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Marco Hekman

Managing Director, Continental Europe and CEO of CBRE Netherlands

Covid-19 update: Marco Hekman talks about the current corona measurements and their impact on CBRE.

Marco Hekman Managing Director, Continental Europe and CEO of CBRE Netherlands
Amsterdam (HQ) The Core
Anthony Fokkerweg 15
1059 CM Amsterdam

Looking ahead using data and common sense

Now that most of us are getting used to this new reality, it’s important that we start looking ahead. Here at CBRE, we – like many others – took inspiration from the speech Prime Minister Rutte gave at the beginning of the corona crisis: we can only move forward together. With a healthy dose of common sense and entrepreneurship, and by taking care of each other, we can continue to make a positive difference.

CBRE Netherlands monitors the developments surrounding the virus on a daily basis. We are following government guidelines and taking all the necessary precautionary measures. The bottom line for our customers is that we will continue to offer the same high-quality services they have come to expect from us.


CBRE Netherlands staying open, offices closed


CBRE is following the advice issued by the Netherlands’ National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM): all of our employees will be working from home for the next three weeks. Regardless of their role, they will still be available to our clients, and they will have all the tools they need to provide the best possible service. This is a strange and unfamiliar situation, but we are convinced that we are well prepared to continue making an impact – even when working from home.

The only real change for now is how we interact with each other: there can be no more personal, physical contact. That’s why we are asking our employees to continue their client contact over the phone or, even better, by video conferencing. Since our offices are closed, there won’t be any real-life coffee meetings at CBRE for the time being. We’ll miss those face-to-face interactions, but luckily our customers will continue to enjoy the exact same level of service they’ve come to expect.


Data is key


As a reliable partner in the field of real estate advice and data, we hope to update our network on market developments whenever we can. We are keeping a close eye on how the pandemic develops, and we are already sharing all available information on our international Covid-19 website. Because we are dealing with a rapidly changing situation, it is difficult right now to predict how this virus will affect our local market in the long term. But rest assured: we will share our insights as they become available.

In the meantime, the board and your regular contact person at CBRE Netherlands are personally available for all your questions. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Whether you’re dealing with a difficult challenge or just want to talk something over with us – we’d love to hear from you!

Stay safe, and keep in touch.
Marco Hekman Managing Director, Continental Europe and CEO of CBRE Netherlands
Amsterdam (HQ) The Core
Anthony Fokkerweg 15
1059 CM Amsterdam