Dirk Adriaenssen has over 20 years of experience in retail real estate which he gained by working with investors, developers and retailers. He joined Redevco in 2004 as Head of Property Management in Belgium where he optimized the portfolio value through strategic rent and lease management, account management, (re)developments and acquisitions. Since 2013 Dirk is Managing Director for Redevco Switzerland & Central Europe where he manages a 650 m EUR portfolio with 10 dedicated real estate professionals based in Zürich. Dirk started his career in 1994 as Real Estate Manager for the Belgian retail holding Mitiska, where he build a successful track record in national and international expansion and property management for different retail brands. He also played a key role in the IPO and day-to-day management of the first retail REIT (Retail Estates) in Belgium.