After completing my bachelor at Hotelschool The Hague and master at the VU University I started my career as management trainee at Young Colfield. From 2013 to 2016 I have worked as management consultant for different clients in the financial industry and healthcare sector. My focus in these projects was mostly on change management and human capital.
In november 2016 I joined Colliers, I am part of the Workplace Advisory team. In this role it is my mission to create meaningful places, I believe that an office should be the place where people can work together on shared objectives and achieve their full potential. As workplace consultant I connect people, their ambition and the right work enivronment / building.
I have worked on several workplace projects in the Netherlands and Belgium:
Nationale Politie - translating the national workplace concept and guidelines into specific program of requirements for different development projects within the national police organization. Creating and faciltiating several employee sessions to create awareness, engagement and built the specific program of requirements in co-creation with the users.
FedEx - organized and facilitated the train the trainer concept so as to implement the new workconcept together with the ambassadors within the FedEx organization.
ING - developing and implementing the orange workplace concept in The Netherlands, facilitating several employee sessions.
ANWB - developing the campus concept and program of requirement.
Bouwinvest - developing and implementing the workplace concept for the renovated Bouwinvest office.
MSc - Master Business Administration - Strategy & Organization - VU University Amsterdam
BSc - Hotelschool The Hague - International Hospitality Management
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Partner | Director Occupier Services
Harold Coenders is Director of Occupier Services Netherlands. Harold is an expert in developing innovative workconcepts linked to the productivity of the workforce and in organisational cultural change programs.
I'm a 360° design thinking (Senior) Workplace Consultant, specialized at creating meaningfull places for our clients, using the intersection of strategy, people, marketing, product and brand as starting points. I believe that real-estate and workplaces can add to a company's result if executioned well. I'm driven by research, thoughtful insight, critical analysis and true empathy.
My experience ranges from global brands to (local) start-ups, helping them with the creation of engaging experiences. Creating a destination where people want to be instead of an office environment where they are merely expected to work is what I believe works best.
I started my career in the Industry working as a Key-Accountmanager in Education at Ahrend in 2006. After almost 7 years I started working as a sales and marketing manager for Avex International, a company specialized in System Integration and Unified Comunnication. In this role I had the opportunity to bring the world of Real-estate, Furniture, AV & IT together in Bespoke Tailormade solutions. Before joining Colliers, I was given the chance to bring tohether, all the knowledge and experience that I've gained in my previous jobs. I joined the Dutch Steelcase dealer and managed the sales- and projectmanagers whilst working as a Workplace Consultant for global and key accounts.
Consultant Workplace Innovation
In 2013, I graduated from Hotelschool The Hague and started improving the service level at different commercial locations of ING as Client Consultant. The year after I stengthened my knowledge with a master's degree in Business Management with Entrepreneurship in Edinburgh, Scotland. From 2015 on I gained experience as management consultant in a management traineeship where I took the opportunity to lead several projects in different industries, combined with much focus on personal development. These projects all involved a high degree of (agile) change & project management. This period was followed by a sabbatical dream trip to New Zealand and Australia, after which I joined Colliers as a Consultant Workplace Innovation in April 2019.
As Consultant Workplace Innovation, I can apply my (agile) project & change management skills on many different projects, while collaborating closely toward a tangible new working environment with a wide variety of clients and user groups. My style is characterised by an inclusive, positive approach, whereby the focus is always on what can, does and will work. The necessary steps to realise these elements I usually scrutinise rather quickly. With my flexible approach, I get things done successfully. One way or the other, I will take care of it through personal encouragement and involved co-creation.
Hil Bos joined Colliers in 2009, as Senior Consultant where he meanwhile successfully concluded a large number of important projects for a great variety of clients. Hil Bos has ample knowledge and experience in a broad field of expertise, including:
• Advice in the realisation of real estate and accommodation strategies with topics like strategic space management and optimizing work processes. Translation of organisation ambitions and goals into accommodation objectives and development of same into (innovative) housing concepts and new way of working concepts
• Development of functional, spatial, facilities related and technical programs of requirements, making use of specialist knowledge of ARBO (labour) rules and regulations in relation to the work environment.
• Set up and execution of supervision of a project organisation and communication structure. Process steering on the factors Budget, Time, Quality and Risk. Set up and supervision of a building team, steering of operational projects, leading building meetings. Project control of operational goals and budgets.
• Space planning; through analysis of the existing work process, drawing up relational diagrams, research of occupation ratio and activities. Product management for completion products, e.g. ceiling and partition elements, flooring, interior decorating and furniture.
• BREEAM assessment and certification for various institutional investors.
• WELL assessment and certification. Creating health and well being in the build environment.
• Prince2 and VCA certified.
Since 2008 I have been working at Colliers as a Senior Consultant Workplace Innovation and Facility Management. I have extensive experience in FM Benchmarks (performance benchmark of costs, service level, satisfaction and sustainability), and developiing workplace concepts for large, international organizations. By connecting the different knowledge areas, I hace an integrated approach in the projects.
After finishing my master's Management in the Built Environment in early 2019, I started my career at Colliers in the business line Occupier Services as a strategic real estate consultant. Here I provide new perspectives for the Corporate Solutions and the Workplace Advisory teams through my background in design and strategic management.
I enjoy the challenge of changing circumstances. This resulted in close collaboration with multiple of our clients in developing their new ways of working and work environment for the hybrid working era. For me, this is more than just the addition of the home workplace and going to the office less often. It is the combination between the wishes of people, the ambition of the organisation and the reality of the current real estate portfolio, resulting in a big puzzle that I love to solve.
I have a strong user-centered perspective, and with this, I aim to create maximum added value by aligning real estate with business goals, in order to accelerate the success of people and organizations.