Van Gool Elburg becomes part of Dils Group

Fast growing Italian real estate services company takes first step toward European expansion.

The Van Gool Elburg management team at their Amsterdam office with their new Italian partners.
From left to right; Daniel Meijers, Cesare Lombardi, Job Neijzen, Dils CEO Giuseppe Amitrano, Jan Boers, Ron van den Berge and Jaap van den Bos.

Van Gool Elburg Vastgoedspecialisten becomes part of Dils Group. Dils, the fast-growing Italian real estate services company, has acquired a majority stake in Van Gool Elburg as its first step toward European expansion. The current partners of Van Gool Elburg will be responsible to set the course in the Netherlands as co-shareholders and will change the name to Dils Nederland.

Van Gool Elburg, as part of Dils Group, wants to further strengthen its proposition for clients, making optimal use of Dils’ international network and expertise around the digital transition. For the coming years, a growth strategy has been developed for Dils Netherlands that foresees broadening its services in the logistics, residential and hospitality sectors.

Ron van den Berge, partner of Van Gool Elburg: “Dils is the growth accelerator for Van Gool Elburg that we were looking for. The international network of Dils Group, in combination with their track record in the field of innovation and technology, deepens our proposition to clients and also strengthens our position in the labor market. Not unimportant, because we want to expand significantly in other sectors in the coming years. Obviously, our clients can continue to count on the trusted personal attention and expertise of Van Gool Elburg.”

Fastest growing commercial real estate advisor in Italy

The history of Dils began in 2019 with the merger of GVA Redilco and Sigest, creating Italy’s fastest growing commercial real estate advisor. The company grew from 40 employees in 2015 to 170 at the end of 2022 and the turnover went from € 6 to almost € 60 million during this period. At the end of 2021, GVA Redilco and Sigest continued as Dils with the ambition to grow into an international real estate advisor in continental Europe.

Giuseppe Amitrano, CEO of Dils: “We are very proud to have taken our first step towards European expansion in the Netherlands in the form of the strategic partnership with Van Gool Elburg, a company with a mindset and market approach that fits seamlessly with Dils. It is our ambition to grow into an international real estate services group and expansion to the next countries will be completed within a few months.”