Finding a location for your business in Brussels: whom to contact?

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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.

Estate agents

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. 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 via the email address 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  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!

Other possibilities

  • 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.

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