Analysis: 65% of single family offices in Belgium invest in Real Estate [2024]

Analysis: 65% of single family offices in Belgium invest in Real Estate

We created this article as part of our research process for our European single-family office database. Here, we are investigating the share of Belgian single family office investing in real estate.

In total, 21 single-family offices in Belgium have a Real Estate Focus. This represents a share of 65%. An excellent example for property investments from Belgian family offices is Baltisse, the family office of the Balcaen family. The family office operates a 300,000sqm portfolio with objects in Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Romania and the United States. Baltisse also actively pursues project developments. For intance, the family office redevelopts the former IBM tower in Brussels, called Victoria, to a mixed-use building, covering offices, co-working and hotel spaces.

Cities with most Belgian real estate-focused family offices

Most Belgian family investment vehicles that are actively pursuing property investments can be found in:

1. Brussels

As the capital city of Belgium, Brussels holds a significant position in Europe, being home to several international organizations including EU and NATO. It offers diverse property types from historic homes to modern apartments, attracting both local and international investors. Four single-family offices from our database from Brussels are active real estate investors.

2. Gent/Ghent

Known for its rich history, culture, and higher education institutions like Ghent University, this city attracts students and professionals alike. Its thriving tourism industry also makes it an attractive spot for vacation rentals. Gent is home to 4 family offices actively investing in real estate. One of them is the previously introduced firm Baltisse.


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