Klaas Hummel is the founder and sole shareholder of Lapidus Holding. He has been active in the real estate industry since the late eighties. Before starting his own company, he has gained experience at several banks and real estate companies.
Hummel started his career in the early eighties at the Amro bank, after which he switched to AEGON Vastgoed (AEGON Real Estate). As project manager he was responsible for the organization and development of real estate in Germany and The Netherlands. Afterwards, he started working for Rodamco, where Hummel was responsible for the German market. Meanwhile, Hummel was building up an extensive international network within the European real estate market. This caused the Swedish Central Bank to appoint Hummel as crisis manager in the early nineties. In this role he supported several Swedish banks with their problems and provided them with counsel on their outstanding property loans.
After the crisis in Sweden, Hummel founded Lapidus Holding in 1993. His gained knowledge and experience together with his extensive network have led to the success of Hummel’s projects.
With his company Lapidus Holding, Hummel has realized several projects on the German market in metropolises such as Hamburg and Berlin, in addition to holiday destinations such as the Hochsauerland. His most recent success pertains to several Center Parcs holiday parks throughout Europe. Lapidus Holding owns some of these parks and has sold a large amount of individual holiday homes on the private market. Profits are used for the development of the parks, subsequently increasing their value.