Ilana Dean



Having grown up surrounded by family members entrenched in the real estate world, you might say real estate is in Ilana’s blood. Combine that with Ilana’s education and career in arts and culture in Philadelphia, and you quickly realize she brings a unique combination of insight and skills to the VERY Team at Compass.

As a long-time Philadelphian, and a current resident of Old City, Ilana has witnessed Philadelphia’s extraordinary real-estate development. Her keen understanding of the city, along with over 30 years in local arts administration, art consulting and fundraising, enables Ilana to provide her clients with a uniquely artistic sensitivity to their real estate needs.

Ilana takes great pride in listening to her client’s needs. Whether she’s guiding empty-nesters or out-of-towners to their perfect new home or partnering with sellers to showcase their property, clients rave about her resourcefulness and extensive knowledge of the Philadelphia market. Ilana understands that a real estate transaction can be an emotionally charged process, so she is committed to giving every client her undivided attention and care.

Ilana is the co-founder of the nationally and internationally recognized art gallery, Schmidt Dean Gallery. She currently serves on the Board of the Jewish National Fund, Philadelphia and as a member of Women of Vision, the Women’s Foundation of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia.

When Ilana is not helping her clients reach their real estate goals, Ilana enjoys spending time with her twin daughters, practicing yoga, hiking, gallery hopping, and enjoying the local music scene.