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Etienne van Unen

Partner | Director Food & Beverage | Co Head EMEA Retail

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Professional Summary

I am a specialist in the world where Food & Beverage and Retail cross paths. Partly due to my role as Head EMEA Retail, I am internationally and nationally oriented in all trends and developments and I am able to translate these into real estate issues.

I have been with the Colliers family since 2013. I laid the foundation for the Retail department. In 2018 I was asked to do the same for the new Food & Beverage department. With this I have shown to be innovative and innovative and to have entrepreneurship at heart.

Since 2018 I have also been a member of the Advisory Board of the Global Restaurant Investment Forum (GRIF). Together with my role as Head EMEA Retail, the combination of these two platforms is a unique tool to serve our customers well with creative "out of the box" solutions and to always be at the forefront of innovative concepts.

Number 1 award Maxis Muiden Dutch Council of Real Estate
Number 1 broker Retail 2012 PropertyNL 88.000 sqm2
Number 1 broker Retail 2013 PropertyNL 84.000 sqm2
2015 Colliers Innovator Referral Award

2018 Co Founder "The Food Department", Shopping Center Magna Plaza Amsterdam

Also worked at: Gommers Consultants, CBRE (Shopping Center Management), Kompaan Vastgoed, WPM, Corio/Klepierre.


 Magna Plaza Shopping Mall - Amsterdam

Food hall in Magna Plaza Amsterdam shopping center The Food Department is located on the second floor of Magna Plaza on the Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal in Amsterdam.

A food hall with more than 15 stands, 3 bars and a coffee corner.

The food hall in Magna Plaza is open seven days a week, from ten to ten. It concerns a project of 1100 square meters.

Magna Plaza is located in the city's former main post office.

ust as irresistible are the dishes and drinks that will be served on the second floor of the Magna Plaza from the beginning of 2019. With about 15+ food stands, 3 bars and a coffee corner, The Food Department often brings Amsterdam flavor makers to a forgotten department store. "


Commercial Economy Foundation
Faculty of Law Tenancy
Senior General Secondary School

Memberships & Involvements

Advisorty Board Global Restaurant Investment Forum GRIF



Albron (licenses of: Starbucks, AH TO GO, Coffee Company, Anne & Max, Le Perron, Friet Affaire, Strada, Green House)

Restaurant Company Eurpe RCE (Loetje en De Buut)

Big Mama Groupe



Kroonenberg Groep




NH Hotels

Oche Darts





Asset Management

Service Lines

Tenant Representation, Landlord Representation

Property Type

Hotels, Retail

My Team

Featured Research

7 Jul 2020

F&B entrepreneurs are being put to the test

The abrupt visit of the world’s most unwanted guest has left deep marks in the “Food & Beverage” sector. What is the current state of affairs?
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17 Feb 2019

Food & Beverage challenges hegemony in retail world

We are spending more on food and drinks, both indoors and outdoors. In 2017 this amounted to roughly 60 billion euros, a rise of 4% compared to 2016. And this year, that number will grow even further to approximately 62.5 billion euros.
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Featured News

14 Jun 2021

RCE wants to open significantly more Loetje restaurants

Horecagroep Restaurant Company Europe (RCE) has not given up, despite the corona crisis. In addition to investing in the renovation of various catering locations in recent months, RCE will also open five new Loetje restaurants this summer.
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4 Aug 2020

New location for HEMA in art project in The Hague

In 2022, HEMA will open a branch on the Deltapromenade in the New Kijkduin new-build project in The Hague. The store will have an area of ​​450 square meters.
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