Schieweg 93 Delft, 2627AT Netherlands
+31 15 8200 378

Fred-Anton Knoop

Principal

Stephan Buis

Principal

Languages:

Dutch English

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Commercial Real Estate

AREA Occupier Solutions

Fred-Anton Knoop, Principal:

Areas of Expertise
With over 20 years’ experience in "100% dedicated to tenants" advice. He is able to identify and deliver the best solution for corporate occupiers. 

His specialties are:

The search for locations: identify sites suitable to business plans of corporate occupiers

Lease Negotiation: represent corporate occupiers in negotiating (or renegotiating) rental commitments

Advice on property matters: inventory and diagnose real estate of corporate occupiers

Appraisal: help corporate occupiers with any plans for acquiring, transferring, restructuring or valuating property

His independent perspective and approach allows him to guarantee that no conflict of interest will interfere with your results. 

Background
Fred-Anton graduated with a MSc in Real Estate & Housing at the Delft University of Technology after which he worked at the Real Estate & Housing department on a survey on structural vacancy in Dutch real estate. 

Problem-oriented, creative & innovative, Fred-Anton is a critical independent thinker capable of independently solving problems. Throughout The Netherlands he has a broad network of trustworthy persons. 

Qualifications & Affiliations
MSc degree Delft University of Technology (Real Estate & Housing);

As a member of Round Table he joined National Board as Treasurer and became an honorary member in Delft in 2012.

Selection of Clients
Lloyd’s Register, Orange Pearl Innovation Group, The Netherlands Bar, Trimension, Bird & Bird, Waste, Dutch Banking Association, various smaller Dutch law- and accountancy firms.

Services

Tenant Representation

Lease Administration

• Building Survey, Mechanical & Electrical Reporting

• Dilapidations & Reinstatement (Restoration)

• Build-to-suits & Development

Sale Lease-backs

• Purchase & Owner/Users

Subleasing, Assignment, Disposition

Leasing & Renewals

Lease Audit & Advisory

• Site Selection

Sustainability & LEED Consulting

• Expert Witness

• Strategic Consulting

• Project Management

Practice Areas

• Office

Following are a few interesting facts about Amsterdam and its commercial real estate market…

  • Amsterdam is the capital city of the Netherlands. The city is located in the province of North Holland in the west of the country in the direct vicinity of Schiphol Airport (ranked as Europe’s best international airport for both cargo and passenger transport and main hub to Europe). Its status as the Dutch capital is mandated by the Constitution of the Netherlands though it is not the seat of the Dutch government, which is The Hague.
  • As the commercial capital of the Netherlands and one of the top financial centers in Europe, Amsterdam is considered an alpha world city by the Globalization and World Cities study group. Many large Dutch institutions have their headquarters in Amsterdam including Philips and ING. Furthermore companies like Google, Facebook and Starbucks have chosen Amsterdam as location for their European headquarters.
  • The Amsterdam South Axis district is the most prestigious office location, not only within the Amsterdam area but of the entire country. The combination of prime office space, excellent accessibility by all means of transport (including Schiphol Airport), highly educated, multilingual, flexible workforces and a high standard of living make the South Axis the preferred location for international tenants and occupiers of commercial real estate.
  • In 2015 Amsterdam was ranked the second best city in which to live by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) and 11th globally on quality of living for environment and infrastructure by Mercer (2014). The city was previously ranked 8th in innovation by 2thinknow in the Innovation Cities Index 2014. 
  • Amsterdam is the springboard to the EU market because of its strategic location in the center of the three largest European economies: Germany, France and the UK – 170 million consumers (half of the EU) within a 300 mile (482.8 km) radius and approx. 244 million consumers in a 600 miles radius.