CBRE appoints Gijs Klomp as Head of Investment Properties for Central & Eastern Europe
CBRE has today announced that as of 1 January 2016, Gijs Klomp will become Head of Investment Properties, Central & Eastern Europe.
Gijs will take over from Mike Atwell, who is moving to CBRE France, as Head of International Investment. Gijs is currently head of CBRE Investment Properties in Romania, a role he will retain alongside his new head of Investment Properties, CEE position. He joined CBRE in December 2014 having previously been Managing Director of JLL in Romania and prior to that Head of Transactions CEE at CBRE Global Investors.
Gijs Klomp, who is a Dutch citizen with an MSc in real estate management, lives in Prague and has been working in the CEE region for more than 10 years. Speaking English, German and Romanian, Gijs has worked in research, asset management and transaction roles during his past assignments.
Commenting on the appointment, Andreas Ridder, Chairman of Central and Eastern Europe at CBRE said:
“I am delighted to announce this, very deserved promotion. Gijs, alongside Mike, has been instrumental in growing our Investment Properties teams across the region into the leading business it is today.”
According to the latest research figures from CBRE, Q3 2015 saw a significant increase in investment activity in Central and Eastern Europe compared to the second quarter. Nearly €2.6 billion of transactions were recorded.
CBRE recently won the “CEE Capital Markets Consultant of the Year” award at the 2015 CEEQA Awards Gala.
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.