Specialties: Hospitality, Investment, Capital Markets, Land, Office, Retail, Industrial
Scope of Service Experience
August is an investment advisor, mainly focusing on Hospitality and other Investment Properties, such as offices and retail, offering commercial real estate and transaction services, including Acquisition, Disposition, Sale/Lease-back and lease transactions.
Background & Experience
August’s career in the real estate industry started in Capital Markets: RE Investment Management for institutional investors in Europe. From 1993 to 2000 he was involved in fund management of over $5 billion as an investment analyst (office, retail, hospitality) with Dutch pension fund PGGM and with German bank Sal. Oppenheim (OIK). From 2000 to 2007 August worked in several senior advisory positions (BCI and AOS-Studley) providing management, real estate and economic consultancy services to corporations, investors and developers in regions and cities across Europe. From 2007 to 2012 he was course manager/lecturer Real Estate Management at Breda University’s Academy of Hotel & Facility Management.
After moving from the Netherlands to Knoxville, TN in 2014 he started working with SVN | R.M. Moore as an advisor in 2015. In 2017 August joined NAI, specializing in Hospitality and Investment Brokerage (land, office, retail and industrial) and since 2019 he's operating from the Sevierville office.
Over 20 years of experience includes advising ING, Philips Electronics, ABN AMRO, Euroclear, DuPont, Region of Flanders, Yamaha, RDA Nordrhein-Westfalen, Hewlett-Packard, Royal Shell, University of Tilburg, City of Frankfurt and Liz Claiborne/Mexx.
August earned his Masters degree in Urban Planning from Radboud University Nijmegen and he specialized in Real Estate Finance at University of Amsterdam, both in the Netherlands. In 2016 he received his Cornell University certificate for Hotel Real Estate Investment & Asset Management. In 2018 August started his journey towards the CCIM-designation.
Professional Associations & Designations
- NAR National Association of REALTORS
- TAR Tennessee Association of REALTORS
- KAAR Knoxville Area Association of REALTORS
- GSMAR Great Smoky Mountains Association of Realtors
- KAAR: Member of the Commercial Advisory Board 2019 and 2020
- Knoxville Hospitality Association