• Being Development





    Being Development is an ambitious company developing sustainable real estate based on an end user perspective, while respecting the natural environment. Our goal is to create sustainable values in real estate, to elevate the quality of life and to create a social inclusive and sustainable society.


    We (re)develop sustainable homes, apartment complexes, hotels, offices, and mixed-use buildings for a comprehensive range of end-users. Each development is approached with an open mind and with economic, environmental and social sustainability guiding each decision. Through interaction, listening and ‘feeling’ we are able to really understand the specifics of the location, current and future users.


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    Dirk Dekker


    Has expertise in (creative) devising complex sustainable real-estate development strategies, as project and process management in realization of real estate.


    Customer focus and added value are key topics. Sustainability is also reflected in his role as boardmember of Foundation Return to Sender and mentor for startups at Rockstart Smart Energy Accelerator and Rockstart Impact.


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    Bas van Dam


    Has gained experience as an entrepreneur in various consumer oriented sectors including horeca, fashion, and yachts. Furthermore he developed prime real-estate in the United States as director of a real-estate company focused on high quality retail, residential, and hospitality assets.


    Passion for architecture, design and innovation combined with a market-oriented approach and his great enthusiasm garantuees that every Being development turn out to be valuable for all stakeholders.


    LinkedIn profile | Follow @basvandam | Email Bas van Dam

    Bob van den Bichelaer

    Real-Estate Developer

    With his 10 years of experience in project development, real estate advisory and sales in Central and Eastern Europe, he developed the ability to convey complex real estate issues to a successful conclusion. His 'hands-on' mentality and will to succeed make him an ideal partner to work with.


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    Maaike Perenboom

    Real-Estate Developer

    Perenboom has two Masters of the Delft University of Technology and graduated with honor in Urban Design and Real Estate & Project Management. After graduating she has been active in Peru and has worked on guided land development in the slums of Trujillo. In Singapore, she worked on planning assignments in India and Vietnam. In the Netherlands, Perenboom worked at Amvest and Twynstra Gudde.
    Maaike has a strong focus on sustainable, smart and inspiring places.

    LinkedIn profile l Follow @mperenboom | Email Maaike Perenboom

    Dirk van den Reek

    Junior Developer

    Dirk has completed his study Real Estate and Housing at TU Delft, and wrote his thesis on the financial feasibility of alternative revenue models that could accelerate the transition to circular economy in the construction industry. Strong conceptual thinking and being a team player make sure that we can improve our projects in a sustainable way.

    Next to Being Dirk keeps himself busy with sports, travel and music.


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    Frédérique Groenewoud


    Frédérique is finalizing her study at the Hotel Management School The Hague, and will organise and professionalize the Being Development organization. With experience in real estate and a service-oriented view Frédérique provides support for the entire team.


    Traveling, sports and reading are activities that Frédérique likes to do alongside working at Being. 


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    Sven Pieters



    During his studies at the University of Amsterdam he has always been engaged in searching and finding promising real estate developments . Real estate development is not only based on a gut-feeling and an entrepreneurial spirit, but also on facts. A thorough analysis to understand the market, the area and the specific location is therefore his expertise.


  • Amsterdam


  • After being elected the winner of a competition held by the City of Amsterdam, we will developed the iconic nhow Amsterdam RAI hotel, together with our development partner COD. The hotel will be erected next to the RAI Convention Center, in the South Axis business district of Amsterdam; only a 8-minute ride from Schiphol airport and a mere 10 minutes (by bike) to the city centre. The hotel will have 650 rooms and is designed by OMA/Rem Koolhaas. Facilities will include a restaurant, a tv studio, a spa/fitness, shops and a gallery. The building will be BREEAM Excellent certified (ambition Outstanding) and will be climate neutral.


    Architect: OMA/Rem Koolhaas


    Status: Construction starts 2016


    Delivery: Summer 2018


    Please visit the project website for more information


    Images: © OMA


  • Rottedam


  • Baan Tower will become a new landmark in Rotterdam. The tower is developed in close partnership by RED Company, Being Development and Martens Construction and designed by architectural firm Powerhouse Company. With its compact dimensions and a height of 150 meters, Baan Tower will be the slimmest tower of Europe.


    Baan Tower, located in a small street near the popular Witte de With street in the centre of Rotterdam, consists of approximately 145 rental and owner-occupied apartments, ranging from compact lofts for starters to spacious homes for families as well as luxury apartments. All floors are characterized by large windows with magnificent views of Rotterdam. The medium-sized and larger apartments have a spacious, secluded outdoor area overlooking the city. The tower is topped by several penthouse floors.


    The 5-meter-high plinth of Baan Tower has a spacious entrance to the apartments as well as a bistro. The bistro brings not only life to the Baan quarter, but will also provide take-out for residents and neighbours. The open character of the plinth fit this well with the structure of the post war architecture in the area. The tower is characterized by a high quality of finishing. The façade is made of dark grey stone with anodized aluminium frames and travertine stone details in the plinth.


    Architect: Powerhouse Company


    Status: Start construction 2017


    Completion: Mid 2019


    See the website for more information


    Pictures: © Peter Schmidt and Powerhouse Company

  • Amsterdam


  • Next to our project Handel Amsterdam an office pavilion of 1.800m2 has been developed at the Fred. Roeskestraat in the lush part of the Zuidas in Amsterdam. On two floors with high ceilings and lots of light The Pavilion features open work floors, silent spaces and separate meeting rooms. In addition, the extremely sustainable building will have a waterfront terrace, charging points for electric cars and 14 parking spaces.


    Architect: Powerhouse Company



    Status: Completed June 2016



  • Rotterdam

    WEST 399

  • Now an office building with social function, but not for long. West is transformed into a new and dynamic public, work and residential building in Rotterdam. For a new generation of businesses and residents who are looking for an inspiring environment where the mix of various functions are mutually reinforcing. The old probation office at Coolhaven Island is stripped to the industrial shell and effectively redesigned with attractive materials. The ground floor hosts publicly accessible functions like a brasserie and a gallery. The two floors are arranged above the open office floors for renewed creative agencies. On the top two floors are spacious city apartments that make optimal use of the available excess. West is located in a dynamic and highly accessible location near the center of Rotterdam.


    Architect: Powerhouse Company


    Status: Currently being developed


    Completed: 2015/2016


    For more information please visit the website 

  • Voorschoten


  • After years of inactivity  Buitenplaats Haagwijk be revived. Historical of the park will be restored, and Haagwijk will be ready to welcome new residents.
    The villas will soon be on the old country estate which is being restored. Among the greenery and the water are 9 plots for people who want to design their own exclusive property. Seven sites are located on the waterfront in a relatively open space. Three plots will be realised in a clearing in the forest. On the historic pond is the 'Grote Huis', a contemporary country house with 11 luxury apartments.
    Status: under construction
    Completion: 2015 running through to 2016
    Architect houses: various
    Architect apartments: Powerhouse Company


    For more information please visit the website


    Top 50 real-estate developers NL 2016

    Being Development is number 30 in the Top 50 list of real-estate developers in the Netherlands according to PropertyNL in 2015.

    High Potentials of Real-Estate 2016

    Both Bas van Dam as Dirk Dekker are in the top 35 'high potentials' of the real-estate sector in the Netherlands, chosen by the top 50 real-estate decision makers of today.

    Top 50 real-estate developers NL 2015

    Being Development entered the Top 50 list of real-estate developers in the Netherlands (number 49) according to PropertyNL in 2015.

    Holland´s 100 Most Sustainable Companies

    Being Development got chosen as one of Holland's 100 Most Sustainable Companies by the nation's biggest newspaper De Telegraaf: 


    Sprout Challenger 50

    Being Development was proclaimed one of the fifty leading companies of 2011 and 2012 in the Netherlands by Sprout Magazine


    City of Amsterdam DAM price

    In 2012 Being nominated for the DAM price, the price for the most sustainable company in SMEs in Amsterdam


    Winner Innovation Boost

    Being Development’s concept ‘E-wijk’ : a self-sufficient ecological residential (ecovillage) development including electric mobility, was chosen of one of the winners of the Innovation Boostcamp 2014 of Bouwend Nederland, Obvion and Cobouw


    Top 10 best office buildings of the Netherlands

    NRC has selected our co-developed multi-tenant office HANDEL Amsterdam as one of the ten best office buildings of 2016 in the Netherlands.

  • B Corp

    Being Development is the first ' Certified B Corporation ' real estate developer of the Netherlands

    After a comprehensive assessment by B Lab® Being Development managed to become the first Dutch real estate company to be certified as a B Corp (Certified B Corporation®).


    Being Development aims to create sustainable values in real estate, to elevate the quality of life and to create a social inclusive and sustainable society. This adheres to the requirements to become member of the Certified B Corp community. B Corps are a global movement of for-profit companies certified by the nonprofit B Lab® that meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. Today, there is a growing community of more than 1,600 Certified B Corps from 47 countries and over 120 industries working together toward 1 unifying goal: to redefine success in business.


    For more information, please visit the website of B Corp Europe, the results of the B Lab Assessment by Being Development can be found here.

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    1032 LL Amsterdam

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    Phone number: +31(0)20 8202181

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    Chamber of Commerce: 34361568

    IBAN: NL86ABNA0440193451



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