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HR Expert Breakfast Session: Housing for internationals

September 12, 2018

Housing for Internationals:
The Rental and Buying Market, Regulations, and Financial Matters

Finding the right international talent for a job opening can be challenging. Once that talent has been found, however, an even bigger challenge arises: arranging (new) accommodation in today’s tight housing market. We receive many questions concerning this topic. Therefore, this HR Expert Session revolves around the housing market.
At the IWCN, we noticed that in the current market international employees who have just arrived, can fall victim to dubious practices while searching for rental properties. Furthermore, those who have been renting for a while and wish to continue their job in Holland long-term, often doubt if they could ever move on to buying property – financially more appealing for the long run. There is a need for clear, correct information.
Housing therefore is a crucial factor in attracting international talent to a company and keeping that talent. That is why we asked our partners whose expertise lies with the housing market to educate you about this market.


Ronald Werkman of housing corporation Lefier will give a presentation on the rental and buying market in general and Lefier’s role in particular. He will discuss regulations regarding contracts, and talk about the possibilities for internationals.

FVB De Boer Financial Consultants, experts when it comes to expat mortgages, will be represented by José de Boer and José van den Akker. They will tell you about the buying (versus rental) market, the obstacles faced and how to overcome them, and financial matters that internationals will come across when buying a home.

Breakfast will be provided by our host, MyOffice.

 07:50 – 08:10 hrs — Arrival and registration participants
08:10 – 08:20 hrs — Opening and brief talk about housing in the Northern Netherlands by Michiel Kasteleijn, Business Manager IWCN
08:20 – 09:00 hrs — Presentation ‘Renting and Buying Accommodation’ by Ronald Werkman, Manager Real Estate Lefier
09:00 – 09:40 hrs — Presentation ‘Buying and the Obstacles to Overcome’ by José de Boer and José van den Akker, founder and employee FVB De Boer Financial Consultants
09:40 – 10:15 hrs — Discussion and ending

Where and when
Date: Thursday, 27 September 2018
Time: 07:50 – approximately 10:15 hrs
Location: MyOffice Groningen, Winschoterdiep 50, 9723 AB, Groningen
Parking: there is sufficient parking space near the MyOffice building.

As soon as possible, but no later than Monday, 24 September at noon, by sending an email to events@iwcn.nl.

Participation is free of charge!


Date: September 27, 2018


Time: 07:50 - ~10:15


Location: MyOffice Groningen, Winschoterdiep 50, 9723 AB, Groningen