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Gijs Vissers

Head of Transactions, Benelux

 

Skills and Experience

Gijs joined Cromwell in 2021 and is responsible for the acquisitions and disposals within the Benelux region. Before joining Cromwell, Gijs spent 11 years at JLL and Cushman & Wakefield in various roles including Director Capital Markets and Leasing. During that period, he has been involved in c. EUR 5bn of Dutch real estate transactions.

Gijs has a large international network with the brokerage community, investors and developers in all risk segments. He is responsible for the sourcing of suitable product and unlocking off-market opportunities, including in-depth underwriting and modelling. Gijs holds a Master of Law degree from Leiden University and University of California.


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Ben ten Napel

Head of Asset Management, Benelux

 

Skills and Experience

Ben joined Cromwell in 2020 and is responsible for the overall performance of the real estate portfolio in the Benelux region. He has broad experience in real estate investments (direct-indirect) and asset management as well as extensive knowledge of the Dutch commercial property market. Ben develops, executes and oversees the performance of the
business plans for each asset or strategy.

Ben has an independent, structured and thorough approach to work with strong communication and negotiating skills in order to drive sustainable asset management practices. Ben holds a degree in (tax) law and real estate.


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Michael Bax

Finance Director, Benelux

 

Skills and Experience

Michael Bax has over 15 years’ experience in the international real estate market and joined in 2015 having previously worked for Corio Netherlands where he was head of control.

Michael commenced his career in 1997 as auditor at Deloitte (Amsterdam) where he spent five years, followed by 11 years as auditor in the Real Estate Practice of PwC (Amsterdam). In his role as finance director, Michael is responsible for all finance, legal and HR matters in Benelux.

Michael is qualified as a chartered accountant and holds a master’s degree in Accountancy from the University of Nyenrode.