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Our team

The following staff are happy to act as a sounding board with you!

Jan Boots

Manager and strategic sounding board


Seasoned professional and highly experienced in inner city/urban dynamics and very good at support platform creation and strategic advice, in particular as regards retail and related functions, solution-oriented and pur sang mediator. A pioneer in Flanders when it comes to centre management and city marketing. Jan is a sounding board and sparring partner for political players, the administration, lobbyists, retail and the real estate sector.

Jennifer Op de Locht

Responsible for centre management


Before she properly realized it herself, she became the personification of pragmatic and operational centre management. Responsible within CityD today for centre management throughout Flanders. With her motivation and experience, she is continually expanding a team of centre managers who can be put to work everywhere across the country for short- or long-term projects.

Marijke Houben

Business Administration - Research


Marijke is your rock in branding for follow-up of your projects. She is your point of contact for all administrative and organisational questions and she ensures that the assignment is performed in line with correct procedure. In addition, she is very strong in the area of supply and demand analyses and is responsible for drafting action plans and recommendations for the necessary references and illustrations.

Sister company WES offers the following expertise:

Pascal Steeland

Market and customer-oriented strategies


An expert within the retail, leisure, industrial estate, housing and real estate sectors. Pascal has substantial experience in the drawing up of strategic policy plans for companies, organisations and authorities and the drafting of feasibility, potential and concept studies. However, market and consumer research and support platform formation are also among his areas of specialisation.

Wim Bruneel

Data analysis - Market research


With his master’s in Statistical Data Analysis, Wim is the WES data scientist and works on a great many research projects. He leads the project questioning of residents at WES, where a support platform plays a central role. A few of his specialisations are the quantitative analysis of market share and market developments, data collection and data analysis.

Sigrid Defurne

Communication - Leisure and business tourism


Sigrid is strong at communicating, planning and organising and travelling. Sigrid knows the MICE and event sector and has a large amount of experience with project work. As a result of her background in the care sector with the construction of a new hospital, social and spatial themes are not unknown for her. Her specialities are tourism and leisure, communication, marketing and branding.