May 2019

100 years active in Rotterdam

This year we celebrate our 100th anniversary and occasionally look back on our long history. A history with the port city of Rotterdam, our city, as our main stage. We have been investing for many years. We once started in a monumental building on the Heemraadsingel in Rotterdam. After the separation of the construction and investment company, Van der Vorm Vastgoed remained in Rotterdam.

In 1967 it was decided to redevelop the site on Van Vollenhovenstraat, owned by Van der Vorm. The St. Ignatius Church that stood on this site was demolished and an office building was built. The property, located in the Scheepvaartkwartier in Rotterdam, proved difficult to rent out at the time, so it was decided to move to the Van Vollenhovenstraat itself. That was a big step from a monumental building to a - for the standards of the time - modern office.

After owning the property for a long time, it was decided to sell the property to AZL Vastgoed Kantoren in 2002. Van der Vorm Vastgoed remained housed in the building, but was no longer the owner. The office subsequently had several owners after which, in 2016, the decision was made to transform the property into housing. This meant that Van der Vorm Vastgoed had to take the next step in housing. Where to go was clear: as a truly Rotterdam-based company, a beautiful, appealing location in the center of Rotterdam was sought. In September 2017, the move to the current building at Blaak 555 took place. Van der Vorm Vastgoed is housed there on the 16th floor and thus has a nice view of the city where the history Van der Vorm Vastgoed once started.

" Rotterdam is unfilmable,

the images change too quickly,

Rotterdam has no past,

and not a single stepped gable"

Jules Deelder

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