DHS Real Estate Investment Management based in Amsterdam is an independent real estate manager providing fully integrated services in the areas of investment management, asset management and leasing management.

DHS REIM is always looking for investment opportunities in the Benelux Commercial Real Estate markets.

With in-depth knowledge of the Benelux Real Estate Market and a proven track record DHS REIM is the perfect operating partner for investors, fund managers and banks in order to get access to the local markets.

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René de Heus MSc Re MRICS

Managing Director / Investments

René de Heus

René worked in the Benelux real estate market for over 15 years. René was Managing Director within Edmond de Rothschild Benelux (prior Cording Real Estate Group) and was leading the Investment teams in his role as Head of Investment. Also he was a member of the General Management Committee and the Investment and Risk Committee.

Within this role he has performed over 40 acquisitions and sales between 2016 and 2020.

Before that René worked in the banking sector and was responsible for disposing of commercial real estate portfolios in the Netherlands. Prior to that he was responsible for the acquisitions and disposals of the Cromwell property group throughout Benelux with a special focus on offices, logistics and (multi-let) light industrial.

In total he executed over €2 billion in transactions in The Netherlands, Belgium and Luxemburg in the sectors of offices, logistics & residential.

On Asset Management René is well experienced in optimizing real estate portfolio performances by actively (out) performing the agreed business plans upon acquisition.

René holds an academic master’s degree in Real Estate from Amsterdam University and is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

Email: renedeheus@dhsreim.com
Telephone: +31 6 156 742 86

Joep Cuppen MSc MRE

Managing Director / Fund Management

Joep Cuppen

Joep has an extensive, 15+ years experience, in the Dutch industrial and logistic real estate market and is the former Head of Asset Management of Urban Industrial where he was the first employee and has been involved from the start. The total portfolio had an LFA of over 800.000 sqm, 100 highly management intensive assets, approximately 100 tenants, totalling to close to EUR 1.5bn AUM with an occupancy rate of almost 100%.

Responsible as Head of Asset Management for EUR 1.5bn AUM, 100 assets, 400 tenants, 800.000 sqm.

Prior to that he was a director of Cairn Real Estate (AIFMD license) where he was approved by the AFM (Dutch Financial Authority) on suitability and reliability for leading a real estate management company. In this role he has been responsible for the optimization of the overall returns to its shareholders (family offices, high net worth individuals), in total EUR 750mn AUM.

Before joining Cairn Real Estate, Joep was a fund manager for several ABN AMRO MeesPierson real estate funds; EUR 700mn AUM and responsible for acquisitions and dispositions, asset management, reporting and equity raising amongst (inter)national investors.

Joep is highly experienced in pro-active asset management, (re)-developments, capex investments; thereby optimizing the returns of the portfolio’s managed and outperforming the agreed business plans.

Joep holds two academic degrees; a Master in Real Estate from the Amsterdam School of Real Estate at the University of Amsterdam and a Master in Business Administration from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam.

Email: joepcuppen@dhsreim.com
Telephone: +31 6 306 885 79

Laurens Edauw MSc

Asset Manager

Laurens Edauw

Laurens is looking after the management of the assets under management and has a strong focus on maximizing the value and return on investment of a property and or portfolio. Also within this role he is actively supporting the Investment Team during the acquisition processes and underwriting of the business plan.

Before he joined DHS REIM Laurens worked for ARC Real Estate Partners, Cushman and Wakefield and ACTIAM.

Laurens holds an academic master’s degree in International Management and Finance from Nyenrode Business University.

Email: laurensedauw@dhsreim.com
Telephone: +31 6 486 626 42

Rajeev Manna MSc

Transaction Manager

Rajeev Manna

Rajeev is responsible for sourcing the best opportunities for investors meeting the investment criteria of our funds. Subsequent the diligent execution of the transaction falls under his responsibility. Also within this role he is actively supporting the Asset Management team in (out) performing the business plans.

In total he executed over 30 transactions with a total worth if over €1 billion in the Benelux. Having worked
on both the investment and asset management side he is also well experienced in optimizing investor returns.

Before he joined DHS REIM Rajeev worked for Edmond de Rotschild and Generali Real Estate.

Rajeev holds an academic master’s degree in finance.

Email: rajeevmanna@dhsreim.com
Telephone: +31 6 280 890 96

Sofie Robers

Office Manager

Sofie keeps operations running efficiently. She is responsible for bookkeeping, daily operations, facility issues, administrative items, and she frees up the team to serve clients by seeing to these behind-the-scenes items.

Email: info@dhsreim.com


It is our conviction that our responsibility as manager is to understand the environmental, social and economic impacts and their value potential to our investments. Sustainability is embedded into all stages of our real estate investment process.


Investment Management

DHS REIM Investment Management services include asset allocation, financial statement analysis, stock selection, monitoring of existing investments, and advises on portfolio strategy & implementation. Investment management may also include financial planning and advising services, such as hold sell analysis and dispositions.

Asset Management

DHS REIM Asset Management services is actively maximizing the value and return on investment of a property and or portfolio. This includes finding the highest and most consistent sources of revenue, reducing expenditures whenever possible and risk management.

We act as an owner of the investment property and look out for the property owner’s best interests. DHS REIM is proficient in repositioning a property and streamlining operations to retain tenants, reduce expenses, increase income and improve property value. We are responsible for the creation and implementation of the business plan of the asset or portfolio.

Leasing Management

DHS REIM Leasing Management services is purely focusing on leasing assets by an active approach towards prospects and leasing agents. Leasing Management can be the local solution for foreign managers in order to reduce vacancy, increase rental income and improving the average weighted lease term.

Investment criteria


Single assets & portfolios

Deal structure:Asset, share deals and forward funding
Target deal size:EUR 25 mio – 500 mio
Target markets:G10-Cities in NL, Brussels & Luxembourg
Occupancy:Single / multi-let; >50% occupancy
Risk profile:Core / Core Plus / Value Add


Single assets & portfolios

Deal structure:Asset, share deals and forward funding
Target deal size:EUR 25 mio – 200 mio
Target markets:Prime logistics locations in Benelux
Occupancy:Single / multi-let; also vacant
Risk profile:Core / Core Plus / Value Add


Single assets & portfolios

Deal structure:Asset & Share deals
Target deal size:EUR 50 mio – 250 mio
Target markets:Netherlands and Luxembourg
Risk profile:Core / Core Plus
Track record *
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* Transaction track record (x EUR 1,000,000)
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