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Having completed his business economics studies in the Netherlands (HEAO), Wim embarked on a career with the former family firm Boers Vleeswaren BV. The business was sold to BP Nutrition in 1989. In the late 1980s, he completed a post-graduate evening course in business management (cum laude). In 2004, he also completed his studies as Executive Master of Real Estate (MRE) at the Eindhoven University of Technology. This now forms part of the curriculum at TiasNimbas Business School.
In the early 1990s, Wim began participating in various businesses through his personal holding company. In the years that followed, he joined forces with a business partner to build up the development and investment company Kadans Vastgoed BV. At the time, the company developed largely for its own investment portfolio and by the end of 2010, the balance sheet total amounted to EUR 235 million. In 2010, the Dutch and German development company was taken over and Wim joined forces with seven highly motivated partners and colleagues to form and begin independently operating Kadans Vastgoed.
Wim is the company’s bridge builder, carrying responsibility for:
· Business development & innovation
· Transaction structuring
In terms of CSR, Wim also serves as a member of the supervisory board of Stichting Mariënhoven, a provider of care homes, welfare and healthcare services primarily to elderly people in Vught and surroundings.
· Member of the Supervisory Board of the Mariënstede Foundation; a supplier of care housing, welfare services and care packages in Vught and surroundings.
· Board member of Heijmstichting; a charitable foundation for the elderly in Vught.
· Initiator of De Petrus BV; an association that focuses on preserving the Petrus church (1884), a listed building in Vught.
· Wim is also chairman of the board of the Kadans Foundation.
Koen Brandsma joined Kadans Science Partner as Property Manager in 2018. As Property Manager, Koen is responsible for contact with existing tenants, the provision of services for tenants and the technical management of the buildings. Koen studied Facility Management at Saxion Hogeschool in Deventer. The last few years, Koen has gained experience as Planner with Unica Building Services and as Junior Consultant with CFP Green Buildings.
Dennis van Broekhoven
Dennis has been assistant controller at Kadans since June 2016. His activities include verifying the administration, formulating a variety of reports, supporting the controller and testing internal control measures.
Dennis has completed a master’s degree in Accounting at Tilburg University after which he has gained experience at a medium-sized accounting firm. In 2013, Dennis switched to a business career. He then worked for a developer and manager of real estate.
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Rik Creemers graduated in Building Management & Property at the Avans University of Applied Sciences in Tilburg. He currently acts as a commercial manager and provides support in finding solutions to accommodation issues. While Rik is mainly focused on the knowledge-intensive sector, he also gathers and processes information for other high-potential property concepts.
Kevin in 2011 successfully completed his studies in Architecture and Business Management at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. Then, as Assistant Technical Supervisor and Assistant Account Manager with a residential property manager, he gained experience within the property management sector. Wanting to further specialise in the property and land market, he opted for the Master Programme in property and land spatial planning at Radboud University, which he successfully completed in 2014.
Kevin has since May 2015, in the position of Commercial & Technical Property Manager, assumed responsibility for various property portfolios for internal and external clients.
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Chiel van Dijen
On completing his Architectural Business Management studies, Chiel joined Kadans, where he set about professionalising the Research Department in 2007. In 2009 he assumed the post of property manager, whose duties entail the development of complex projects and acquisition of companies in the knowledge intensive sector.
In January 2011 Chiel became a partner in the Kadans Real Estate management team, while he currently serves as deputy director of Kadans Science Partner. In this capacity, Chiel bears partial responsibility for developments at Kadans Science Partner Fund, Kadans’ investment fund in the knowledge intensive sector.
Chiel completed his masters’ course at TIAS Business School towards the close of 2014, thus earning the right to use the academic titles MRE and MSc.
Jeroen van Doorn
Jeroen van Doorn started in March 2016 as technical property manager for the knowledge-intensive property portfolio at Kadans. In that role, he is responsible for technical building management as well as the development and realisation of these specific buildings. These buildings generally house spin-off firms of knowledge institutions and young companies seeking further growth within an incubator.
Jeroen van Doorn studied general operational technology and higher systems engineering, followed by years of work in the installation and consultancy sector. His most recent work experience is for knowledge-intensive organisations.
Tom van Elderen
Tom is allround Project Manager at Kadans Science Partner. By developing accommodation he contributes to the growth objectives of Kadans Science Partner. Tom is responsible for the finances, organization and quality of the development of new housing, the tailor made deconstruction of properties and redevelopment of existing real estate.
Tom has a great deal of experience in the role of advisor as well as project leader. He has fulfilled a wide variety of projects. Many of these being properties for utility, education, logistics or offices and generally contain knowledge intensive and technologically complex components.
Liset joined Kadans Vastgoed as hostess/ switchboard operator in September 2013.
She completed her studies as a departmental and European secretary at Schoevers. Liset enjoys maintaining personal contact with people. She has worked in several sectors and has now picked up a new challenge in the property market.
Andrea van Gaal
Andrea started at the hospitality desk of the Novio Tech Campus in December 2016.
Service is of great importance to Andrea. She believes it is important that people feel welcome and at home. She is experienced in retail and has worked as a congress co-ordinator for the medical sector. Andrea has organized various congresses and symposia for medical organizations.
Andrea is the point of contact for users of Building M and Building A. You can find her behind the reception desk in Building M.
Johan van Gerven
Johan is the Manager Business & Acquisition within Kadans and focuses on the knowledge-intensive industry. He will use his extensive knowledge and network to close new deals (acquisition of new objects and redevelopments). Johan reports directly to the management.
Johan has acquired a great deal of experience within the advice and engineering sector. After he completed his degree in mechanical engineering at TU Eindhoven, he worked for organizations involved in the realization of power stations and factories across the world. In 2006, he transferred to GTI/Cofely and from 2010 he worked at Deerns advising Engineers. There he was responsible for an establishment and Business Unit and he played an active role in acquisition within the knowledge-intensive industry.
Jeff studied biology at Utrecht University, where he graduated in 1983. Subsequently, he was employed by Intervet followed by the Institute for Animal Husbandry and Health ID-Lelystad. Jeff was also involved in the development of the BioScience Park Lelystad and the founding of start-ups in the life sciences field. Between 2001 and 2010, Jeff served as Director Biopartner Center Wageningen BV.
Jeff was appointed Director Kadans Science Partner effective 1 January 2010. He carries responsibility for accommodating knowledge-intensive technological companies and institutes, largely in the food, life sciences, health and high-tech sectors.
Jeff is also active within Startlife (stimulating entrepreneurship) in Wageningen, and serves as chairman of the business association Business and Science Park Wageningen, supervisory director of Rabobank Land van Cuijk and Maasduinen and member of the advisory council of the Bio Science Park Leiden.
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Reinoud van den Heuvel
Reinoud is the Commercial Asset Manager and works closely with the commercial managers in a team lead by Chiel van Dijen. He focuses on commercial optimization of the real estate portfolio of Kadans Science Partner.
Reinoud also focuses on marketing and branding of buildings and campuses, complex expansion cases of bigger tenants and the strengthening of the ‘ecosystem’.
Reinoud is a professional in asset management. First, he worked as an appraiser (lastly for Colliers) and subsequently he worked for a couple of mid-sized management organizations (LCG and Mayfield). In 2017, he chose to work as an independent real estate professional, though he decided he wanted to work for a professional real estate organization. Reinoud has extensive knowledge and experience with management of offices, business lots, stores and collective real estate.
Sindy van Hooijdonk
Over the first twelve years of her career, Sindy developed into an all-round registered accountant at KPMG. She also developed a taste for real estate during this phase. In this capacity, Sindy became familiar with Kadans as a distinctive player offering more than accommodation solutions. She is driven by focus and dedication.
Sindy opted to exchange this relationship as a client into far closer ties as an employee at Kadans. Within the management of Kadans, Sindy bears responsibility for:
– Financing and reporting
– Risk management and compliance
Sindy: “Ongoing direction and strategic structuring, that’s how we continue to exceed the expectations of our clients. Added value is perhaps most visible in the real estate market for the knowledge intensive industry.”
Before joining Kadans Vastgoed at the end of 2005, Michel applied his background in banking to accumulate years of consultancy experience supervising companies and institutions in relation to investment issues and financing. He then joined an internationally operational accountancy and consultancy organisation (big four) focusing on property issues including strategy consultancy, financial feasibility studies, investment analyses and choice of location consultancy. Within the management of Kadans Vastgoed, of which he is a co-owner, Michel Leemhuis bears responsibility for:
· Business development
· Transaction structuring
· Investor relations
· Participating interests
Michel: “Without creativity there can be no innovation or progress.”
This quote clearly expresses that as a company you must have the courage to deviate from the beaten track in order to be successful, even under difficult market circumstances. For Kadans, this means exploring opportunities in specific niches of the property market. By combining result orientation, flexibility and creativity, it appears that good results can be achieved despite the currently difficult market circumstances. At least in part, these good results stem from optimal client satisfaction, where offering suitable accommodation places tenants in a position to pursue their ambitions.
Susanne van Leeuwen
In June 2018, Susanne van Leeuwen has joined Kadans Science Partner as executive secretary. Primarily she is responsible for secretarial tasks in support of the holding’s board of directors.
After her studies at the NHTV, Susanne has fulfilled various functions at both large and small international companies. Here, she has gained vast experience in a supportive role, including as office manager and executive assistant in various sectors. She views taking care of everything as a challenge and her goal is to help her colleagues so they can focus on their core business tasks.
Marco Lippmann joined Kadans on 31 August 2015 as technical property manager for the knowledge-intensive property portfolio. This concerns the technical management, maintenance and renovation of the building systems at the locations of Wageningen, Nijmegen and Schaijk. Here, knowledge-intensive institutes / companies can, as occupants of an incubator building, share knowledge and progress to the next phase of their development. These buildings offer multifunctional spaces, office, laboratory, cleanroom and production spaces.
Marco studied Advanced Systems Technology, after which he gained valuable work experience with a renowned Dutch systems specialist, where he was mainly responsible for the disciplines of utilities, food and non-food, healthcare and industry.
In January 2017 Sandra Loos started as hospitality desk staff member at Kadans Science Partner. Every work day you can find her behind the reception desk on the ground floor of Plus Ultra. Customer friendliness and service are of high importance for Sandra.
Sandra is experienced in various positions in a variety of sectors, including businesses and the health care sector. In addition, she has also done a great amount of volunteer work. As a hospitality staff member Sandra is the point of contact for users of Plus Ultra.
Martijn successfully completed his studies in Property & Brokerage at Fontys University of Applied Sciences in Eindhoven. After graduation, Martijn joined Kadans as Researcher. Martijn is currently working on the realization of the growth objectives of Kadans on various science parks in the Netherlands. He is a part of the team that analyzes and assesses investments. In addition, Martijn works on several (re)development projects on or nearby science parks in the Netherlands.
Fellon completed a MBO education for financial administrative assistant. The last 9 years she has worked for Bridge Accounting Group.
Her working days are Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Within the administrative department Fellon is responsible for a number of funds and making payments.
Vincent started as Administrative assistant with Kadans on the 7th of November 2017. His interest in numbers and business processes made him apply for a degree in Finance & Control at Avans University of Applied Sciences. He successfully completed his education after working on an graduation assignment at Catharina Hospital in Eindhoven on the subject of cost prices and cost price methods.
During his education, Vincent has done multiple internships and part time jobs. He interned at the SC of Shoeby Franchise in Rosmalen as a supporting member of the Financial Administration. Afterwards, he worked as Contact Agent at 2Contact, a call center in Den Bosch. This part time job showed him the commercial side of the business sector. He also worked as invoice-employee at Techem Energy Services.
It is Vincent’s first position and his goal is to get to know the business and to apply the theory he learned.
Kimberley van Nuland
Kimberley started as a Marketing and Communication employee in March 2018. Kimberley studied at the University of Applied Photography for a year before completing a bachelor degree in Communication Science with honor at Radboud University. During her bachelor’s, Kimberley spend one semester studying abroad at Pitzer College in California, USA. She completed a master’s degree in Persuasive Communication at the University of Amsterdam in January 2018.
In addition to her studies, Kimberley gained plenty of work experience in photography and communication. She worked as a professional photographer and is experienced in creating and managing content for online media as well as traditional media.
Kimberley’s responsibilities include managing the websites and social media, creating content like newsletters, press releases and presentations, and support with assignments and projects.
Mirijam van Oers
Mirijam joined Kadans Vastgoed BV as secretary/office manager in 2003. Now, after many years, she is just as enthusiastic about her key role. She’s gained many years of experience as an office manager and knows all the ins and outs of the organisation.
Mirijam serves primarily as executive secretary to the boards of Kadans Real Estate and Kadans Science Partner.
Pim van Os
Pim is responsible for the current tenants and the companies that show interest in the Novio Tech Campus in Nijmegen. In addition, he is the point of contact for companies that are interested in the TripleO Campus in Breda. Pim also focuses on goals of Kadans to expand on the other science campuses in The Netherlands.
Pim studied Real Estate at Fontys University of Applied Sciences in Eindhoven and graduated at the Strategy and Real Estate department of Portaal. The last years Pim has gained experience with real estate as a business real estate agent at Strijbosch Thunissen in Nijmegen.
Eric van Overdijk
Eric van Overdijk studied Accountancy & Management Control at Tilburg University and completed a post-master for Register Accountant. After working for one of the big four accounting firms for over 10 years, he started as Financial Controller at Kadans.
He is responsible for the internal control measures and financial reports of Kadans Science Partner as well as the financial reports of various real estate investment funds which are managed by Kadans. In addition, Eric is responsible for the internal control measures and the application of adjustments in the financial report regulations and laws and regulations.
Manon graduated in 2017 at Saxion in Deventer as Bachelor of Business Administration in Facility Management. She completed this study on the Saxxion Hospitality Business School and will start at Kadans Science Partner as Facility coordinator.
At Kadans, Manon will be responsible for the facility management of the Kadans Science Partner portfolio in cooperation with Janneke Postulart. She will be supervised by Susan Reedijk.
After completing her education on Facility Management at Academie Diedenoort, Janneke completed the 2-year master’s degree Business Communication at Radboud University. Following her studies, Janneke worked as facility coordinator at Rabobank in Oss and Druten and at Mead Johnson Nutrition in Nijmegen (one of the biggest producers of infant nutrition in the world).
Janneke and Manon Roesink share responsibility for the facility management of the KSP portfolio under supervision of Susan Reedijk.
Joost van de Rakt
Joost joined Kadans in 2006 where he set up the Research Department. Joost currently heads the Management & Research department and is responsible for task scheduling. Also, for the Projects Department, he coordinates the large restructuring projects within the Kadans portfolio.
As development manager, Joost is responsible for the creation of building plans, maintenance of contacts with (potential) tenants, maintaining contact with authorities on permits/permissions and drawing upproposals on the development of existing and new (land) positions.
In 2011, Joost graduated at TiasNimbas Business School in Tilburg, where he received his MRE diploma.
Susan Reedijk started in March 2016 as Facility Manager at Kadans Science Partner. Susan studied Facility Management at Hanzehogeschool Groningen, followed by a master’s in Management Economics and Consumer Studies at Wageningen University, during which she specialised in Facility Management. Her graduation assignment involved a study into facility support to laboratories within various organisations.
Susan started as Facility Manager at Kadans, making her the first contact for tenants as regards the service package.
Before joining Kadans in May 2015, Steijn worked as an investment banker at the mergers & acquisition department of NIBC. Supporting various sectors (including the Real Estate, Industrials & Manufacturing, Food Agri & Retail, and Technology Media & Services sector), he gained experience in executing (cross-border) M&A transactions, strategic positioning reports, and capitalization advisory processes in both the public and private sector.
As member of the board of directors of Kadans Steijn is responsible for the international (expansion) strategy, financial positioning & capitalization, strategic alliances, and merger & acquisitions processes.
Steijn has a Bachelor degree in business administration and a Master degree in Finance & Investments both from the Rotterdam School of Management (Erasmus University Rotterdam).
In February 2017, Jeppe started at Kadans as a junior project manager for the Mariënburg project in ‘s-Hertogenbosch. He supports the existing team with the redevelopment of the building to a campus for research and education. The Jheronimus Academy of Data Science has been a resident in the building from September 2016.
After completing the HAVO, Jeppe started a HBO education in architectural engineering in Enschede. He completed a minor in Arnhem at the ArtEZ Academy of Architecture.
After graduating, Jeppe worked with Anneville as a project and product developer. With this company he developed a housing concept with a precast concrete shell and a passive house energy standard. He was involved throughout the whole process.Subsequently he was asked to work for its daughter company. He took this opportunity with both hands and became a manager at De Jong Beton in Alphen. He was responsible for the production of precast concrete floor panels. Other tasks included arranging transportation, maintaining stock, taking on a part of Organization and Personnel, acquisition, (re)development of products as well as production line and guarding product quality.
After completing her studies as a management assistant and gaining years of experience as a departmental secretary for a housing corporation, Rina joined Kadans’ management department in 2011. At Kadans, Rina serves as the first port of call for tenants on behalf of various owners of property portfolios. Rina’s expertise lies in communicating with both tenants and owners.
Rina believes that managing and arranging appointments between tenants and owners at different locations throughout the country is essential in providing satisfactory service to tenants across the board.
Tenants or end users must be able to focus on their core business.
Ludo van de Veerdonk
As technical manager, Ludo is charged with a diverse range of responsibilities of a technical nature, including renovation and redevelopment work, major maintenance operations and complex malfunction reports.
Ludo is also engaged in the following activities:
– Handling defects and repairs;
– Subcontracting and supervising inspections and maintenance operations;
– Carrying out building inspections;
– Compiling multi-year maintenance schedules (renovations, exterior paintwork, replacement of the roof covering, etc.).
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Estella van de Ven
In March 2018, Estella van de Ven joined Kadans Science Partner as a secretarial assistant for the office in Haaren. Together with colleague Liset she will take care of phone calls, reception of visitors and incoming requests, assignments and other secretarial and/or administrative
activities. Before joining Kadans, Estella worked as an assistant front- and back office/secretarial assistant for tax consultants at WVDB Advisors and Accountants in Rosmalen for 8 years. After her training to become a receptionist, Estella obtained a diploma in Middle Management at Schoevers Opleidingen in 2008.
Estella is focused on service, customer satisfaction and has great problem-solving abilities.
Marco started as a Manager Real Estate Management for the knowledge-intensive real estate portfolio at Kadans on the 1st of June 2017. He leads the real estate management department of Kadans.
The real estate portfolio, valued at around €300 million, is managed for internal as well as external players. The real estate management department takes care of technical, facility, commercial and financial management. Marco is also responsible for formulation of department policy, which has to be in line with the strategy and real estate policy of the company.
Marco Stolwijk studied Technical Building Engineering at Avans University of Applied Sciences, after which he worked for VB&T and more recently MVGM Real Estate Management.
Christoph joined Kadans Science Partner as Managing Director for our German business in April 2018. He is a commercial real estate professional for over 25 years. Christoph worked for DO Deutsche Office AG, alstria office REIT AG and SSN Development GmbH in different roles over the past 12 years. He has great experience in the field of active Asset- and Letting Management for various asset classes.
Fabian joined Kadans in the beginning of 2018 and is leading the Asset Management in our German branch.
Fabian has over 20 years’ experience in the real estate business. In his professional career, Fabian worked in leading positions for several asset management companies such as TAG Immobilien AG, Deutsche Office AG and alstria office REIT AG and managed large commercial portfolios all over Germany.