Gijs Klomp is currently working in the transaction department of NEPI covering the CEE markets. Gijs Klomp is a Dutch citizen and specialist in real estate management, who attended the Eindhoven University of Technology in The Netherlands. He had his first contact with the Romanian market back in 2000, during his internship and at "Ion Mincu" University of Architecture and Urbanism in Bucharest. Upon graduation in 2002, he joined ING Real Estate Investment Management in The Hague as a Research Analyst, covering the Dutch real estate market. After 3 years, Gijs Klomp relocated to Prague, taking over the CEE Research role. He was involved in numerous acquisitions and attained capital markets and property valuation proficiency. In 2006, Mr. Klomp set up the ING Real Estate Investment Management business in Romania, moving to Bucharest, where he lived for two years. He was responsible for sourcing investment opportunities in the office and retail sectors and as such explored several acquisition possibilities throughout Romania. ING Real Estate Investment Management (ING REIM) was bought in 2011 by US property company CBRE, and became CBRE Global Investors, while Mr. Klomp was promoted to CEE Transaction Manager. Starting May 2013, Gijs Klomp joined Jones Lang LaSalle in Romania as Managing Director, after 11 years spent in ING REIM and subsequently CBRE Global Investors. In early 2015, Mr. Klomp returned to CBRE head CBRE’s Romanian capital markets practice and later also became head of capital markets CEE. As of July 2016, he moved to New Europe Property Investments (NEPI), a public property company that specializes in retail real estate to become part of their investment team. NEPI is the largest retail property landlord in Romania and is expanding its geographical coverage through investments in the Czech Republic, Serbia and Slovakia. Also other CEE markets are currently being targeted.
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