Arrow Capital Partners, the investor and operator of real estate in Europe and Asia-Pacific, has appointed Martien van Deursen as its Head of Benelux.
Martien will be responsible for sourcing, underwriting and executing transactions and investment management in the Netherlands, including Arrow’s EUR3 billion SIRE joint venture. Arrow currently has a portfolio of EUR 100M+ multi-let, distribution and light industrial assets in the Netherlands mainly located in the Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague and Utrecht conurbations. Arrow is planning to invest a further €500m over the next 3 years into similar assets that can be acquired in multiple ways including through (re)development structures.
Martien has had a distinguished track record in real estate investing, most recently as the founding partner of Cyclus Property, a Dutch real estate investment company, known for equity and debt investment across the main real estate sectors. Furthermore, Martien was Managing Director of industrial investment company Geneba Properties NV in Amsterdam and a board member of CBRE’s Dutch business.
Christian Bearman, Partner at Arrow Capital said: “This is another exciting appointment for Arrow. Martien knows the real estate market in the Netherlands intimately and will bring huge value to the business as we invest our €3bn SIRE urban logistics and industrial vehicle in Europe and expand our office investment strategy.”
Martien van Deursen said: “The partners of Arrow have invested over €1bn into the Benelux market over the last 7 years, with a focus on logistics and offices. I am delighted to be joining the team and look forward to expanding Arrow’s presence in the Netherlands.”