Vesteda nominates Astrid Schlüter as CEO

On 3 April, Vesteda will officially nominate Astrid Schlüter for appointment as its new CEO. She will succeed Gertjan van der Baan, who announced in October his departure as of April this year. Following her appointment, Astrid and Frits Vervoort (CFO) will together form Vesteda’s statutory board.

Astrid Schlüter started her career at Vesteda in September 2013 as Director of Property Management. Three years later, Astrid was appointed Director of Operations, and since 1 January 2021 she has been Chief Operations Officer (COO). Prior to joining Vesteda, Astrid worked for many years at real estate agency Jacobus Recourt in various management positions. Astrid is an econometrician and, after completing her econometrics studies, took a postgraduate course to become a chartered controller.

Astrid Schlüter: “For the past years, I have been responsible for property and asset management at Vesteda. In this operational management role, my team and I worked on the long-term value creation of Vesteda’s real estate portfolio and on tenant satisfaction, which increased significantly. Vesteda is currently in good shape. I would like to use my knowledge and experience to lead Vesteda in the coming years and to ensure our continued success.”

Jaap Blokhuis, Chairman of Vesteda’s Supervisory Committee: “After Gertjan van der Baan announced his departure, the Supervisory Committee was responsible for selecting a good successor. We are truly proud that Astrid Schlüter, as an internal candidate, ultimately had the best credentials for this role. The housing market is becoming more and more of a political and public product and we consider Astrid highly capable of finding the right balance between creating social impact and achieving a healthy return for Vesteda’s participants.”

The Supervisory Committee has now started the recruitment and selection process to find a new Chief Operations Officer to succeed Astrid Schlüter.