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Eric Annaert | Colliers | Rotterdam

Eric Annaert


Partner | Director Social Real Estate

License # V581314433

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Professional Summary

I look at the long-term value in my work, and therefore I look at the relationship with my clients as long term as well. I am constantly looking at the choices my clients need to make, and how I can assist them in making the best choice. I have worked for some of my clients for more than 15 years. My work, and that of my team, is based on confidence and trust. For me, these are the key values that I bring to my clients.


A number of transactions on behalf of Stichting Arkin (sale of a large complex at Sarphatistraat 8.14, Amsterdam, Extension of one of their locations in Amersfoort and a relocation in Utrecht. The sale of two medical centers in Lelystand on behalf of SGGL.  Advisory on the sale of 4 locations of the Zorgresidence Zonneburg, Driebergen-Rijssenhout

Sale of two churces in Haarlem on behalf of the local parish.  Recently involved in the sale of several large investements for care units  and also a medical care centre in Lelystad


I graduated from high school in 1982, and from there continued education in the economic and legal direction. Upon completion of this degree, I began to work for Boer Hartog Hooft in Amsterdam, which then went to merge in November 2010 with Colliers International. At BHH, and Colliers International, my real estate education began, and continues to be interesting to me. After the merge with Aos we created a large team specialized in the end users. Within this team, Occupier Services, we have architects, project managers, workplace advisors and real estate advisors in house. Since a number of years my specialism is being a real advisor with a focus on social real estate (retirment and age care and churches.

Memberships & Involvements

I am a member of the Dutch Association of Real Estate Agents (NVM), I am registered as Real Estate agent and Valuator in the so called VastgoedCert., Joined SIOR since December 2011.  And a member of the RICS since 2018. 

I am member of the financial committee of the NVM since 2013. 

Been appointed as member of the board of as per January 1st 2020


I am in the business for almost 35 years I have a long list of clients which I worked for or still working for. These clients are: Philips Healthcare, Fluke,  Arkin, Vestia, Laurens Care,  Amstelring,  Vluchtelingwerk Amstel tot Zaan, KNAW, Aon,  Stichting Arq,  ISD Bollenstreek, Sectie5, Ontzorgd Leven Investments and many other clients both in the social and religious  oriented organizations  (parishes and dioces Haarlem Amsterdam).


Service Lines

Valuations, Corporate Solutions

Property Type



Healthcare, Office Services, Residential

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Featured Research

3 Feb 2021

Strategic sale of churches should keep parishes going

Due to declining income, the financial situation is rapidly getting worse. They are more and more often forced to sell one or more churches.
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15 Jan 2020

One in three churches awaits vacancy

The number of churchgoers has been declining for a long time, which means that more and more churches are closing their doors. Nevertheless, the fastest decrease in the number of visitors does not occur until the next ten years. This is mainly due to the loss of the oldest generation who still visit the church regularly. By 2030, churches are expected to welcome only 900,000 people a year. A decrease of no less than 44% compared to 2010. Due to this decline, one third of the churches in the country will become vacant.
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