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Steven Zijlstra

During those months I felt like we planted a seed somewhere between the Michenzani Blocks. It makes me feel really excited to see that the seed seems to start growing into a plant!

real estate/ project manager/
researcher

Steven Zijlstra (1989) holds a Master’s degree (ir./MSc.) in Real Estate and Housing from the Delft University of Technology. After his graduation in 2015 he worked on housing research in Zanzibar for AAmatters.

Since June 2015, he works at Diepenhorst de Vos and Partners in The Hague as a project manager / (delegated) project developer. His main focus lies on the redevelopment of shopping center Colmschate, Deventer (Holland). He is passionate about redevelopment projects in a complex context, to improve that context while representing the desires of the client. His field of expertise is project (re)development, project management and real estate finance.

projects involved

Ng’ambo Housing Research

'I researched the housing strategies and did a feasibility study to densify the Neighbourhood of Ng’ambo while respecting its tangible and intangible heritage, which eventually resulted in the Ng’ambo Housing Action Plan.

I really enjoyed my time in Zanzibar and Tanzania. Great and dedicated people, good fun. During those months I felt like we planted a seed somewhere between the Michenzani Blocks. It makes me feel really excited to see that the seed seems to start growing into a plant!

Another moment I can remember and cherish was the signing session of the shareholder meeting of Hifadhi Zanzibar. A big moment and such a good initiative for Zanzibar City.'