About us

Certitudo Capital, established in 2002, is a private project developer and property investor located in ’s-Hertogenbosch. We operate in both the commercial and residential property markets, land positions, (re)development and takeovers of or participations in existing real estate portfolios or partnerships.

Our work area spans all regions of the Netherlands, with a particularly strong presence in the Randstad. We act in areas where we see the best opportunities to achieve attractive and sustainable returns at acceptable risks. Certitudo Capital is rapidly developing into a network organisation in which entrepreneurs, investors and managers can connect with and strengthen one another. At the same time, care is taken to ensure the distinctive character of the family business: personal attention for people, long-lasting partnerships, focus on the long term and operating sustainably in the broadest sense of the word.

The team at Certitudo Capital is composed of around 30 people. Company management is carried out by founder Peter Kuiten, Niels de Bruin and Tessa Kuiten.

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The Team

Managing board

Peter Kuiten
Ing. Peter J.L.C. KuitenCEO

Peter Kuiten has been working in project development since 1990. After completing his Engineering studies at the University of Applied Sciences in 's-Hertogenbosch, he started his own architectural agency, giving him his first taste in project development. In 2002, Peter founded the company Certitudo Capital with a focus on Private Equity and M&A activities. Five years later, the organisation became part of the Certitudo Capital Group. Together with Niels de Bruijn and Tessa Kuiten, Peter completes the management board of Certitudo Capital.

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Niels de Bruijn
Mr. Niels de BruijnManaging Partner

After graduating in Private Law, Niels de Bruijn completed his vocational education in Real Estate Law from the Dutch Bar Association. As a lawyer specialising in Construction Law and Private Law, he worked at ARAG and as corporate lawyer at Elzent Investments. Niels has been working at Certitudo Capital since 2008, initially as property lawyer. In 2015, he also became co-director of Certitudo Capital Group.

Tessa Kuiten
Tessa C.A.M.C. KuitenManaging Director

Tessa Kuiten attended the Koning Willem I College in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, where she studied Banking, Insurance and Real Estate. She then attained her propaedeutic diploma in Management, Economics & Law. Tessa has been working at Certitudo Capital since 2008. On 1 January 2019, she was appointed Managing Director. She manages the organisation together with Peter Kuiten and Niels de Bruin.

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Karin C.A.J. HoevenaarsPersonal Assistant

Karin has been part of the Certitudo Capital team since February 2019. As extension and right-hand woman of management, she performs a wide range of secretarial tasks.

Finance & HR

Maurice L.G.A. Beks RAManager Finance

Maurice Beks has been in the accountancy game for over 16 years. He worked at KPMG, among others, where he was responsible for overseeing auditing projects as Audit Manager. Maurice has been working at Certitudo Capital as Financial Manager since May 2016. In his role, he holds final responsibility for the Finance department and reports directly to management.

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Kees Maas
Kees L.A. MaasFinancial Controller

Kees Maas has been employed with Certitudo Capital since 2016. In the Finance department, he is the right-hand man of financial manager Maurice Beks.

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Willem KempeFinancial Controller

Willem Kempe studied Accountancy at the Hogeschool Utrecht and also did a Master in Accountancy & Control at the University of Amsterdam. Willem has been active in real estate since 2018 and worked, among other things, as Financial Controller for Morgan Stanley and Aroundtown Amsterdam. He will join Certitudo Capital as a Financial Controller on 1 March 2021. In his position he is responsible for the financial reports and also supports the Manager Finance.

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Noortje Kuiten
Noortje H.J.C. KuitenFinancial Administrator

Noortje Kuiten completed her Accountancy studies and subsequently joined Certitudo Capital in 2010. Together with Mimi Commandeur, she looks after the entire financial administration of all companies and participations within the Certitudo Capital Group.

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Mimi W.J.T.M. CommandeurFinancial Administrator

Mimi Commandeur has many years of experience in various administrative positions at different companies. Mimi began working at Certitudo Capital in 2018. Together with Noortje Kuiten, she looks after the entire financial administration of all companies and participations within the Certitudo Capital Group.

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Catharina Meeuwsen Financial Administrator

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Dorinde van Laarhoven
Dorinde C. C. van LaarhovenFinancial Administrator

Prior to working for Certitudo Capital, Dorinde filled various financial and administrative positions at companies like Ahrend Support and Brand Loyalty Sourcing. In 2019 she started working as Administrative Assistant Real Estate for Certitudo Capital and has been responsible for the administration of the property management department.

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Anke BusserMarketing - Communication

Anke Busser coordinates Certitudo Capital's internal and external communication and marketing as well as marketing related activities regarding developments. Previously, she worked for real estate consultant JLL, luxury yacht builder Feadship and Endemol.

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Josephine van der Sloot HR-Assistent

Josephine has years of work experience as an executive secretary at, among others, KPMG and Achmea, where she discovered her enthusiasm for HR and started following various training courses in the HR field to make the transition from secretary to HR. On April 12, 2021, she started working at Certitudo Capital as an HR Assistant to further shape the department together with the HR Manager.

Real Estate

Eugen Kool Director Real Estate

On 1 October 2020 Eugen Kool started as Director at Certitudo Capital. Within this position he is responsible for Asset and Property Management. Since 2002, Eugen has held various director positions at contracting companies, real estate developers and investors including MAB, TCN, ASVB / ISH, VB / PM. His last position being that of Director of Property Match BV.

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Mark C.H. Hoedjes MSC MRE MRICSDirector iRetail

As Director Asset Management Retail, Mark Hoedjes is responsible for the asset management and the purchase and sales policy for the retail portfolio. He has a lot of experience and expertise in the field of retail real estate. Previously, Mark worked as Investment Management Director for Unibail Rodamco Westfield and in various director roles at real estate / finance firms including ING. Before joining Certitudo Capital he worked for M2 Capital Real Estate. In the period ahead Mark will further expand Certitudo Capitals retail portfolio.

Joep Hover
Joep M. HoverAsset Manager iRetail

Joep Hover is currently studying Corporate Real Estate. He does this next to his job at Certitudo Capital, where Joep has been responsible for the property management of the commercial real estate since 2015.

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Bas Jalink
Bas Jalink Asset Manager iRetail

During 8 years, Bas Jalink worked as commercial manager at the property management department of Apleona and CBRE. As of March 2020, Bas started in the role of Asset Manager Retail at Certitudo Capital.

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Robert Ciggaar
Robert CiggaarDirector iOffices

Robert Ciggaar has over 3.5 years of experience as Senior Asset Manager with Hudson Advisors and Propertize. In his role there, he was jointly responsible for optimising the portfolio. Prior to that, he worked at PingProperties. Robert has been employed with Certitudo Capital since January 2019. His arrival is a welcome addition and boost for our Asset Management team. Among other areas, Robert's main focus is on the Amsterdam portfolio.

Ramon van Stekelenborg
Ramon van StekelenborgAsset Manager

As Asset Manager, Ramon van Stekelenborg is responsible for the acquisition, disposition and rental of real estate. Ramon is thus the link between the various stakeholders. After completing his studies, Ramon started in 2007 as an appraiser at CBRE, after which he held various commercial positions, including as Asset Manager at PingProperties.

Iris van ZandwijkManager iResidence

Iris van Zandwijk studied at the Hotelschool The Hague and also did a Master in Business Administration. After her studies Iris started her career in real estate and worked as a consultant for CBRE for 1.5 years. She joined Certitudo Capital as of 1 February 2021 as Property Manager Residential for i-Residence. Together with her team, she is responsible for the rental of the entire iResidence housing portfolio.

Eefje van Eijck
Eefje van EijckLetting Agent

Eefje van Eijck joined the property management team at Certitudo Capital in 2015. The team, which is made up of Solange Uwilagije, Lonie Jongejan and herself, is the point of contact for all tenants in the iResidence housing portfolio. In her role, Eefje is jointly responsible for all rental activities of the properties.

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Lonie M.R. VerhoevenLetting Agent

Lonie Verhoeven previously worked for a real estate agent before joining Certitudo Capital in 2018. Together with Solange Uwilagije and Eefje van Eijck, she is the point of contact for all tenants in the iResidence housing portfolio. As such, Lonie is jointly responsible for all rental activities of the properties.

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Marc KnuimanDirector Property Management

Marc Knuiman is an al-round technical manager. He gained experience at the likes of CBRE and DTZ Zadelhoff, where he was responsible for shopping centres, retail parks and individual retail premises from both a technical and facilities perspective. Marc joined the Certitudo Asset and Property Management team in the summer of 2019, where his remit includes the management of both retail and commercial property.

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Thomas Rombouts Technical Manager

With a background in engineering, Thomas Rombouts started his career as a structural engineer while simultaneously studying to be a construction supervisor (BNA-VTS). For ten years he has been working as technical manager at VB&T Vastgoedmanagement until he started working for Certitudo Capital as Technical Manager in April 2020.

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Rob VisserTechnical Manager

After completing his Facility Management study, Rob Visser worked for TCN Property Projects and ARRA Management, amongst others. His responsibilities included the technical and facilities management of the property portfolio. In 2015, Rob joined the team at Certitudo Capital where he looks after the property management of various projects.

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Jeroen DirvenTechnical Manager

Jeroen Dirven started his career as a mutation supervisor at MVGM real estate management and completed his engineering degree in 2017. After his studies, he started working as a Technical Manager at Vb & t real estate management, where he gained a lot of experience in the technical management of real estate portfolios for intentional investors. As of May 2021, he joined Certitudo Capital as technical manager, taking care of the technical aspect during the exploitation phase of the real estate portfolio.

Vincent van Herpen
Vincent P.G. van HerpenProperty Manager Support

Vincent van Herpen passed his propaedeutic exam in Engineering Management and subsequently began his university Business Studies. Vincent has been working at Certitudo Capital since February 2017, where he handles the technical management of part of the portfolio of the Certitudo Capital Group. His focus is office and logistic buildings.

Bas Gösgens
Bas GösgensServicedesk Agent

Prior to joining Certitudo, Bas Gösgens held various financial-administrative, coordinating and commercial positions at companies operating in the banking and communities sectors. He joined the Certitudo team as a member of the Service Desk team in April 2019. Alongside Vincent van Herpen, Bas takes care of the technical management of the entire Certitudo Capital Group portfolio.

Mark de Bruijn
Mark de BruijnServicedesk Agent

Back at Certitudo Capital after ten years; Mark de Bruijn started as Servicedesk Medewerker in 2019, he has ambitions to specialize in real estate and brokerage.

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Investment Management

Niek A.J. BroeijerChief Investment Manager

Niek Broeijer worked at Dollard Capital for over five years after previously working for five years at Hanzevast Capital as Finance Director. Before that, he held various positions within the banking sector. Niek has been employed with Certitudo Capital since September 2017. As Chief Structured Finance, he is responsible for risk & compliance and structured finance within the Certitudo Capital Group.

Ab Gillhaus Chairman, Supervisory Board

In the role of both director and commissioner, Mr Gillhaus gained extensive experience at a myriad of both national and international financial institutions under international surveillance. He has a thorough understanding of organizational dynamics and conflicts of interest at the interface of risk, organization and commerce. In addition to the committee chairmanship, the focus area of risk management is also in Mr Gillhaus’ portfolio.

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Herman Rademaker
Herman RademakerSupervisory Board

As Chartered Accountant, Mr Rademaker has developed a deep understanding of what financial data tells us. Furthermore, being the former accountant and consultant of real estate related companies and the consultant of several of Certitudo Capital’s key investors, Mr Rademaker is able to translate fund concepts to the investor’s stake. Within the Supervisory Board he is responsible for Financial Administration, AO/IC and processes, Control/IAD and IT.

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David de Buck Supervisory Board

Mr De Buck has extensive knowledge of, and experience with investment administration and compliance. Being the former chairman of Intertrust, he dealt with complex decision making with regards to compliance, CDD and AML on a daily basis. In his current position, Mr De Buck will be of great value to Certitudo Capital with advice in the field of client acceptance, administration and governance. Within the Supervisory Board he is also responsible for the Human Resources and Remuneration portfolio.

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Willem Lagaay
Willem LagaayInvestment Manager

Willem Lagaay has over thirty years of experience in commercial real estate investment. He joined Certitudo Capital in 2019 and is responsible for investor relations. Willem previously worked as Director The Hague for FGH, after which he started his own retail and residential investment business. He sold his portfolio after ten years and returned to FGH to work in real estate sales.

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Domien Smits
Domien Smits RAFund Manager

After graduating as an accountant, Domien Smits worked for PwC, Corio and Wereldhave. As of May 2020 Domien started as Fund Manager at Certitudo Capital. In this role, he is responsible for the development and execution of the strategic investment policy and stakeholder reporting with regards to investment funds.

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Stan S.A.M. KleuskensAnalyst

Stan Kleuskens completed the Real Estate and Brokerage course at Fontys Hogeschool in February 2019. He did an internship at Certitudo Capital for a year and also worked on his graduation project here. Stan has been employed by our company since 1 March 2019. As Assistant Investment Management he assists Niek Broeijer with his activities in the risk&Compliance and structured Finance.

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Peter J.M. PoirtersBusiness Development

As of 1 October 2019, Peter Poirters, former partner at Witlox van den Boomen, will join the Advisory Council of Certitudo Capital in ’s-Hertogenbosch. In this role, Peter Poirters will take care of, among other things, investment management and participations.

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Erik BaxSenior Advisor

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Jeanine A.J.M.T. van Grieken - OerlemansRisk & Compliance

After occupying roles that supported policy at Private Investments and Kempen & Co Projectmanagement, Jeanine van Grieken–Oerlemans progressed to the role of Fund Management Specialist at the latter firm. In the spring of 2019, Jeanine transitioned over to Certitudo, where she supports the Investment Management team with a variety of activities.

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Danique KlerkxSecretary

In the role of Secretary Investment Management, Danique Klerkx supports Certitudo’s investment department in daily operations regarding both internal and external projects. She studied Office Management at Schoevers and simultaneously worked as a receptionist/secretary for an international legal firm in Eindhoven. Before joining Certitudo, Danique worked as Management Assistent for a project management agency in retail

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Development Group

Arno van den Thillart
Arno van den ThillartDirector Project Development

As of December 1, 2020, Arno van den Thillart has been appointed Director Project Development at Certitudo Capital. With his knowledge and experience he strengthens the growing project development department. Arno brings over 22 years of real estate experience with him. As a project developer he worked for AM Zuid, Volker Wessels - Stam + De Koning Vastgoed and Dura Vermeer, among others. His last position was that of Regional Director Zuid Nederland at Van Wijnen, where he worked for six years as a construction developer. He gained experience with inner-city area development in the cities such as Eindhoven, 's-Hertogenbosch, Maastricht, Tilburg and Helmond.

Jan Kempkens
Jan KempkensDirector Super C

For 34 years, Jan Kempkens has been working for BAM; as regional director of BAM Utiliteitsbouw Grote Projecten, director of BAM Utiliteitsbouw B.V. and senior executive of BAM Bouw en Vastgoed Nederland. Jan Kempkens holds the position of CEO of Super C (www.super-c.nl) and works at the intersection of project development and realisation.

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Chris W.M. van den DungenCommercial Director Project Development

Chris van den Dungen worked for many years at Lisman Inter Holding. In 2011, he made the switch to Certitudo Capital where he is responsible for the commercial side of all project development activities of Certitudo Capital.

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René Clijsen Project Director

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Ing. Niels C.A.M. Marijnissen MREProject Director

Niels Marijnissen attained his Master of Real Estate degree at the TIAS Business School of Tilburg University. He has been working in real estate since 2007. In November 2016, Niels joined the team at Certitudo Capital. He is responsible for various developments in Amstel III. Here, approximately 88,000 sqm of real estate will be built or transformed in the upcoming years.

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Ing. Roderik van Lith MSREProject Director

With over 23 years of experience in real estate and a Master's degree in Real Estate, Roderik van Lith occupies the position of Project Director. He will focus on various locations in Amstel III where Certitudo Capital develops approx. 72.000 sq. m. new-build in the coming years.

Erwin Koedam MScProject Developer

Erwin Koedam began his professional career at Quadraat Projectmanagement. Here, he progressed from the role of project manager to area developer and then area development team leader. Erwin joined Certitudo Capital as technical project developer in the summer of 2019. In this role, Erwin facilitates the continued technical development of various new-build locations.

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Bob VlemmingsProject Leader

Bob Vlemmings has a background in installation technology. At Croonwolter & Dros, he started worked as e-mechanic and later grew into managerial positions on large-scale new-build and renovation projects in commercial construction. Bob has been leading Certitudo Capital’s project development teams in various projects in residential and commercial construction since the autumn of 2019.

Wilbert Smits
Wilbert W.A. SmitsProject Developer

Wilbert Smits attended the Avans University of Applied Sciences, where he studied Engineering Business Administration. He completed his internship at Certitudo Capital and began his career here in 2015. Wilbert is the first assistant of Chris van den Dungen and, in that role, is closely involved with the project development activities within the Certitudo Capital Group.

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Joyce de Wit
Ing. Joyce de WitProject Developer

Joyce de Wit started her professional career at Ballast Nedam, where she grew into the role of developer. Thereafter, she worked for Hurks Bouw en Vastgoedontwikkeling. Here, she gained experience in area development and building development. As of June 2020, Joyce started in the role of project developer at Certitudo Capital, she is responsible for various real estate projects.

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Marieke Dirven
Marieke DirvenProject Developer

As Project Developer, Marieke Dirven is responsible for Certitudo Capital’s developments. She is the link between various stakeholders such as developers, builders, technicians and suppliers. Before starting a management traineeship at Heijmans, Marieke completed a master’s degree in Real Estate & Housing. Two years later she switched to the role of Project Developer at Vink Bouw, where she worked for five years. Marieke is looking forward to contributing to the transformation of Amstel III, Amsterdam’s new and lively urban area.

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Daan Smits
Daan SmitsCompany Lawyer

Daan has been a lawyer for over 14 years and has been working in the real estate sector for many years. He previously worked 10 years for BANNING Advocaten in Den Bosch and had his own law firm for the last four years. Daan has been working at Certitudo Capital from December 1, 2020 as company lawyer for Super-C and Certitudo Development Group.

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Roeland de Gruyter
Roeland H.J. de GruyterInvestment Manager

After completing his Economics and Electrical Engineering studies, Roeland de Gruyter began his career at Deloitte Corporate Finance. He then worked in the banking sector for more than eight years as manager of special management. As of October 2018, Roeland has brought his extensive experience in the field of business management, corporate finance and restructuring into the Certitudo organisation. He is responsible for the participations within Certitudo Capital.

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Peter J.M. PoirtersInvestment Manager

As of 1 October 2019, Peter Poirters, former partner at Witlox van den Boomen, will join the Advisory Council of Certitudo Capital in ’s-Hertogenbosch. In this role, Peter Poirters will take care of, among other things, investment management and participations.

Erik BaxSenior Advisor

After studying Architecture at HTS Tilburg and MBA at Erasmus University, Erik worked for 30 years at CRH, an internationally operating company in building materials. At CRH he led several operating companies and divisions and was CEO of CRH Europe. Later in his career he was COO and member of the Board of Directors of BAM Groep NV. He has extensive experience as a commissioner at various companies in the building sector. At Certitudo Capital he is Senior Advisor for Certitudo Participate and advises management on strategy, structure and acquisitions.

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Front Office

Ellen L.M. MeijerReceptionist

Over the years, Ellen Meijer has held various roles that drew on her hospitality and organisational skills. She joined the Certitudo team in the summer of 2019. Ellen is responsible for the switchboard operations and for welcoming our visitors. In addition, she also performs various secretarial duties.

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Nona N.C.C. KuitenReceptionist

In recent years, Nona Kuiten has represented the face and voice of Certitudo for visitors and associates in the role of receptionist. Since August 2019, she has been supporting the Project Development team with a variety of secretarial duties.

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Jan KempkensDirector Super-C

For 34 years, Jan Kempkens has been working for BAM; as regional director of BAM Utiliteitsbouw Grote Projecten, director of BAM Utiliteitsbouw B.V. and senior executive of BAM Bouw en Vastgoed Nederland. Jan Kempkens holds the position of CEO of Super C (www.super-c.nl) and works at the intersection of project development and realisation.

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Marcel WeekersOperational Director Super-C

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Jaap HazelegerDirector technique Super-C

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Tommy BoomBIM-director

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Marc HoornstraTeamleader Plan elaboration

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Kees HavekesProject director

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Jeroen PutterPlan elaborator

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Bas MuilwijkPlan elaborator

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Daan SmitsCompany Lawyer

Daan has been a lawyer for over 14 years and has been working in the real estate sector for many years. He previously worked 10 years for BANNING Advocaten in Den Bosch and had his own law firm for the last four years. Daan has been working at Certitudo Capital from December 1, 2020 as company lawyer for Super-C and Certitudo Development Group.

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As a family business, Certitudo Capital places great importance on sustainability. By acknowledging that we only have this earth ‘on loan’ from the generations after us, we strive to find a responsible balance between People, Planet and Profit in everything we do.

The increasing sustainability challenges our world is facing means that the property world, too, is going through a drastic transition. Certitudo Capital is no exception. We take our responsibility seriously in this transition, we develop and gather knowledge, and contribute to a better, cleaner and more sustainable world. This applies in our internal business operation, such as through minimising paper usage, installing LED lighting with sensors and driving electric company cars. And it also applies to our developments and projects. Matters concerning the financing, design, and material and installation choices are always approached from the ambitious viewpoint to implement the most sustainable solution.

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Dutch Green Building Council

Certitudo Capital is affiliated with the Dutch Green Building Council. This non-profit organisation is committed to making the built environment sustainable and, in doing so, aims to play a key role in the transition to a circular economy. By combining this ambition with the Global Goals we have adopted, we are able to make a meaningful contribution towards a sustainable society.