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.
FIRST VISIONARY WORK-SITE
TheCompagnie Immobilière de Belgique lays out 80 hectares of land around Basilique at Koekelberg.
REAL ESTATE CONSORTIUM: STABILISATION
First merger with the Real Estate Consortium which enables the Group to benefit from on-going revenues.
INVESTIMMO, OBJECTIVE ‘DEPLOYMENT’
Acquisition of Investimmo, which concentrates on development on the Brussels periphery and in the Flemish region.
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’.
CHANGE OF COURSE
A change in the shareholding structure: JER Partners become the new major shareholder. The Group names a new CEO (Gäetan Piret).
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.
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.
ALLFIN: SETTING OUT TO ATTRACT
ALLFIN comes onto the scene and becomes the new major shareholder of IMMOBEL with 29.85% of the shares.
Marnix Galle is named as Chairman of the Board and Alexander Hodac as CEO of the Group.
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.
NEW IDENTITY: THOROUGHNESS AND AUDACITY
IMMOBEL becomes a Belgian reference point with the development of inspired projects focused on the human angle.