Vastned appoints Annelou De Groot as country manager Netherlands

Further strengthening of the quality of the organisation

Vastned, the listed European retail property fund focusing on venues for premium shopping, has appointed drs. Annelou de Groot MRICS as country manager Netherlands.

Annelou de Groot will join Vastned on 1 January 2014 as country manager Netherlands. In that position she will be responsible for the Dutch property portfolio, including operations, acquisitions and disposals. She will head up the Dutch asset management team, and also have a seat on the international account management team. She will report to Vastned CEO Taco de Groot.

Over the past 7.5 years, Annelou was a director with Dynamis Vastgoedconsultants & Makelaars in Utrecht. Beforethat, she worked as project manager with the Nederlands Vastgoed Instituut and the Studiecentrum voor Bedrijf en Overheid in Eindhoven. During her career she has acquired a great deal of knowledge and experience in a large number of areas, including in commercial, communication, financial and legal matters. She is also on the board of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Netherlands and is a guest lecturer in Communication at the Hogeschool Rotterdam. Annelou graduated in Business Economics from Nyenrode Business University and studied Real Estate Valuation at the Amsterdam School of Real Estate.

Furthermore Vastned strengthened the organisation with Nathanaël van Twillert as real estate business analyst. Nathanaël studied Property & Real Estate at the Hanze Hogeschool in Groningen and got his Msc Real Estate degree from the Henley Business School in the UK. 

Taco de Groot, Vastned CEO
We are delighted with Annelou joining Vastned as country manager for our biggest market. Her work ethos, no-nonsense mentality and team building abilities are a good match with Vastned’s company culture, and are qualities that we value highly. I am also delighted that Nathanaël has joined our company.
Taco de Groot, Vastned CEO

Vastned is a listed European retail property fund focusing on venues for premium shopping. Vastned invests in selected geographical markets in Europe and Turkey, with a clear focus on the best retail property in the most popular shopping streets in the bigger cities (high streets). Vastned also owns attractive shopping centres and retail warehouses. Vastned’s tenants are strong and leading international and national retail brands. The property portfolio has a size of approximately € 1.8 billion.