Pro-Realestate Newsletter N° 33 - January 2018
Much speculative office space to enter the Brussels market in 2018

Cushman & Wakefield has been looking at what the Brussels real estate market can expect in 2018. Where take-up is concerned, the level of 390,000 m² it registered in 2017 was slightly down on the previous year, but Cushman expects to see an increase in 2018. As Head of Research Cedric Van Meerbeeck explains, however, the years of 450-500,000 m² of take-up are definitely behind us, and something short of 400,000 m² is likely to be the new norm, even if a handful of substantial transactions could cause a peak from time to time.

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Wallonia to ban out of town shopping centres?  
The eternal question of whether shopping centres are killing the traditional city centre shopping districts, has raised its head again in Wallonia. The Walloon government has a concrete plan to ban any new shopping centres of over 2,500 m² from being installed outside of the centre or in the peripheries of towns and cities.
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'Child prodigy' to speak at Mipim opening
This year’s MIPIM real estate show will welcome an unexpected and exciting speaker : Ada Svitak. Ronan Vaspart, head of Mipim markets, explains 'We want to shake up things by giving the floor this year to a representative of the younger generation who can provoke property professionals and make them think.'
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SPRYG Real Estate Academy is to hold a half day seminar on February 1st, to consider the future prospects for real estate in the capital. Among other topics, Smart City Brussels and the impact of international factors such as Brexit, Trump and China, will be reviewed. Speakers will include Minister-President Rudi Vervoort and a host of interested parties. Serge Fautré, CEO of AG Real Estate, will be the moderator.
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COFINIMMO attracts high pre-lets in its BELLIARD 40 building
Cofinimmo has confirmed the attraction of new, high quality and energy-efficient buildings on the Brussels marketplace. It has announced the signature of lease agreements for more than half of the surface area of Belliard 40 before delivery of the works.

On October 1st 2018 the International Workplace Group (Regus) will open a 4,355 m² ‘Spaces’ coworking centre in the building. Following that early in 2019, CEFIC and PlasticsEurope, both long-term clients of Cofinimmo, will occupy 6,737 m². Both leases have been signed for a fixed period of 15 years.
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QUARES to expand portfolio of student flats
Redevelopment of ING's headquarters by IMMOBEL & BESIX RED
MATEXI receives green light for its major residential project in Genappe

Brussels MANHATTAN CENTER gets a makeover via L'Echo

TOURS & TAXIS 's historical 'Gare Maritime' to be regeneratd as a covered town via

Green light for the renovation of the Brussels' DEBROUCKERE TOWER' via Bx1

Game over for the Eurostadium via L'Echo

MEUSEINVEST reveal the new look for Liege's GRAND POSTE

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