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Virignie de Baere, one of the most well-known experts and leaders in CEE’s property management sector, will replace Helga Cosyns and take up the position of Managing Director of MVGM Belgium.
Ultimately, Virginie de Baere will also be responsible for MVGM’s expansion into the French market. She is returning to her native Belgium after 20 years in Poland, where she held the position of Managing Director of MVGM Poland.
“MVGM’s international presence allows me to continue my career within the structures of one of Europe’s top-tier property management service provider. I am very pleased that I will continue implementing the company’s growth strategy in the Belgian market together with the Belgium team. MVGM is an innovative company investing in technology to boost the efficiency and effectiveness of the company’s services. It is worth underlining that MVGM Belgium will receive access to additional business tools such as online dashboard views of property data which will represent an additional service for clients. I would like to thank the board of MVGM for their trust and Helga for building a strong foundation for MVGM’s business in Belgium”, comments Virignie de Baere.
In December 2019, following the finalisation of MVGM’s acquisition of property management services from Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL), Virginie de Baere was appointed Managing Director of MVGM in Poland. Prior to this, she worked at JLL for over a decade, where she actively participated in creating a portfolio of property management services and teams dedicated to property management in the CEE region.
“Belgium is one of MVGM’s strategic markets where we have ambitious plans to develop our service portfolio. This requires the combination of different competencies as well as experience from real estate sectors in other countries. Therefore, I would like to thank Virginie for taking on this role. She is a truly versatile and very talented manager who has worked in extremely competitive real estate markets, which will allow us to further strengthen MVGM’s position in Belgium. At the same time, we would like to thank Helga for her commitment and contribution to our business as an MD for Belgium and I look forward continuing with Helga in another role at MVGM”, comments Menno van der Horst, member of the Board MVGM.
MVGM is an authority in real estate, a top tier property manager in Europe, and the largest property manager in the Netherlands. In July 2019, the company announced its acquisition of JLL’s European property management business in Germany, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, Luxembourg, Poland, the Czech Republic, Romania and Slovakia. The completion of the acquisition took place in December, and added another 12 million square meters to the MVGM European portfolio (20 million square meters in total) as well as access to high-profile clients including leading global real estate investors.