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Piet Eichholtz

Piet Eichholtz

Maastricht University

Prof. Piet Eichholtz is Professor of Finance and Real Estate and chair of the Finance Department at Maastricht University in the Netherlands.


He received his Master's degree in Economics in 1988 from the University of Amsterdam, and received a PhD in Finance from Maastricht University in 1994.

Work Experience

He teaches courses in Finance and in Real Estate Finance and Investments.

His practical experience includes positions at ABP and NIBC Bank, and non-executive board memberships of property investment companies NSI and Oppenheim Immobilien Kapitalanlagengeselschaft. He has also earned a solid reputation as an entrepreneur. In 1996 he started Global Property Research, an international consultancy firm specialized in property companies, which was acquired by Kempen & Co in 2001. After leaving Kempen in 2004, he became co-founder of Finance Ideas, a financial consultancy company.

Currently, he is a member of the Advisory Boards of Redevco Europe and the RO Group, of the Investment Committees of Blue Sky Group and Servatius, and of the Housing Scenario Group of Bouwfonds. He is also a non-executive director at IPD (Investment Property Databank).

Piet Eichholtz has provided extensive services to public society, mainly through board memberships of industry organizations in the property sector, but also as an advisor to various government agencies. In early 2004, he was a special property advisor to the UN Good Offices Mission on Cyprus, and he has consulted with the Dutch ministry of housing on several occasions. He has been on the board of the ROZ-IPD Commercial Property Index foundation, and is currently the chairman of the board of the AEDEX-IPD Dutch Social Housing Index foundation. He is also a member of the management board of EPRA (European Public Real Estate Association).

His academic work has resulted in a great number of publications, both in the Netherlands and internationally. Most of his work regards real estate markets, with a focus on international investment, portfolio management, property companies, and housing markets. He has also done extensive research on the long-run behavior of real estate markets, and specifically regarding demographics.


Pro. Dr. Piet M.A. Eichholtz
Professor of Real Estate
Chair Finance Department

Maastricht University
Faculty of Economics and Business
Limburg Institute of Financial Economics (LIFE)
P.O. Box
NL-6200 MD Maastricht
The Netherlands

Phone: +31-43-388 3838
Fax: +31-43-388 4875

Office hours: by appointment

Visiting address: Tongersestraat 53 Maastricht - Room B1.09