Last modified:Wednesday 15 September 2021
The Brussels Capital Region has a wide range of options for setting up companies as well as shops, warehouses, offices, and industrial buildings.
Of course, you can contact an approved private agent to help you to find the ideal establishment. You'll be able to find an approved agent in your region on the website of the professional institute of real estate agents (FR). Whether you are a large international group or a self-employed worker, specialised or not, you will be able to find the best advice, considering the restrictions of the property market it manages.
The Brussels Capital Region can also help you with your property search. Citydev.brussels has a property database for companies in Brussels: Inventimmo. This database provides an inventory of professional spaces available: warehouses, industrial areas, and unoccupied offices for sale or rent in the capital. The database can be consulted for free online, and allows a selection of buildings or land based on the specific needs of your company. The information it provides is regularly updated.
If you want to obtain personalised advice during your search for premises for your shop, you can also contact the Retail unit of hub.brussels via the email address email@example.com.They can give you more information about the ins and outs of a particular district, provide you with various geomarketing indicators and determine together with you the district that best suits your project.
Do not hesitate to use the Analytics tool from hub.brussels. This instrument provides an exhaustive view of the commercial potential of the different commercial districts in Brussels, along with a structural diagram of their environment: presentation of the commercial offer in maps and images, analysis of pedestrian flows, quantitative and qualitative analysis of profiles. And you can consult it for free!
- Business centres have a wide range of spaces to rent.
- Co-working spaces rent workspaces, including open plan offices to share, as well as offices, meeting rooms and so on.
- Incubators – structures associated with a university or college – host innovative start-ups (in the scientific research sector) and allow them to work there.
- Some companies in the private sector offer offices for rent.
- Business cooperatives are specifically designed for jobseekers who have a business idea and need supervision to prepare and test out their business. They also have pleasant workspaces for people accepted into the cooperative.
- On the 1819 website (“Who can help me? - location”) you will find a directory of co-working spaces, incubators and business centres in Brussels. There are over 97 different locations!
- The website of the incubators in Brussels (BLSI, EEBIC, ICAB and Greenbizz, the details of which can also be found in the “Who can help me?” tab)
- You can also search for business centres on the following websites: www.centres-d-affaires.be, www.belgianworkspaceassociation.be, www.matchoffice.be or if you just need a few hours: www.mobispot.be
- The database Inventimmo (of CityDev - responsible for the urban development of the Brussels region) features on its website the professional workspaces available as well as warehouses, industrial premises and unoccupied offices, and current availability in business centres. This can be consulted online free of charge.
- The website www.occupationtemporaire.brussels is attempting to list all the unoccupied workspaces in Brussels and to help owners and people looking to launch temporary initiatives find each other.
- The Newton II site in Anderlecht has workshops for craftspeople (carpentry, ironwork, etc.) to carry out their business.
- Other private initiatives which could help you in your research or give you some inspiration: https://co-homing.net/fr/ (co-homing), https://www.chooseandwork.be/fr/ (search engine for offices to rent in private companies), www.thehorizonresidence.be (accommodation and workspaces at the same address), www.bird-office.com (search engine for meeting rooms to rent), Workero (office rental in companies and associated co-working spaces).
- You can also use an estate agent or specialist website.