OVG Real Estate

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OVG Real Estate

OVG is the largest real estate technology company in The Netherlands. It has a strong foothold in Germany and is growing rapidly internationally. We develop smart, high-tech office buildings, always with a sustainable footprint. Our core purpose is to create healthier working, living and learning environments by using smart technology. Our organisation works with a team of enterprising professionals, who have a strong vision in our own field and the world around us. From this angle we extend our boundaries and keep innovating continuously.

Our organisation works with a strong vision in our own field and the world around us

Who is
OVG Real Estate?

OVG Real Estate was established in 1997 and was founded by Coen van Oostrom, who is the CEO of OVG Real Estate. As a novice in the world of real estate, he saw possibilities that others failed to notice. As such, he managed to create opportunities and to establish special projects. OVG does not settle for a set framework, on the contrary, we question it. As a result, a unique method emerged, which is the guideline for our two business units.

  1. OVG The Netherlands

    OVG Real Estate is internationally active, but has its roots in The Netherlands. This branch is the historical kernel. Activities consist of development and re-development with a focus on offices, inner-city and multifunctional buildings and areas.

    Practical example: The Edge, Amsterdam.

  2. OVG Germany

    The German branch of OVG. Through our wide clientele and being supported by our financers, we take further steps into Europe, where Germany serves as our second domestic market.

    Practical example: HumboldtHafenEins, Berlijn.

  3. OVG Investments

    OVG Investments invests in existing, strategically located office buildings, thus having a lot of potential. Focusing on re-development and sustainability of mostly vacant office buildings, well-timed investments create value for OVG Real Estate and its external partners.

    Practical example: Spark, Amsterdam.

Our belief

Never before did so many people live in urban areas. At present it is more than half the world’s population, but it will increase. This new reality is a world where more people are living, working, recreating and travelling within a small area.

How does one keep our habitat healthy? How does one most efficiently use natural sources? And how does one cleverly implement the use of new technologies in this respect? OVG Real Estate seeks answers to these questions on a daily basis, because we believe that buildings are more than merely a combination of materials.

We are convinced that there is always a better way: greener, smarter, healthier. This belief is put into practice through three pillars, which are the foundation of our method: Sustainability, Technology and Living & Working.

Our Pillars

Awards

OVG Real Estate develops remarkable projects and establishes exceptional buildings. Our projects have been rewarded with various awards and sustainability certificates on more than 25 occasions.


IBcon Digie Award


Sustainable Leadership


Green Brick by JLL


Best Tall Building


Social Involvement Award


Healthiest Working Environment

Corporate Social Responsibility

Taking Responsibility

OVG Real Estate takes the social significance of its activities very seriously. That is reflected, for instance, in the sustainable way in which we develop our projects. In addition, we share our knowledge with a large number of national and international knowledge networks, we sponsor cultural institutions and we organise the annual OVG Veerhavenconcert, thanking Rotterdam, the city where we were founded, for its hospitality.

Financial

OVG Real Estate gives high priority to transparency. Therefore OVG Real Estate annually reports its financial results through an annual report. Moreover, we share our vision for the upcoming year.

Annual reports

Do you want to know more about the financial results? Download the annual reports for the last year here. Would you rather have a paper copy? Please enquire: info@ovg.nl.

Annual Report 2014

Download the annual report 2014 with the most important information about our financial performance.

Capital Markets

The Capital Markets team closely cooperates with OVG Investments in The Netherlands as well as Germany, to structure investment propositions for OVG and its partners. Thanks to an extensive network, experience and a good track record, the Capital Markets team has access to the international capital market on both the investment side and the finance side. Combined with an opportunistic mind-set, that matches the OVG enterprise, this led to the foundation of joint ventures and new financial structures. With these partners, OVG Investments are able to perfectly time purchases and sales to create value for OVG Real Estate and its external partners.

At this moment OVG Investments has assets under management of more than 250 million Euro. These assets are managed partly for OVG Real Estate and partly for joint ventures that were founded involving Goldman Sachs and a family from the United Kingdom.

People

The faces of OVG

Our people are our greatest assets. They are the heart of our brand and define who we are.

Cees van der Spek

Marketing Director

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Cees van der Spek Marketing Director

Sandra Gritti Straub

Development Manager

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Sandra Gritti Straub Development Manager

Boudewijn Ruitenburg

Commercial Director

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Boudewijn Ruitenburg Commercial Director

Leon van der Maas

Project Controller

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Leon van der Maas Project Controller

Lars Martell

Commercial Manager

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Lars Martell Commercial Manager

Nabila Meknouzi

Receptionist

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Nabila Meknouzi Receptionist

Sten Karelse

Commercial Manager

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Lars Gerding

Product Innovation Manager

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Lars Gerding Product Innovation Manager

Sophie Block

Commercial Manager

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Sophie Block Commercial Manager

Bernhard Kerkhoff

Commercial Manager

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Erik Ubels

CTO

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Erik Ubels CTO

Marion Harnisch

PA to Managing Director Germany

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Jobs

Working at OVG

At OVG Real Estate, we have a clear vision of what the world should look like. We are convinced that it can always be greener, smarter and healthier. Working with a team of ambitious and enterprising professionals, every day we raise the bar yet a little higher again in relation to our expertise, the partners we work with but most importantly, ourselves.

To find out more about working at OVG Real Estate, visit our jobs page.