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  • Brussels’ new retail centre The Mint opens this autumn

    Strategically located as an extension of Brussels’ Rue Neuve, attracting 15 million shoppers per year, The Mint provides a new shopping experience in the heart of Brussels’ City Centre and will open this autumn 2017.
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  • Brussels sees renewed interest in luxury brands

    Brussels sees renewed interest in luxury brands. Some delayed their return, others cancelled outright. A year and a half after adopting a wait-an-see attitude, luxury brands have confirmed their renewed interest for the Belgian capital.
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  • Opening of a Flagship Zadig & Voltaire Store in Belgium

    Opening of a Flagship Zadig & Voltaire Store in Belgium After a presence of more than 10 years in Brussels, the prêt-à-porter brand opens its Belgian Flagship Store and chooses Avenue Louise
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  • Partner Promotions 2017

    April 2017, Cushman & Wakefield Belgium announces 6 partner promotions
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  • ARE YOU READY? 18 months to comply with IFRS 16 Lease Accounting

    In January 2019, a new accounting standard, IFRS 16, will come into force which will introduce new rules for lease accounting and have an impact on the real estate industry.
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  • Charleroi welcomes Rive Gauche on 9 March

    New shopping centre in the heart of Charleroi, Rive Gauche, opens its doors to the public on 9 March. Cushman & Wakefield advised Saint-Lambert Promotion on this latest project which to date has already seem more than 95% of retail units let to exclusive brands such as Primark, H&M, Zara and Kiabi amongst others.
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  • Pedestrianisation of Brussels

    The Brussels pedestrian area was launched in June 2015. This expansion of the existing pedestrian area runs along Boulevard Anspach, from Place de Brouckère through to Place Fontainas. Nine months on, the issue is still being hotly debated by politicians, as well as by retailers, local residents and associations such as the BECI. The debate has been so lively that in April 2016, the decision was made to establish a Pedestrian Watchdog with the aim of taking an objective view on the pedestrian area, in terms of its impact on socio-social, socio-economic and demographic activity.



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  • Airport zone attracts more than 15% of take-up in 2015

    The Brussels office market (including the periphery) experienced its worst year for 15 years in 2015, with a take-up of only 300,000 m² recorded over the year. In 2015, the airport zone diverted more than 15% of activity, compared with only 7% in the preceding year. In total, nearly 45,000 m² were taken into occupation in the airport district (excluding those tenants who renegotiated their leases). This zone therefore accounts for 15% of the annual take-up but only 8% of the Brussels office property stock, so the market here is very dynamic.  
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  • Retail Rents Rise in the Worlds Most Expensive Shopping Destinations

    Causeway Bay, Hong Kong overtakes Fifth Avenue, New York as the most expensive retail destination in the world, with the latter losing first spot for the first time in 11 years.
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