Meet our People

We work with a stable and motivated team: an international group of entrepreneurs. We work quickly with our customers and are always thinking in terms of best solutions.

Annemiek van den Bosch

Marketing Manager

Office Netherlands

Since 2012, Annemiek has been responsible for all Westplan’s communication and marketing activities, including websites, newsletters and the investor portal. In addition she prepares investor reports and organizes investors events.

Responsibilities:

  • Marketing
  • Communication
  • Events

Taco Ulrich

Partner

Office Netherlands

Taco has been part of Westplan’s core team since 2002 and is the point of contact for private investors and family offices. He is involved in relationship management and funding new investments.

Responsibilities:

  • New and existing investments
  • Investor relationships

Ewoud Swaak

Partner

Office USA

Ewoud founded Westplan in 1994 and began structuring U.S. real estate investments in 1996. He is mainly responsible for the general management and strategy of the company and is in close contact with key investors.

Responsibilities:

  • Bridging the U.S. and the Netherlands operations
  • Fund structures
  • Relationships with key investors

Brad Johnson

Partner

Office USA

Brad joined Westplan in 2013. He has over 30 years of experience in multifamily residential development and acquisitions. He has been directly involved in the acquisition and development of more than 20,000 apartments with a total investment of approximately $1.7 billion. He is responsible for Westplan’s investments and investment strategy.

Responsibilities:

  • Acquisition and development
  • Westplan strategy

Robert Klok

Partner | Chief Financial Officer

Office Netherlands

Robert has been responsible for project and corporate accounting and tax since 2001. He manages the tax processes and fund structures of the U.S. and Dutch market. In addition, he focuses on compliance, for which he works closely with external compliance consultants.

Responsible for:

  • Fund and corporate accounting
  • Fund, corporate and investor tax

Rob Carter

Partner

Office USA

Rob joined Westplan in 2007 after 15 years in real estate banking. He is closely involved in selecting new investments and making operational decisions for Westplan and its projects. In addition, he is responsible for all debt relationships.

Responsibilities:

  • Corporate and Asset Operations
  • Project financing
  • Strategic Decisions

Sharon Chandler

Controller

Office USA

Sharon has been the Controller for Westplan since 2012. She is responsible for all the accounting and compiling financial reports.

Responsibilities:

  • Project accounting
  • Inspection and audit preparations

Todd Cooper

Vice President of Construction

Office USA

Todd joined Westplan in 2019 and has over 18 years of experience in commercial and residential construction. He coordinates the entire construction process, requiring involvement in the design and the permit procedure, among other things and is responsible for all General Contractor negotiations.

Responsibilities:

  • Project planning and supervision of construction projects
  • Communication with Asset Managers and other key stakeholders
  • Monthly progress reports to management

Kate Edmonds

Investment Manager

Office USA

Since 2009, Kate has been responsible for the asset management of our apartment projects and is involved in the development process of new projects. She works closely with property management companies.

Responsibilities:

  • Supervision of price-setting and leasing of new projects
  • Asset management
  • Quarterly reports to investors

Chris Forde

Investment Manager

Office USA

Chris joined Westplan in 2012. He is responsible for providing support to the management team for all investment decisions and structuring Westplan’s projects for the investors.

Responsibilities:

  • Analyzing new opportunities
  • Structuring investments
  • Project analysis throughout its life cycle

Barbara Strang

Staff Accountant

Office Netherlands

Barbara has been with Westplan since 2013. As a Staff Accountant, her focus is on the financial administration of the Dutch and American entities of Westplan and its fund structures.

Responsibilities:

  • Financial administration
  • Distribution of funds

Annette Stawasz

HR coordinator and Management Assistant

Office USA

Annette has worked as an HR coordinator at Westplan since 2007. Organizing domestic and international trips for colleagues and investors, managing business expenses and coordinating IT implementations are among her responsibilities.

Responsibilities:

  • Human Resources
  • Accounting
  • Office management

Daniëlle van den Berg

Office Manager

Office Netherlands

Daniëlle is the first point of contact for investors. In addition to administrative tasks and receiving and managing appointments, she has a supporting role in marketing activities.

Responsibilities:

  • Office management
  • Administration

Mark van Weegen

Member of the Board of Advisors

Mark van Weegen has been serving on the Board of Advisors since 2018. He helps the partners of Westplan to develop long-term strategies and improve daily operations.

Responsibilities:

  • Advising partners Westplan

Onno Breur

Chairman of the Board of Advisors

Onno Breur has been a member of the Board of Advisors of Westplan since 2006 and has taken the role of chairman since 2012. As chairman, he advises the partners on strategic decisions and is committed to maintaining a strong foundation for Westplan.

Responsibilities:

  • Advising partners Westplan

Board of Advisors


Our Core Values

Our core values are not just hollow words. We behave accordingly. Day in and day out.

We keep our commitments and do not delay

We do what we say, and we say what we do. Delivering with unwavering conviction. Procrastination is not a virtue.

Be present. Be personable

Each contact and every relationship is personalized. Put the effort into personally connecting with one another at every opportunity.

Consistent and reliable in every effort

Our reputation is built and sustained through these two disciplines. The markets, our clients and our partners do not like surprises.

Honesty and transparency in every relationship

Deals and relationships should be beneficial to all parties. No games. Nothing is hidden and nothing is misleading.

Collaboration and cooperation over litigation - partners, not opponents

We work for and with people, not against them. Litigation is a last resort.

Socially and environmentally responsible in word and deed

We always seek to understand the environmental and social impact of our work. We do the right thing for people and the planet.