We invest in real estate, but more importantly, we realize dreams by creating the ideal spaces for people, the end-users of our investments. One driver for our investments is the growth in popularity of urban living, especially in key international cities. The aim is to provide access to the city lifestyle, which is an increasing challenge due to the shortage of quality real estate in many markets. Investing in new, more sustainable real estate is helping to solve this societal problem.
Our strategy is to use our vision, creativity and knowledge to make the right investment decisions. We are always looking for opportunities in new fields of operation where we can cooperate with local and international partners to have the biggest positive impact on people’s lives as possible.
We invest in real estate, but more importantly, we realize dreams by creating the ideal spaces for people, the eventual users of our developments.
Meet our people
Our professional team has significant international experience in the real estate industry.
Henk Brouwer (CEO)
After 10 years of work experience in a private equity company focused on real estate investments, Henk Brouwer joined Breevast in 1993 as CFO. After the stock exchange delisting of Breevast in 2000, he became CEO of Breevast. Henk is a very experienced senior executive professional with over 35 years experience in real estate investments and developments. He gained in-depth knowledge and networks in European and U.S. private and institutional real estate and finance markets. Being experienced with both listed and private companies, Henk is used to create and implement haute investment and finance structures on and off market. He holds a postgraduate Master of Real Estate (MRE) degree of the University of Amsterdam. Henk is a member of AFIRE and INREV, the Royal Industrieele Groote Club in Amsterdam, as well as of the Alumni Association of the Masters of Real Estate of the Amsterdam School of Real Estate.
Jacco Vermeij (CFO/COO)
Jacco Vermeij started his career in 1990 as an auditor in the real estate services group of Arthur Andersen & Co. in Amsterdam. In 1996 he joined the successful international retail developer Multi Development Corporation. At Multi, Jacco held various positions including Financial Controller, Director Developments and Director Asset Management, through which he gained his broad and strategic financial and commercial knowledge of real estate developments and management. Jacco joined Breevast as CFO/COO in 2005 and has since then executed numerous transactions in his capacity of member of the board. His multidisciplinary background gives him access to a wide network of highly qualified executive real estate professionals. Jacco holds a master’s degree in business economics from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, a postgraduate (RA) degree in Accountancy and a postgraduate Master of Real Estate (MRE) degree of the University of Amsterdam. Jacco is a member of the NBA, the Dutch Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a member of the Alumni Association of the Masters of Real Estate of the Amsterdam School of Real Estate.
Pytrik Ferwerda (Head of Asset- and Property Management)
Pytrik Ferwerda joined Breevast in 2007 as Head of Asset- and Property Management after he gained thorough experience in this field in various management positions working for both Boer Hartog Hooft and Actys/Dynamis property managers. These positions brought him managerial and real estate experience at some of the Netherlands’ biggest property management organizations. Pytrik has a strong knowledge and networks in the Dutch real estate market, both within the investors-and development segments. Pytrik holds a master’s degree in economics and a postgraduate Master of Real Estate (MRE) degree of the University of Amsterdam and is a member of the Alumni Association of the Masters of Real Estate of the Amsterdam School of Real Estate.
Hans Teuns (Business Development Director)
Hans joined Breevast in 2018 as Head of Developments after an extensive 35 years career in real estate developments on both national and international levels. Having worked within numerous fields of the industry including construction, engineering and development, resulted in Hans’ thorough knowledge, networks and experience in all aspects of both public and private real estate developments. In addition, Hans has been frequently involved as an expert advisor for benches of Mayors and Aldermen, Provincial Councils and other public bodies. Hans holds a degree in Building Engineering and completed postgraduate education in Technical Management.
J.H. van Heyningen Nanninga (born 1946)
Member of the Supervisory Board since 2009. Mr. Van Heyningen Nanninga was a partner in Egon Zehnder International, which executive search firm he joined in 1979. He holds various supervisory, advisory and executive positions in the Netherlands.
E.A.J. van de Merwe (born 1950)
Member of the Supervisory Board since October 1, 2017. Mr. Van de Merwe held various executive roles in the banking sector and served on the Supervisory Boards of Rabobank and Achmea until 2016. He holds a number of other supervisory and executive positions as well.
Member of the Supervisory Board since 2021. Previously, Mr. Schat was a member of the Executive Board of Rabobank Nederland. He currently holds several advisory and supervisory positions. Mr. Schat holds a master’s degree in law. He studied at the University of Groningen.
Our origins are found in listed Dutch
construction company Verenigde Bedrijven Bredero N.V. (VBB) which was founded
in 1963 in Utrecht.
In 1976 Bredero expanded into Western Germany, with further expansions into France,
England, Scotland, Canada and the USA.
In 1987 Bredero was delisted and in 1989 its name was changed to Breevast N.V. and relisted again on the stock market.
In 1999 Frank Zweegers became a shareholder, when Breevast N.V. acquired his property portfolio. This also resulted in the delisting of Breevast and the relocation from Utrecht to Amsterdam.
Breevast has approximately 1.7 million m2 of real estate under management, representing more than EUR 3 billion in invested assets. It includes assets such as the office building on Spaklerweg 1 in Amsterdam, currently in use by DNB (Dutch Central Bank) and Nationale Nederlanden. The mainly residential development pipeline has a size of approximately 600,000 m2, including large scale projects in the Randstad area and Eindhoven.