Last mile costs - the rental reality
Within the world of real estate, the location and cost of logistics centres is often a topic. This element of the supply chain is, however, only one of many that logistics operators have to take into account. Cushman & Wakefield, in conjunction with P3 logistics Parks, has produced a report called ‘Last Link – Quantifying the Cost’ which considers ...
Tubize renewal begins
The Henri Garcia Architectural Bureau has published details of the new district it is to create in Tubize. Named the ‘Quartier des Confluents’ (is this a reminder of Lyon… ?) the scheme is being undertaken on behalf of Duferco Wallonie/ Sampace Samfi-Invest Group /| DCI. The architects point out that the permit has now been granted.
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H.I.B. extends its scope
Home Invest Belgium, which as its name suggests, specialises in residential property, has announced an acquisition in a specific segment of this market. The company has acquired BE Real Estate, which owns four ‘apart-hotel’ properties in the centre of Brussels. Apart-hotels operate as normal rented apartments, with kitchens and bathrooms, but benefit from hotel-type services including reception, cleaning and ...
CCN renewal on the road
Following the news of the sale of a Brussels icon (Souverain 25) last week, another of the capital’s emblematic buildings is now in the spotlight. The story starts in April of this year, when AG Real Estate, Atenor and Axa IM - Real Assets, acting on behalf of one of its customers, signed a partnership agreement to execute ...
Souverain 25 officially sold
Cofinimmo has announced that it has just signed the notary deed relating to the disposal of the Souverain/Vorst 23/25 office building, located at Boulevard du Souverain/Vorstlaan in the decentralised area of Brussels. The sale price has been announced as 50 million Euros which, says Cofinimmo, is higher than the last fair value (as at 31.03.2019) determined by the independent ...
New last mile facility near Ghent
As last mile delivery continues to be a hot topic in the struggle to make our cities more breathable, broker JLL has announced that it has acted in two operations on the Alinso site at Zwijnaarde. In cooperation with site owner Alinso, JLL has let a part of the buildings for use as a last mile delivery centre by ...
People and Brussels top ULI discussion
The round table which took place during the recent seminar of the ULI in Brussels featured three persons very familiar to the Belgian real estate world and two from outside, who had some sobering views on the positioning of Brussels. The other main element to arise was the issue of what is really important in real estate development.
In recent years, corporates have sought to maintain a firm control on operational costs without stifling opportunities and performance. Born from this delicate balance are workplace changes and trends focussing on technology, productivity and flexible working to better align real estate with the wider strategic goals of the business.
Upon request from Extensa, for the future metamorphosis and development of the 40 ha Tour & Taxis site, Vincent Callebaut is sharing with us his concept for rehabilitating the historical ‘Maritime Station’ involving 40,000 m2 of offices, meeting and exhibition facilities, and further developing on the site 85,000 m2 of dwellings across three green residential towers, each 100 meters high and surrounded by ‘vertical forests’.
The Liège CHU (University Hospital Centre) has recently made a move which is a first for Wallonia: it is bringing all of its support services together on a common site. This large scale logistics operation comes with a fiscal element which also represents a precedent… and may give ideas to others.