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Niels Huijsmans and Yaron Kreykes will start at Colliers as Directors Design & Development.

Yaron & Niels
On 1 May, Niels Huijsmans (30) and Yaron Kreykes (32) will start at Colliers as Directors Design & Development. Niels and Yaron will be responsible for controlling of the team and the further growth of the department. The experience that both gentlemen have in guiding and advising for the end user and the investors, will be used to answer questions concerning redevelopment, renovations and furnishing issues.

Niels has almost ten years of experience in the real estate industry. The last two years he worked at Unispace as a Studio Lead in Amsterdam. Before that he worked for almost seven years at Tétris, part of JLL where he held various positions. "I'm happy with my move to Colliers," said Niels. "There is a lot of in-house expertise. I look forward to contributing to that. "

Yaron has also worked in the real estate industry for a decade. For the past two years he was active as Commercial Director at GRAYSPACE in Amsterdam. He worked here on several renovation and furnishing projects throughout the country. Before that he fulfilled the role of Project Manager and Advisor at Tétris. Yaron: "The growth ambition of Colliers appeals to me, I am looking forward to working with enterprising colleagues." 

“With the arrival of these two gentlemen, we bring in expertise and more than 20 years of combined experience to help our clients with their housing issues,” says CEO Dirk Bakker. "I am proud that we can continue to grow our company sustainably together with them."

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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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