Pro-Realestate Newsletter N° 33 - March 2018
Boldness and imagination for MIPIM 2018's opening next week

Mapping World Urbanity' will be the exhibition central theme this year in Cannes. According to the United Nations, the world population is set to reach 9.7 billion in 2050, with 60% be urban-based, with a rising life expectancy. The major challenges for property professionals meeting up at MIPIM, both public and private, will be how to cope with this growth in city populations and offer housing, offices and leisure for all, while meeting the new expectations in terms of services, mobility, infrastructure and sustainability. For the opening conference at 2pm next Tuesday, Adora Zvitak, a young American writer is to speak about tomorrow’s cities, urging them to pay attention to the expectations of the younger generation. MIPIM's organizers want to shake things up a bit by giving the floor this year to this child prodigy! Belgium real estate projects and players will stand out from the crowd again this year in the Belgian Pavilion in the Palais des Festivals but also, we hope, live on the stage of the MIPIM Awards ceremony with four Belgian projects in the running ...
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Architecture as Culture
At a lunch meeting, the renowned Swiss architect Emmanuel Christ explained his concept ‘Architecture as Culture’, and the issue of history – continuity versus change. He argues that transformation and reinterpretation are among the most valuable contributions that architects can bring to society.
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Logistics and semi-industrial real estate still register excellent performances in Belgium
During 2017, just under 1.9 million square metres of space were taken up, divided into 760,000 m² for logistics and 1.1 million for semi-industrial. This represents the second highest total in a decade. Both markets posted performances superior to the five and ten year averages.
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Opnieuw ophef over Brusselse overheidsdienst met NEO / HEYZEL Project via Jan van Hessche @Tijd ...
Quand les spéculations immobilières du Chirec suscitent les jalousies via Philippe Coulée @lecho ...
Why tech-style offices are the cost-effective choice @Real Views by JLL ...
REALTY has become THE meeting place for the Belgian real estate industry
The new management team of REALTY is bringing in a host of of innovations and keynote conferences this year to further boost the audience of 7,000 real estate professionnals who attended the trade exhibition last year. Networking will be top of the agenda but also inspiration through the conference program. Among them, guest speaker Fujimoto Sou is not to be missed. He hit the headlines in recent years with some amazing constructions, such as the well-known 'Mille Arbres' in the heart of Paris.

Brussels will soon also be able to discover his exceptional talent as the Japanese architect recently won the competition to design the 'Delta Tower' project alongside the Herrmann-Debroux viaduct.
In the 'innovation pavilion' exhibition visitors will discover innovative solutions that will not only benefit the real estate market, but also our cities in the future.
In the 'Showroom' exhibition various outstanding real estate projects will be highlighted. The 10th anniversary of REALTY exhibition is certainly promising.
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OVG REAL ESTATE, creator of the Edge in Amsterdam, is to develop new generation of Smart Buildings
With 'The Royal', BURCO GROUP and GALIKA DEVELOPMENT bring more life back to Brussels city centre
COFINNIMMO sells Egmont complex to a South Korean financial institution

Which future and redevelopment projects for Antwerp’s skyline ? A debate will take place between Bart De Wever (N-VA) current mayor of Antwerp and Wouter Van Besien (Groen).

Inspiration and references for the redevelopment of Antwerp will also be taken from across borders in Copenhagen. This city has been very successful in sustainable urbanization and redevelopments.
Programme & registrations

RIVE GAUCHE shopping centre in Charleroi competing in the 'Best Shopping Centre' category

ANTWERP PORT HOUSE competing in the 'Best Refurbished Building' category

The ILÔT SACRÉ in Brussels city centre competing in the ' Best Residential Development' category

Hospital AZ Zeno in Knokke competing in the 'Best Healthcare development' category

Discover all finalists from all over the world competing for the 2018 MIPIM Awards

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