About Urbana Development

Urbana Development, LLC is a privately-held real estate development company. Urbana Development combines a unique mix of financial, project management and construction experience. The principals, Richard Lewis and Jan van Dijs, have over 50 years of broad development experience and are personally engaged in each project.

Urbana Development is built on the principles of understanding the end-user’s needs, defining a vision that reflects the unique conditions of the site, and creating meaningful environments that reflect the culture and attitudes of the individuals and companies that inhabit them.


Principals

Richard Lewis and Jan van Dijs are the principals of Urbana Development. They work to understand each client’s needs, defining a vision that reflects the unique conditions of each project and creating meaningful environments that reflect the culture and attitudes of the individuals and companies that inhabit them.

Richard Lewis is the managing partner of Urbana Development. He has 18 years of progressive project management and finance experience in the construction and real estate sectors.

Richard is a member of the Construction Management Association of America and received his Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Pepperdine University. Richard is past chair of the board of director for the Downtown Long Beach Associates.

Jan van Dijs has over 20 years of experience on a range of large-scale local and international construction projects specializing in urban redevelopment, adaptive reuse and historical restoration.

Jan received his Bachelor of Arts in Finance from the University of South Tampa Florida, and sits on the City of Long Beach Cultural Heritage Commission. Jan is a licensed general contractor in the State of California.