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INREV appoints three new members to Management Board

7 June 2023, Amsterdam – INREV’s Management Board has appointed three new members, following approval from the association’s membership at its Annual General Meeting on 1 June. Joining the Management Board for the first time, are:

  • Amilcar Grot, Achmea Investment Management 
  • Keith O’Donnell, ATOZ 
  • Jaap van der Bijl, Altera Vastgoed 

Amilcar Grot, who joins the MB as an investor representative, is a Senior Portfolio Manager in the International Real Estate unit at Achmea Investment Management. Prior to this, Grot worked as a Senior Portfolio Manager at Blue Sky Group. He is a longstanding INREV member and was previously Chair of the INREV Due Diligence Committee, and a member of the INREV Investor Advisory Council and is a regular presenter at INREV events. 

With over 30 years in the tax industry, Keith O’Donnell has extensive knowledge in advising international groups on the design and implementation of global tax strategies. A founding and Managing Partner of ATOZ, O’Donnell is actively involved in several key international tax bodies. He is a long standing and active INREV member, he was previously Chair of the Tax Committee and played an active role in the development of the Code of Tax Conduct module of the INREV Guidelines.  Keith is also Chair of the ALFI Tax Commission, and Vice-Chair of Digital Europe's Tax Committee.

Jaap van der Bijl has been CEO of Altera Vastgoed since November 2016. Prior to this, he worked for three years as Managing Director Investor Relations at Syntrus Achmea RE & Finance, Senior Head Northern Europe at AXA Real Assets from 2008, and Director Investor Relations at Achmea Vastgoed from 2002. An active member of INREV, he was previously Chair of the INREV Due Diligence Committee. Jaap is also a member of the INREV Fund Manager Advisory Council, and the INREV Operational Real Estate Committee. 

In other changes, Catherine Martougin from Baker McKenzie, Ilkka Tomperi from Capman, and Thomas Brown from LGT Capital Partners, are all stepping down from the INREV Management Board, each having served the maximum of two, three-year terms.
Lonneke Löwik, INREV CEO, said: ‘We have been working with Amilcar, Keith and Jaap for several years, and have greatly appreciated their expertise and input into various INREV committees. Their knowledge across due diligence and tax will undoubtedly be invaluable to our Management Board during this period of ongoing transition for the industry.  I am very much look forward to working with them all in their new roles on the Board. 

I would also like to thank Catherine, Ilkka, and Thomas for their outstanding contributions and unwavering commitment to the Management Board over the last six years.’