About us

We are inspired by new ways of working, playing and living


Our Dream.

Our mission is to contribute to people's daily lives by facilitating new ways of working, playing and living

Our vision is to connect people, projects and capital with the goal to create and operate the next generation of (mixed-use) rental housing.

Our Story.

LIFE Europe was founded with the genuine ambition to contribute to the solution of today's housing market deficiencies. More specifically, to help the younger generation and senior generation to find appropriate living solutions. 

We want to take our responsibility. Therefore we focus on projects that will contribute to the long-term attractiveness of the areas we operate in. By breathing new life into local communities and adding mixed-use elements to our new built projects, we make the areas more lively. Hence, we like development and regentrification strategies. 

Through innovative branded concepts and sustainable, future-proof buildings we provide comfort and social cohesion to our residents. We offer durable rental housing investment opportunities to our capital partners while at the same time reducing our ecological footprint. 

Our Focus.


We intend to grow a "next generation of rental housing" portfolio in Europe, starting in The Netherlands. We grow by delivering our existing development projects and through the acquisition of new projects.

Urban Living

All current and future projects should be able to be qualified as a CATO urban living branded concept. However, CATO is not prescriptive, it merely supports a way of thinking about nature, simplicity, intimacy, and connection. 


As a small firm, we pride ourselves on the institutional quality level of our work; from decision making, checks and balances up to the quality of timely reporting. 

Our Approach.

Our Identity.

The values we are organizing our company around have the full support of our team. They describe who we are and what we stand for. What connects us and how we interact with each other. They define everything we do – in business as well as in life.


Our team.

Mark van Alphen

Project management in real estate development and construction phases with expertise in residential and large-scale multi-use projects and focus on property management; previously Development Manager at Greystar

Mark van Alphen
Development and Realisation

Patrick Bosman

Hospitality and leisure background with expertise in general and operational management incl. development and refurbishments of holiday parcs in Europe and China.  

Patrick Bosman

Filomena Cunha

Facility background with expertise in office support and administration support, including purchasing and stock management.  

Filomena Cunha
Office management

Linsey Curiel

Financial background with experience in structured finance and CRE finance. Previously professional in commercial real estate and investor services at NIBC Bank.  

Linsey Curiel
Investment & Portfolio Mngt

Junior Groen

Financial background with expertise in (international) real estate accounting & controlling and investment management. Previous CFO at BRE/Europe Management and assignments for Logicor and Revantage/Blackstone.

Junior Groen
Finance & Control a.i.

jessica heijne

Law and financial background with expertise in investment, development and property accounting; previously Financial Account Manager at Intertrust Group and Sr Investment Accountant for Greystar. 

Jessica Heijne
Finance & Control

Reinout Huisman

Real estate background with expertise in operational real estate with focus on student & hotels; before Sr. Real Estate Development Manager/Consultant for Amsterdam Arena International incl. projects in Brazil and Qatar. 

Reinout Huisman
Acquisition & Development

Sam Kruger

A real estate & brokerage graduate from Hanzehogeschool, with focus on property asset management. Graduation thesis: Building as a service. Previous traineeship at LIFE Europe

Sam Kruger
Property Management

Eelko Korteweg

International development and investment background in real estate with a focus on residential; previous roles include Sr Director Greystar NL and Commercial Director ING RED.

Eelko Korteweg
Business Development a.i.

maarten lindeboom

Area development & project management background with expertise in real estate development; previously Operational Director at Energiek and Manager Projects and Realisation at Staedion. 

Maarten Lindeboom
Development & Realisation

Ingriet Raghoebar

Financial background with expertise in property accounting and control. Previously Financial Accounting at Thermon Europe and Makelaars Associatie. 

Ingriet Raghoebar
Finance & Control

Thierry Semmelink

Real estate background with expertise in direct and indirect real estate across Europe; previously Investment Manager at ADIA and other pan-European positions at JER Partners and UBS.  

Thierry Semmelink
Investment & Acquisition

Mebruk Sola

Finance student at Tilburg University - International Business Administration; previously Intern for ICMP and tutor for Math students


Mebruk Sola

Rob Stijnen

Operational & technical management, property and asset management background within real estate; previously Real Estate Manager at Sweco and Head of Asset Management at Holland Immo Group. 

Rob Stijnen
Asset Management

Ton Vaags

Private equity, real estate acquisition, development & construction background with experience and expertise at various key management functions in the industry.  

Ton Vaags
Development & Realisation

Boris van Warmerdam

Financial background with real estate investment strategies and portfolio management; previously MD Portfolio Management at Grosvenor Europe and Sr Portfolio Manager at Bouwinvest. 

Boris van Warmerdam

carla yperlaan

Event & office management and HR background with expertise in organizing and employee relations; previously ANWB Product Manager Travel and HR advisor for Greystar.  

Carla Yperlaan
Care & HR

Steven Zeeman

Investments and operational backgroud with real estate, private equity, development and management; previously Sr MD Greystar Europe and Sr Portfolio Manager Real Estate at PGGM

Steven Zeeman

Our partners.