Approach & working methodology

As a delegated project developer, we aim to make an impact. Together with our clients, we create national and international sustainable, high-quality real estate developments. We not only consider the well-being of people, animals, and the environment, but also focus on planning and budgeting. With each project, we put ourselves in our clients' shoes to maximize its potential. That's how we strive to make a difference.

Our approach & working method is based on 6 pillars:

1. Personal approach

First, we take the time to listen attentively. What are our clients’ visions, goals, and desires? Armed with this knowledge, we employ our creativity, energy, and knowledge to achieve a successful result. Each project is assigned a dedicated specialist who serves as a single point of contact for all inquiries. Not only clients receive our full attention, we also work closely together. We make optimum use of each other’s expertise, and where necessary we deploy our broad network of experts. Thanks to years of collaborating, our team is well-coordinated. This ensures consistency and keeps us sharp.

2. Maximizing value creation

Regardless of the budget, we are committed to prioritizing sustainability, thereby generating ecological, social, and real estate value. We focus on Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), considering both acquisition costs and operational expenses throughout the operational phase of the building life cycle. All this requires creative and innovative solutions, for which we have the knowledge and experience in-house. Our expertise has been employed in the development of various smart building concepts, including a circular housing project with interconnected wooden prefab modules called Juf Nienke in Amsterdam and the gas-free distribution center, The Tube, in Tilburg.

3. CO2 reduction

The emission of CO₂ is one of the main contributors to the current climate challenges we face today. Both the construction and real estate sectors significantly contribute to this emission. However, we see this as a challenge and a prime opportunity to make a meaningful impact. To address this, , we actively apply the Trias Energetica strategy, encompassing three vital steps:

  • We minimize energy consumption to effectively reduce CO₂ emissions.
  • We focus on energy generation from renewable sources such as solar and wind.
  • In cases where reliance on fossil fuels is unavoidable, we ensure the utmost efficiency in their usage.

We have extensive experience in BREEAM certification, the international sustainability label for creating sustainable buildings with minimal environmental impact. To date, our team has achieved 7 BREEAM Outstanding scores.

4. Nature-inclusive construction

For every project, we consider how the building can be seamlessly integrated into the landscape and its surroundings, while showing respect for (local) flora and fauna. Our aim is to enhance the local nature and biodiversity whenever possible. Together with an ecologist from our network, we investigate the local flora & fauna at the start of a project and integrate it into the plan, for example by placing a bat hotel or toad pool. From step one, we take into account the (im)possibilities and (legal) obligations for nature. In this way we limit the chance of delay and the associated costs. This may involve features such as the placement of a bat hotel or a frog pond. Right from the beginning, we take into account the (im)possibilities and (legal) obligations regarding nature conservation. By doing so, we minimize the risk of delays and the associated costs.

5. Well-being

We contribute to people’s well-being by focusing on the creation of healthy buildings where you can work, live or spend time comfortably and pleasurably. In addition to BREEAM certification, we have experience in constructing buildings according to the WELL standard. This international certification scheme promotes the health and well-being of occupants through 11 key themes: air, water, food, light, movement, thermal comfort, sound, materials, mental health, social health and innovation.

6. Unburden

Creating real estate is one thing. As a delegated real estate developer, we go for the extra mile. Our credo is to provide comprehensive support, taking care of everything according to your needs: from the complete development of a building to facilitating the transfer to the end investor. We also supervise the pricing and coordination of the (lease) contracts from start to finish, including the entire execution and aftercare. Regardless of the project’s stage – whether it’s in the beginning, middle, or final phase – we step in and ensure its success. Whether it involves land acquisition, conducting due diligence investigations, obtaining the necessary permits, or securing financing, we handle it all. Within the given deadline and budget.

Interested in making an impact as well? Give us a call at +31 (0) 85 060 66 97 or email us at info@volantess.com.

Lucas Neerhoff

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Edwin Clout (partner)

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Jos Klanderman (partner)

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Sasja Feenstra (partner)

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