Herman is an economic geographer with a strong interest in cities, retail, urban mixed use real estate, and urban planning. Geography, maps, and the concept of location and space has been a central element in his career and life.
Herman in married to Tuna Tasan Kok and lives in Antwerp. He works as Head of Research at Meyer Bergman in London.
Herman Kok is Meyer Bergman’s Head of Research. As Head of Research, Herman is responsible for and involved with all research related activities supporting Meyer Bergman’s strategic, investment, and project decisions. This includes asset and portfolio related research activities linked to acquisitions, asset management strategies, and disposals, as well research linked to corporate and fund strategies.
Meyer Bergman is a London based privately held real estate investment management firm with a focus on retail led urban mixed assets. Meyer Bergman targets well-located, retail and mixed-use real estate in in core and large secondary cities in Europe and the United States that are under-managed or under-utilised.
Before joining Meyer Bergman, Herman worked 16 years in several functions with Multi Corporation based in the Netherlands. Herman’s main focus was the support of Multi’s international development and investment activities outside the Netherlands, covering markets like Belgium, Germany, France, and Central Europe. Also, he was involved in all research activities linked to Multi’s expansion into Turkey, where Multi developed 13 Forum projects between 2006 and 2015, and Multi launched the Multi Turkey Fund in joint partnership with CPP and Morgan Stanley.
The last 4 years at Multi Herman worked as Head of Research supporting Blackstone’s retail property investment activities from a research perspective after Blackstone acquired Multi in 2013. He transformed Multi research from a more opportunity driven development led tool into a more investor-asset management driven tool relying on an efficient flow of market data and forecasts.
Herman began his career at Kolpron Consultants (Ecorys) in 1997 as real estate consultant in Budapest and got involved in retail and mixed-use projects throughout Central Europe.
Networks & Associations
Herman represents Meyer Bergman in various industry organisations, such as ICSC International Council Shopping Centres, RICS Royal Institute Chartered Surveyors, and ULI Urban Land Institute. He is serving member of the ICSC European Research Group, and the Research and Innovation Committee of RICS in the Netherlands.
Herman guest lectures in the field of real estate and urban planning at various universities, including University of Amsterdam, State University Groningen, and Ozyegin University Istanbul.