“Dirk is a strategic leader and has a fantastic reputation both at a local and regional level,” said Chris McLernon, Colliers International CEO | EMEA.  “His background in hotels consultancy and real estate expertise, coupled with his passion and enthusiasm, brings a unique combination of enterprise and expertise to lead our business in this major market and take it to the next level.”

Dirk Bakker joined Colliers International in 2009 and has over 20 years’ experience in real estate and hotel operational consulting with a focus on strategy and client service, including cross border assignments in Europe, the Middle East, India, Brazil and Russia.  His expertise encompasses strategic marketing, international business development, international private public initiatives, hospitality consultancy and corporate finance. He will continue as Head of EMEA Hotels for Colliers.

“It is an honour to take on this important role. We are a dynamic and client focussed business, and I am thrilled to be leading a talented team of market-leading professionals with ambitious plans for Colliers in the Netherlands,” said Dirk Bakker, Colliers International CEO Netherlands.  “My vision is for us to continue to grow, remain entrepreneurial and action-oriented, whilst maintaining our constant focus on providing the best advice to clients.”

Colliers International employs more than 330 people, across its national platform of eight offices in Holland, offering a complete package of services to clients including workplace solutions, valuation and advisory services, asset management, property management and project management, to complement our capital markets and leasing expertise.