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ITRA Global Announces Expansion in Major European Market

November 11, 2015
Fred-Anton Knoop
Fred-Anton Knoop
Stephan Buis
Stephan Buis

“We are extremely pleased to be adding a highly qualified member, AREA Occupier Solutions, in the major European market of Amsterdam. The Netherlands is a key European transportation and business hub, so adding a top-notch ITRA member in Amsterdam was an important goal of ours,” says ITRA Global Chairman Chris Atwater. “Fred-Anton Knoop and Stephan Buis, founders of AREA Occupier Solutions / ITRA Global both come with extensive experience and market knowledge and make an excellent addition to the ITRA team.”

While recent consolidation in the commercial real estate brokerage industry has created slow moving organizations, ITRA Global continues to assemble a nimble team of independent and unbiased advisory firms. With coverage in major markets around the world, ITRA Global is one of the largest organizations dedicated to representing tenants and occupiers of commercial real estate. Clients benefit by having an experienced professional as their trusted advisor, providing conflict-free representation with total objectivity.

“ITRA Global has been actively serving corporate clients for 20 years,” explains Atwater, “and during that long period our growth strategy has never changed: we strive to only add seasoned professionals in key markets around the world who understand the daily changes in a highly competitive global marketplace.”

AREA Occupier Solutions / ITRA Global  is an independent advisory firm in Dutch real estate and was founded in 2015 by Fred-Anton Knoop and Stephan Buis as a company strictly dedicated to tenants and occupiers of commercial real estate. It is committed to a 100 percent “conflict-free” business model. The company creates, delivers, and manages effective and supportive real estate solutions.

One of the founders stated during a recent ITRA Global conference in Detroit: “We were interested in an international network, but it had to be world class with worldwide presence, highly committed and ambitious, and definitely 100 percent tenant focused. ITRA Global is the platform that suits this profile for us. With ITRA Global, we become a global organization able to serve customers worldwide.”

Mr. Knoop, with over 18 years of experience in advising tenants and occupiers of commercial real estate, and Mr. Buis, a 10 year veteran, are service oriented instead of transaction oriented. They want to support clients during the whole life cycle of their real estate experience and cultivate long term thinking to enable clients to clearly identify long term goals and financial objectives.

AREA Occupier Solutions / ITRA Global provides high quality advisory services in tenant representation, strategic consulting, and project management throughout the Netherlands and Belgium. For more information, visit


Beth Wade, ITRA Global Executive Director,  +1 706 654 3201

Or Fred-Anton Knoop, Principal, AREA Occupier Solutions / ITRA Global, +31 15 8200 378

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