Mipim looks at the wider picture
The organisers of Mipim, Reed Midem, have announced that the central theme of the 2019 edition – the 30th edition of the world’s most important professional real estate fair – will be ‘Engaging the Future’. This means a focus on envisioning the next 30 years of the real estate industry with an emphasis on sustainability.
This special 30th ...
Major transactions from Anixton
Real estate advisor Anixton has released a communiqué indicating some of the latest transactions it is involved in.
Firstly, the newly announced (end of October) French-speaking Belgian broadcasting channel LN24, which is to concentrate on continuous news in the same vein as channels French channels BFM and LCI, mandated Anixton with finding premises for its new offices and ...
Office market: new norm and new dynamics
In its annual state of the market report, JLL takes a close look at the Brussels office market. There are a number of interesting factors to note, starting with fact that, in the words of CEO Jean-Philip Vroninks: “The days of 600,000 m² of take-up are over – 300-400,000 is the new norm.”
Taking up this subject and explaining what ...
Retailing - a changing world
One of the major press events of the year took place yesterday at the offices of real estate broker and advisor JLL. The annual review of the Belgian market in all its facets attracts all of the real estate journalists from the main press publications in the country.
The review covers several segments, but in the first of our reports, ...
Befimmo takes Silversquare over
Ten years after co-working operator Silversquare was formed, real estate developer Befimmo has acquired a controlling stake of 61% in the company. This news also comes some months after the two companies started working together on a new co-working concept ‘Silversquare@Befimmo’. The deal appears to be very much in tune with the evolution of the real estate office market ...
Leopold Views - a major residential conversion
A major residential conversion project was inaugurated yesterday by architectesassoc and developer Matexi. ‘Leopold Views’ involves some 201 apartments in a former office building located at the beginning of the Rue de Genève, just around the corner from the Place Meiser, and on the main road to NATO and the airport.
The project, which started in 2014, threw up a ...
Region's Europe Commissioner celebrates 4 years
The department of the Brussels Region’s Commissioner for Europe’ has just celebrated four years of existence. At an event yesterday to mark the occasion, fittingly held in the ‘Brussels Info Point’ at the Place Royale, the Commissioner – Alain Hutchinson – explained what the department had been able to achieve. Speaking to a large number of European country representatives, ...
Arts 44 changes hands
There has been a significant sale in the Leopold District of Brussels. The building located at Avenue Des Arts 44 – and which had been acquired in September 2015 by Schroder Real Estate Investment Management – has now been sold on to Phicap acting on behalf of a European-based private equity fund. Schroder was acting on behalf of ILMA, ...