Published in Property on 14-05-2014
Johan Van Geyte
Shopping center De Commanderie, 4,000 sqm store space in Bilzen, has managed to sell or rent 86 % of its store space at its launch.
It has quite a few well-known retail brands, like Hunkemöller, Ici Paris XL, Hema, Spar and Zeeman already on board.
Dutch supermarket chain Jumbo is opening a Belgian head office in Brasschaat, near Antwerp. The retailer is leasing 530 sqm of office space in preparation for its Belgian expansion.
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