projects.
CALVIN J. DARBONNE
Born to parents who loved the adventure of exploration, Calvin started exploring many of the world's architectural pioneering cities at an early age. His love of “all things beautiful” led to his passion of creating homes built for those who want a unique space. This passion and drive is what started Lewbonne Development and what allows it to continue striving to make every home a true masterpiece. As a natural perfectionist, he is uncompromising about the quality and meticulous about the details; Calvin knows that producing the best requires patience and time. In his view, there is no such thing as “a rush job.” His eye is drawn to unique items that can be re-purposed, salvaged items with a history and a story to tell; items which are not only spectacular to look, at but functional as well.
On the flip side, Calvin loves the challenge of taking the ugly-duckling, architecturally-challenged project and creating the design that the next generation of designers will still be talking about. Calvin knows how to create the “wow” factor home you have been looking for; ultimately building projects that will survive the test of time. He is a natural who creates beautiful things and lives his life by the belief that “good taste never goes out of style.”