WE ARE REDEVCO
For liveable and sustainable cities
We are a trusted real estate partner with a focus on cities – we believe they should be sustainable and liveable for all
Cities are the beating heart of entire communities and nations. They are where people like to live, work, shop, and play. But cities are evolving rapidly, and we believe they have a key role to play in contributing to the future health and well-being of both people and planet.
As a European real estate urban regeneration specialist with a focus and passion for real estate in urban areas. It’s our mission to lead the transformation of cities to ensure they are sustainable and liveable. One building at a time. We aim to do this through specialised investment strategies that also deliver sustainable returns. We are your trusted partner in this transition.
Redevco has almost 25 years of experience, in-house research, and highly skilled professionals in local markets. We offer investors a broad spectrum of real estate opportunities in Europe’s top performing cities.
In April 2022, Redevco acquired a majority stake in redos, the Hamburg-based large-scale retail and urban logistics property investment specialist, which brings the total Assets under Management around €9.7 billion. We manage 356 assets in 12 countries across various portfolios for multiple investor clients. These properties comprise almost 4 million m2. of space, represent more than 3,500 tenancies.
In 2023 Redevco acquired a Dutch residential real estate specialist and launched Redevco Living, Redevco’s newly created residential development, investment, and operational platform. With a pipeline of several promising projects in the greater area of Rotterdam, The Hague and Amsterdam, combined with the existing residential (re)developments in The Netherlands, the UK and Germany, Redevco Living will further develop Redevco’s residential activities.
We are part of COFRA, a diversified group of companies whose heritage dates back 180 years to the founding of C&A. Today the group also comprises a private equity platform (Bregal), an asset management platform (Anthos Fund & Asset Management), a solar energy business (Sunrock), as well as its retail business (C&A).
At Redevco, we fundamentally believe in cities. Throughout our history, the urban environment has been a connecting factor – it is where we have always operated and continue to focus. Modern cities are becoming increasingly complex. The challenges they face include retail oversupply, increased housing demand, and the need for more efficient mobility and sustainable solutions.
Redevco has a solid track record of future-proofing existing assets by repurposing retail into multi-use properties and regenerating inner-city locations into dynamic places. We are passionate about helping cities transform, and we will continue to contribute to a more sustainable urban future that positively benefits the health and well-being of people and the planet.
Our origins date back to 1841, when two brothers opened a textile warehouse in the Frisian town of Sneek, in the Netherlands. They opened their first shop 20 years later, selling traditional fabrics as well as a new product of historical significance: ready-to-wear clothing. These were the beginnings of a remarkable brand that went on to have an enormous impact on the fashion retail industry. Today, C&A can be found in Europe, Brazil, Mexico, and China.
In 1860, Clemens and August purchased and opened their first store in Sneek. As C&A expanded in the decades that followed, it built up an impressive portfolio of retail properties across Europe. This portfolio was initially managed by a department within C&A. It formed the foundation of Redevco’s portfolio when it was set up in 1999.
In 2000, Redevco re-let 109 UK C&A stores comprising 500,000 m2. The majority of the UK portfolio was re-let within six months to major brands: Next, H&M, GAP, Primark, New Look and Wilkinson. Rental levels of the big UK stores were the highest in the portfolio, and in less than two years C&A’s share of Redevco’s tenant roll dropped to below 50% from 97% in 1999.
The Board is responsible for developing and carrying out the Group’s strategy, effectively structuring and staging the organisation, and achieving and reporting on the forecasted financial results. Neil Slater is Chief Executive Officer, Manolito van Ardenne is Chief Financial Officer, Ton van de Grampel is Chief Human Resources Officer and Marrit Laning is Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer. In addition to the Board, Thierry Cahierre, Co-Head Client & Fund Management, Herman Jan Faber, Co-head Client & Fund Management and Adam Starr, Head of Global Transaction Management form our Management Team.
Neil SlaterChief Executive Officer, Board Member
Neil Slater has joined the company in the role as CEO of Redevco from October 2023. He joins from abrdn where, as Global Head of Real Assets & Global Head of Real Estate, he leads one of Europe’s largest real assets businesses. Neil was previously the Chief Executive Officer & Representative Director of abrdn’s Japanese business, moving to Tokyo in summer 2015 to open and build out an investment management business.
Neil joined Standard Life Investments (SLI) in 2011, leading a multidisciplinary team responsible for product structuring, tax, legal and cross asset debt financing. Neil developed and fund managed SLI Real Estate’s investor loan platform and had responsibility for circa GBP 600m of capital across mandates.
Previously, Neil spent over 6 years in Switzerland with Man Group where he had responsibility for a multi-billion USD debt book in addition to leading the team structuring Man’s equity derivative products & OTC derivatives, fund financing and custodial structures. Neil was responsible for the commercial creation of various alternative assets funds, structuring solutions and delivered to market single and multi-strategy global and regional alternative asset products for the Asian, Middle Eastern and South American markets.
Neil is an English qualified solicitor. Neil received his MBA (Finance) with distinction from Manchester Business School in January 2007 and has a Master’s degree from St. Andrews University (1999). Neil completed MIT’s Advanced Management Programme in February 2019.
Manolito van ArdenneChief Financial Officer, Board Member
Manolito van Ardenne started in the company as Business Controller after which he became Group Controller in 2011. From 2013 onwards Manolito played an important role in preparing Redevco to work with external mandates resulting in the first joint venture in 2015. In 2014, Manolito became Managing Director Fund Management and Fund Director. He joined the Board as CFO in 2019.
In his role as CFO Manolito is also responsible for for the functions Finance, IT & Information Management, Governance Risk & Compliance, Corporate Finance, Tax and Project Portfolio Management. Manolito is also a member of Redevco’s Investment Committees for Retail as well as Residential real estate.
Before he joined Redevco Manolito was working at KPMG Business Advisory Services as Financial & Restructuring Advisor. Manolito holds a Master of Economics from the University of Groningen and an Executive Master in Finance & Control from the Business University of Nyenrode.
Ton van de GrampelChief Human Resources Officer, Board Member
Ton van de Grampel joined Redevco as HR Director in 2014. In 2015 he was appointed to the Redevco Board as CHRO, responsible for HR and Corporate Communications. In 2019, Sustainability was added to his scope of responsibilities.
Prior to joining Redevco, Ton was responsible for Human Resources at C&A Brazil from 2008 to 2012 and Human Resources & Internal Communications at C&A Europe from 2012 until he joined Redevco.
Prior to these roles within COFRA group, Ton worked in various management and HR positions at ABN Amro Bank in The Netherlands and Hong Kong, Korn/Ferry International in The Netherlands and ING Group in The Netherlands and Canada.
Ton holds a Master’s degree in Dutch Civil Law from the University of Leiden in The Netherlands.
Marrit LaningChief Strategy & Innovation Officer, Board Member
Marrit Laning joined the Redevco Board as per January 1, 2022, as Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer. In this role Marrit is responsible for the areas of Research & Strategy, Sustainability and Innovation. Marrit is also a member of Redevco’s Investment Committees for Retail as well as Residential real estate.
Before joining the Board, Marrit served in a combined role as Co-head Client & Fund Management and Fund Director for four years. Prior to that she headed Redevco’s Research & Strategy team. In this period Marrit and her team did proprietary research with respect to the attractiveness of European cities for retail real estate investments and the impact of technological innovation on consumer behaviour.
Before joining Redevco in 2011, Marrit worked for ING Real Estate Development as Manager Research, for DTZ as team leader for EMEA North and Head of Research for The Netherlands. In total Marrit has more than 20 years of experience in real estate.
Marrit holds a MSc in Human Geography from Utrecht University, The Netherlands.
Thierry CahierreCo-Head Client & Fund Management, MT member
Thierry Cahierre joined Redevco in 2011 as Managing Director Redevco France based in Paris. In 2021 he was appointed Co-head Client & Fund Management and Fund Director for the portfolios of one of Redevco’s key clients, where he responsible for the execution of the transformation and diversification strategy of the proprietary portfolio and further developing the strategic scope for the Client & Fund Management team. Thierry is a member of Redevco’s Management Team.
Thierry began his career as a Works Engineer for Bouygues S.A. before moving into financial planning, working on social initiatives managed by the Caisse des Dépôts. He was later appointed Programme Director at APSYS France, then crossed over to the world of big-name brands as Technical Director and subsequently Real Estate Director of the FNAC Group.
Herman Jan FaberCo-Head Client & Fund Management, MT Member
Herman Jan Faber joined Redevco as the Tax Director in 2007 based in Amsterdam. In 2011 he was appointed Finance Director for the United Kingdom & Nordics based in London. In 2014 he assisted in the set-up of Redevco’s Fund management department in London & it’s third party business first as a finance director, later as the head of corporate finance. In 2018 he was appointed Fund Director for 3 of the Redevco managed portfolio’s. In 2020 he became the co-head of Client & Fund management with a focus on business development & M&A. Herman Jan is also a member of Redevco’s Investment Committees for Retail as well as Residential real estate.
Prior to joining Redevco, Herman Jan working in various tax functions for Houthoff Buruma and PwC.
In total Herman Jan has more than 25 years of experience in real estate. Herman Jan holds a law degree from the University of Groningen as well as a master in finance from Tias Nimbas business school.
Adam StarrHead of Global Transaction Management, MT Member
Adam Starr joined Redevco UK as Portfolio Manager in 2002 and became UK Investment Director in 2007. In 2011 Adam was appointed Managing Director for Redevco Central and Eastern Europe based in Vienna, before returning to the UK in 2013 as UK Managing Director. Adam was appointed Head of Global Transaction Management in February 2020. Adam is also a member of Redevco’s Investment Committees for Retail as well as Residential real estate.
Prior to joining Redevco Adam was a Partner in the West End Business Team of Strutt & Parker (1996 – 2002). In total Adam has more than 26 years of experience in real estate. Adam holds a BSc (Hons) degree in Land Management from the University of Portsmouth.
Sasha SilverHead of Global Client Group, MT member
Sasha Silver joined Redevco as Head of Global Client Group in January 2024. She is responsible for capital raising and client relations, working closely with the senior leadership to develop the company’s product offerings and external strategic partnerships. She is a member of the executive management team.
Sasha has over 20 years’ experience in capital formation and real estate advisory.
Previously Sasha was a Senior Partner and Head of Client Development at Tristan Capital Partners, a European real estate private equity firm, where she led global client relations for over eight years and oversaw both equity and debt product development and fundraises closing c.€9 bn in institutional investor commitments.
Prior to Tristan, she had a 14-year career with Credit Suisse in investment banking and asset management, where she was responsible for executing over €12 bn in advisory and capital raising transactions across Europe. Within the CS Private Fund Group, a global placement agent, she led European real estate mandates and marketing coordination for five years.
Earlier in her career she worked with the Smithsonian Institution. A native of Miami Beach, Florida, Silver completed graduate studies at the Yale School of Management (MBA) and Yale School of the Environment (MF) and received her BA in Economics from Princeton University.
Chris FleetwoodHead of Global Asset and Development Management, MT member
Chris Fleetwood is responsible for creating and maintaining a consistent and best-in-class standard in asset and development management across the group to deliver investor objectives whilst generating social and environmental impact. He was previously Portfolio Director for the UK.
He joined Redevco in 2022 with over 30 years prior real estate experience across occupier, agency, investment, and developer environments.
Lars HeeseHead of County DACH, MT member
Lars joined Redevco for the first time in 2000 in the role of Senior Portfolio Manager for Redevco in Germany. In 2007, Lars Heese switched to Hahn Group as Managing Director of Hahn Asset Management. In 2010, he became Managing Director of Hahn Fonds Invest being responsible for project development as well as for purchase and sale of mainly large-scale retail properties.
In 2017 Lars re-joined Redevco as Managing Director Redevco Germany, to focus on further optimising the portfolio in Germany. Later he also became responsible for Redevco’s real estate activities in Austria, Switzerland, and Central Europe.
Israel CasanovaManaging Director Client & Fund Management, MT Member
Business Integrity and compliance are key elements of the way we work – both internally and externally – for and with our customers, partners, and shareholders. We operate according to the highest ethical standards, and we believe these standards can be met only through the undisputable good conduct and goodwill of our employees and stakeholders.
We have developed our Redevco Business Integrity Principles (BIP) as a way of expressing, communicating, and helping to safeguard our standards. All employees are required to sign these BIP each year to reinforce our commitment to the integrity and compliance standards that govern our business.
Redevco strongly encourages employees as well as external stakeholders to report any breach or suspected breach of any law, or a breach of these BIP or other Redevco policies and procedures. Incidents should be reported to the local management team in the first instance. When in doubt, incidents can also be reported to the Group Compliance Officer by email ([email protected]) or by telephone (+31 20 599 6263).
Our people are key to what we do. They are our partners who have helped shape our company and define our culture throughout the more than twenty years of our existence. Without our colleagues, we have no company, no business, and no possibility to realise our vision to help cities make a positive contribution to the health and well-being of people and planet.
We challenge ourselves to ensure that our company is seen and experienced as a diverse and inclusive organisation throughout the entire HR life cycle. We carefully curate our strong company culture, and our longstanding values of integrity, balance, excellence, and team spirit form the basis for a well-balanced, high performing and fully engaged team.