Bert Hesselink takes over as Head of Industrial & Logistics at CBRE
CBRE, the world leader in the commercial real estate services, has announced a change in the leadership of Industrial & Logistics Services. Bert Hesselink has been newly appointed as the Head of Industrial & Logistics at CBRE, who will take over this position from Michal Bezděka.
The Industrial & Logistics department at CBRE specializes in advisory & transaction services for clients across property sales and leasing, land sales and acquisitions and property management. The industrial and logistics property sector currently records considerable expansion on the Czech real estate market driven largely by the expanding e-commerce and automotive industries. Bert Hesselink takes over from Michal Bezděka, who decided to move to Germany for family reasons.
We respect Michal’s decision to spend time with his family and we wish him many more successes. At the same time, I look forward to working with Bert in this area and I believe that he will be an unquestionable asset and make full use of his knowledge and the opportunity to re-engage in the industrial and logistics areas, where he has already been working on a long term basis.
Bert Hesselink has more than fifteen years of experience in commercial real estate in the Czech Republic and the Netherlands. He has previously served at CBRE in various positions, such as Business Development Director, Operations Director, Head of Workplace Strategies, Head of Office Agency and Head of Industrial Agency. He began his career as an Office Agent at the Dutch branch of CBRE in Amsterdam. In addition to his positions at CBRE, Bert Hesselink is also chairman of the real estate committee of the American Chamber of Commerce.
CBRE Group, a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Los Angeles, is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (in terms of 2016 revenue). The Company has approximately 75,000 employees and serves real estate investors and occupiers through approximately 450 offices worldwide (excluding affiliates). CBRE offers a broad range of integrated services including project management; property management; investment management; valuation; property leasing; strategic consulting and research and consulting. In the Czech Republic, CBRE has almost 350 employees and manages nearly 70 commercial premises with a total area nearly 1.2 mil. sq. m. Read more at www.cbre.cz.