President of the association Rotterdam Central District and CEO of Brink Groep.
With Brink Groep he was responsible for many high-profile projects such as Rijksmuseum, International Criminal Court, High Tech Campus Eindhoven, Philips Head Quarters and several ministry buildings. He was one of the founders of what is now called the Department of Management in the Built Environment at Delft University of Technology.
He was professor of Real Estate and Development untill 2016. He is co-founder of the Master City Developer (MCD) post-doctoral course, a joint initiative of TU Delft, Erasmus University Rotterdam and the City of Rotterdam. In Delft he (co)founded the Center for People and Buildings, the Center for Process Innovation and SKG (knowledge center on urban development).