René P.M. Stevens MSc Arch/MBA is an architect, management consultant, coach and social entrepreneur with unlimited curiosity. End 2002 he established ATELIER V real estate, a consulting firm at the forefront of energy balancing of learn/work environments, the ecosystem of Bricks, Bytes and Behaviour, of which he is the owner and general director.
His passion is to create work and learn environments with an exceptional balance of experience and usefulness that significantly adds value to the users compared with average accommodation.
Being an engineer/architect trained to think in systems, structures and aesthetics and his practical MBA education with a focus on concrete business and value case studies create a powerful combination. It serves as a foundation and catalyst for a different way of thinking. Offering a new perspective from a more whole and unified ecosystem framework.
René is a well-known pioneer and expert in the field of Strategy-oriented and Human-centric accommodation with over 30 years of experience across the private, public and voluntary sectors. He completed the studies Building Engineering, Master of Architecture and Master of Business Administration and has been trained in BioGeometry.
He was an architect at FC de Weger International and senior real estate/workplace consultant at Berenschot Osborne. The real estate agent market leader DTZ Zadelhoff engaged him in 1990 in the establishment of the central departments’ Research and Consultancy, of which he became director in 1993. Stevens was, together with late Frans F.A. Diekstra BSc, founding father and from 1992-1997 he was also Director of the Real Estate Norm Netherlands Foundation (REN-norm). From 1997-2001 he was co-founder and general director of the real estate consultancy firm Diephuis Stevens B.V. In 2019 he started as founder/host of The ‘E’ of real estate podcast, (TEORE) an exploration odyssey about real estate and the (real) state of humans. Since 2015 he is the owner of Meini Hirion Publishing House.
From 1996-to 2005 he was a board member of the International Association of Corporate real estate executives, CoreNet Benelux chapter. He was an accredited observer for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and participated in 2012 in the UN Earth Summit on Sustainable Development (RIO+20). Stevens publishes regularly in various professional journals. He is a renowned conference speaker and lecturer at various universities.
‘Grownup’ tastemaker with a
‘Start-up’ curiosity and drive.