I work in Amsterdam since 1974 as urban planner, land policy manager for the City of Amsterdam and estate agent. I am a (supervisory) board member of several professional and cultural institutions .
From 1995 to 1998 I was responsible for de the first Masterplan for Amsterdam Zuidas (the new Amsterdam business district).
In 1998 I won the national commercial property award issued by the Dutch Association of Real Estate Brokers.
In 2006 I became Knight in the Royal Order of Orange Nassau (of the Dutch Royal family).
I was trained as an architect en urban planner at Delft University and later on I specialized in real estate brokerage and valuations.
Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Municipality of Amsterdam, Maarsen Groep, ABN AMRO BANK, national government, Netherlands Organization of Scientific Research, Private Investors, housing corporations (i.e. Mitros