Daniel Robinson

Commercial Brokerage
(919) 672-0479

Daniel is a seasoned commercial real estate veteran with expertise in investment and development sales and acquisitions.

A long-time North Carolina resident, Daniel (through Gentian) developed and co-owns The Durham Hotel – helping to resurrect and convert the iconic, mid-century Home Savings Bank into one of the nation’s premier boutique hotels. In 2014, he co-founded Gentian Group – a real estate company specializing in hospitality and urban mixed-use development. Prior to his current roles, Daniel worked for, consulted with, or owned a wide range of businesses, including Morgan Stanley, multiple medical device manufacturers, art advisory firms, a billiards hall and the International Storytelling Center.

Daniel earned a bachelor’s degree in art history from Duke University and an MBA from Wake Forest University. He has been a featured speaker and panelist for the United Nations Institute for Training and Research, the North Carolina Center for Nonprofits, Fonkoze USA, the North Carolina Chamber of Commerce and the Krispy Kreme Foundation. In addition to his professional endeavors, Daniel has served on the boards of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Sevis Finansye Fonkoze (a Carribean commercial bank), Durham’s Partnership for Children, the Durham Tourism Development Authority, and the Durham Community Land Trustees, among others. He lives with his wife, Cathy, in Durham, NC.