Entrepreneurial spirit is in my family. I am a descendent of a family business in industrial weighing equipment, where I started my career. Through the construction of weighing bridges, I came into contact with the building industry and transferred to Verelst Industrial Construction where I was first occupied with plan development and the sale of corporate buildings. I subsequently moved into project development with Eurinpro (now Goodman). Eventually, I wanted to go further into property development and sought a financially sound partner with whom I could share knowledge and expertise. That’s how H(eerkens)V(an)B(avel)M(olenschot) was created and this collaboration seems to be very complementary. Since June 2000, Sjef and I have been the management of HVBM Vastgoed.

Every day, I am busy with the general business of acquisitions and I am the first point of contact for potential tenants, users, authorities, agents, investors, advisers and contractors who are involved in projects with us. I firmly believe in establishing long-term relationships and trust is an important part of that. In part, that involves the keeping of pledges and promises and in part the intensive maintenance of my substantial network.

On the golf course, I try to mix business with pleasure and regularly invite business associates. I also find it enjoyable to run and I regularly participate in running events such as the Seven Hills Run, the Dam to Dam Run and the Rotterdam marathon. Every year, we run the Tilburg Ten Miles with associates of HVBM. 

Adriaan Molenschot