Since 1997, Dream Development has been successful in developing a number of west side communities in Calgary, for Calgarians. Our team works in partnership with consultants, engineers, planners, and architects, bringing together an array of skills to identify the best solutions to build great communities.

The neighbourhoods we have built showcase our expertise in building communities in which people want to live. Residents enjoy the homes, parks, trails, and open spaces of the Dream communities; the streetscapes, road networks, and municipal infrastructure highlight our commitment to the city.

We know what it takes to realize the full potential of a community – the economic, environmental, fiscal, social and cultural factors – and we use this knowledge to develop communities in which Calgarians want to live.

Our Team

Tara SteellGM, Calgary Land
Jim GrandanVP, Development & General Manager
Tara Steell is a Registered Professional Planner with 14 years of experience in urban and regional planning, project management and negotiations. Her career has provided her the opportunity to work in both public and private sector planning, including half of that time in land development. Tara brings a passion for urban design, combined with a practical focus and understanding of budgets, deliverables and timelines. She believes in the power and growth she has received by giving back and has spent her volunteer time as a member and Past President of the Commercial Real Estate Women’s (CREW) Network, Calgary Chapter, Board Member of CREW Foundation, the international philanthropic arm as well as having had the opportunity to serve on the Alberta Professional Planners Institute (APPI) Council. In addition, she's an active member of BILD Calgary (& UDI prior) serving on the Board, Developer Advisory Committee, and the Off-Site Bylaw Steering Committee.
Jim Grandan is the Vice President, Development and General Manager for Dream Development, directing the subdivision, engineering and construction of our master planned communities in Calgary, as well as the day-to-day operations of the Calgary office. Prior to joining the company in 1989, Mr. Grandan worked as an engineering consultant and as an estimator / project manager for a general contractor, involved in a variety of civil works projects.  Mr. Grandan is a Professional Engineer and holds a B. Sc. in Civil Engineering and a Certificate in Real Estate Management from the University of Calgary.