Welcome to The Nest family office.

We started The Nest with the purpose of reducing the most pressing threat to life on Earth: GLOBAL WARMING. We want to give our succeeding generations the luxury of an abundance of clean air, water, food and housing. 
Passion is what got us started. Commitment is what keeps us going.

VC & Private Equity

Supporting innovators who are developing more resilient food systems.
Driving Impact

Real Estate

Developing net zero buildings that provide healthy spaces for occupants. 
Real Estate


Partnering with those who support a mission larger than financial returns.

The Foundation

Building awareness around healthy food systems and development.
Coming Soon
BoPro Sustainable Real Estate Development
Peter Garre
Owner, Bopro
“Today, we are building the future for the next generations. At The Nest, we found like-minded partners. Thanks to their participation, we have the financial strength to further implement our sustainable objectives on current developments."

The Team

We support initiatives that look at sustainable, win-win solutions for the challenges our planet faces. Have something in mind? Talk to us.
Els built her career in the Americas division of her family business, TVH, growing and scaling the business 10x over a period of 16 years to nearly $500M in revenue, employing over a thousand people. Driven by a passion for people and their well being, she returned to Belgium and started The Nest to increase the scale of impact on human lives even further.

Els Thermote

Chief Executive Officer
After a 12 year career in Belgium in the industrial and construction environment, Laurent was fortunate to run multiple projects in the U.S., including real estate investments and start ups in recycling. He hopes that The Nest family office will inspire other families to follow the movement toward a better world.

Laurent Vannest

Managing Director
Passionate about finance for over 40 years, John was CFO for the TVH Group, which grew to over €1 billion with operations in over 180 countries. Handing over the torch to the next generation, he is now coaching, motivating, and challenging the young potentials of The Nest Family Office.

John Laebens

Chief Finance Officer
Louis has always been a person who makes things happen. His path took him through audit and consulting to entrepreneurship. Then it dawned on him that he could make an even bigger impact working with many entrepreneurs at once. He believes that collaboration is everything, especially when facing the urgent challenge of climate change.

Louis Dhont

Chief Operating Officer
Born to parents that have worked to improve the world through agriculture and healthy eating, it’s no surprise that Anouk has joined The Nest. Her journey took her through roles in strategy consulting, venture capital investing, and interim management: the perfect experience to help entrepreneurs improve our food systems.

Anouk Schoors

Investment Manager

An Van Eycken

Senior Accountant

Hallie Fox


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