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A good place to live and to work, that is what Fred Stammeshaus has been contributing to for more than 25 years, whether in the Netherlands or in developing countries, whether concerning the re-development of old buildings in Amsterdam, micro finance in Indonesia or implementing clean energy in South Africa.

He takes responsibility in realising projects and businesses with social and (semi-)commercial objectives, as a senior consultant or project manager. He turns your businessplans into realistic figures, feasibility and implementation. Fred excels in complex situations with multiple stakeholders.  He builds bridges between entrepreneurs, governmental and social oriented organizations. He works out solutions with great perseverance, in a professional and creative manner, paving the way to social impact and economic results.


Selection of projects done in the field of Urban Development:

Urban Resort Amsterdam

Fred Stammeshaus is co-founder/board member of Urban Resort Amsterdam and its daughters. Urban Resort was founded in 2006 and operates as a missing link between the substantial supply of empty offices and old buildings in Amsterdam, and the demand for cheap business space by the creative industry. Urban Resort is exploiting eight locations (so-called 'Breeding Places for the Creative Industry') in the Amsterdam region: De Heining Studios (see picture), Breeding Place De Vlugt (Burgemeester De Vlugtlaan), the former Volkskrantgebouw (Wibautstraat), Westerdok... Read more

African Churches

In 2008 Rev. Dr. Emmanuel Koney and consultant Ben Kremer (B222B) involved Fred to establish a proper businessplan concerning the realisation of a new building for African churches called "The Kandelaar", in Amsterdam Zuid Oost ('De Bijlmer'). Until the realisation of this new building the African churches were lodged in old parking and demolition buidings. Before the new building was built, Fred took care that the churches found temporary space, just a day before Christmas Eve.

Recently Fred supported the African churches succesfully in their struggle to negotiate... Read more

NDSM former shipyard

The municipality of Amsterdam hired Fred as procesmanager to develop and establish Artists' Village NDSM, during a period of one and a half year. Hessel Dokkum and Eva De Klerk came up with this brilliant concept to lodge entrepreneurs and artists from the creative industry in former shipyards, adjacent to the river IJ. Fred supported the municipality as well as the initiators to make things work, get around the funding and work out an economic feasible plan, including all demands concerning rules and regulations. Thanks to the realisation of the Artists' Village... Read more