We believe that people and planet should not pay the high price of traditional, commercial development. Over 20 years ago, we embraced circular principles and we’ve been creating beautiful, functional, sustainable logistics, office and residential space ever since.
For us, a successful building is one that functions exceptionally well, makes little environmental impact, leaves a positive legacy and pleases people. We design for all the senses, because good buildings make people happy, productive, inspired and connected to their surroundings. That’s the future we all want to live, so that’s what we build.
Delta began developing in 1988, and in 2000 we discovered the Cradle to Cradle philosophy: everything is a resource for something else, everything can be designed to be disassembled and safely returned to the soil, or to make new materials or objects.
Today we work in the Netherlands and Germany to create modular, dismountable buildings, and innovative leasehold models that cut waste. We work in creative partnership with clients, architects, investors, municipalities and collaborators to embed positive principles in the world we’re all building, together.
All of our projects are delivered to a framework that ensures a positive legacy.
Our world needs bold change and people and industries willing to drive it.
20 years after committing to only using circular design principles, we’re making an ambitious promise that recognises our responsibility to future generations and embeds it into everything we do.
This is our promise to the world.
One of the first practices to adopt C2C, we continue to work to William McDonaugh’s pioneering circular design principles. In 2000, the idea that ‘everything is a resource for something else’, was exciting and inspired the mindset that still defines our work – what we are building today are the ‘materials banks’ of the future.
In September 2015, all 193 member states of the United Nations adopted a plan to achieve a better future for all. "Agenda 2030" sets out a path to fight injustice and end extreme poverty, inequality and to protect our planet over the next 15 years. At the heart of this plan are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that clearly define the ideal world. They apply to all countries and leave no one behind. We use the SDGs as our compass. That is how we are helping to build the future we want to live.
Ensure access to water and sanitation for all
We treat water as the precious resource it is, using Cradle to Cradle certified products and strategies.
We embed grey water management and recycling into our projects, and even sewage processing through natural helophyte filters.
Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy
All of our projects are energy neutral. We power developments with renewable energy to positively impact ecosystem balance and keep carbon in soil and vegetation. We constantly push the limits of what’s possible in sustainable energy and enhance the energy efficiency of our buildings. We invest in and promote clean energy technology.
Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all
Social fairness is a driving force for Delta. It’s reflected in our commitment to Cradle to Cradle and C2C certified products, which ensure that the sourcing, production and processing of materials is fair and sustainable; but it’s also embedded in our own practice. Delta stands for fair wages and a transparent, fair distribution of profits along our whole supply chain, as well as shared responsibility in every project.
Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
We share all our knowledge around sustainability, circularity and C2C practice.
This to enable others to make development more sustainable, and to work progressively, together, to find ways to cut and eliminate the need for raw materials.
Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
This chimes so closely with our mission to only put good into the world, not just for developers and investors, but for all, and not only for now, but the future. We build for disassembly, in effect creating a ‘materials bank’ in every project. We work with clients with a shared commitment to environment and air quality, indoors and out – our human-centred approach puts people, health, wellbeing and their productivity at the heart of each project.
Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
The C2C philosophy we work to assumes that waste does not exist.
It sees natural materials used in such a way that they can eventually return to nature cleanly, and technological materials, such as steel, created and used to be reused in their original composition.
In this neutral ecological footprint, waste does not exist: that’s what we’re committed to.
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
We are optimally reducing fossil fuels as an energy supply for our buildings and in the production process of materials and construction.
Our solutions are focused on maximally reducing CO2 emissions and we relish the chance to partner with others to explore ways to do this innovatively and progressively.
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources
C2C requires responsible use of water and natural resources, including that water that is used during the construction and use of a building is purified before returning to nature. Toxic materials and plastics are avoided – if they are unavoidable they are disposed of responsibly, so that we can be sure we are not contributing to river and ocean pollution.
Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss
In our project development we always take into account the ecological situation on site, to protect flora and fauna. We never see a project separate from its environment and take great care of the surrounding vegetation and the ecosystems it supports. We prefer not to develop greenfield, instead re-using existing buildings or locations.
Coert (55), has a Master in economics and is a graduated CPA.
After working at CPA firm Mazars for a decade, he joined Delta in 1996. In 2001 Coert took over the company from his father.
Coert is a pioneer in sustainable real estate development and his thinking has helped to form the values and principles of Delta today as well as its strong ESG track record.
Coert is married and has 5 children and lives in Noordwijkerhout (NL) Next to his professional life Coert likes making music, hiking and skiing.
Edwin, 56 years of ages, has a master's degree in economics.
After having several international positions at various corporate companies, e.g. Shell, Mc Donalds, Edwin in 2006 joined the Delta team to set up Delta Germany. Edwin is the driving force behind Delta’s successful expansion in Germany.
Rob, 56 years of age, has a Master in Real Estate and economics.
Rob joined Delta in 2008, after having several positions with Dutch Real Estate investors and developers.
As commercial director Rob is responsible for acquisitions, leasing and sales. Delta's power to initiate new projects benefits from Rob's practical and highly deal driven approach to acquisition and leasing.
Bram, 58 years of age, is a graduated CPA and has a Master in Internal Audit. Bram is a Certified Internal Auditor (USA).
Bram started his professional life in Banking, followed by several positions with Corporate Companies. After he joined Delta in 2005, he become responsible for Finance/Accounting, Legal and IT. Bram's transparent and professional approach to finances has helped Delta steer the rocky waters of the financial crisis and lays a solid basis under our reporting.
Bram is married and has one daughter and lives in Melissant (NL). Next to his professional life Bram likes road cycling, skiing and boxing.
Manager finance / legal affairsSustainable development according to Delta that is something that Sjanie Martis, as Finance and Legal Affairs Manager, feels comfortable with.Sjanie believes in a sustainable future where it is the responsibility of our generation to ensure that future generations also have a future in this world.In her position as Manager Legal Affairs, she believes it is important to build such a sustainable relationship with the cooperating parties that, when concluding a contract, it can be assumed that the interests of all parties are taken into account in order to arrive at the correct wording of agreements.
Head of transactions
Martijn versterkt ons team sinds het voorjaar van 2023 nadat hij 28 jaar makelaar is geweest in commercieel vastgoed. Na 22 jaar als zelfstandig ondernemer, waarin hij regelmatig werkte met Delta, vindt hij het tijd om weer deel uit te maken van een team.
Our projects provide inspiration and new faces. For instance, the sustainable redevelopment of the Fokker factory site was reason for Xander to choose Delta in 2005.
A great challenge because innovation in sustainable real estate demands the utmost from specialists like Xander.
Fokker Logistics Park became a spectacular project where continuous new challenges had to be managed. It required patience, perseverance, overview and creativity to optimise the logistics buildings with the application of the Cradle to Cradle philosophy. This experience is now extremely useful for new developments.
Project DeveloperIn autumn 2018, Dave joined Delta as a project manager. Before that, he has done projects for governments, banks, universities and healthcare institutions, among others.In recent years, as a developer, he has been responsible for the transformation of the 1934 Bungehuis in Amsterdam into a branch of the exclusive Soho House. A hotel and club that includes a cinema and an outdoor swimming pool. His first project at Delta was the development of Share at Park 20|20. He now feels completely at home with Delta's Circular thinking. His big challenge in the coming years is to apply the Cradle to Cradle concept to logistics now.
Senior Project manager
After working as a project manager for a large housing project developer in North Rhine-Westphalia, Julian has found a new challenge at Delta in Düsseldorf.
As an architect, it is important to him to create added value for urban space and people while the real estate agent in him finds it important that building projects are also realised economically and sustainably.
He believes in the responsibility everyone has to be conscious of the resources available to us. This is why he is very interested in developing buildings that positively affect people.
Philipp joined Delta at the beginning of February 2019. Through his studies in environmental engineering in the Netherlands and his master's degree in Construction Project Management in Edinburgh, he quickly became involved in Delta's sustainable projects.
He is convinced that we must stop trying to be 'less bad', which is often still contemporary practice, and instead do 'really good'. The cradle-to-cradle principle, as well as Delta, have made that approach a matter of the heart.
Dezhin werkt sinds 2022 bij Delta.
Julia werkt sinds 2021 bij Delta in Duitsland.
Branding and communications consultant
Joost werkt sinds 2017 voor Delta. Na ruim 20 jaar zelfstandig documentaires maken over klimaat, duurzaamheid en water werd zijn interesse gewekt voor Delta vanwege de toepassing van Cradle to Cradle en de centrale plaats die duurzaamheid inneemt in de aanpak van Delta. Dat betekende dat hij, ook al omdat hij graag weer eens in een team wilde werken, na zo’n 30 jaar weer terugkwam in het vak waarvoor hij gestudeerd heeft: marketing en branding. Het enthousiaste gevoel voor Delta is vanaf die eerste dag niet meer weggegaan.
Project controllerKeeping the reins in hand and making sure each project stays financially within the set guidelines is important to Patrick.Rigorous, accurate, thorough but with an innovative slant where sustainable solutions are applied. Less paper, digitisation, energy-efficient equipment, not always being stuck in traffic jams but also working from home.Because sustainability is key at Delta, it is also becoming more and more common sense at home.
Project controllerAs a Project Controller at Delta Development Group, you must love not only numbers, but also people. Because that's what Delta is all about.It means continuous investment in new techniques, new processes and different ways of thinking.As controller, Sander plays a (pro)active role in this. That was therefore the reason for him to join Delta to reflect on the financial challenges posed by new plans.
Assistant to the CEO (Germany)Claudia was involved with Delta Germany from the very beginning.As a supporter and supporter of Edwin Meijerink, she is closely involved in the further expansion of our German office, which translates the knowledge gained from projects in the Netherlands to German needs.
Barbara werkt sinds 2022 voor Delta.
SecretariatKirsten started at Delta Germany in 2014. From then on, she was the rock for everything that needed to be arranged in the office.Her broad interest and enthusiasm for innovations make her proud of Delta's sustainable approach.Kirsten is convinced that a high-profile Cradle to Cradle-inspired real estate project like Pulse Berlin will give the German real estate market a boost to build more sustainably.