A network is essential to find appropriate investments. Bouwinvest works closely together with other organisations to strengthen its levels of expertise and to exert influence. We therefore invest in long-term partnerships with a wide variety of other bodies. These bodies include local authorities, developers, universities, lobby groups, network organisations, pension fund asset managers and local interest groups.
The alliances which we want to maintain take different forms. We often participate in congresses, seminars and workshops. We work together with our partners to get the issues we all consider important on the agendas of the relevant stakeholders. We share our knowledge, and our staff are actively involved in work groups or in management.
Our vision on partnerships
To us, partnerships mean being open to the ideas and insights of others. We listen, we put ourselves in the other’s shoes and, if relevant, we will downplay our own interests to that of the collective. Working together is about making compromises and concessions. In addition, we believe partnerships only really work when both sides are prepared to be open and to share knowledge, and support a long-term relationship. We see working together as investing in each other, and this is an investment we are willing to make.
We actively stimulate our staff to become involved in community issues and we sponsor various initiatives. Of course, it has to be a win-win situation and both parties must benefit. Before we commit to sponsorship with a given body, we consider four criteria:
We focus on the following issues when it comes to raising issues with national and local government:
This is a selection of the bodies and organisations we work with:
‘We want everyone involved in our partnerships to profit from them’Nicolette Klein Bog Head of Corporate Marketing & Communication