After completing his psychology studies and with various financial interludes under his belt (an internship at an Italian bank and a year spent studying at a business college in Berlin), he decided to take his professional career down the road of real estate. Dirk built the RE portfolio in Berlin and in 2016 assumed responsibility for the portfolio as a whole including the Netherlands and Boston.

At the end of 2022, Dirk passed on his operational role at Egeria Real Estate Investments. However, he remains closely involved in the operations from his role as IC member at ERED and EREI and his role as board and family member.

Dirks loves the technical side of construction and enjoys overcoming difficulties.