Real estate and concept developer
The Cobraspen Group is a real estate and concept developer active in the Netherlands, in the Amsterdam and Haarlem region. Every building has a story, a soul. It has acquired a rich track record and has proven itself for the future. That is the vision of Luigi Prins in a nutshell, and the leitmotif of the Cobraspen Group. Cobraspen has managed to preserve many historic buildings and monuments over the years.
In (re-)developments we always add the value of history, that is in the DNA of the Cobraspen Group. We are driven by the opportunities we see for the future, which give new life to a location or area. With creative thinking and a strong visionary view we realise concepts and projects with a team of specialists.
In addition, years of experience in (re-)development has led to the creation of our own successful concepts of which we are proud. Examples of concepts that the Cobraspen Group has realised are: SugarCity, SugarCity Events, Htel Serviced Apartments and Beachhouse Hotel.
Maintaining an old building adds value to the future
Over 30 years ago, Dutch entrepreneur Luigi Prins, saw that the Spaarnekerk (Spaarne church) in Haarlem, Netherlands was being demolished. He went straight to the demolition site, bought the spire and saved it from demolition. The saving of the spire heralded the start of the Cobraspen company.
The choice for monumental heritage was an easy choice for Luigi Prins and the Cobraspen Groep at the time. Every building has a story, a soul. It has acquired a rich track record and has proven itself for the future. That is the vision of Luigi Prins in a nutshell, and the red line through the 30th anniversary of the Cobraspen Group. The care that Cobraspen spends on old buildings ensures that they are looked at again. For that reason, many Cobraspen projects receive a lot of attention in the media. Cobraspen also looks far across the border when it is necessary to bring out the best from a building. For example, Luigi Prins did not hesitate to travel directly to China to find the best suppliers of natural stone for Landhuis Elswout and to have engraved wooden panels and sculptures made.
In addition to preserving heritage and reusing buildings, concept development is also part of the expertise.
``Who envisions the future, can appreciate the past.``