Benoît will maintain the same role in the Belgian and Luxembourg markets, which he has held for the past six years, and report to Adam Starr, Head of Global Transaction Management for Redevco.
Redevco France operates around €1.3 billion of assets under management (AUM), together with its Belux AUM of about €1.6 billion, comprise around a third of the value of the company’s total European portfolio of approximately €10 billion.
Van Haare Heijmeijer started at Redevco as development manager Belux in 2017 and was involved in transactions from inner-city retail High Streets to out-of-town shopping centres, as well as working on the company’s first leisure real estate concept in Belgium. His latest deal was for the Korenmarkt asset in Ghent on behalf of one of Redevco’s investor clients. Prior to that he had experience in food retail and e-commerce at Lidl Belgium & Luxembourg.
“France is a large and important market for Redevco and the rapidly evolving investment conditions against the backdrop of very opaque and volatile macroeconomic and geopolitical outlooks should also offer opportunities for interesting transactions in the months ahead. Benoît’s broad experience in the Belux, and other Redevco markets in Europe, makes him well-placed to track down those potential transactions which best match our strategy of continuing to diversify the portfolio across property sectors and achieve net carbon neutrality by 2040”, says Adam Starr Global Head of Transaction Management for Redevco.
“I am excited to expand my scope to include the French market and work with the local colleagues to source and close deals for the various mandates”, adds Benoît van Haare Heijmeijer, Transaction Manager Belgium, Luxembourg & France. “As France and the Belux are crucial to Redevco’s primary mission to lead the transformation of Europe’s cities along the routes to climate sustainability and societal fairness, we have a huge responsibility ahead of us, which I will take on whole heartedly.”
Benoît was also a member of Redevco’s ‘NextGen Board’ of young professionals, which was created to foster a more inclusive culture in the company, acknowledging the value of diversity and promoting openness. NextGen members are the voice of Redevco’s future.