DUQER develops, redevelops and converts.
DUQER will celebrate its fifth anniversary in 2020. The company was founded in 2015 by Arie van der Aart and Stephan Bouwmans. In a market slowly recovering from the real estate crisis, the two founders saw opportunities to develop, redevelop or convert properties in various urban locations.
The project portfolio has expanded rapidly and to ensure continued growth, Hans Zippro became the third partner.
In light of the limited amount of space available in our small country, the design of the urban environment is becoming more important. The implications of a severe housing shortage and the need for sustainable solutions that hold their value demand our attention.
However, in a rapidly changing world, it is also vital to provide suitable social living environments. Our home situation increasingly functions as the place where we develop personally, have interesting and relevant encounters and live meaningful, healthy lives.
Changes happening in the built environment do not therefore just require sustainable solutions; social needs must be met too. As built environments in the Netherlands become increasingly dense, we must make sure that people can continue to interact, work, live and move comfortably. In rising to meet this challenge, we also need to ensure that places and buildings have their own identities, which residents and users value and are proud of. All this requires innovative solutions – and the creativity and flexibility necessary to come up with them.
We are driven by a desire to create future-proof living environments in which sustainability, value retention and social needs reinforce each other down to the last detail. And we aspire to develop properties that really make a difference and have a positive impact on humanity, nature and society.
By using our knowledge, skills and commitment, we create beautiful buildings and environments that have lasting value for owners, residents and users.
Arie van der Aart, Stephan Bouwmans and Hans Zippro together make up the DUQER team. These three professionals all have extensive knowledge and experience of the business and share an innovative, creative vision for real estate development.