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We are DAMSTAD 

The real estate agent in the city of Amsterdam

DAMSTAD | Gaikhorst is a dynamic real estate agency defined by integrity, enthusiasm, commitment and years of experience.

Our team consists of five brokers, an appraiser and two real estate advisors/office managers. In addition, depending on the needs of our client, we engage third parties with whom we have a working relationship. Among others, we work together with a renowned financial consultancy, an accountancy firm, a lawyer and a tax expert. 

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our team

Maurizio Hessels
Maurizio Hessels
06-21909199
maurizio@damstad.nl

Maurizio has almost 15 years of experience as a real estate agent in Amsterdam. For 9 years he has been a certified register broker and valuer. On 1 January 2022, together with Maaike Huesmann, he took over the management of Gaikhorst Makelaars & Taxateurs og and named the new company DAMSTAD | Gaikhorst. With his extensive experience - also in project development - and the back-up of an experienced team, he is a player to be reckoned with.

Maaike Huesmann
Maaike Huesmann
06-47408270
maaike@damstad.nl

Maaike was brought up in real estate. She effortlessly draws people in and then informs and advises them from the heart and mind. She knows the pitfalls of the current market, which she tactically manoeuvres her clients past. From a distance, she can sense where there is room for negotiation, and if there is hardly any, she knows how to win over the selling party and always has the goodwill factor at hand. Since January 2022, she and Maurizio have been the owners of the office.

Camille Eshuis
Camille Eshuis
06-28106234
camille@damstad.nl

With great enthusiasm, he advises professional investors and developers as well as private individuals. He uses his years of experience in the Amsterdam market and his large network every day to get the best deal. Camille's passion lies in advising on the redevelopment of properties in the city. He is involved in this from the purchase to the final delivery and everything that is involved in bringing it to a successful conclusion. A hard worker with an eye for detail.

Paul Gaikhorst
Paul Gaikhorst
paul@damstad.nl

Paul is the founder and has been owner and namesake of Gaikhorst Makelaars & Taxateurs o/g. Since 1 January 2022 he strengthens the team of DAMSTAD | Gaikhorst as experienced broker and valuer. Since the early 90's he has been active in the Amsterdam real estate business and he has a huge amount of experience and market knowledge. A bit obstinate now and then, but above all he is the real estate agent you want your friends to meet. Straight to the point, no nonsense, and where necessary with endless patience and understanding for you: his client.

Simone Carree
Simone Carree
simone@damstad.nl

Since the establishment of Gaikhorst Makelaars Simone has been very actively involved in the office as owner and broker. Now, she has moved a little more to the background and works as a freelance broker for the new office DAMSTAD | Gaikhorst. This has created time for her to indulge her love of travel and writing, among other things. You can follow her experiences in real estate on simonecarree.nl. In the background she still advises for DAMSTAD | Gaikhorst and when she is in Amsterdam she can't help but get involved. Because she always makes time for fun things!

Victor Schriek
Victor Schriek
victor@damstad.nl

Victor is our rising star. Originally trained as a business administrator, he is now ready for a new challenge. At DAMSTAD | Gaikhorst he starts his career as an appraiser. In the coming year, he will be valuing as 'apprentice' under the supervision of Paul, who has been appointed as his mentor. Victor has already completed his training as a candidate estate agent and we hope to be able to congratulate him soon as a certified valuer.

Lara van Roessel
Lara van Roessel
lara@damstad.nl

Lara has always been our support in the office but can now be that for you too, out in the field as a property consultant. Our silent force started training as a real estate agent about a year ago and is making steady progress. She is expected to complete her courses in 2022. Meanwhile, she has her own clients and accompanies them on their way to their, often first, new home. It goes without saying that we are always alongside her as sparring partners.

Desiree van Rooij
Desiree van Rooij
desiree@damstad.nl

She is our hard-working commercial assistant and by now she is an anchor for the brokers and appraisers. She is caring, understands every situation and is very customer-oriented. Through her years of experience at various other offices, she makes sure that all files are in perfect order and knows exactly what is needed to make everything run smoothly. DAMSTAD I Gaikhorst would not know what to do without her.

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Besides all the other real estate agencies we have dealt with, DAMSTAD | Gaikhorst is still the only one you can trust, thanks to the people who work there!

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our story

From Gaikhorst to DAMSTAD | Gaikhorst

At the beginning of 2022 Maurizio Hessels and Maaike Huesmann took over Gaikhorst Makelaars & Taxateurs to continue under the name DAMSTAD I Gaikhorst. Paul Gaikhorst and Simone Carree are still actively involved, only from January 1 as freelancers. Maurizio and Maaike have been in charge of the daily management since then.

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