Drees & Sommer and BOAG join forces for the future

(f.l.t.r.) André Leeuwis, Michel de Haan, Johan de Vries, Ton Heijmans, Kurt van Dijk

On 1 July 2020, BOAG Advies en Management Holding B.V. became wholly owned by Drees & Sommer SE. BOAG's 50 employees are being integrated into Drees & Sommer Netherlands, which also has a headcount of 50 people. The merger with an established consultancy and project management company like BOAG will strengthen Drees & Sommer's presence in the Netherlands and enable it to provide a wider range of services: particularly in the areas of education, healthcare, retail and residential construction. BOAG has worked on some impressive projects such as Amsterdam’s central train station, the high-rise residential block "OurDomain Rotterdam Blaak" and the nhow Amsterdam RAI hotel.

As of 1 July, Drees & Sommer Netherlands' new management team comprises Michel de Haan (CEO), Kurt van Dijk, Ton Heijmans, André Leeuwis and Johan de Vries. "The merger with BOAG is an important part of our strategy as it enables us to consolidate our market position in the Netherlands and Europe," explains Michel de Haan, Partner at Drees & Sommer SE and Managing Director of Drees & Sommer Netherlands. Ton Heijmans, Managing Director of Drees & Sommer Netherlands, adds: “Together we are in a position to offer clients in the Netherlands and worldwide a broader range of consultancy packages and services. At the same time, the merger will strengthen our appeal for our current and prospective employees." 

The two consultancy and project management companies complement each other perfectly. The addition of BOAG enables Drees & Sommer to expand its service offering in the areas of education, healthcare, retail and residental construction. The services provided in the Netherlands include project management and development management, UX consultancy in the real-estate sector, facility management consulting, real-estate consulting, and infrastructure consultancy and construction management.

During the transition phase, BOAG will continue to use its own name combined with: "Part of Drees & Sommer". In the Netherlands, Drees & Sommer has locations in Amsterdam (Nieuw-Vennep), Rotterdam (Capelle aan den IJssel) and Eindhoven.