Kees Hage retired from PwC in 2020 and now acts as an independent director and adviser in real estate. At PwC he spent over 20 years as partner, serving international real estate players and advising on strategic issues and business trends. This included advising clients on building innovation and digitalisation in their operating platforms, with a focus on data and reporting and operational cost and efficiency. Among his roles at PwC, between 2008 and 2016, he was head of global real estate. He gained his experience in the Netherlands, US and Luxembourg. Hage has authored several publications on real estate business and structures, speaks at internal and external conferences and is a member of RICS.