"A great transformation of Realty"
As Realty moved into its second afternoon, this seemed like the ideal time to ask its organiser Mathieu van Marcke, and some exhibitors, how they felt about the new look fair.
What are your impressions after a day and a half?
Mathieu van Marcke: Well we have made a great transformation of Realty. This was the objective we set a couple ...
Development opportunities from mobility
A presentation at Realty yesterday afternoon, provided an insight into how new mobility may also provide opportunities for property developers. The speaker was Alexander D’Hooge, Professor of Urbanism at M.I.T. in Boston. In introducing him, Realty organiser Mathieu Van Marcke pointed out that Professor D’Hooge is the first Belgian to achieve this level of academic recognition in urbanism (albeit ...
Realty hits the coast
The new look Realty, described as ‘Belgium’s Real Estate Summit’, opened its doors in the casino at Knokke Heist on the Belgian coast this morning. First impressions are of a very chic and elegant layout, with many of the 40 exhibitors being located around a central cafe/restaurant area on the beach, rather than in the main casino building. Access ...
New housing inaugurated in Schaerbeek
The inauguration of a complex described by Schaerbeek mayor Cécile Jodogne as a ‘mini district’ took place this morning in her commune. Named ‘Lochten 237’, it provides 48 apartments, 8 houses and 3 retail units. This was an inauguration of a complex which is already partially inhabited.
First, a word about the name. From 1880 this site had been ...
CBRE analyses retail market
CBRE has once again been analysing the state of the Belgian retail market. It takes a close look at various segments, and we report here on its findings for High streets and Shopping Centres.
The High Street, says CBRE, has traditionally been the preferred form of shopping among Belgian consumers, but challenges are forcing cities and retailers to evolve. Belgian ...
Cofinimmo expands to Spain
This website generally only reports on issues which directly involve real estate located in Belgium and Luxembourg. But as some of our major players are increasingly active abroad, we will from time to time report on their activities in other countries.
The first of these reports involves one of Belgium’s very largest players, Cofinimmo. The country’s first ever sicafi has ...
Toison d'Or plans explained
The architectural bureau Pierre Lallemand & Partners has just presented its philosophy behind the extremely ambitious project to totally transform the Avenue de la Toison d’Or and the Boulevard de Waterloo, in uptown Brussels.
First of all, Pierre Lallemand said that the project as set out, and which is now awaiting its various administrative procedures, responds to the desire of ...
New district for Soignies
It is not only in our major cities that new districts are planned. This morning saw the official ‘laying of the first stone’ of the ‘Arborescence’ project in the Walloon town of Soignies.
This project will in time see 164 apartments and nine houses, along with 200 underground parking spaces and much open green space, constructed on a two ...