Ad Buisman started working for Ernst & Young in 1984 and has been a Partner with Ernst & Young Accountants since 1994.
Ad graduated from the Erasmus School of Economics in Rotterdam with a Master's degree in economics. He also obtained his post-university auditor's certificate (CPA) from Erasmus University Rotterdam (Auditing), and is still involved as an external adviser and examiner in the Auditing programme at Erasmus University Rotterdam. He frequently publishes articles in real estate and accounting magazines (more than 50 publications), has given several radio interviews and also frequently acts as a speaker on European and Global Conferences. He provided numerous IFRS training sessions, both in-house and externally.
Ad heads the Europe, Middle East, India and Africa (EMEIA) Real Estate, Hospitality and Construction (RHC) Group, chairs the Dutch and Belgian RHC Group, is a member of the Accounting Committee of EPRA (European Public Real Estate Association), leads Ernst & Young's Global IFRS Real Estate & Construction Interpretation Desk and is also Global Director of RHC Assurance Services. He is also very much engaged in real estate valuation issues; he leads EPRA's sub-committee in this respect and was a member of the International Valuation Standards (IVSC) sub-committee, which drafted the guidance on valuation of Investment Property under Construction (August 2009). Ad is also Ernst & Young's European Liaison Officer with the Urban Land Institute for infrastructure matters and projects.
Ad provides services in the fields of auditing, corporate real estate advisory services and transaction support. He has more than 27 years of experience, 17 of which as a Partner, and has performed many engagements related to property advice, including financing and valuation issues and supervising property transactions.
His client base comprises a wide range of national and international clients and includes Unibail - Rodamco, ING Real Estate, Redevco, Breevast and Homburg. He is IFRS adviser to several other audit teams, including Eurocommercial Properties, Prologis, Wereldhave, Corio, ING Real Estate, Pirelli Real Estate and Morgan Stanley. For several of these and other clients, he was also directly or indirectly involved in IFRS conversion projects.