As a modern real-estate company, we want to take on a pioneering role, engage in dialogue and share knowledge.
CEO Davy Demuynck
Davy Demuynck

ION is the first company in the real-estate sector to launch its own podcast, aptly named ‘Real Estape’. Every two months, together with several experts, we will tackle a topical theme that may be of interest to consumers, investors and professionals alike.

Podcasts are the ideal channel to discuss topics in a pleasant way and with the necessary nuance.

6. How do we keep housing affordable?

Podcast betaalbaar wonen

Those who want to buy or rent a home are confronted with skyrocketing property prices. It is becoming very difficult to enter the housing market without a solid financial boost, particularly for young people and people with more limited financial means. Can housing become affordable again? Let’s ask Alexis Spaas, Business Unit Manager at ION, Frédéric Sohet, Managing Partner Financial Advisory Real Estate at Deloitte Belgium, and Jens Aerts, urban engineer and architect at BUUR Part of Sweco.

5. Sustainable construction in the future

Groep Duurzaam Bouwen

The energy requirements for buildings are becoming increasingly strict. By 2050, every building must carry an A energy label, which is a great challenge for home owners and property developers alike. Sustainable construction - how do we go about it? We asked Kristof Vanfleteren, CEO of ION, Jeroen Rabaey, co-founder of NOVEN, a Ghent-based expert in sustainable energy, and Tinne Van der Straeten, federal Minister for Energy.

4. Investing in real estate for private investors.

Podcast beleggers

Real-estate prices in Belgium are on the rise. In 2020, despite the Covid-19 crisis, we recorded an increase of 5.7 percent. Real estate therefore seems a very profitable investment. But is that set to change? Let’s ask Frank Vranken, investment strategist at Puilaetco Private Bank, Mark Delboo, lawyer specialising in wealth & assets at Delboo Advocaten, and Kristof Vanfleteren, CEO of ION.

3. Innovation and disruption in the real-estate market

Real Estape innovatie

Innovation also plays an important role in the real estate market. Technological innovations are launched one after the other in rapid succession and offer new challenges and opportunities. Arne Allewaert Managing Partner of AMAVI, Steven Lambert Venture Capitalist and former owner of Spacewell and Davy Demuynck CEO of ION share their views in this podcast.

2. The residential real-estate market for institutional investors

Podcast IRP

In the second edition of Real Estape we focus on the world of institutional investments in the real-estate business. We talk to the 3 partners of ION Residential Platform about the future of the rental market and the goals of IRP. Meet Line Verroken Senior Investment Manager of CBRE Global Investment Partners, Jasper Petit Senior Portfolio Manager Europ van Bouwinvest and Sam Bordon Investment Director van ION.

1. What is the effect of COVID-19 on the real-estate market?

In gesprek

In this first edition of ION Real Estape, we discuss the effects of the COVID-19 crisis on the real-estate market. What’s next? That is the key question in our podcast with Filip Dewaele, CEO of real-estate group Dewaele vastgoedgroep, Véronique Goossens, Head of Research at the economic research department of Belfius, and Davy Demuynck, CEO of ION.