Arjan van Eijk
Being an analytical real estate professional, my personal drive is to contribute to a real estate market that is good for people, planet and profit. By developing innovative services that enable our clients to take the next step, by helping owners and tenants with their sustainability issues, and by guiding the Colliers organization towards a sustainable operation.
Sustainability Services - Business Development - ColliersClimateNeutral 2025 - KantoorVerduurzamer
Masters Program TU Eindhoven Urban Systems and Real Estate
Bachelors Degree Fontys Eindhoven Real Estate & Brokerage
Memberships & Involvements
Member working group Offices of the Dutch Green Building Council (DGBC)
Chief Growth Officer
I joined Colliers in October 2016 as Marketing Manager. Today I'm the Chief Growth Officer and responsible for the sustainable growth of the company. A cross-functional job including marketing, sales, research & data, products and finance.
The teams marketing & business development, research & data and property marketing are responsible for strengthening the Colliers brand through integrated content marketing, programs focussing on high client satisfaction, and client centered product development. We also advice shopping mall owners on positioning, branding and marketing activities.
After studying Business Economics at the University of Tilburg I started my career at DLL Financial Services as marketer (4.5 years), followed by a senior marketer role at Achmea (4 years). Before I joined Colliers I worked at ABN AMRO as Senior Marketer International Clients (5 years) where I was among others responsible for the marketing activities of ABN AMRO Real Estate.
In short i am a creative problem solver with a soft spot for data visualisation. In 2017 I started at Colliers as graphic designer with a main focus on bids and pitches. Adjecent to my role of designing compelling pitch documentsas my other major tasks include: maintaining and extending the visual identity of the Netherlands and ensuring unity across all corporate communications, designing excellent marketing materials for all types of real estate as well as conceptualising and rolling out of various types of content such as publications and infographics. In addition to my three major tasks i recently started focusing my efforts on external clients in the field of property marketing. This includes creative branding and website creation for real estate. My goal as a designer is to translate complex ideas into easy-to-digest, creative visual stories. As graphic designer I've had extensive work experience within various B2B and B2C sectors. This has given me a diverse skillset and a broad knowledge of different deliverables for both print and digital platforms.
My programme skills include :
- Adobe Photoshop
- Adobe Illustrator
- Adobe InDesign
- Adobe After Effects
Junior Marketing & Communicatie Specialist
I joined Colliers International in October 2019 as Junior Marketing & Communication Specialist. In this role I will be responsible for the strengthening of the Colliers brand internally and externally.
New Business Developer
I joined Colliers in December 2009 as Property Manager. Today, I’m responsible New Business Development of our Asset Services Department. This includes the acquisition and pitching process, increase of value of real estate portfolios and integral real estate advisory to our Colliers clients.
After studying Real Estate Management at the Hogeschool Rotterdam, I started my career at Euro American Investors as Investor Relation Manager and Asset Manager (3,5 years), followed by Negotiator Capital Markets at JLL (2 years). At Colliers, I worked as property manager (3,5 years), Head of Commerce (2 years), followed by Director of Asset & Property Manager in January 2015.
Over the years I have been involved in real estate investment, advisory and consultancy, structured sales, property management and asset management of real estate portfolios of national and international clients.
I am an all-round graphic designer with over six years experience. I have previously worked at a design studio and as a freelance designer. As a designer I have worked on a variety of design projects for a range of different clients.
• Company (re)branding
• Magazine layout & design
• Book illustration & design
• Other print & online media design (e.g. brochures, flyers, posters, stationery, banners)
After studying Human Geography in Amsterdam and Economic Geography in Utrecht, I launched an online platform for Dutch geographers called DEGEOGRAAF.com. This was followed by my first full time job as a real estate journalist at Vastgoedjournaal. After two years I started working as a Community Manager at Hello Zuidas, the area management organisation of Amsterdam business disctrict 'Zuidas'. In this role I was responsible for marketing and communication as well as the organisation of events. In the beginning of 2020 I moved to Colliers for a position as Content Specialist in the marketing team. I am responsible for our blogs and research publications, press relations and the organization of events.