Corporate Governance

Preben Bruggeman

Chief Financial Officer, Effective Leader

Preben Bruggeman holds a master’s degree in Business Engineering and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from the University of Antwerp. He also successfully completed the 3 levels of the CFA program (Chartered Financial Analyst). He started his career in 2008 at Bank Degroof as an equity analyst, in charge of the real estate sector, and then in corporate finance. He also held the position of CFO and effective leader at the public REIT Qrf City Retail. Since 2019, he has been part of the effective leadership of Home Invest Belgium.

Ingrid Quinet

Chief Legal Officer, effective leader

Ingrid Quinet has a Master’s Degree in Law (VUB) and has almost 20 years’ experience as a lawyer and legal expert, mainly in the real estate and banking sector. Previously, she worked as a lawyer at Allen & Overy, Clifford Chance, Nibelle Law and Laga. She worked at Eaglestone as Chief Legal Officer until December 2019.

Jan Opdecam

Head of Portfolio Management

Jan Opdecam has more than 15 years’ experience in the real estate sector, first as an Asset Manager at RC Vastgoed and then as a Commercial Director at Whitewood Capital Group. He worked for KBC Securities as Director Equity Research before joining Home Invest Belgium by the end of 2019. He oversees all operational activities for the buildings in portfolio.

Patrick Verstraete

Head of Develoment and Construction

Patrick Verstraete is a construction engineer by formation and completed the postgraduate degree in real estate engineering in 2003 at KULeuven. He has more than 30 years of experience in the Belgian real estate sector. After a first experience as an architect, he moved up to project director development for a general contractor. Afterwards, he gained experience in property management and in 2019 he took up the role of Chief Technical Officer at Leasinvest Real Estate. Before joining HIB, he was Head of project & property management at Nextensa.