NRW Kennis & Innovatie Award juryvoorzitter – Rik Eertink

Rik Eertink is an experienced retail fund manager, currently fund manager of the CBRE Dutch Retail Fund, the European Shopping Centre Funds I & II and the CBRE Nordic Property Fund. In this combined role, he is responsible for an AUM base of over EUR 4 billion across Europe. He is Head of Retail NL, one of the Retail Captains across Europe and since 2014 a member of our European Leadership Team within CBRE Global Investors. Finally, he has been an active member of International Council of Shopping Centres (ICSC) since 2011. Currently, he is part of ICSC’s European Leadership Committee.

Innovation is one of the most important focus area’s in CBRE Global Investors daily business. Technical and social changes will have far-reaching implications for the real estate business. Through urbanization and technology people are now more connected than ever, both physically and digitally. People stick together in gateway cities and quickly disseminate new, higher level, beliefs. This causes a fast adoption of new solutions and rejection of existing structures.

As an investor in real estate, we have a long term responsibility in the future of all people. What we create in the places people live in, will be here for a long time. As we are aware of this responsibility, combined with our carbon footprint, it’s our purpose to contribute to a pleasant and high quality environment. One of our main priorities is offering healthy and sustainable urban places to live, work and shop with additional contemporary services that meet the constantly changing wishes of our users.

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Rik Eertink, Fund Manager / Member of EMEA Management and Retail Boards at CBRE Global Investors EMEA

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