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Prestigious office building

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Project developer ION is set to start redeveloping a prestigious office building in a prime location in the European district of Brussels. For this purpose, the fast-growing real estate group has just concluded a partnership with the public regulated real-estate investment company (OGVV) Leasinvest Real Estate. 

Late last week, the latter signed a binding agreement with Next Estate Income Fund (NEIF), managed by BNP Paribas REIM Luxembourg, for the purchase of 100% of the shares in the company NEIF Montoyer SPRL, holder of a long lease with a remaining duration of 94 years on the office building Montoyer 14, located on the corner of rue Montoyer and rue de l'Industrie in BE-1000 Brussels. In other words, in the heart of the European district. ION, which has been involved in this transaction since the beginning, will manage the entire development process for this unique project in consultation with Leasinvest. 

The current tenant, the United Nations, will remain in the building until the beginning of next year. The new state-of-the-art office building will comprise some 4,000 m2 of offices and will become a new reference in the "new way of working", which will stand out in terms of sustainability, architecture and experience. 

The experienced and renowned architectural firm Archi2000 from Brussels was chosen for the design. 

"We are delighted to be able to realise this project in partnership with Leasinvest. This is proof of our ambition and strategy in major cities in general, and in Brussels in particular." Alexis Spaas, Busines Unit Manager at ION 

 ”This transaction has enabled Leasinvest Real Estate to strengthen its position in the Leopold Quarter of Brussels, the prime office location in Belgium, and to continue its Core Development activities." Michel Van Geyte, CEO of Leasinvest Real Estate. 

In recent years, ION has been quite active on the outskirts of Brussels, in Anderlecht and Molenbeek, but this will be the first office project in the capital of Europe. And that's no coincidence... Next month, ION will open another major branch in Brussels, with the aim of further expanding its existing 1.2 billion-euro project portfolio to include projects in Brussels. 

For Leasinvest Real Estate, this project is already the third office project in the European district of Brussels in just two years time. The listed player thus aims to further expand its existing office portfolio with high-quality projects in prime locations. 

For Leasinvest Real Estate, this project is already the third office project in the European district of Brussels in just two years time. The listed player thus aims to further expand its existing office portfolio with high-quality projects in prime locations. 

About ION

ION is a fast growing real-estate developer and investor based in Waregem. The company was founded in 2011 by Davy Demuynck, Kristof Vanfleteren and Paul Thiers. Its portfolio consists of more than 40 real-estate projects spread across Belgium with a market value of approx. 1.2 billion euros and a focus on high-quality architecture and sustainability. 

A strong and dynamic team of 56 employees has all the necessary commercial, technical, financial and legal expertise to realise diverse and complex residential and commercial real-estate developments to the highest contemporary standards for all stakeholders. 

For more information on the ongoing projects, go to www.ion.be

About Leasinvest Real Estate Comm.VA

The public regulated real-estate investment company (OGVV) Leasinvest Real Estate Comm.VA invests in high-quality shops and offices in prime locations in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, Belgium and Austria. 

At present, the total fair value of Leasinvest's directly held real-estate portfolio amounts to 922 million euros spread over the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg (54%), Belgium (35%) and Austria (11%). Leasinvest is also one of the largest real-estate investors in Luxembourg. It is listed on Euronext Brussels and has a market capitalisation of approximately 490 million euros (value at 13/09/2018).

More information:

Alexis Spaas, Busines Unit Manager ION 

+32 474 035 737 

alexis.spaas@ion.be