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Frans Merks

Head of Development

Nevelgaarde 54
3436 ZZ Nieuwegein

Office: +31 6 55 37 58 71

Mobile: +31 6 55 37 58 71


During his study at the University of Technology Eindhoven, Frans prepared detailed budgets for Atrivé. He also worked as Ad Interim project manager for the renovation of housing projects Servatius and  he supported corporations in the portfolio strategy.

In March 2005 he started as a Developer / Consultant at WPM Planontwikkeling / WPM Real Estate Services. His tasks were sale and purchase brokering and project manager for Due Diligence investigations in large housing/retail portfolio.

In January 2009 WPM started a new service line: WPM Pro. Frans worked as a developer and canvasser for this company. He also acted as a development manager in shopping centre ‘de Clomp’ within the joint venture ‘Rialto Zeist’.

As of 2012, Frans works for WPM Development / Colliers International Asset Development as Head of Development. He acts as a ‘hands-on’ manager of retail development, is responsible for the acquisition of new projects, steering employees, development manager for projects and he is a link to the other Colliers business lines.


  • Shopping Centre Zijdelwaard in Uithoorn; Development Manager

  • Shopping Centre Westwijk in Amstelveen; Member of steering committee

  • Shopping Centre Toolenburg in Hoofddorp; Developer

  • Haagsche Bluf in Den Haag; Concept Development

  • Shopping Centre de Clomp in Zeist; Development manager

  • Hotel / leisure VEN Amsterdam; Auditor for Bank syndicate

  • Disposition strategy BOG MaasDelta Groep

  • Due Diligence for several clients; Project manager

  • Implementation of DigiOffice in WPM Groep (software package)

  • Member of project group for the internal culture change in WPM Groep.


Project Management, Area Development, Development Consulting, Retail Park, Shopping Centres, Supermarkets, Asset Management, Development Consulting, Mixed-Use, Retail


ASR prime retail fund, DELA vastgoed, Altera Vastgoed, Syntrus Achmea Vastgoed, Dreef beheer, Geste Groep, Rialto vastgoed, Sectie 5


MRE, Amsterdam School of Real Estate, University of Technology Eindhoven
Real estate management and development, Avans Hogeschool

Architecture/Housing Tilburg

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