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Newcomers 2021

At Cushman & Wakefield we proudly put our people at the centre of everything we do. Our goal is to attract, develop and retain the best talent from a diversity of backgrounds, experiences, thoughts, ideas and work styles.

"The last months were unprecedented, impacting our economy and our way of shopping, living and working. Our industry was no exception with long-term changes in the real estate landscape. In order to keep on with our best-in class services but also to face the challenges ahead and to trigger the opportunities that arise, we invest in data acquisition and system excellence. But foremost, we invest in our greatest asset: our people! We hired a lot of new talents over the last months, from junior to senior profiles across our different service lines." - Marc-Antoine Buysschaert, Head of C&W Belgium.

Learn more about those talents who will add value to our real estate services:


Laurence Lepere Hardy

Laurence Lepère-Hardy 


Valuation

I recently started working at Cushman & Wakefield as Associate in the Valuation & Advisory team. Daily, I carry out valuations for various purposes including purchases & disposals, financial reporting, loans, mortgages, investment, mergers and acquisitions.
Before I joined C&W, I had previous experiences in real estate positions in others large companies.  

Why C&W?

C&W is a leader in the real estate sector and definitively the best performer in my preferred sector. I was therefore convinced by the quality of the files handled. Furthermore, the “wind of changes” in management will create an interesting dynamic within C&W.  

Hobbies

I like to spend time with my family & my friends. To be honest, I'm trying to find time for running, doing yoga, horse riding, etc.  Additionally, I enjoy listening to music and especially live music.


Customer Review A word from...

Gregory Lamarche, Head of Valuation:

"With her massive amount of experience (+10 years) within the Valuation business, I was very much looking forward welcoming and integrating Laurence within the V&A team. She clearly brings added value to C&W and the team based on not only her experience, but also with her analytical skills and commercial/client-facing profile."


Raphael Van De Velde

Raphaël Van De Velde 


Office Agency

I am an Associate in the Office Agency team, responsible for the negotiation of office lease agreements in the CBD area of Brussels. After my Master in Business Administration at Ehsal and Master in Management at Antwerp Management, I immediately started working in the Office team at DTZ/Cushman & Wakefield. In 2016 I obtained a Postgraduate in Corporate Finance at KU Leuven while working at C&W..  

Why C&W?

I chose Cushman & Wakefield in 2014 because of the winner mentality and strive for success. This together with a very pleasant working atmosphere is why I love working at C&W.  

Hobbies

My main hobbies are golf and wine.


Customer Review A word from...

Antoine Brusselmans, Head of Office Agency:

"Raphaël is a well experienced broker in the market, his language skills are second to none (important in Belgium) and he is very appreciated by our clients for his effectiveness, market knowledge, proactivity and fighting spirit. He is the kind of guy who never leaves a stone unturned and never gives up."


Dorien Martens

Dorien Martens 


Retail Agency

I joined C&W as a Senior Account Manager, as part of the Retail Agency – High Streets team. I obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management/Legal Practice at KHLim (now UCLL), and later a BIV/IPI recognition after an internship at a residential real estate agency. After that, I gained 9 years of experience in commercial real estate at Hayen-Paris. 

Why C&W?

Cushman & Wakefield is unmistakably the number one in the field of commercial real estate in Belgium, and for me it means being able to ‘play’ at the highest level, in a more international atmosphere where I can develop myself even more. The enthusiasm of the team is contagious!  

Hobbies

In my spare time, I am interested in fashion and like going shopping (which is actually an advantage in my job), going out for dinner and spending quality time with family and friends.


Customer Review A word from...

Jonathan Delguste, Partner:

"We chose Dorien for her enthusiasm and will to take the challenge joining the Cushman & Wakefield retail team combined with her knowledge of the market. On this, we can add a real team player attitude, positiveness and her will to close deals…"


Thomas Van Coillie

Thomas Van Coillie 


Marketing

I am Thomas Van Coillie, a 24 year-old advertising man. Recently graduated from school and looking for new challenges.  

Why C&W?

I landed in C&W offices with the ambition to use my graphic eye and to add my pencil stroke to Cushman & Wakefield.  

Hobbies

Beyond my passion for Graphics and Art, sneakers and sport surround my daily life and can define my personality as well.


Customer Review A word from...

Cédric Van Meerbeeck, Head of Research & Marketing:

"Thomas joined us as an intern in February 2021. Next to his motivation and dedication to C&W (Thomas even brings breakfast to his colleagues regularly 😉) which rapidly transformed his internship to a full-time job. Thomas has strong graphic skills (and he is still learning new capabilities) and a fresh eye which will be key to make every project unique."


Annechien Veulemans

Annechien Veulemans


Valuation

Valuation is the department where I can combine my financial, educational background with my strong affinity for real estate. After having previous experiences in a finance management role and a real estate valuation position, I am excited to land in the Valuation & Advisory team of C&W.  

Why C&W?

In my view, C&W is the ‘prime’ company to work for in our business when you want to be ahead of the latest market trends and insights. It is a thriving and highly reputable company where there is room to grow and where there is much knowledge to absorb. As someone told me lately: “C&W, that is like playing in the big leagues.  

Hobbies

Art is my delight. During the weekend, you can easily find me in art galleries or expositions. Also, iconic buildings and architecture can sweep me off my feet. Furthermore, I like running, although I still need to work on my statistics...


Customer Review A word from...

Gregory Lamarche, Head of Valuation:

"Based on her relevant experience in the sector, combined with her analytical mindset and her down-to-earth personality, Annechien is a very welcomed addition to the team. After less than a week within the team, I can only conclude that she will be operational very quickly and ready to handle the valuations of some renowned institutional real estate players."


Guillaume de Kerchove

Guillaume de Kerchove 


Capital Markets

Senior Account Manager in the Capital Markets Retail Team. I am in charge of prospecting and generating new leads in the Retail and Residential asset class. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Business studies at the Middlesex university of London.  

Why C&W?

I enjoy creating new matches between clients, when I got the opportunity to do this at Cushman & Wakefield where I already had a great experience in the past, I didn’t hesitate for a second to join the team again!  

Hobbies

Oldtimers
Travelling


Customer Review A word from...

Victoria Tanret, Head of Capital Markets Retail:

"As Guillaume had already previously worked at Cushman & Wakefield, we know his added value and enthusiastic spirit. He will be our expert in sourcing both retail & residential investment product. He is a true teamplayer with a positive mindset, so it’s a pleasure to welcome him back to the team."


Sophie Nelis

Sophie Nelis 


Marketing

Graphic design is the essence of a good communication. It participates in the aesthetic and social landscape of our daily life. My mission is to be able to adapt to different demands and to design visual communication solutions. It is therefore a question of knowing how to process and prioritize information through graphic signs, images, pictograms and typography.  

Why C&W?

I wanted to discover the world of real estate and architecture is a field I am sensitive to. As a graphic designer at C&W, I think I can really blossom in the creation of different communication supports. 

Hobbies

Yoga
Hiking
Architecture


Customer Review A word from...

Cédric Van Meerbeeck, Head of Research & Marketing:

"Sophie is the perfect match for our Marketing team. Her enthusiasm and proactivity, combined with a vibrant artistic expression and a certain sense of humor will be key to develop tremendous and dedicated marketing materials to catch the essence of every single project we will handle."



Benjamin Devie

Benjamin Devie


Research

I recently started working at Cushman & Wakefield as a Data Analyst for the Research Department. On a daily basis, I will automate the export and import of external data into our database, support Capital Market Office and Office Agency in their daily tasks. Before I joined C&W, I studied Computer sciences for a first Master, and Statistics and Data sciences for a second Master.  

Why C&W?

C&W is a leader in the real estate sector, I am looking forward to discovering the subject and being challenged by all my missions. 

Hobbies

I am a huge fan of luxurious watches. When not working, I like to run and I like to travel, I can’t wait to travel again.


Customer Review A word from...

Cédric Van Meerbeeck, Head of Research & Marketing:

"Benjamin’s love for data, data science, predictive modelling and coding directly convinced me that he is the perfect person to reinforce our Research team. As a research analyst, his capabilities will be key to develop and reinforce all our Business Intelligence Tools and new applications to provide the most accurate answers to our clients to help them to add value to their real estate."



Melodie Huyberechts

Mélodie Huyberechts 


Marketing C&W Design + Build

After a bachelor's degree in Marketing and Communication at Ephec, I was able to develop my marketing skills in various jobs. Today, I work as Marketing coordinator for C&W Design + Build and I’m in charge of developing the CWDB’s intern/extern communication and increase the company’s visibility in collaboration with the Marketing team of C&W. 

Why C&W?

I have always been fascinated by the construction of buildings and the beauty of a place by its architecture or by what composed it. I discovered a particular attraction for real estate. So working at C&W Design + Build was an obvious choice. 

Hobbies

I’m interested in many things but what I prefer is photography and architecture. So don’t be surprise if you meet me in the street and I'm looking up.


Customer Review A word from...

Patrick Junius, Head of C&W Design + Build:

"Her experience in our industry and her expertise in social media will allow us to be visible and create an image in line with our expectations. A very dynamic colleague with the motivation to enable us to achieve our goals for the next years."



Elyah Platt

Elyah Platt


Capital Markets Office

I am an Investment Analyst within the Capital Market Office department. On a daily basis, we analyse and assess potential deals within the investment market. Before starting for Cushman & Wakefield, I went to study in London. I went to University College London (UCL) for my Bachelor and Master’s degrees. I studied Management and IT for my Bachelor and International Real Estate and Planning for my Master’s.  

Why C&W?

I chose to come full-time at C&W because I loved my time as an intern at the firm. Moreover, the international character of the firm was also a major factor why I chose to come and work here. 

Hobbies

When not working, I like to play sports; especially football and padel. Additionally, I like to read about politics and the news.


Customer Review A word from...

Michaël Despiegelaere, Head of Capital Markets Office:

"Two years ago Elyah had the opportunity to do a summer internship in our Capital Markets department. At the time, he worked on the Finance Tower file, which is our largest closed deal to date! We thought he definitely brought us luck and we decided to hire him. On a more serious note, Elyah comes straight from London with a solid background in Finance and Real Estate and he already had the opportunity to show us his ability to learn well and fast, so the choice was quite obvious. He also had a really good connection with the rest of the team at the time and it is still the case today."



Yogan Neirinckx 

Yogan Neirinckx


Valuation

I recently started working at Cushman & Wakefield as a Real Estate Valuer. My role within the company is to appraise market value of all types of real estate for our local and international clients. I graduated from ICHEC as a Commercial engineer – Master in Innovation and Management of Technologies - in September 2020. After having worked for several months on a startup project it was time for me to enter the world of real estate, which has always sparked my interest a lot!  

Why C&W?

C&W is the best option to evolve within a leading global Real Estate services company while being in a caring, fulfilling and exciting working environment.  

Hobbies

I am a big fan of sports in general. I have been more into padel in the last few years, but I also love to surf and ski when the opportunity arises. I am also addicted to travelling (preferably backpack travelling). I have had the chance to travel and live in different parts of the world, be it through my student exchange program in Colombia, a gap year in Australia or many other trips with friends, family or on my own. On a more personal level, I like to read in my spare time. I love any book that teaches me about myself or the world.


Customer Review A word from... 

Christophe Ackermans, Head of Valuation:

"We were impressed by Yogan’s motivation to discover new horizons as well as his enthusiasm for the real estate sector. In combination with his positive personality, we are confident that he will be a great fit to the team."


Jolien Corstjens

Jolien Corstjens


Asset Management

Technical Property Manager – I inherited the portfolio from Alain Vermeulen and will look after approximately 12 buildings situated in the region around Anderlecht. Although I graduated in journalism (2011) and enrolled in Nursing School (2015-2018), I’ve landed a job in Property Management in 2018 and have been thrilled about this line of work ever since. I’ve been fortunate to get to know the field at All Yield & continued my growing process at AG Insurance as a Buildings Maintenance Coordinator. I look forward to keep on growing both professionally as personally as a member of Asset Services for Cushman & Wakefield.

Why C&W?

After my interview with Haike, Corry & Alain I was impressed by their professionalism, enthusiasm, and the way they seemed to believe in me that I wanted to become part of Haike’s team.  

Hobbies

In my spare time, I spend a lot of time prepping for Aalst Carnaval, trying to hit the waves as a surf newbie and one of my new years' resolutions for 2021 is to run a ½ marathon: 21k in 2021.

Customer Review A word from...

Haike De Vogelaere, Head of Asset Management:

"During the recruitment procedure, Jolien's enthusiasm and motivation were immediately apparent. She is sociable, driven, organised, and trilingual, all qualities a good PM needs. We were happy to welcome her in the team, she’s already managing the portfolio from Growners being Riverside business park, Amadeus Square and a building for Siemens."


Benoit Duysters

Benoit Duysters


Valuation

I will be working within the Valuation & Advisory department of C&W. My first professional experience was as Transfer Pricing Consultant at EY for a bit more than 2 years. Previously, I graduated from my master’s in Business Engineering (Handelsingenieur/ Ingénieur commercial) at the KU Leuven. Additionally, I have received the opportunity to participate in Exchange Programs in both the US (i.e., University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign) and China (i.e., MBA program - cooperation between MIT and the Tsinghua University in Beijing), 2 major world leading universities.

Why C&W?

C&W is one of the biggest players within the Real Estate service industry trying to outperform its competition by embracing cooperation and team spirit.  

Hobbies

Outside work I am motivated to trigger myself both on a professional as on a personal level. Next to surfing on the wave of the padel hype and going for a run from time to time, I have taken up two fantastic courses at the KULeuven to enhance my professional knowledge: “Postgraduaat in de Vastgoedkunde 2021” (started end of January 2021) and “Young professionals’ program Vastgoedkunde” (second half of 2020).

 Customer Review A word from...

Christophe Ackermans, Head of Valuation:

"As a former international tax consultant, Benoit has had a chance to develop a professional experience which together with his academic background will prove quite useful for valuations.In addition, his participation in the KUL real estate program highlights a clear interest for the sector and an appetite to learn which is key in our business."


Corentin Vanden Dael

Corentin Vanden Daele


Retail Agency

I am Account Manager for Retail in the High Street, with an international bachelor degree in Business Management from the University College Leuven Limburg.

Why C&W?

I chose to work for C&W to further develop my commercial skills and my management of clients (owners and candidates). One of the things that tipped the balance was the consultancy aspect which is important to me, to really feel that I am adding value to both the client and C&W.
I have always loved real estate and I am very interested in investing in real estate myself (residential).  

Hobbies

Wakeboard in the summer, snowboard in the winter, coach of a hockey team.

 Customer Review A word from...

Jonathan Delguste, Partner:

"During the interviews we had, he showed his love for CRM’s and hockey… As we always search to reinforce our hockey team and are in full implementation of “Engage” we thought he was the right guy hoping that he loves a little bit stones also… More seriously, Corentin showed a real client focus wanting to bring the right advice, has determination and is used to work hard in a team. In addition he brings his background from other sectors."


Evelyn Nedee

Evelyn Nedee


Shopping Centre

Senior Account Manager – Shopping centre leasing
The past 4 years I worked at Retail Point and was responsible for the asset management and opening of new shops for various retailers (e.g. Tom&Co, Pro Duo, Burger King, Rituals, Delhaize). Before that, I worked at McDonald's as a Real Estate Representative. I initially started in the residential real estate sector at Engel & Völkers.

Why C&W?

Cushman & Wakefield is the market leader in commercial retail in Belgium. It consists of an enthusiastic team of specialists, which means I can learn a lot and get to know new players from the front row. You can further develop yourself and your talents.  

Hobbies

In my free time I love to sport (oa playing tennis, go for a run, riding my bike,..), go out for dinner and spending time with friends & family.

Customer Review A word from...

Kurth Marissens, Associate:

"Evelyn was first chose given her relevant experience as retailer and retail consultant, her positive vibe, excellent relational skills, and fit within the current retail team as we share the same values."


Sandrine Meekers

Sandrine Meekers


Finance

I am the new Business & Operations Assistant: I am the contact person between Finance and other departments, and I am also processing invoices from suppliers for C&W Benelux and D&B.

At first, I am graduated in “Tourism” from ISALT but I made a second bachelor in Accounting at EPHEC and made my last year at UCLL to improve my skills in Dutch (Leuven). Before C&W I have worked for 1 year as a junior accountant by Conac.

Why C&W?

I needed something more challenging and needed more contact with other people, feeling more useful.  

Hobbies

I love diving to see wonderful animals and you feel so peaceful and I love traveling, mostly to Africa but I would also love to go to South America.

Customer Review A word from...

Luca Dubini, Head of Finance:

"In our interview with Sandrine, she was extremely chatty indicating a sociable and friendly trait which combined with her willingness to face head-on the steep challenges that Finance encounters daily made us confident in our choice. Sandrine has now been part of the team for a couple of months and by now – more than ever – we are sure that she is the person we needed."

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