Ruud Roosen will join a.s.r. real estate as fund director of the ASR Dutch Science Park Fund on 1 February. This unlisted real estate fund, with 250 million assets under management (including pipeline), invests in commercial properties in the Netherlands’ most attractive science parks, with a strong focus on institutional investors.
In his new role as fund director, Ruud will pursue further growth for the ASR Dutch Science Park Fund and establish new partnerships with universities, science parks and businesses.
Ruud Roosen gained experience as a fund director at Primevest Capital Partners and Bouwfonds IM, where he was responsible for the structuring, capital raising and acquisition for the second institutional parking fund and involved in the management of several parking funds. Prior to this, he held the position of Associate Director at NIBC, where his primary task was setting up real estate products for the bank’s clients. As Senior Real Estate Fund Manager at MN Services, he was responsible for real estate investments in the United States.
More about the ASR Dutch Science Park Fund
By focusing on commercial properties in the most attractive Dutch science parks, the ASR Dutch Science Park Fund provides real estate solutions for knowledge-intensive businesses with a particular focus on the life science and tech sectors. This promotes cooperation between the business community and knowledge carriers such as universities and research institutes, resulting in the development of new knowledge, products and services that benefit society as a whole. Through this approach, the fund advances the development of the Dutch knowledge sector and is viewed by investors as an impact investment. The ASR Dutch Science Park Fund is an unlisted sector fund run by asset manager a.s.r. real estate with a primary focus on institutional investors.