About us

Boelens de Gruyter is a nationally operating property company that, since 2007, has been active in commercial real estate and residential. Our enthusiastic team has during the past few years been involved in a number of diverse projects. Specialised in city centre and complex projects, we focus on user experience and thus always develop the living and working environment both for and with the end-user. Creating efficient solutions for sustainable (re)use is a vital element in this process. Boelens de Gruyter combines a flexible, transparent and down-to-earth attitude with the experience and expertise required to bring projects to a successful close. 

Our head office is located in Amsterdam, along the Northern bank of the River IJ, offering a spectacular view of the river and appreciated for its creative, high-energy and positive atmosphere. Additionally, we have a second office in the city centre of ‘s-Hertogenbosch.

Maarten de Gruyter

Maarten de Gruyter

Director

Maarten, born in ’s‐Hertogenbosch, grew up in a family of entrepreneurs. Indeed, Maarten started his first business at the tender age of fifteen. He studied in both Brussels and Amsterdam, where he graduated in International Business. After completing his studies, he started his career in the property sector as a developer and investor.

Besides being commercial director at Boelens de Gruyter, Maarten is chairman of DON Foundation and football club FC Den Bosch, as well as being a director of ‘Weg met Kanker’, a foundation dedicated to eradicating cancer.

Harm Boelens

Harm Boelens

Director

Harm, born in the province of Friesland, graduated in civil engineering in Groningen in 1996. After completing his second studies in Building and Property Management at the Delft Technical University, he started his career as real estate developer. 

Backed by an extensive experience, Harm is specialised in the development of complex office and housing projects. Harm and Maarten de Gruyter are the two directors of Boelens de Gruyter.

Bob Sanders

Bob Sanders

Developer

Bob studied Technical Business Administration at the Eindhoven Technical University. After majoring in Real Estate, he joined Boelens de Gruyter as a real estate developer in 2008.

Thanks in part to his Brabant roots, Bob is responsible not only for projects in the Randstad, but also for our projects and acquisitions in the provinces of Noord-Brabant and Limburg. This explains why he can regularly be found at the office of Boelens de Gruyter in ’s Hertogenbosch.

Joëlle Lokhorst

Joëlle Lokhorst

Developer

Joëlle Lokhorst joined Boelens de Gruyter in 2013. As real estate developer, she was responsible for the development for u anumber of projects in Amsterdam and Utrecht. Her interest and expertise is mainly in complex inner-city transformations of buildings and areas.

Joëlle studied architecture at the Delft Technical University, where she graduated in the Master Real Estate & Housing.

 

 

Rogier Rombouts

Rogier Rombouts

Developer

Rogier works as a project developer at Boelens de Gruyter since September 2016. After studying Architecture at the Technical University in Delft, he has worked at Rabobank International. There he worked as a project manager for advising and investing in banks in developing countries.

It is his dream ever to be involved in the development of the Olympic Games, aiming for a sustainable legacy.

Mike van de Kar

Mike van de Kar

Developer

Mike grew up in Berkel-Enschot, North Brabant, after which he studied Architecture at the TU Eindhoven University. During his master's Real Estate Management & Development he lived and studied in Stockholm for six months.

During his master's program, Mike worked for 2 years as a real estate adviser at JLL, where he was especially involved in sales campaigns of redevelopment locations. Since October 2016, Mike has been part of the team of Boelens de Gruyter in the role of project developer. His interest is especially directed towards the (re) development of inner city locations.

Robin Junker

Robin Junker

developer

Robin, born in Nijmegen, studied Architecture at the TU in Eindhoven. After graduating in Urban Systems & Real Estate, he started at Boelens de Gruyter as a project developer.

During his master he enriched his knowledge in Singapore, where he studied for half a year at the National University of Singapore. Robin's interest goes to complex (re) development issues. Preferably inner city. Robin has been working at Boelens de Gruyter since July 2018.

Anita Meijering

Anita Meijering

Developer

Anita, born in Stadskanaal, completed her studies in Building Engineering Management at the HTS in Tilburg in 1995. After that she followed her second study Construction Management & Property Management at the Technical University in Delft.

Anita has worked for Rodamco (Unibail-Rodamco) for 10 years and then 7 years at Development Fund as Senior Project developer. Her affinity with the real estate sector enables her to adapt project (elements) to new situations. She has extensive retail experience in combination with various leisure combinations. Socially responsible building and the circular economy are interested. Looking at the impact on the environment, where economic, social and ecological investments and requirements are in balance. 

Elodie de Haseth Möller

Elodie de Haseth Möller

commercial developer

Since December 2016, Elodie has been working as a commercial developer at Boelens de Gruyter. After the bachelor of Economics and Business Administration at the UvA, Elodie has worked as a real estate adviser at JLL. As part of the Agency Leasing Team in Amsterdam, she did the rental of office buildings as well as selling redevelopment objects. In addition to her job she completed the Master of Business Administration at the UvA.

After the 6 years of experience she has acquired as a real estate adviser, she wishes to broaden herself as part of (re) development programs at Boelens de Gruyter.

Cheryl Uit den Boogaard

Cheryl Uit den Boogaard

Commercial employee

Since November 2016, Cheryl has been working at Boelens de Gruyter. During her study brokerage at the NVM SOM, she worked as a candidate broker at a real estate agent in Amsterdam. After having served as assistent for 1,5 years, Cheryl has been part of the commercial team as commercial employee since early 2018, where she would like to deepen and develop in the real estate.

Wiena van den Berg

Wiena van den Berg

Asset Manager

Wiëna has been working at Boelens de Gruyter since 2018 as Asset Manager. She completed the Bachelor's degree in Management, Economics and Law in the direction of Real Estate, in addition to her job at Real Estate Accres Real Estate. She has worked for this fund for more than 7.5 years and during this period she has developed herself in the area of ​​asset management and engaged in commercial and technical management of mainly commercial real estate located in the big cities of the Netherlands. The switch to Boelens de Gruyter was logical according to Wiëna, considering she likes to be active in a creative environment with a small team.

For her, is the challenge in creating a pleasant long-term relationship with the tenant and thus achieving results that are in line with the objectives of Boelens de Gruyter.

Malty van Steijn-Harpal

Malty van Steijn-Harpal

Office Manager

Malty has been working as executive secretary at Boelens de Gruyter since June 2017. For more than 15 years she has worked at Rabobank as a management assistant and internal account manager at Private Banking and at Business. She supported (account) managers and directors with a lot of passion. In 2015 she completed her HBO study Office Management Essentials at Schoevers. At Boelens de Gruyter she found the new challenge she was looking for. In addition to supporting the management, Malty also helps organize events. 

Willem Stevens

Willem Stevens

Mr Willem F.C. Stevens has since March 2010 joined the Advisory Council of Boelens de Gruyter. Mr Stevens is the founder of Caron & Stevens (the current Baker & McKenzie), has served in the Dutch Senate on behalf of the CDA political party and was chairman of the Stevens Committee. His extensive experience includes being a supervisory director at Schiphol Airport and deputy chairman of the Concertgebouw Fund Foundation.

He is currently a supervisory director of AZL.

Herberth Samsom

Herberth Samsom

Herberth Samsom has since December 2018 joined the Advisory Council of real estate developer Boelens de Gruyter. He succeeds Joost Kuiper, who has been on the Advisory Council since 2010. Samsom is the CEO of auction house TB Auctions (including BVA and Troostwijk) and co-founder of InShared. Before that, he was a long-time managing partner at the DDB advertising agency.

 

 

 

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