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Bas Ambachtsheer new CTO Colliers

This month Bas Ambachtsheer (48) started as Chief Technology Officer at real estate advisor Colliers. In this role, he is responsible for the further digitization of the company, product development in the field of smart buildings and well-being and the optimization of real estate management processes. Bas joins the Colliers board.

Bas has more than twenty years experience at tech companies that work on sustainable solutions. He was director at Croonwolter&Dros for three years. Before that, Bas was the CEO of innovative sun shading specialist Verosol and general manager of Cofely (ENGIE), where he was responsible for, among other things, making commercial real estate more sustainable and building, financing and managing thermal storage systems.

“With the arrival of Bas, we are taking further steps in our ambition to be a progressive and data-driven organization,” says CEO Dirk Bakker. “It is essential that we continue to invest in technology and people to properly advise our clients.”

“I am happy with my move to Colliers, which was chosen by the sector as the most digital real estate company of 2020 in 2020,” says Bas. “The Colliers goals are fully in line with my experience and ambition to play a distinctive role in a company that opts for sustainability, digitization and entrepreneurship.”

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Dirk Bakker

Chief Executive Officer | Netherlands


My area  of expertise lies in fields such as multi country assigments, strategic marketing, International Business Development, International Private Public Initiatives, hospitality consultancy and corporate finance assignments. My clarity in vision and strategy, leads  to tangible results. My focus has been predominantly been on cross border assigments,   where I  leveraged my extensive entrepreneurial expertise in Europe, the Middle East, India, Brazil and Russia.  I have  over 30 years experience in hotel operational consulting, initially with a focus on database management & customer loyalty programs as wel as hotel reservation systems in the global market. I have also  spent  several years in hotel development and real estate financing related areas, where I combined my expertise as hotel operations specialist in my role since late 2009 as Director Hotels for Colliers in the Netherlands as well as Head Of EMEA Hotels for Colliers. Since September 1, 2017 I am  Chief Executive officer for Colliers in the Netherlands leading a team of some 300 plus professionals and 4 offices. I am a leader with  a clear vision and a large drive to achieve goals. 


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