Illuminated Development has over 30 years of experience in residential and commercial development. Spanning from the development of raw, uncultivated land to the development of large residential communities. Illuminated Development has created a successful formula of taking distressed properties and transforming them into marketable real estate, at an appreciated value.

What We Do


Improving existing homes

New Construction

Building from the ground up


Retail & office development

About Illuminate Development

Since coming together in 2009, Illuminated Development has had a goal of providing community development and focusing on youth cultivation. It’s founders, Idris Assad and Yusuf Cortez are the construction duo behind Illuminated Development. They share a common goal of impacting the community by providing quality real estate at every price point. Idris and Yusuf began working together in 2009 with just $2,000 in cash and a million dollars worth of ideas. The outcome has been in a one-stop factory of acquiring, designing, crafting and selling residential and commercial properties for both the average home buyer and the real estate investor.

Illuminated Development has grown into a profitable company, completing an annual average of 2.5 million dollars in contracted work year-over-year.

The Illuminated Development Vision is to create energy efficient real estate at every price point. Using a systematic approach of finding unmarketable and devalued properties in key areas of metro Atlanta and redesigning those properties to capture the marketable attributes. Whether taking foreclosed, distressed homes or starting from rough wooded lots and bringing them to their full potential; after repair value (ARV).

Illuminated Development has a proven exit strategy in pre-marketing projects to an ever growing pipeline of potential buyers and investors early in the development process. The result is bringing multiple buyers to the table in addition to positively impacting metro Atlanta home values through delivery of quality crafted home designs.


Only the Best


Eco Friendly Construction

We strive to deliver LEED and Energy Star certified projects whenever possible and build using eco-friendly materials and natural resources


High Quality Construction Management

Our project management staff uses our proven Critical-Path method to drive projects to completion while effectively managing trade resources to keep labor costs as low as possible


Contruction Guarantee

We stand by our work and provide a builder’s warranty that guarantees our workmanship with each project

Years of Experience

Completed Projects


Contract Average (Annually)

“Our years of experience in real estate acquisition, custom home building & renovation give us the ability to transform an unsightly property into a highly desirable home in an expeditious manner. Our management team understands what it takes to bring a property into marketable condition.”

Illuminated Development Partner

Contact Us

Metro Atlanta

(404) 721-3761