Based in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, JanJaap has broad experience in developing new work and office concepts across all areas of the built environment, including sustainability, facilities management and urban infrastructure. Previously he held a senior role with Atos Consulting where he developed innovative work and office concepts for a variety of clients mainly in the public sector. He joined the AOS Group in 2012 and since Colliers International acquired the company in 2015 he has been advising a variety of clients on their work space solutions including IBM, Deloitte, ING and many more.

“As the trend to use real estate to enhance workforce productivity continues to grow, Colliers is committed to expanding our workplace solutions offer to clients," said Chris McLernon, EMEA CEO at Colliers International. "JanJaap brings a wealth of experience in dynamic workplace planning and strategic corporate real estate.  He has the right combination of innovation and expertise to lead this team across Europe and accelerate the success of our clients.”

The EMEA Workplace Solutions team specialises in advising clients on creating workplaces that facilitate the business drivers of a company, enhancing the engagement, health and wellbeing of employees and directly contributing to the productivity of the organisation. The team provides an integral approach from concept through design and change management.  

Commenting on broadening his role across EMEA, JanJaap added: “I am excited about the opportunity to work with clients in a wide range of industries and across borders; to maximise the productivity of their employees and optimize their work environment.”