ANREV names new chairman
Willem de Geus is founder of Proprium Capital Partners
18 Sep 2020 | The Asset
Willem de Geus
Willem de Geus

The Asian Association for Investors in Non-Listed Real Estate Vehicles (ANREV) has appointed Willem de Geus, founder of Proprium Capital Partners, as its new chairman, succeeding Chelsfield Asia chief executive officer Nicholas Loup, who has led the association for 12 years. Loup will remain on ANREV’s management board. 

Stephen Tross, chief investment officer, international investments, at Bouwinvest REIM, has been named deputy chairman of ANREV.

De Geus first came to Asia in 2008 with Morgan Stanley Real Estate, before launching Proprium in 2013. He was the architect of the cooperation agreement between ANREV and INREV, which was completed in 2009. He was a founder of INREV, the association's European sister organization, in 2003, and before that, in 1999, was one of the founders of listed real estate body EPRA.

As ANREV chairman, de Geus heads the association's management board, which is mostly comprised of institutional investors. The management board sets the strategic direction of the association while delegating day-to-day management to the executive committee.

Tross has nearly 30 years of experience in the international real estate industry. He has been CIO for international investments at Bouwinvest for over 10 years and has been on ANREV's management board for over seven years, as well as held various roles at INREV. Previously, he was a director at KPMG responsible for the firm's real estate audit practice in the Netherlands and held several positions with PricewaterhouseCoopers in the Netherlands, the UK and the US.

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