Real Estate Council Netherlands Raad voor Onroerende Zaken (ROZ) joins European Property Federation

Henk Hilverink, Chairman of the Board of ROZ and John Frederiksen, President of EPF announced that the ROZ has joined the EPF, effective immediately.


Prof. Aart C. Hordijk, Ph.D, MRICS

Henk Hilverink said, "ROZ was a founding member of EPF in 1997, and it is a true pleasure to be a part again of the EU lobby for all property interests at a time when EU legislation is becoming more and more important for real estate, be it for environmental and energy efficiency policy, European control of the financial and real estate markets, or state aid. EPF has a tremendous record of achievement in all these fields, and we are eager to quickly retrieve the role that we previously had in setting and carrying out EPF policy."

John Frederiksen said, "It is hard to overestimate the importance of Dutch real estate in Europe. It is transformational for EPF to have the ROZ as a member, especially since ROZ now truly represents all organised Dutch real estate interests through its eleven member associations. EPF's asset base, already over € 1 trillion, will be a lot bigger, and its capacity to advise the EU authorities will be greatly enhanced by ROZ expertise. We are particularly pleased to welcome Aart Hordijk, Managing Director of ROZ, back to the EPF Managing Committee on which he previously served with such distinction."

Hordijk Director ROZ Real Estate Council and former director of ROZ/IPD Netherlands Property Index since 1995 until 2009 has spent 23 years in Real Estate (Sofam Private Investor in Real Estate, DTZ Research, ABP-Real Estate, ROZ en ROZ/IPD Property Index)and seven years in software/information management (NCR, Shell. As of 2010 Professor at the ROZ Chair Real Estate Valuation at Tilburg University and serves on various advisory boards and committees.

The Real Estate Council of The Netherlands (Raad voor Onroerende Zaken, ROZ, established in 1934) is the umbrella organisation for the property interests of national associations of institutional investors, private investors, developers, notaries, brokers, social housing and home owners. It focuses on the ownership of property and related activities such as property investment, development, management and sales. ROZ acts as an 'umbrella of umbrellas', with particular responsibility for collective Netherlands' property interests at EU level through its membership of EPF.

The European Property Federation (EPF) represents all aspects of property ownership and investment: residential landlords, housing companies, commercial property investment and development companies, shopping centres and the property interests of the institutional investors (banks, insurance companies, pension funds). Members own and manage property assets valued at € 1.1 trillion.

Source: European Property Federation

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