Berend is a Managing Director and responsible for the firm’s investments in Mainland China. Prior to joining SilkRoad, Berend worked for AEW Asia where he was responsible for Corporate Finance as well as the asset management and disposition of investments in Beijing and Shanghai. Berend previously worked in real estate investment banking for RBS and ABN AMRO, based in Hong Kong and the Netherlands. He began his career working with Peter Wittendorp at APG. Berend has in total 21 years of working experience in real estate and has been living in Asia (Hong Kong and Shanghai) for the last 13 years. Berend is a CFA Charterholder, has a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Maastricht and is Mandarin speaking.