Erik Vlaming has a background on the cutting edge of spatial planning and real estate. After obtaining degrees in Urban and Regional Planning and Real Estate Studies, he was employed at a company concerned with spatial planning. Thereafter he worked as an independent consultant in the field of spatial planning and real estate. As a consultant for Fakton he developed financial real estate skills and worked on a number of projects including valuations focused on complex real estate development. Furthermore, he has advised several municipalities on area development and municipal real estate. Since 2018 Erik is listed as a Registered Appraiser of Commercial Property with the NRTV (Register of Real Estate Appraisers in the Netherlands).