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Building California's Future

April 19, 2017

Mike Van Daele leads one of Southern California’s most successful home builders. He has nearly 40 years’ experience in new home construction. As California struggles with a seemingly unsolvable housing crisis, the state suffers under a 1,500,000 + housing unit shortfall.

Van Daele brings a unique perspective to the problem, that of the successful practitioner. Through all of California’s economic challenges, he has found a way to continue building the new homes Californians need.

With home ownership at its lowest level since the 1940s, the state needs 1.8 million new homes by 2025. But we have averaged fewer than 80,000 permits/year over the last ten years. Come hear Mike Van Daele discuss California’s housing crisis, affordability and how to meet our future needs.


Michael B. Van Daele formed Van Daele Homes Group of Companies in March, 1987, having begun his career at Concordia Development Corporation. Since then, he has developed approximately 15,000 dwellings and 2,500 apartment units. Van Daele Homes has received many recognitions, including the 2011 Southern California Builder of the Year.

He has been Chairman of the Inland Empire Economic Partnership and served on the City of Riverside Redevelopment Agency’s Advisory Board. Mr. Van Daele currently serves on the National Board of Directors of World Impact, a Christian missions organization. In 1998 the Mike and Linda Van Daele Family Foundation was created to enable Mike and Linda Van Daele to continue their Christian-based philanthropy.

A Cal State University Fullerton graduate (1977) with a B.S. Degree in Business (emphasis in Real Estate Finance), Mr. Van Daele retains an 85% ownership interest in Van Daele Homes and its Group of Companies, and also serves as Chairman on the Firm’s Board of Directors.