Luxembourg and Poland
Diversifying, adapting and standing out have been the main characteristics of our business model since the start of Group Maes and Alides. In addition, Alides has a clear growth strategy: investing in prime locations with long-term potential. That is why we do not limit ourselves to Belgian cities and the nearby strategic locations. We also look abroad. We want to shape and broaden our diverse portfolio by focussing on geographical distribution, always with quality, legal certainty and risk spreading in mind. In doing so, we have been active in Luxembourg and Poland for the last few years.
Espace Kennedy B, one of the undisputed crown jewels of the Luxembourg real estate market, has been added to the investment portfolio of Alides in 2018. The purchase fits perfectly in our growth strategy. The office is situated in the financial heart of Kirchberg, the ultimate business district of Luxembourg, and is generally considered to be an absolute prime location.
The investment and development potential of the property market in Luxembourg has been one of the catalysts for Alides, which has to help the further diversification of the portfolio on the one hand, while accelerating the growth of our company on the other hand.
In 2017, Alides purchased together with Revive the former Imperial Shipyards in the Hanseatic city of Gdańsk. The site is historically known as one of the most important harbours in the region and has been the scene of the Solidarność movement of Lech Wałęsa in the 70’s and 80’s.
The old shipyards are being redeveloped into a lively neighbourhood with a mix of different functions, named Stocznia Cesarska. A sustainable approach and a high working and living standard are the focus of this project.
In the future, Alides wants to further broaden its strategic importance in the region and in Poland. We are currently looking into multiple opportunities. As a hybrid player who combines the competences of investor and developer, we are convinced that the Polish market aligns perfectly with the core business and the growth policy of Alides.