Panattoni expands the Netherlands team

Panattoni, market leader in industrial real estate in Europe, expands its team in the newly opened Netherlands office. The new Director for Structured Finance and Operations is Niels Heijndijk.

The Panattoni office in the Netherlands – Europe’s second largest logistics market after Germany – was opened last December. Jeroen Gerritsen took the helm. Now, the Amsterdam team is joined by Niels Heijndijk as Director for Structured Finance and Operations. Among other tasks, he will be responsible for managing investor relations, including raising capital and financing for new investment projects in the developer’s newly created market.

“We are very excited to welcome Niels to the team. With Niels on board, we’ll be able to create more new opportunities. Also with our new office manager Sandra Kars joining, we are expanding the Panattoni Netherlands platform rapidly to handle the projects we are already sourcing today. We intend to grow further to pave the way for our ambitions”- commented Jeroen Gerritsen, Managing Director Panattoni Netherlands.

Providing the right type of capital and financing will enable the Panattoni team to stand out in delivering the best solutions and developments for our clients. I’m enthusiastic in setting up a strong foundation in The Netherlands in close collaboration with the international Panattoni teams and partners – commented Niels Heijndijk, Director for Structured Finance and Operations.

Niels has 12 years’ experience in property finance. For the past year and a half he worked as Director Project Finance and Treasurer at Meijer Realty Partners, which is one of the largest Dutch commercial developers. He was responsible for the many prize winning and prestigious projects developed by MRP. Prior to joining Meijer Realty Partners, Niels worked for 12 years at Rabobank Group, including 10 years at FGH Bank – a subsidiary of the the Group specialising in financing commercial real estate.

Niels Heijndijk has a master’s degree in business administration majoring in finance from the University of Groningen. He also completed the Master of Real Estate executive postgraduate program at the Amsterdam School of Real Estate (ASRE).