REAL ESTATE - Fred Rikken, manager of CB Richard Ellis’s Hoofddorp office in the Netherlands, is leaving to set up his own firm (Corrects to reflect no job losses at CBRE).

He will take Siem-Jan Vos and Serge Wuts, both from CBRE’s Global Corporate Services department, with him.

Oscar Swagerman, who currently works in the Hoofddorp office, will take over Rikken’s role.

The departures follow CBRE’s acquisition earlier this month of building consultancy Rietmeijer Huisvestingsadviseurs.

CBRE also announced that it has boosted its investment team with Matthias Euler, Bart Verhelst and Neil Gremmen. Roderick Smorenburg joined the valuations department. Jacco Verver joined property management. Michiel de Bruin and Erwin Bakker have joined the agency department.