Partner, STIPO, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Jaap Schoufour studied Communication Studies (MA 1992) and worked for the City of Amsterdam for 21 years (1997-2018). During these years Schoufour led the Bureau Broedplaatsen. This team of civil servants facilitated (and still does) all kinds of bottom up creative initiatives to settle down in the metropolitan aera by offering expertise on construction, permits, legal matters, governance and programming for public.
Therefore Schoufour developed policies, instruments and built networks to connect the different worlds of real estate, creative/arts and government.
In 2019 Schoufour joined STIPO as partner and focusses on real estate development to support all sorts of civic initiatives.