Property Strategy for care facility

  • Between 2007 – 2012
  • Program / Project manager @ceanconsulting
  • Strategic advisory for board of directors
  • Integrated health care and housing concepts
  • Analysis of property portfolio
  • Feasibility study of property transition
  • Multi-year operation forecasting
  • Scenario analysis & business cases
  • Capital Expenditure planning
  • Risk and sensitivity analysis
  • Combined care and real estate concepts
  • Program of Requirements
  • Tenders for investors / developers
  • Contract negotiations
  • Communication strategy


Stichting Sint Jacob, an organization that provides in healthcare and housing for approximately 1.200 elderly clients in the city of Haarlem, needs a complete transition from the current outdated nursing homes to a portfolio of modern, up to date and well fitted living and care facilities. The new housing should reflect the current overall strategy of the organization, which is aimed at offering a wide variety of choices for its inhabitants. As a consultant DLP formulated the long-term property strategy and translated it to a plan to be carried out over a periods of 10 years (the total building portfolio consists of 11 buildings with a combined gross square feet of 100.000 and a total investment volume of approximately € 170 million).

The first project to be conducted in line with the new long-term strategy was Het Overbos in Heemstede. It used to be an outdated nursing home built in the sixties, positioned in beautiful surroundings. The building was demolished and rebuild (approximately 22.000sqm, completion in 2016). Luxurious rentable apartments are combined with subsidized group living for psycho geriatric patients; a new concept in the Netherlands. Afterwards, DLP has contributed to several other projects for Sint Jacob, including a comparable combined housing/care project and a revalidation nursing home.

DLP was the appointed project manager to facilitate the realization of the new Overbos building. DLP worked on defining the concept of the building (integrated residential and care solution) and formulating the user requirements (PoR). DLP represented the client in design teams to make sure the formulated requirements were properly translated into the design solution. DLP also made the business case (investment size for the client approximately € 13 million, total project value approximately € 50 million) and supervised the tender in which a real-estate investor and developer were selected to help realize the building. DLP managed the contracts with selected parties.