We are a real estate development company that believes that you deserve, not just a home, but a place that enhances your daily life.


We personalize each home with unique design, custom finishes and energy efficient appliances and materials. We also offer a one-year warranty on every home so that you can feel comfortable well after the purchase of your home.


Unique Design

living room, 814 S 19Th Street

Custom Finishes

deck view, 741 Bainbridge street

State-of-the-Art Appliances

kitchen, 739 Bainbridge street

One-Year Home Warranty

2100 Delancey Street façade

We are guided by three principles...

Craftsmanship, Vision, and Innovation.


The craftsmanship in each of our projects must live on for years to come. We are dedicated to always taking the necessary steps to ensure quality and success, even after the keys are handed over. 

Vision is a necessary component when working in vertical, and sometimes confined areas. With years of experience in the business, we are able to offer not only a unique integrity to projects, but also an intangible aspect of vision. 

Innovation allows us to separate ourselves from others in our field. We offer the latest materials, modern designs, and an impeccable attention to detail. 


Our focus on the relationship and our commitment to providing service, not just during the buying process, but after the sale, has earned us an excellent reputation in our community.

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Robert Volpe, CEO

Robert's primary responsibilities include the acquisition, development, and construction of new projects.

Prior to starting Lily Development, Robert was the President and founder of Squire Drugs, a chain of retail pharmacies in the Philadelphia area. Until its successful sale to two major competitors, he led and grew Squire for nearly 20 years.

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Jody is the lead member of our sales and design team. In this unique role, she works directly with our buyers pre-sale, helping to support the curation of our properties' interiors. Jody is a licensed real estate agent at Plumer and Associates in Center City Philadelphia. 

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Ali is involved in both the construction and development aspects of Lily. She has served as a general contractor and project manager, and supports the acquisition of developments. Ali is also a licensed real estate agent in Pennsylvania. 


We believe in choosing to build our developments in neighborhoods that have a close-knit, community feel, with a lot to offer, like strong schools, great restaurants, and an active community involvement.

Check out the neighborhoods in Philadelphia on this site that are sprinkled with Lily Development homes.