Realty Steering Committee
We are delighted to announce the creation of a Realty Steering Committee, composed of some of the most influential and well-known movers and shakers in Belgian real estate.
Its primary task will be to strengthen the concept and to advice on the programme for the next edition of Realty, working closely together with stakeholders and the wider real estate community.
Benjamin Cadranel was born in Brussels on 12 September 1974, where he resides today. He obtained his law degree from ULB in 1998 and was a constitutional law teaching assistant from 2002 to 2015. He joined Brussels Minister-President Charles Picqué’s office in 2004, and became chef de cabinet in 2007. Since 2013, he has been the CEO of citydev.brussels, which specializes in developing mixed-use, sustainable urban projects, integrating production activities into the urban fabric, and producing affordable housing.
Gaétan Clermont is co-CEO and shareholder of the Eaglestone Group.
Eaglestone Group is active in both real estate development and value add investment in Belgium, France and Luxemburg, where it develops and owns more than 800.000 m² of projects, representing a portfolio value of about 4 billion EUR.
Eaglestone is active in the office, residential, student accommodations and hotel markets in more than 40 cities in these three countries.
Gaetan Clermont is President of Eaglestone France which is the owner of two large developers in France: Interconstruction and Cardinal having offices in Paris, Lyon and Bordeaux.
Jo De wolf
Jo has been active in European real estate since 1997. After a first job as marketing director of a Belgian development company, he broadened his real estate expertise in various companies of the Belgian stock quoted investment fund Ackermans & van Haaren. In different functions, Jo was responsible for the asset management of the REIT Leasinvest Real Estate, the investment policy of Extensa Group and acted as development manager for the reconversion project Tour & Taxis in Brussels. From 2006 until 2010, Jo was active as Head of the Real Estate Department of The Brussels Airport Company. Since October 2010, Jo is Chief Executive Office of Montea, a Belgian REIT, investing in logistic and industrial real estate in Belgium, the Netherlands, France and Germany.
Suzy Denys holds a degree in law (Université Notre Dame de la Paix de Namur and KU Leuven) and postgraduate degrees in property studies (KU Leuven) and business management (Ehsal). She began her career as a lawyer. She then moved to Redevco, and Codabel. Since 2020 she holds the position of Country Manager at PATRIZIA BeLux, and combines this function with Director Transactions.
An engineer-architect and urban planner with a Master of Sciences in Urban Studies and Planning from MIT (USA), she began her career in the field in Brazil, Haiti, Jordania and the United States. A few years later, she completed her education with an MBA at INSEAD and broadened her professional spectrum with experience in finance in London (Citicorp). Back in Brussels in 2003, she developed various large real estate projects for a renowned developer, before founding Galika in 2008.
At the centre of her approach is the human being and his relationship with nature. Convinced of the positive effects that nature has on our quality of life, the environment plays a major role in the design of Galika’s projects
Stéphan Sonneville has been Chief Executive Office of ATENOR since March, 2005. He started his career in 1986 at PWC, first as Auditor and then as Senior Auditor. He began to work for ATENOR in 1990 as Internal Auditor, then as Development Manager and then became General Manager. He has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer for 17 years now. He is the originator of the Management buy-out of ATENOR in 1997 and is himself part of the Shareholder Agreement. He is active within professionnal associations such as UPSI (as Director and President for the Brussels Capital Region) and Brussels Enterprises Commerce and Industry – BECI (as Director).
David Vermeesch is founding Partner of BelSquare, a consultancy company active in commercial real estate in Belgium. David started his career in 1997 at Colliers Auguste-Thouard, as Head of Letting & Sales Offices. In 2001, he joined CBRE, where he held the same role for more than 10 years. From 2011 to 2013, David had the responsibility of the transactional teams at BNP Paribas Real Estate Belgium. David is accredited by IPI (Belgian Professional Institute of Estate Agents) and RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors).