Ron van Bloois

Co-founder and Chair

Senior Housing  Healthcare Association


My purpose is to inspire, enjoy life and create a future-proof society. My focus is on making impact through my people minded initiatives, forward thinking lectureships, best-in-class advisory and state-of-the-art real estate. I am passionate about Alternative Investments, Healthcare Real Estate and the value chain of ESG-SDG’s.

Co-founder and chair of the Senior Housing and Healthcare Association. Since March 2021 on an adventure with MI, including Advisory Boards at MoZaïC AM and DeNoize.

Senior lecturer at the Amsterdam School of Real Estate (post graduate), both on Master of Real Estate and Executive Education. Topics: senior housing and healthcare real estate finance, impact investing, business cases and asset management.

Lecturer at Sociëteit Vastgoed Academy. Exclusive network of Dutch real estate professionals. Topics: customized educational programs on senior housing and healthcare real estate management, development and investments.

Owner of MI – Multiple Impact. Best-in-class advisory and management firm in Alternative Real Assets and Investments. Focused on startups, strategy, concepts and investments. Specialized in operational asset classes: senior housing/living, healthcare (cure and long term care), mixed-use, educational facilities like student housing, life sciences and various non-profit real estate. Active in pan-European markets, both mature and emerging markets.

Richard Betts

Group Publisher

Real Asset Media

I am a co-Founder of Real Asset Media, launched in 2019 as a platform to create, curate and share industry insights, strategy & research via live events, TV, audio, digital and print media with over 30 years of experience in financial markets, TV, events & publishing.

I started my career at Euromoney Institutional Investor before working with companies including FT Business, Eurozone Advisors, Property Investor Europe, and launched Real Asset Media after 7 years as Group Publisher at PropertyEU.

I have moderated & created events in Europe, USA and China and have followed closely the development of the senior housing and healthcare markets.

Thorsten Herbert

Founding Partner, Managing Partner

Real Asset Media I Investment Briefings & TV

I’m a communication and marketing & sales professional with over 20 years’ experience in the business of internet start-ups, advertising, publishing and events for the digital age. I’m passionate about building and positively leading teams to drive innovation, and am currently focused on scaling Real Asset Media business across Europe and globally. 

I’m fascinated by leadership, strategy creation and execution; my key strengths include business strategy, business development, marketing & sales and tech innovation. 

In my varied career, I have co-founded internet start-ups, communication & advertising agencies and corporate publishing and events businesses, frequently leading the shift to digital. Under my leadership these companies have experienced significant growth. Digital transformation and assembling the right teams determine the future success of a business. Preserving the Status Quo is not a winning strategy.

If I had not pursued my current career path, I would be a competitive sailor.

Sylwia Ziemacka

Head of Membership and Partners Network

Senior Housing and Healthcare Association

I’m an expert in translating business visions into goals, actions and results. With over 15 years of experience in working in corporations, large companies and small and medium-sized enterprises, I know how to move things forward. I am motivated by the values and I believe in the socially responsible business. Therefore I was happy to join the Senior Housing & Healthcare Association. I’m sure that my PR, international communication and marketing background, as well as natural networking skills and business pragmatism will help to drive the SHHA forward.

Previously I was Managing Director of Poland Today, Leader of International Projects at Gremi Media (publisher of Rzeczpospolita) and New Business Director at Havas Engage Warsaw. 

I love what Nelson Mandela once said: “Vision without action is just a dream, action without vision just passes the time, and vision with action can change the world.” I also truly agree with Billy Cox statement: “You can’t build a long term future on short term thinking”.