Maarten J. Hulshoff, Chairman of the Editorial Board
Maarten is an independent supervisory board member of a number of international companies, including Damen shipyards, HB Reavis, and Brit Plc, where he was a director until the recent take over. Hulshoff has been CEO of Rodamco Europe from 2001 to its merger with Unibail in 2006. Before that he was CEO and chairman of the management board of Rabobank International in 1999. Maarten has been chairman of the managing board of NCM Holding N.V. (now Atradius). He joined Citigroup in 1976 and held various general management positions in Europe and Asia from 1982 until 1995. Maarten began his career in 1973 at Océ N.V.
Is it location, location, location or data, data, data? In my opinion it’s about the combination; understanding the local market by correctly interpreting relevant data. Real Estate has been a business of “gut feel” for a long time, whereas having access to smart data is nowadays equally important.
Tinka is Director Private Real Estate Europe at PGGM, one of the largest pension funds managers in the world, with over 200 billion of assets under management and approx. 20 billion invested in listed and private real estate. Tinka joined PGGM ten years ago and before that she worked at a residential company and five years at the sell-side as a real estate stock analyst. Tinka started her career as a consultant at Kolpron, a leading real estate consultancy. Tinka has a masters' degree in Urban planning from the University of Amsterdam. She is a registered financial analyst.
I believe that big data research can enhance our understanding of urban life, needs and potential to new levels and enable us to contribute to sustainable city development and achieving superior real estate returns.