Valentine Van Malleghem, Head of Residential Projects Advisory

Truly passionate about interior design and architecture, Valentine Van Malleghem has found within the IMMOBEL Residential Projects Advisory team a world that lives up to her sense of connection with others and her willingness to take up new challenges.

"I support our residential customers who purchase their apartment on plan. The level of quality we offer at IMMOBEL makes it possible to personalise the layout, toilet facilities, kitchens, finishing and electricity. I therefore intervene in the early stages and throughout the implementation process. I modify and optimise the plans taking into account the customers’ wishes, I deal with their concerns and I make proposals in order to obtain the best tailor-made result possible.

Having grown up with a father who was a general contractor, I knew from the age of ten that I wanted to pursue a career in the building industry. So naturally I decided to study interior architecture and design at the College of Advertising & Design (CAD) in Brussels. At the end of my course, I had a somewhat idealised view of the profession and quickly realised that a position in an architectural office would not entirely satisfy my curiosity and desire for challenge. After working for a few months for a carpentry company where I was learned about custom finishes, I was hired by ALLFIN in June 2015 and stayed with IMMOBEL after the merger. What a revelation!

I was lucky enough to be given a lot of responsibility very quickly. Since then, I have flourished in charge of a team of five people. We are a close-knit group that is very committed to satisfying our customers.

 

It is a real pleasure for us to follow the different phases of housing construction through the eyes of the future inhabitants.

 

The variety in this role allows me to work with many different players: architects, engineers, private individuals, investors, suppliers, each with their own expertise ... I learn at every level. Every day brings its share of challenges so I never get bored!

I especially like the social side of my job at IMMOBEL. Construction can be a stressful stage for buyers without building experience. Our customers see us as people they can trust. Helping them find concrete solutions provides opportunities for exciting interaction with our team and our technical director. For me, the most important thing is to harness all your know-how to find a balance between aesthetics and budget and thus create a beautiful, functional and efficient space.

Finally, helping to create high-quality design apartments that are appreciated by the occupants is a very formative and rewarding experience. That's why I feel privileged to have the opportunity to combine my passion for architecture and a profession that gives me so much satisfaction! ”