Drs GROENER Gerard
Gerard Groener is active in the property business since 1985 working for investors, builders and developers. The last 15 years he worked for Corio, after the merger between Winkel Beleggingen Nederland and VIB in 2001 as managing director for the Netherlands. He joined the board in 2006, taking the role of CEO in 2008. Gerard is a vice-chairman in EPRA and chairman of ULI Netherlands, Gerard holds anon-executive board position in Bouwinvest. His main fields of interest are consumer behaviour and related technological development. Reads and listens to Richard Florida, Kjell Nordström, Simon Sinek and Tom Waits, runs to keep fit and likes to be at two places at the same time.
Corio is a retail property company. Our core business is to create Favourite Meeting Places through selecting, developing and operating shopping centres in Europe. Our vision is to create places where people like to meet and return to every time of the day, for anything and in any mood.
Corio believes shopping centres can and should perform an important social role, a meeting place where individuals can relax, socialise, feel at home and be inspired. We are convinced that the creation of appealing and successful shopping centres, when managed properly, will generate greater economic activity and will give us the opportunity to expand our business within our shopping centres. In doing so, we recognize the importance of being alert to the changing demands and habits of people and adapt quickly. To be successful, we believe our centres should be sustainable in every respect: conceptually, aesthetically, socially, environmentally and financially. We create to adapt.
Corio has operations in six countries: The Netherlands, France, Italy, Spain, Germany and Turkey.