Allard van SpaandonkManaging Director Dutch Investments
Why innovation is important to us
We Innovate to Preserve and Grow Value. At Bouwinvest, we work closely with our partners to set innovation at the heart of everything we do. We invest in assets that are equipped and built to keep up with fast-moving social and technological trends. This is the way we preserve and grow the value of our investors’ assets. Our investments will then stand the test of time.
Innovation and start-ups are a reflection of everything around us and will impact cities and real estate. The way people live, work and shop is changing at a faster pace than ever before. These changes are driven by a youthful entrepreneurial start-up culture that is a locomotive for growth and underpins a location’s success for real estate investors. At Bouwinvest, we promote and facilitate such a culture, innovating to keep up with the ever changing demands of our investors and our tenants and keep our investments safe by creating future proof cities.
We carefully select our investment locations on the basis of promising socio-economic and demographic developments. In the free entrepreneurial spirit of today, investors need to endorse living environments based on the circular economy where technology and infrastructural factors such as connectivity and smart living are key. Bouwinvest also sees opportunities to further integrate the sharing economy into the real estate sector, as well as developing new products and services that could transform housing into data-engines.