Siham Rahmuni, CEO at Quares: “We are both residential real estate brokers and property managers.”

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Siham Rahmuni, 35, is a rare sight in the white male-dominated real estate world. At real estate service provider Quares, she first worked her way up to financial director and personnel director, following g which she was promoted to CEO a year and a half ago. Hard work is in her DNA.

Rahmuni has been interviewed by De Tijd about her fast moving career and her current job position. She comments on the company's activities and its future evolution: “We are both real estate agents and managers of logistic, retail and offices properties. This is unique in Belgium. The advantage is that we guide the customers in several phases. We also advise developers, for example on demolition subsidies. This is how we get involved at the earliest stage.

We also specialize in setting up specific investment funds for student real estate and sustainability. Quares currently owns around 1,000 student rooms in Brussels, Antwerp, Liège, Leuven and Ghent, representing a total investment value of 100 million Euros. We want to double that portfolio in the next 3 to 4 years, because there is still a shortage of high-quality student real estate. We don't just want to manage bricks, but to develop communities by planning shared meeting spaces and organizing events.

Quares - short for Quality Real Estate Services - was founded in 2005 by Anneleen Desmyter and the current owners Herman Du Bois and Freddy Hoorens. In 2020 the company achieved a turnover of 7.7 million Euros with a profit margin of 10 percent (EBIT). Their head office is in Mechelen and they also have eight other offices in the Benelux. In total Quares employs 70 persons.

Read the interview in De Tijd report [ Siham Rahmuni (CEO Quares): 'Mijn roots zijn wel de laatste van mijn zorgen' ] >>