Areas of Focus
Pieter van der Horst (MRE MRICS) in a professional education instructor for the Georgia Tech Supply Chain and Logistics Institute. He is an expert in Airport City/Aerotropolis and real estate (RE) development, and in generating non-aviation revenues.
Pieter runs AIREA, an Airport City development and consultancy firm. Before, he was the Chief Commercial and Development Officer of IKIA Airport City and worked for Schiphol Real Estate, a 100% subsidiary of the Schiphol Group. At Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, he was responsible for the development and planning of the landside part of the airport and Airport City, which includes a.o. the central area (Schiphol CBD) and the commercial buildings in this area. He has experience in Real Estate and Area development, Airport Real Estate, non aviation revenues, strategic and conceptual development, new business development, economic development, feasibility analysis, urban economics, financial management, general management, public speaking, commerce, SMART technologies, innovation, project directing (several large scale projects), and (airport) master planning and program management. Some related projects at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol have been the area development of Schiphol CBD, the area development of Schiphol Oost Aerospace Exchange (the MRO area), the development of the new General Aviation Terminal, a high speed public transportation station (with historic W.W. II canopy) and several airport related offices and hotels.
Pieter is a guest lecturer for a.o. ACI, SMART AIRPORTS, GTI and UBM-Kasarda on courses about non-aviation revenues and speaks regularly on conferences about Airport City and Aerotropolis development, Real Estate and (regional) economic development.
He completed a Master of Science in Business and Urban Economics, a Postdoc in Financial Management, and a Master in Real Estate with honors (cum laude).