Whenever I do a presentation, I like to start with a picture of my family. I guess more then ever I feel that all I do comes from that basis. When I wake up in the morning and go to work, I don't change all in a sudden into a different person, just because of my role or function. Cradle to Cradle has enabled me to connect my inner drive as a human being with my daily work. I believe very much in our motto: business as an engine for change®. By working from the heart I become passionate with what I do. The combination of this passion, humility and know-how allows me to partner with some of the greatest people in the world to set examples for a better future for our children.
Drs. Coert Zachariasse
(46), (nationality Dutch), Father
to Sanne (16), Floor (13) and Christian
(10). Residing in Vlaardingen (The Netherlands).
Hobbies include skiing, sailing, jogging, fishing and playing guitar.
Doctorate in Business Economics at Rotterdam Erasmus University
(1989) Post doctorate in Accountancy (1992) Registered CPA (1992) Owner and CEO Delta Development Group Non executive board member of VBM Capital Investment Group Chairman Enginn – Municipality of Haarlemmermeer
start up incubator for Sustainable companies Board member of European Advisory Board to the Cradle
to Cradle Institute. Chosen as 2013's most influential real estate person in the field of sustainability in the Netherlands. Active supporter of a number of children’s charities
in his native Netherlands
William McDonough endorsment
Michael Braungart endorsement film for Coert Zachariasse
“I am fuelled by equal parts passion for real estate development and a deep-seeded love and respect for the environment. Working within the Cradle to Cradle® inspired development world offers a wonderful opportunity for fulfilmentby engaging day-in and day-out on what excites me professionally in a way that can be a positive contribution to society, my local community and the global environment as a whole.”
MSc. Owen A. Zachariasse
(33), (nationality USA/Dutch), residing in Amsterdam. Hobbies include hiking, fly fishing, canoeing, skiing, surfing, art, music, literature, architecture, travel, lacrosse
Manager Innovation and Sustainability for Delta Development Group Owner, Cherry Tree Consultancy Co-founder, Zachariasse Consultancy
Bachelors of Business Administration from Adelphi University Masters in Strategic Management from RSM Erasmus University Certified BREEAM Expert by The Dutch Green Building Council Member of the Dutch Green Building Council BREEAM-NL Special Advisory Group on Materialization Member of the Dutch Green Building Council BREEAM-NL Special Advisory Group on New Build & Renovation Accredited Cradle to Cradle® Specialist by EPEA GmbH Member Netherlands America Foundation
Owen began his career in real estate development within the construction industry at age 19 managing the production crews of single-family homes before moving into the financial department at age 21. After completing his undergraduate degree in business administration from Adelphi University Owen worked for McWilliams|Ballard, one of the most successful real estate sales and marketing firms on the east coast of the United States. Upon completion of a Masters Degree from the Rotterdam School of Management (RSM) Erasmus University In Strategic Management, Owen began working for Delta Development Group on the Cradle to Cradle® inspired area development Park 20|20. Owen assists in the development of, and is responsible for the management of all Cradle to Cradle®, innovation and sustainability activities at Park 20|20 and within Delta Development Group.
In 2011 Owen started Cherry Tree Consultancy which works with individual real property projects to provide advice in Cradle to Cradle® process management, materialization, implementation strategies and techniques.
In 2013 Owen and Coert Zachariasse founded Maatschap Zachariasse Consulting as an international vehicle specialized in providing tactical and financial advice for real property project initiators and governmental institutions interested in creating high-quality Cradle to Cradle® inspired developments.
Owen specializes in Cradle to Cradle®, Circular Economy and sustainability for real property development. Experience includes, Cradle to Cradle® inspired concept development, design, realization and management for new-build and renovation projects (commercial, residential, retail, logistics and industrial); Cradle to Cradle® and sustainable building material optimization; total cost of ownership financial constructions; contract development; real estate due diligence and financial feasibility analysis, clean renewable energy, internal and external communications and the development & execution of organizational and project orientated transition strategies;
Paula Anne Smith BA
(Nationality British), lives near Amsterdam, has 2
children, enjoys writing, reading, art, photography, interior design, hiking,
Bachelor of Arts, Portsmouth College of Fine Art
Diploma Fine Art, Cyprus College of Art
Paula has travelled extensively and has worked as
an independent artist in a number of countries. She has also worked for an
international airline company before joining Delta Development Group in 2003
and has since had various functions mainly focusing on marketing and concept
development for Park 20|20. Paula co-owns a real estate investment
and asset management company PBS LLC in England.