BNP Paribas REIM appoints a Global Head of Strategy

Maarten van der Spek, Global Head of Strategy, BNP Paribas Real Estate Investment Management (BNP Paribas REIM)

BNP Paribas Real Estate Investment Management (BNP Paribas REIM) has appointed Maarten van der Spek as Global Head of Strategy to lead on the delivery of its growth objectives.

Maarten van der Spek joined the business in April. He is a Dutch national and a graduate of the University of Amsterdam and Tilburg, Maarten has over twenty years of experience in research, market analysis and investment strategy for leading investment managers and institutional investors.

For the past five years, he was a Senior Strategist at Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, and from 2009 to 2016, he was Head of Private Real Estate Strategy at PGGM Investments. This followed more than ten years at ING REIM, where he was initially Senior Account Manager before being appointed Managing Director Research & Strategy Continental Europe in 2004.

Based in Paris, Maarten will manage an international team spread over several major European cities.

Maarten will report to Laurent Ternisien, Chief Client Officer and member of the Executive Committee of BNP Paribas REIM.

The creation of this new position will bring together two of the company’s key functions to better meet the expectations of its institutional and private investors:

Research and strategy, i.e.:

  • Monitoring and analysing trends in the European real estate capital markets and the changing needs of investors.
  • Analysing the performance of existing funds, in conjunction with their managers.
  • Developing new products (funds and mandates) and taking into account the economic, financial, environmental and societal environment.

Laurent Ternisien said “Maarten has European and international experience in all categories of investments, whether listed real estate, real assets or all other types of property assets. He will strengthen our pan-European and multicultural dimension to continue to propose innovative solutions for our clients.”

Maarten van der Spek adds: “I am thrilled to join BNP Paribas REIM to further develop its sustainable European property platform, by sharing my knowledge acquired both with international institutional investors and fund managers”.