People Moves: BNP Paribas Real Estate in the Netherlands announces Rick Niemeijer as successor to CEO and Co-founder Sicco Posthumus


Press Release - BNP Paribas Real Estate has announced that Rick Niemeijer will take over the role of CEO from co-founder Sicco Posthumus. Rick has been working at BNP Paribas Real Estate since 2008, of which seven years as a member of the Executive Board and Director Asset Management & Investments. Rick has been deputy CEO for over two years as the appointment followed a careful and long term succession plan to preserve the continuity of the organisation. Following this transition period, Founder and CEO Sicco Posthumus today officially announced he is stepping down after fourteen years at the helm of the company.

Together with the appointment of Rick, Michiel Santing is appointed as Director Capital Markets. Michiel has been working at BNP Paribas Real Estate since 2010 and was an important factor in strengthening the company's pan-European capabilities as Director of International Investment Group Advisory.

Sicco Posthumus commented: "Fourteen years ago I founded this organisation with Machiel Hoek and Sake Pleiter. I am incredibly proud of what we have achieved as a team, first as an independent company and later under the wings of BNP Paribas. This is the right time for me to step down and focus my full attention on a number of projects that are dear to me. We had a well-planned and structured transition process and I leave the organisation knowing it is in an excellent position for further growth. I have known Rick for fourteen years and he is very committed to our profile as an entrepreneurial organisation, where attention and a personal approach make the difference. I am proud that we appoint this next generation of board members from within our own ranks, and look forward to the future with confidence, knowing that Rick will succeed me as CEO."

Rick Niemeijer, CEO of BNP Paribas Real Estate in the Netherlands commented:"Due to the efforts of Sicco and the rest of the team we hold a strong position in our market. Towards the future I am convinced that with the extensive cooperation with BNP Paribas, we are in the right position to further strengthen our market position. We will remain an entrepreneurial and agile real estate advisor, but the fact that we can access the strength and expertise of a global bank is unique in our industry. As we are Europe's leading real estate advisor we have the scale and the network to take on any new assignment. I am looking forward to further organically grow our organization." 

Source: BNP Paribas


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