Pro-Realestate Newsletter N° 36 - November 2018
Co-working space a global phenomenon
The spectacular rise in co-working space over recent years is not about to end. This rise may be seen as a further illustration of the move away from ownership to usage. Real estate advisor JLL has investigated the flexible office space sector and the challenges and opportunities it presents for corporates, real estate investors and developers. It finds that over 7 million m² of stock is set to be added in Europe by 2023, pushing the total market size to 10 million m². And the market share of flexible space in central business districts likely to exceed 15% in the next five years. Belgium and Brussels join the global trends: the level of 50,000 m²of take-up has already been reached this year, which represents almost 20% of take-up year-to-date.
Wallonia proposes news planning Guidelines
The question of where and how to build new housing has been occupying the minds of politicians and planners for some time. It is now the subject of a public debate in Wallonia, where the new SDT (Territorial Planning Framework) has gone into the public enquiry stage. it will set objectives for the use of Walloon land over the next thirty years.
ULI looks at Brussels North District and urban future
The North District was first conceived as a sort of ‘mini-Manhattan’ in the 1960’s, but fell foul of economic recession and was not revived until the 90’s. The original plan would have seen high level walkways connecting the skyscrapers, and more interconnection with the local population. Nowadays it has become an office ghetto. Urban regeneration has to find its way.
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REAL ESTATE PLAYERS IN THE NEWS
Alibaba confirms Liège hub
Following a certain amount of optimism and then doubt, it has finally been confirmed that Liège is to house the European logistics entry point and hub of Chinese giant Alibaba co-founded by the charismatic Jack Ma. This will mean that Liège joins Hong Kong, Dubaï, Kuala Lumpur and Moscow as the hubs of Cainiao, the logistics arm of Alibaba.
Alibaba’s European chief Terry von Bibra confirms that the first flights between Hangzhou and Liège have already taken place. It is not known when the centre will be built, but it is likely to extend to some 380,000 m².
SEGRO leaves Belgium
HIB acquires leisure park on the coast
Major logistics transaction at Willebroek with COLLIERS INTERNATIONAL
Circular Real Estate | Antwerpen > 28/11
During this seminar the challenges we will addressed by looking at both the circular nature of buildings, new constructions and the existing built environment. 'Circular real estate' means that waste of raw materials and decline in financial value are prevented. To achieve a future-proof real estate market, it is of great importance that circular use is applied through transformation and redevelopment where innovation is central.
Programme and registrations
The transformation of industrial sites and buildings into modern living and working areas
36e Facility Night organized by KICOM
27/11 | Mechelen
The major upheavals to trade in Wallonia
Organized by Cercle de Wallonie
28/11 | Liège, Val Benoit
Business Lunch. Elections 2018-2019: analysis and future vision.
Organized by UPSI/BVS
29/11 | Brussels, Hotel Le Plaza
New SDT: The Walloon urban big bang?
Organized by Editions et Séminaires
11/12 | Louvain-La-Neuve, Cercle du Lac
Full agenda on pro-realestate.be/agenda
REAL ESTATE PROJECTS & ASSETS IN THE NEWS
COPERNICUS adds to 'human' European district
BRUSSELS LAW COURTS get new
lease of life
Green light for the construction of the
new casino at Middelkerke
Opposite the Anderlecht abattoirs, the canal district undergoing major mutation
@ Le Soir
COURBEVOIE finally underway
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