Propel by Mipim makes its (deferred) debut
The event known last year as Mipim PropTech Europe has both a new name and a new (Coronavirus-obliged) date. Under its new name of Propel by Mipim, this gathering will now take place at the beginning of July as lat year, but has been rescheduled to September 14-15 due to concerns related to the coronavirus.
Nicolas Kozubek, Propel Director ...
UPSI calls for action on retail rents
Real estate professionals’ association UPSI has entered the debate concerning the payment of rents by retailers during this ‘shops closed’ period. Following an extraordinary crisis meeting this weekend, reports L’Echo, the UPSI has issued clear guidelines to the owners of retail premises: ‘Reduce the rent by half during two months for retail tenants in difficulty and allow them up ...
OP acts for medical staff
One of the best known players in the Brussels residential market has decided to play a role in relieving some of the problems being caused by the current Covid 19 epidemic. Guillaume Pinte, Managing director of the Office des Propriétaires (OP) has observed that there are a number of apartments on the company’s books (under management for third parties) ...
Office building projects in the pipeline
The Trends magazine has published its annual guide outlining office building projects in Belgium and Luxembourg. The digital version is available free of charge. Office market trends are analyzed and the guide also includes a presentation of some of the major architectural firms.
A very enlightening article presents the evolution – or is it a revolution? – currently ...
Cores brings new office concept to Antwerp
The new mode of multi-functional office developments is also being seen in Antwerp. Developer Cores has designed a project located on the Mechelsesteenweg, close to the Harmoniepark and the city center. Under the name of c-hive, Cores describes this as the ultimate office experience in the heart of Antwerp.
They go on to say that c-hive is a state-of-the-art office ...
Immobel takes stake in Multi Tower
We reported earlier this year on the decision of WeWork not to take up the space it had scheduled in the Multi Tower (former Philips building) at the Place de Brouckère in the centre of Brussels. This setback has not put off real estate developer Immobel, which has just announced that it has taken a 50% stake ...
Controversy over partial return to work in the construction sector
The construction sector occupies a prominent position in the Belgian economy representing, after Services and Trade, the third sector of the country in terms of jobs (280,000 workers). The annual added value generated by this sector represents 5.2% of national GDP, with turnover approaching 70 billion Euros over recent years.
Some directors of real estate companies are pleading now ...