Aedifica appoints retail expert as new chief operating officer

Belgian healthcare REIT Aedifica has appointed Multi Corporation’s group director of operations Raoul Thomassen as chief operating officer, starting in March.

Thomassen has over 15 years of experience in property and asset management in a European context. For the past three years, he was group director of operations at Amsterdam-based Multi Corporation, a retail property operator managing around 100 sites in 14 countries. In this position, he focused not only on the performance management of the portfolio and guiding the operational country teams, but also on driving innovation and the implementation of the company’s ESG strategy. 

Prior to Multi Corporation, Thomassen worked for nine years as head of operations and deputy COO at Atrium Real Estate, a listed developer, manager and operator of retail real estate in Central and Eastern Europe. 

At Atrium, he was responsible for operational processes and projects. Thomassen started his career in real estate at Rodamco Europe, where he became group operating manager after the merger with Unibail. 


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