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CBRE to open new Dutch office in Rotterdam

CB Richard Ellis (CBRE) will open its fifth office in The Netherlands in April 2010. CBRE will build an additional property team in central Rotterdam to complement its existing network of Dutch offices.

As a key market within the European network, the addition of the Rotterdam office strengthens CBRE’s presence in The Netherlands and across the EMEA region, building upon the company’s full-service offering for clients and creating business opportunities both locally and internationally.

Martien van Deursen has been appointed as the new regional director for CBRE’s Rotterdam operations, working closely with the other offices in the country and internationally, across all property disciplines. Van Deursen has been part of CBRE’s Capital Markets team since 2003, first working in the company’s Amsterdam office and, after three years, joining the cross-border Capital Markets team for Europe, Middle East and Africa in London as a senior adviser. Having also worked as part of CBRE’s German Desk in the UK more recently, van Deursen has significant local and international experience and has advised clients on transactions across the region, including in the Benelux region, France, Spain, Poland and the United Kingdom.

CBRE’s new premises will be located within the Central Post development in Rotterdam’s Central District, the redeveloped former Central Station Post Office.Het pand is herontwikkeld tot een modern kantoor verzamelgebouw. Central Post vormt een belangrijk onderdeel in de herinrichting van het Centraal Stationsgebied tot een bruisend zakencentrum in de binnenstadCentral Post has been an important component of the redevelopment of the city’s business centre, opening up new real estate opportunities. The office development now also comprises a number of sustainability features, which influenced CBRE’s decision to locate the new office there. (BBJ Online)