About Us

Lilleybuild have been developing some of Paddington and the Inner Wests most iconic and sought after homes for over 13 years, and specialised more broadly in property procurement, development and sale for over 35 years.

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Founder & Director – James Lilley

James is a highly experienced and accomplished property developer with proven success in all types of residential inner city development work. James is also a qualified financial planner and has had 35 years history in corporate life. He is MBA and business degree qualified and is currently finalising his Real Estate license requirements.

His proven capability as an inner city developer is impressive. His passion lies here and James is dedicating 100% of his efforts towards creative, functional and beautiful development work in Brisbane. 


Previously James has held Board, executive and senior management positions within some of Australia’s largest organisations in Banking & Financial Services, and General Insurance.  


With proven corporate business acumen and project execution history and expertise, James and his team are well positioned to create your next real estate residential or investment dream. 


Founder and Chief Designer - Paula Lilley

Paula too has a passion for real estate. Behind every project undertaken by the group in the past 13 years, Paula has been at the heart of practical and yet stunningly compelling designs. Paula has a natural flair for combining functionality, utility, and clever and beautiful design techniques.

In addition to Paula's obvious talents (see photo gallery), her life in the corporate world was always within service industries. Most recently Paula worked as a highly respected flight attendant for Qantas. Her passion for outstanding service will be obvious when you meet her. 



Key Partners:

P and R Lee Builders Pty Ltd (Licence #1096265) 

Phil and Renee Lee are well known local identities in Paddington. Phil is an ex Bronco and a very successful residential builder with in excess of 17 years building experience and many beautiful homes to boast, in that time. Phil and Renee have partnered with us on every key project since we commenced 13 years ago. They stand behind the product they build and have been a pleasure to work with and befriend over that period. Most importantly, our clients love the homes they live in.   

Act for Kids 

At Lilleybuild we take great pride in our longstanding relationship with the wonderful work done by the dedicated team at Act for Kids and donate funds after each property that we sell. 

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