SCHIPHOL, 27-Oct-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Erik Schmit will step down as a director of Wereldhave Netherlands with effect from November 1, 2016. He joined Wereldhave in March 2016 and has decided to pursue his career elsewhere. The Board of management respectfully accepts his decision and thanks him for his efforts. Erik Schmit will remain available as an advisor to the Board until December 31, 2016.
He will be succeeded by Pieter Polman. Pieter joined Wereldhave in 2011 and was the Head of Leasing in the Netherlands during the past three years. Under his management, Wereldhave posted strong leasing results. In spite of a retail sector that is currently characterised by bankruptcies, Wereldhave’s occupancy of the Dutch portfolio improved over the past three years due to pro-active management.
The Board of Management of Wereldhave N.V. wishes Pieter Polman lots of success in his new position.
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Wereldhave invests in convenience shopping centres that are dominant in their micro environment in larger provincial cities in northwest continental Europe. The catchment area of our centres comprises of at least 100,000 inhabitants within 10 minutes travel time.
We focus on shopping centres that have a sound balance between shopping convenience and experience. With easy accessibility, an offer that covers 90% of shopping needs of goods and services, successful (inter-) national and local retail formulas and strong food anchors, our centres provide convenience shopping to accommodate an ageing population, ongoing urbanisation and a busy lifestyle.
We aim for an entire experience that goes beyond shopping, with fully embedded food & beverage functions, kid’s playgrounds and high quality facilities, to attract families and prolong average dwelling times.
For more information: www.wereldhave.com