Flip Verwaaijen, Director TNT Real Estate, has been appointed as the new Benelux Chapter Chair of CoreNet Global, the international association of corporate real estate and workplace executives. Verwaaijen succeeds Philip Dietzold, formerly of Shell, as Chair of the Benelux Chapter.
CoreNet Global has also announced that Kees Rezelman, Business Organization and Housing Advice Manager of AT Osborne, will become the Chapter's new Vice Chair.
Both Verwaaijen and Rezelman have confirmed that they are committed to leading the development of CoreNet Global's Benelux Chapter, including through leading the occupier's agenda at national and international events.
Verwaaijen and Rezelman were selected to reflect the natural diversity of membership of CoreNet Global, which includes both end users (senior corporate real estate managers) and services providers (such as real estate consultants, developers and investors).
Verwaaijen and Rezelman both join the Board of the Benelux Chapter at a time when there will be a major international focus on the region, with CoreNet Global announcing this year's annual EMEA Summit is to be held in Brussels (21-22 September 2009). The event will adopt the official theme 'Forward! Positioning for the Turnaround and Beyond' to examine the impact that the economic situation has had on corporate real estate, and provide expert insight into what needs to be done before recovery really commences.
CoreNet Global members manage US $1.2 trillion in worldwide corporate assets consisting of owned and leased office, industrial and other space. With 7,000 members representing large corporations around the world, CoreNet Global operates in five global regions: Asia, Australia, Europe, Latin America and North America, including Canada.
The European network consists of fully integrated chapters in the UK, Benelux and Central Europe (headquartered in Germany and serving a number of countries), each facilitating effective networking practices and the exchange of ideas at a regional, as well as global, level.