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Student flats in eco-mode
Two of the most notable examples of the way in which the real estate market is evolving, are to be seen in the latest initiative by established developer BPI. The first of these is the emergence of student flats as an asset class attracting the interest of ‘office developers’, and the second is the way in which environmental concerns ...
| 24/03/2017

Investment in good health - JLL
Real estate advisor JLL carried out a survey among main investors in Belgium at the beginning of this year. This looked at 2016 and the prospects for 2017. With a total invested volume of €3.7 billion in 2016, JLL found, he wall of money aiming at real estate in Belgium remains solid for the second consecutive year. With rents remaining ...
| 23/03/2017

Belgium four points at Mipim Awards
Belgium had an absolutely sensational evening at the Mipim Awards yesterday. No less than three of the winners were Belgian, and a fourth was from a Belgian architect and developer. First of all, Chambon, by Immobel and designed by A2RC Architects / Jaspers-Eyers Architects, took the honours in the Best Refurbished Building category. Chambon is the largest ever conversion of ...
| 17/03/2017

Brussels: update on priorities
The keynote presentation by the Brussels Capital Region at Mipim was an update on the 12 priority projects. Entitled ‘The Brussels of Tomorrow’, the session was opened by Minister President Rudi Vervoort, who said that Brussels is at a crossroads in terms of the demographic growth, of mobility and of new urban requirements among others. The Region has to ...
| 16/03/2017

Charleroi makes its case
Most of the news about real estate in Belgium tends to focus on Brussels, Antwerp and, occasionally, Liège and Ghent. A presentation at Mipim this morning, however, demonstrated that other cities have ambitious plans too. The presenter was the city (and region) of Charleroi, which outlined a number of projects designed to regenerate the town. Charleroi has a redevelopment plan ...
| 15/03/2017

Belgium on show as Mipim opens
The world’s property market – Mipim – opened its doors in Cannes today. Before talking about the Belgian presence, it is pertinent to note that the security arrangements are even tighter than last year, with entrance points fully controlled and bag searches and body scans for everyone. In terms of the initial impression of Belgium’s presence, a number of points. ...
| 14/03/2017

BPI sells its 50% of Oesteroever, Ostend
There has been a change in the ownership of Oosteroever, the new district currently under construction in Ostend. This development, which is located on the other side of the port of Ostend from the city centre (the ‘Bredene’ side), was jointly held by BPI and Flemish developer Versluys. However, it has now been announce that BPI has sold its ...
| 13/03/2017

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On March 28th, the new BREEAM environmental certification scheme for new constructions – BREEAM INTERNATIONAL NEW CONSTRUCTION 2016 (NC 2016) – replaced the previous scheme which had been used by the market for three years. As a continuation of BREEAM International NC 2013, it now completes the range of certifications with BREEAM INTERNATIONAL REFURBISHMENT AND FIT-OUT (RFO 2015) for the renovation and fit-out of buildings, launched last year. Our team of assessors has taken a close look at this reference, in order to provide an overview of what has changed, compared to previous versions.
16/12/2016 - -
The concept of ‘smart cities’ is more and more emerging as a response to the various problems caused by the growth in urban populations. The Smart City Institute in Liège, and the ‘Belfius Smart City Award’, are pioneering this concept in Belgium and leading by example.
15/09/2016 - -
The expected growth of the older adult population will have an unprecedented impact on the national health care system. There is a clear need for additional nursing homes and healthcare workers, to avoid potential shortages in the coming years. Like most other European countries, Belgium is confronted with a rapid ageing of its population. This is the direct result of longer life expectancy and continuous improvement in living standards.
27/05/2016 - -


If the climate changes bound to CO2 emissions (GES) is sometime debated, CO2 unmistakably became an alternative source of carbon to the use of fossils resources...
F - Lille 
The training focuses on the application and practical solutions leading to sustainable water management in the Brussels Region, on the plot and in the building.
B - Brussels, Tour & Taxis 
18/04/2017 - 25/04/2017
When we decide to build or renovate in Brussels, it is important to consider the state of the soil before the design phase.
B - Brussels, Tour & Taxis 
How are things going in Antwerp Province? What opportunities are there in the property sector? Under the leadership of Alexander Kortleve (CBRE), during this 8th edition we will look, with the help of top quality market partners, at regional property development.
B - Antwerpen, SYNTRA 
Realty is Belgium’s only real estate fair, offering a one-stop overview of the real estate business.
B - Brussels, Tour & Taxis  
16/05/2017 - 18/05/2017
Two themes will be discussed during this seminar: "Worldwide Trends in future living & working"(Rajdeep Gahir | Fonder & MD of Redefining Real Estate) and "HafenCity, 21st Century, Urban Devlopment, Continuity & Transformation" (Jürgen BRUNS-BERENTELG | CEO of HafenCity Hammburg GmbH)
B - Brussels, Tour & Taxis