The People Behind Gemstone

Learn more about the unique, collaborative group of experts who are ready to take on your project.

Gemstone’s dynamic team of leaders are responsible for our continued growth and success in our constantly evolving industry. Our team works in unison, carefully executing each project with your best interests in mind every step of the way. We understand that each unique project includes many elements that must be nurtured, which is why you can always depend on us to address any question or concern .

Josh Zaret

Vice President

Before joining Gemstone Developments in 2012, Josh led a successful career in business in the Toronto and Ottawa area. In his current position, Josh fuses his business experience with his unique design aesthetic to create some of Ottawa’s most attractive and sought-after urban living spaces. To give back to his community, Josh volunteers for the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) and the Jewish Federation of Ottawa. Josh, his wife and their two young children reside in a beautifully restored century home in Old Ottawa South.

Our Team

Neil Zaret


Our founder, Neil Zaret, has over 40 years of business and real estate experience in the Ottawa area. Neil takes pride in his family business and the city he calls home. He personally contributes to the thriving Ottawa community by participating in charitable work with numerous local boards. Much of Gemstone’s success is driven by Neil’s passion for building cutting edge luxury homes that complement and revitalize Ottawa’s most prized and prestigious neighbourhoods.

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Our Process

At Gemstone we follow a proven strategy and perfected process to ensure that your custom project is executed seamlessly each step of the way. Our diverse project management skills allow us to take on any project regardless of the stage or status. Whether your project is a new build, renovation, or you require our expertise for completion, our team offers ample flexibility in our services to accommodate your needs.

The Services We Offer

Allowing you to dream without limits - Our customizable services will adapt to any project.

New Home Builds

Working with you from start to finish to design and execute the home you’ve always wanted. Our unique architecture and design talents can adapt to any taste and expectation. We ensure our services adapt to your vision in order for it to become a reality.


Professional remodeling services that preserve the integrity of your space while improving the value and function to better suit your needs. We work with you to capture your vision while providing innovative, reliable results.

Project Management

Our knowledge and variety of experience has conditioned us to guide any project from start to finish or to assist in solving issues before they cause further expense or delays. Regardless of the stage or state of your project, Gemstone will ensure a successful completion.


A Proud Partner of Belisle Architectural Windows & Doors

Gemstone is a proud local representative of Belisle Architectural Windows & Doors. Custom made to fit your personal needs, Belisle is renowned for their outstanding craftsmanship and quality products made from the finest, carefully selected materials. Belisle’s team of professionals back each of their products with years of experience and impeccable design.