Global Restaurant Investment Forum

24 June 2020 | GRIF Marketplace - Our virtual meeting space

24 June 2020 | GRIF Marketplace - Our virtual meeting space

Speaker Profile

Lesley Bamberger

Managing Director, Kroonenberg Groep

L. (Lesley) Bamberger (1965) is the Managing Director of Kroonenberg Groep. He is the grandson of founder Jaap Kroonenberg. Lesley Bamberger worked in the forerunner of CBRE, Richard Ellis and Jones Lang before joining Kroonenberg Groep in 1986. In 1996 he became general manager. Kroonenberg Groep is a private investor and developer.

Lesley Bamberger won the Real Estate Man of the Year Award in 2013; became Real Estate Dicisionmaker in 2015 and 2016 and Real Estate Man of Amsterdam in 2018.

Kroonenberg Groep provides accommodation for shopping, working and living. Its real estate portfolio is constantly being optimized and tailored to the needs of the market. They aim to provide added value to the quality of retail space, work-space, and residential space. They combine creativity and a sharp eye for detail with financial strength and decisiveness. Their goal is to realise an optimum balance of development, high-quality management, and return on investment.

Recent redevelopments of Kroonenberg Groep are Gelderlandplein and Kalverpassage in Amsterdam, Hilvertshof in Hilversum and the Barones in Breda. Kroonenberg Groep won the FGH Vastgoedprijs in 2012 for the redevelopment of Het Bank at Rembrandtplein in Amsterdam. In 2012, the NRW Annual Prize was also won for Markthof in Hoofddorp together with Prowinko. In 2016 and 2017, Kroonenberg Groep won the NRW Annual Award as the ICSC Award for the redevelopment of Gelderlandplein. Besides the Netherlands, Kroonenberg Groep is also active in America and Canada with real estate in Chicago, Miami, Toronto and New York. In New York an existing office building was redeveloped into an apartment complex that was completely sold on completion.