Our company focuses on one of the basic human needs: shelter. On houses, neighbourhoods and every possible residential need there may be in the countries where we operate as an area developer: the Netherlands, France and Germany. We conduct extensive research into these needs, which forms the basis of everything we develop and build.
BPD is a leading European area developer. Today, over one million Europeans live in homes and areas that we have realised. We believe in creating ‘living environments’, areas that are alive in their own right. That offer space and peace of mind and also encourage activities on the streets outside.
Our name is affiliated with large urban expansion areas but also with small-scale residential projects in towns and (inner) cities. The field in which we work is both very large and very small and we are area and a project developer in one. With nearly 30 regional offices in economically strong areas we are firmly rooted in the local housing markets.
We have an exceptional professional network and our profound knowledge of consumers allows us to adapt to and incorporate local residential needs like no other. BPD, established in 1946, is part of Rabobank. In the Netherlands and in Germany we operate under the name BPD, in France as BPD Marignan.
Managing Board The Managing Board of BPD is located in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The board members are:
BPD is active in the Netherlands, France and Germany. The country management is:
Chairman of the Management Board BPD Ontwikkeling
Chairman of the Management Board BPD Marignan
Chairman of the Management Board BPD Immobilienentwicklung
|Turnover in 2017||€ 1,7 billion|
|Homes sold in 2017||11,500|
|Homes sold since 1946||340,000|
|Homes in portfolio||77,000|
|Number of employees||900|
|The Netherlands - market leader|
|Homes sold past 10 years||43,000|
|Amount sold per year||5,700|
|Germany - market leader|
|Homes sold past 10 years||9,900|
|Amount sold per year||1,500|
|France - top 10 position|
|Homes sold past 10 years||27,100|
|Amount sold per year||3,700|
BPD was born in the Netherlands and raised in Europe. Since our establishment over 70 years ago, we have developed over 330,000 houses and residential areas. Over one million Europeans live in one of the projects that we have developed.
Post-World War II, the Netherlands was facing huge shortages, including a lack of affordable housing. Happy couples saw no other option than to postpone their wedding and newlyweds were often forced to move into the poorly insulated back room of a relative’s house. A far cry from perfection, where conversations were often hushed to whispers. It is in this setting that the idea arose to establish building funds, municipal funds meant for the financing of new housing. Bouwspaarkas Drentsche Gemeenten (Building Fund of the municipality of Drenthe) becomes our first name.
Bouwfonds Nederlandse Gemeenten becomes our second name, due to the enormous interest that is sparked throughout the country by our contribution to reducing the housing shortage.
In 1993 the organisation expands across the border to Germany, establishing Bouwfonds Immobilienentwicklung. Over the past years, we have climbed to the top 3 in position of area and project developers and have developed over 7,000 houses. In Germany, we focus mostly on urban areas, which we develop from 7 regional offices.
A volatile market changes constantly and when, at the turn of the century, the Dutch government no longer considered building houses as one of its core tasks, our traditionally semi-government organisation was acquired by ABN AMRO, a major Dutch bank.
In France we acquire renowned project developer Marignan Immobilier which today continues under the name Bouwfonds Marignan Immobilier. With six regional offices and fifteen local agencies, Bouwfonds Marignan Immobilier has developed nearly 30,000 houses and approximately 100,000 m2 in commercial property.
From 2006 until 2017 BPD is a subsidiary of Rabobank, as part of Rabo Real Estate Group. This ensures BPD of a strong financial position and provides a source of international knowledge and experience.
To further enhance its position in economically powerful regions, BPD opens its latest office in Berlin. This office brings the total amount of offices BPD has to thirty in the core countries of the Netherlands, France and Germany.
In January, the name Bouwfonds is changed tot BPD, hereby enforcing the organisation’s drive to position itself as a European area developer.
On 1 July 2017, BPD becomes a 100% subsidiary of Rabobank. As a result BPD can give further shape to its strategy aimed at providing a powerful growth perspective.
BPD’s head office and one of its Dutch regional offices are relocated to the former Burgerweeshuis orphanage in Amsterdam. The monumental building has then undergone an extensive transformation and renovation. The strategic location of this new office in the capital of the Netherlands is more in line with the European oriented ambitions of BPD.