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Cees van der Spek

Public Affairs & Global Corporate Relations Director at EDGE

Cees joined OVG Real Estate (today EDGE) 15 years ago to be the head of the Sustainability Center. His first project was the first LEED Platinum TNT HQ and the first sustainable lab/office/factory, the Danone Innovation Center, both initiated by his team. The well-known office building The Edge in Amsterdam was the best example of smart and sustainable development and became a blueprint of the future of working and according to BREEAM, the most sustainable office building in the world.

Today Cees is one of leaders of EDGE, and is also involved in EDGE Next, a tech scale-up of EDGE. With EDGE buildings in Berlin, Hamburg, Amsterdam, London and the US, this seems to be the answer of a new wave in the global real estate market with full focus on health, sustainability and technology within the built environment especially the workplace of the future. Architecture is his experienced passion, therefor he joins most tenders and competitions to advise on design and architect selections.

Cees is founder of the Archiprix International, boardmember of the Benelux Chapter of Corenet Global, member of the Dutch Green Building Council, Co-Chair of the Technology in Real Estate Council of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), Board member of Green Business Club Zuidas. Moreover, Cees is active in the Future of Construction group of WorldEconomic Forum (WEF). He gave lectures at the Technical University in Delft, University of London, European Union, University of Brussels and many Proptech, Real Estate and Sustainability events in Europe and US.

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