The future Red Cross coordination centre to be constructed in Namur
In 2023, the Red Cross will relocate part of its troops to Namur, on the Boulevard Ernest Mélot, a stone’s throw from the station. This future coordination centre will be installed in a brand new building. Three of the departments, currently spread between Brussels and Wallonia, will thus be brought together: the coordination of operational activities in aid, social ...
UPSI calls for VAT reduction on new housing
Along with other sectors such as the café and restaurant trade, the residential real estate sector has now asked the government to reduce VAT on part of the cost of new housing, from 21% to 6%. This request has been formulated by professional real estate association UPSI, which sees the move as a way of kick-starting the market following ...
Investors still positive despite crisis
Cushman & Wakefield has undertaken a survey into the post-coronavirus perspectives for the investment market in Brussels, speaking to around a hundred of the most active local and international players. Those surveyed largely correspond to asset and investment managers (45%) followed by investment funds and private investors including Family Offices (14%) and developers (10%). A number of key findings ...
Real Estate Week in Paris
The organisers of Mipim, Reed Midem, have announced some details of the Paris Real Estate Week (14 to 17 September) This week of activities is structured around ‘Propel by Mipim (previously Mipim Proptech) and will comprise debates, conferences, Awards and an exhibition area designed to address key topics in property, city agendas, and innovation.
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Brussels market down but not out
The eventual impact of the current health crisis on the real estate market in Brussels may not be known for quite some time. Nevertheless, real estate advisor JLL has prepared a report on first quarter and some second quarter activity, which reveals the expected significant drop in take-up compared to last year.
Standard de Liège stadium to be increased to a capacity of 32,000
Within the framework of the public enquiry currently underway, the vast project to rehabilitate the football stadium of Standard de Liège has just passed another milestone: the City of Liège has given its approval to the project. The dossier is now set to continue on its path by being submitted to the SPW, the authority with the power to ...
Raphaël Legendre heads Besix Belgium
In its willingness to consolidate its position as a major player on the Belgian real estate market, Besix RED has announced that Raphaël Legendre was appointed to the position of Country Director Belgium on May 4. He is thus in charge of residential, tertiary, commercial and service real estate development throughout the country and will be responsible for consolidating ...