Aedifica strengthens its team in the Netherlands with a country manager
Aedifica made its first investments in the Netherlands in 2016. Now, three years later, the Group has developed a portfolio of 42 healthcare sites with a total fair value of more than €310 million and a capacity for more than 1,600 residents. In addition, in 2018, for the second year in a row, Aedifica was the largest investor in Dutch healthcare real estate (according to a study by CBRE).
In order to sustain its growth in the Dutch market, Aedifica is strengthening its team with the addition of a Netherlands country manager. In this role, Eric Scheijgrond will supervise the management of the portfolio and the Group’s growth in the Dutch market as from 1 September 2019.
Eric Scheijgrond (40) has more than 15 years of experience in healthcare real estate. Since 2014 he worked as Associate Director Healthcare at Cushman & Wakefield Netherlands (Amsterdam), where he was responsible for healthcare real estate investments while being in touch with the various players within the Dutch healthcare real estate sector. Previously, he worked for more than 7 years as real estate manager for the Parnassia Group, a Dutch healthcare foundation.
Stefaan Gielens, CEO of Aedifica, commented: “We are very pleased to welcome Eric Scheijgrond to the Aedifica team as country manager in the Netherlands. Eric’s long-time experience in the healthcare real estate sector presents great added value for Aedifica’s team in the Netherlands. Moreover, Eric’s recruitment is an illustration of Aedifica’s commitment and ambition for further growth in the Dutch healthcare real estate market.”