Jac Huijsmans joined Catella IM Benelux (CIMB) in January as Senior Acquisition Manager where he will focus on new developments, conversions and existing investments. Jac’s career spans 20 years with leading Dutch residential and commercial real estate developers and he brings particular expertise in large-scale and complex inner-city developments. As project director he was responsible for the redevelopment of the former Dutch ministry of social affairs and employment in The Hague, a major scheme of over 1,000 apartments and 40,000 m2 of office space.
Jac: "This is a great time to be joining Catella IM Benelux, the company is very ambitious and has enormous growth potential. As part of the team, I am looking forward to contributing to the company’s ongoing development as well as applying my knowhow and experience to help deliver on its growth targets."
Jac will be responsible for the entire Benelux region with a special focus on the western conglomeration of the Netherlands known as the Randstad. CIMB has approximately €1.8 billion of assets under management in the Benelux spread across nine mandates in sectors ranging from student accommodation and senior housing to commercial real estate. The company is planning to invest €300 million in 2021.