The life of IMMOBEL has been characterised by a long evolution, totally coherent and with many important phases along the way. Progress, innovations and key dates have led to it always being able to adapt and bounce back, resulting in it occupying the position it does today: leader in the real estate market. Here are some of the key moments, from 1863 to the present day.

  • 1863

    BIRTH

    J.R. Bischofheim, H. de Brouckère and J. Malou found the ‘Compagnie Immobilière de Belgique’ as a response to the principal urban and industrial challenges of the 19th century.

  • 1930

    FIRST VISIONARY WORK-SITE

    TheCompagnie Immobilière de Belgique lays out 80 hectares of land around Basilique at Koekelberg.

  • 1987

    REAL ESTATE CONSORTIUM: STABILISATION

    First merger with the Real Estate Consortium which enables the Group to benefit from on-going revenues.

  • 1988

    INVESTIMMO, OBJECTIVE ‘DEPLOYMENT’

    Acquisition of Investimmo, which concentrates on development on the Brussels periphery and in the Flemish region.

  • 1991

    LOUIS DEWAELE: NEW EXPERTISE

    The Group begins its activities in the offices segment and launches itself into the development of buildings destined for the professional domain, following its merger with the ‘Entreprises Louis Dewaele’.

  • 2007

    CHANGE OF COURSE

    A change in the shareholding structure: JER Partners become the new major shareholder. The Group names a new CEO (Gäetan Piret).

  • 2008

    NEW FOCUS: BELGIUM AND  LUXEMBOURG

    The Company adopts its stock exchange denomination IMMOBEL and focuses its activities around three segments (residential, offices, land banking) and two countries: Belgium and the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg.

  • 2010

    POLAND: EXPORTING ITS KNOW-HOW

    Look East, again: Cresida (Eastbridge) replaces JER Partner as the new major shareholder. The Group extends its development activities to Poland.

  • 2014

    ALLFIN: SETTING OUT TO ATTRACT

    ALLFIN comes onto the scene and becomes the new major shareholder of IMMOBEL with 29.85% of the shares.

  • 2015

    REJUVENATION TREATMENT

    Marnix Galle is named as Chairman of the Board and Alexander Hodac as CEO of the Group.

  • 2016

    A MARRIAGE OF (MORE THAN) CONVENIENCE

    Merger with ALLFIN: IMMOBEL becomes the largest property developer quoted on the stock exchange with a capitalisation of over 500 million Euros.

  • 2017

    NEW IDENTITY: THOROUGHNESS AND AUDACITY

    IMMOBEL becomes a Belgian reference point with the development of inspired projects focused on the human angle.