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Rotterdam office market

The Rotterdam office market is lagging behind the three other major cities in the Randstad. In Amsterdam, Utrecht and The Hague, the available office supply has been falling since 2014. In Rotterdam, the decrease is limited and the vacancy rate remains high with 15.4%. This vacancy is now creating opportunities that the city can benefit from.
In the three other cities it is becoming increasingly difficult for large companies to find suitable office space. Offices of at least 5,000 m² are now few and far between. Even the available number of offices from 2,000 m² is decreasing. More and more companies that want to expand or international companies that want to come to the Netherlands will see Rotterdam as an attractive alternative. Here, these large floors are available.

Why Rotterdam?
Rotterdam is a good alternative given the scarcity in other cities. A lot of money has been invested in the infrastructure and the city has good international connections. More and more young and highly educated people are moving to the city and that is important for large companies, especially with the current shortage on the labor market. The expectation is that business will come to Rotterdam in increasing numbers.

Renovation, transformation and new construction go hand in hand
Most companies probably want to locate in the Rotterdam Central District and the Alexanderpolder. Some of these office buildings are in poor condition, which makes them unattractive for companies. Renovation has to be the advice here. This approach has already proven successful at several offices at Blaak, WTC and MM25.

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Robert Kok

Director Agency & Business Development Offices


Director Business Development & Agency Offices at Colliers in The Netherlands. I identify business opportunities, build and maintain successful relationships with prospects and existing (inter-)national clients, collaborate with executives on business strategy to determine objectives, evaluate current business performance and maximize business reach and potential. I define new opportunities in commercial real estate for Agency, Asset Services and Capital Markets, with a preference for Offices. Special interest in data and business analytics to improve our services. Large and robust network, commercial driven, always searching for ways to add value. Member of the Colliers EMEA Offices Group, NVM Business (Dutch Association for Realtors)‚Äč, SIOR and RICS. 

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