Belgian REIT Aedifica has promoted Stéphanie Lomme to country manager as part of expansion plans in its home market.
In this role, Lomme will supervise the management of the Belgian portfolio and the group’s growth in the Belgian market, and lead the Belgian asset & property management team.
The listed healthcare investor has developed a portfolio of more than 450 sites in Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Finland and Sweden worth €3.5 bn over the past 15 years. Around 80 of those healthcare properties are in Belgium, representing a total value of €1.1 bn.
Aedifica said that it has invested €75 mln in its Belgian healthcare real estate portfolio to date in 2020, through the acquisition of three recently built care homes in Geel, Schelle and Frasnes-lez-Anvaing, and was pursuing further growth.
Stefaan Gielens, CEO of Aedifica, commented: 'We are very pleased that Stéphanie Lomme has
been promoted within the Aedifica team to country manager in Belgium.
'The experience she has built up within the group over the past year is a great added value for Aedifica's team in Belgium. Moreover, Stéphanie's promotion is an illustration of Aedifica's commitment and ambition for further growth in the Belgian healthcare real estate market.'
Lomme joined Aedifica in December 2019 as senior asset manager Belgium. Before joining the
Aedifica team, she worked for 10 years at KBC Bank as an analyst and credit advisor in the real estate branch, after which she became corporate relationship manager and senior banker, focusing mainly on listed real estate companies.