EL Development Pte Ltd first started as a small business unit within one of Singapore's leading builders, Evan Lim & Co. Pte Ltd. In late 2006, the company achieved success in its first high end residential project, Rhapsody on Mount Elizabeth, with the project selling out in merely 6 weeks. In early 2007, the company launched its first industrial development, Nordix, a multi-user strata titled terrace factories in Woodlands, and also achieved excellent results with the project sold out within a period of 2 months.
As the unit grew in stature, the management decided that there is a need to create a recognizable branding to focus on property segment. Hence, the business unit, EL Development Pte Ltd was officially incepted as a separate company and property arm of Evan Lim Group in June 2007.