Daniel Van Gelder

Founding Director

Daniel was a founding Director of Exemplar and shared overall responsibility for the company’s development portfolio with business partner Clive Bush. Daniel was educated at Harrow and began his career at Richard Ellis in the City of London, first in agency before moving to specialise in corporate real estate. He joined Development Securities plc (U&I plc) in 1995 where he focused on Central London development, until moving to establish Exemplar in 2003.

Daniel was very active in the industry; He was Chairman of the Westminster Property Association, an inaugural Board member of the West End Partnership and sat on the Property Steering Board of the New West End Company. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

In his time he has been the lucky recipient of a number of awards including the “Outstanding Individual Contribution to Real Estate” Award in the prestigious 2015 OAS Awards.

Daniel has two young children and outside of the office enjoys mostly any activity involving water, in particular being a keen yachtsman and water-skier. Closer to home, he is an avid backgammon player.