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It began as the story of one man and has now grown into one of the most impassioned property developers in Europe. Being the best by doing your best. Always. In new-build and redevelopment. Welcome to OVG.

Projects

Experience has taught us that it is the apparently unfeasible assignments that lead to the most innovative solutions. The only way to find a new way is to leave the beaten track. Our projects are a perfect example of this. The end-user is always at the forefront. Location and building type follow on from this. The building is not the end, just the means.

About OVG

When founder & CEO Coen van Oostrom started OVG at the age of 27 a lack of financial means forced him to create his own chances. It is his energy and ambition that has thus created the OVG method. Since then everyone joining OVG has shared the same enthusiasm and passion for our profession. This is what makes OVG so enterprising.

Sustainability

For us sustainability means managing the available resources as cleverly as possible in order to provide people with buildings that are not only beautiful but affordable and environmentally responsible as well. Having our own Sustainability Center enables us to continuously stay ahead of the market. Because finding the best green innovations for our clients is what we are all about.

News

As far as we are concerned property development is the best job in the world. Every day is an inspiration – bringing so many different expertises together and working together towards a common goal. Even when someone other than OVG does it. Here, you can read about everything that enthuses us and what makes us proud to be a property developer.

Spotlighted

The stories of 3 iconic projects

  • Deloitte/AKD Zuidas

    Nothing but the best will do.
    Deloitte and OVG are kindred spirits: nothing but the best of the...

  • De Rotterdam

    A city on a postage stamp.
    When your ambitions are greater than the available space you have two...

  • Las Palmas

    Once due for demolition, now a city icon.
    After standing empty for years the old Las Palmas was...

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Deloitte/AKD Zuidas

Nothing but the best will do.

Deloitte and OVG are kindred spirits: nothing but the best of the best will do. So it only seemed natural for them to want an office on the Zuidas Amsterdam, ‘the best place to work’ in The Netherlands for business and knowledge development. They will be accommodated together with AKD in a new, innovative BREEAM Outstanding office, which is the highest label attainable under this rating method. For more information check the BREEAM-NL Outstanding presentation by Deloitte/AKD.

The building’s modern, iconic design is ‘future-proof’ with an open layout that is all set for the modern way of working, and with ideal accessibility, of course. The building is named The Edge. Location: perfect, sustainability: the highest attainable, design: iconic, functionality: future-proof. The best of the best. Perfect for Deloitte’s search for global talent.

Location

Amsterdam

Segment
Offices
Users
Deloitte, AKD
Architect
PLP Architecture
Size
40,000 m2
Sustainability
BREEAM Excellent
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Gustav Mahlerlaan 1, Amsterdam

Amsterdam

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De Rotterdam

A city on a postage stamp.

When your ambitions are greater than the available space you have two options: adapt either your ambitions, or the space. Architect Rem Koolhaas managed to add a third option: turn the city upside down. Or rather: stack it...

In order to accommodate all the city of Rotterdam’s massive plans for the Wilhelminapier, Koolhaas’ OMA Architecten, in collaboration with OVG and MAB, designed an entire district with apartments, hotel, entertainment and leisure amenities and offices. We then lifted the whole plan up and stacked it on top of each other. Literally. A vertical city.

De Rotterdam, named after the ‘SS Rotterdam’ of the Holland America Line, is currently the largest construction project in The Netherlands. This not only demonstrates architectural daring: the whole project and its financing was effected in full in the darkest days of the worldwide economic crisis. De Rotterdam proves that when there is little room for maneuver, both physically and financially, the solutions can be so much more creative.

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Location

Rotterdam

Segment
Multifunctional building
Users
Amvest, NH Hotels, City of Rotterdam
Architect
OMA, Rem Koolhaas
Size
160,000 m2
Sustainability
GreenCalc+ A (offices)
Co-developer
MAB
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Wilhelminakade, 3072 AP Rotterdam

Rotterdam

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Las Palmas

Once due for demolition, now a city icon.

After standing empty for years the old Las Palmas was due for demolition. A pity, especially considering the history of the edifice. The building had been erected as workshop building for the Holland America Line by the architects Van den Broek & Bakema in 1953 and could certainly be considered part of the Dutch architectural heritage. After years of many different functions it finally fell into disrepair. Many plans were devised to save it, but none were feasible financially and it seemed to mean the end for the building...

OVG developed a business model that enabled the old warehouse not only to be saved, but also to make it something more than it had ever been. A unique mix of cultural and commercial organizations jointly provided a financially sound foundation on which this creative redevelopment project could be realized.

Most extraordinary, however, was not what happened inside the old Las Palmas, but what happened on top. A unique design by Benthem Crouwel Architecten enabled OVG to almost double the effective space of the property and furthermore create the most sought-after workplace in Rotterdam. In our view this project exactly encapsulates all that OVG stands for so it should come as no surprise that we decided to occupy this revolutionary property ourselves.

Location

Rotterdam

Segment
Offices; Redevelopment
Users
Herman den Blijker, Nederlands Fotomuseum, de Jong Gortemaker Algra, MetrixLab, among others
Architect
Benthem Crouwel Architecten
Size
24,000 m2
Belegger
Union Investment
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51.905529, 4.4870701

Rotterdam

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See more of our projects here

  • UPC

    Not just an office more a made-to-measure suit.
    There is only one office building good enough...

  • TNT

    Blueprint for sustainable construction in the year 2020.
    TNT came to OVG with a clear mission:...

  • Maastoren

    165 meters tall with wet feet.
    Deloitte wanted its new head office to make a strong statement....

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Maastoren

165 meters tall with wet feet.

Deloitte wanted its new head office to make a strong statement. Our response to this request now parades high on the Rotterdam skyline: De Maastoren, the tallest building in The Netherlands. “De Maastoren is a monument in the making and far ahead of its time” according to the jury of the prestigious FGH Real Estate Award when the building won this award. Because the building is much more than just tall. For us it is a perfect example of optimum integration into an urban environment. The iconic design changes color along with the horizon as it stands with its feet in the River Maas, the arterial river of the city.

The river even plays an active part in the building: all of the heating and cooling for the tower is provided through diverse technologies and ingenious use of the ground and the river water flowing by. De Maastoren consequently has unprecedentedly low CO2 emissions for a high-rise of this caliber. An iconic Dutch project for ‘building with water’ and an undoubtedly strong statement as it towers over the water.

Location

Rotterdam

Segment
Offices
Users
Deloitte and AKD among others
Architect
Dam & Partners Architecten in collaboration with Odile Decq Benoit Cornette
Size
69,000 m2
Belegger
SEB
Sustainability
Energy label A+
Awards
De Vernufteling in 2007, FGH Real Estate Award in 2010
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Wilhelminakade 1, 3072 AP Rotterdam

Rotterdam

  • Eneco

    Walls of plants and solar panels.
    With its mission of providing The Netherlands with 100% green...

  • Cofely

    Home, sweet home…
    When you see how Cofely has grown since 1946 into an internationally operating...

  • Triton Frankfurt

    A fresh start.
    Sometimes an old office building simply falls out of favor. You may stand on the...

  • Danone

    Someone has to be first.
    We love innovation and experimentation. Terms like ‘impossible’ do not...

  • ExtraVerde

    Moss and bats.
    An organization that is concerned with our health would naturally prefer a...

  • Van Oord

    An office with family likenesses.
    “Our new office is a reflection of our company,” said Pieter...

  • HumboldtHafen Berlin

    OVG ist ein Berliner.
    Now, what can a Dutch property developer accomplish in Germany? Well, OVG...

  • Pollux Frankfurt

    Green retrofit in Frankfurt.
    The Pollux building in Frankfurt: a high-rise (130 meters) from the...

  • ASICS

    Trendsetters
    In sport you must always be able to rely on your own energy and what nature has...

  • KPMG/KPMG Meijburg

    The power of first impressions.
    Nothing is more important than a good first impression. A...

  • Haagsche Zwaan

    A swan alongside the stork
    There are sometimes areas in the city just made for redevelopment....

  • Vancouver

    Accessibility
    If you had to effectively describe the public transport company RET in just one...

  • Schneider Electric

    One thing leads to another
    It all began quite simply: the international technology company...

  • Timberland

    All feet on deck. 
    Timberland, loved the world over for their comfortable shoes, are moving to...

  • Laurenshof

    Inner-city redevelopment.
    De Laurenshof is a multifunctional building in the centre of...

  • Oranjewoud

    Transparent and sustainable.
    The building for Oranjewoud features a transparent and...

  • Avery Dennison

    Sustainable Research & Development.
    Among other things this BREEAM Very Good certified project...