Ecosystem

Our ecosystem consists out of a wide variety of start-ups, scale-ups, corporates, universities and federations that redefine building in Belgium, and Europe together.

Befimmo

Founding partner

Befimmo is a real-estate investor and operator and a Belgian Real-Estate Investment Trust (SIR-GVV). Focused on office buildings, meeting centres and coworking spaces, our high-quality portfolio is located in Brussels, the main Belgian towns and cities, and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. It is worth €2.7 billion and comprises 63 office buildings and more than 950,000 m² of space.

Befimmo aims to create environments where people can work, meet, share and live. We are a facilitator of enterprises, entrepreneurs, and their teams. In partnership with our specialised subsidiary Silversquare, we operate seven coworking spaces and are jointly developing a Belux network of flexible workspaces. Our goal is to become a one-stop-shop that offers organisations and businesses different office combinations fully in line with their needs and provides the full range of solutions for tomorrow’s hybrid work environment.

As an organisation that is human and responsible, we offer inspiring spaces and related services and facilities, in sustainable buildings. Our three commitments – ‘Provide and Rethink Workspaces’, ‘Transform Cities’ and ‘Be Responsible’ – form the basis of the integrated CSR ambitions summarised in our 2030 Action Plan.

We are listed on Euronext Brussels. By creating added value for our users, we create value for our shareholders. At 31 December 2020, our market capitalization was €1 billion.

Befimmo, where businesses find a home.

We are very proud to be founding partner of this new ecosystem. co.building is an extension of our strategy. Together with our partners we want to innovate in the field in order to shape tomorrow’s hybrid world of work in a smart, progressive and sustainable way.” said Benoît De Blieck, CEO of Befimmo. 

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BNP Paribas Fortis

Founding partner

BNP Paribas Fortis offers the Belgian market a comprehensive range of financial services for private individuals, the self-employed, professionals, companies and public organisations. In the insurance sector, BNP Paribas Fortis works closely, as a tied agent, with Belgian market leader AG Insurance. At international level, the Bank also provides high-net-worth individuals, large corporations and public and financial institutions with customised solutions, for which it is able to draw on the know-how and international network of the BNP Paribas Group.

As part of the ‘New Ways of Working’ programme, BNP Paribas Fortis stepped up efforts to facilitate and encourage its staff to work from home, with first impressive results as of 2014. This experience helped the bank to remain fully operational as of the first day of the lockdown. Going forward, BNP Paribas Fortis, as one of the major employers in Belgium, wants to continue to be a forerunner in the changing world of working. As a founding partner of Co.Station, we are delighted to announce the launch of the co.building ecosystem, a product of our partnership with Befimmo, alongside many other valuable partners. In the next months, we will take up our role in this new ecosystem in order to build further on the lessons learned and address important questions related to digitisation, sustainability, the optimal facilitation of team work and the adherence of all staff to the purpose and values of their organisation.” said Max Jadot, CEO of BNP Paribas Fortis. 

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