Steven Jan Stroband has founded Capricorn Capital Group BV in 2014 in the Netherlands, a real estate investment managment company which has to date (Q1 2020) acquired 57 assets with in total 311.000 sqm of floorspace and a combined development value of € 480 million. Capricorn came forth out of a family office which Steven has founded after his career in banking, having worked for Credit Suisse and Merrill Lynch in Switzerland. Steven lives since 2005 in Switzerland.
Professor Wiel Arets is an internationally renowned architect, urban planner and researcher. He established WAA, Wiel Arets Architects, in 1984 in the Netherlands and built his oeuvre in Australia, Japan, USA, Middle East and throughout Europe. His writings and build projects are published and awarded globally. He taught at the AA in London, as Professor at Columbia University and Cooper Union in NY, as well as tenure Professor at UdK Berlin and at IIT Chicago; since 1993 he serves at the advisory board of Princeton University and was dean of the Berlage Institute and IIT-Chicago. His built work includes the Allianz Headquarters in Zürich, the University Library in Utrecht, Campus Hoogvliet in Rotterdam, several high-rise towers, and housing projects as well as strategic urban planning throughout the globe.