Deloitte Real Estate: Solid Foundations For Growth

Real Estate Department appoints Gregory Van der Elst as Senior Manager
15 June 2010

Brussels, 15 June 2010 – The Deloitte Real Estate team today announced the appointment of Gregory Van der Elst as Senior Manager. His appointment follows a period of solid growth for the Real Estate team and confirms its agility in responding to market needs. The Deloitte Real Estate team is an integrated team of experts fully dedicated to providing real estate solutions for its clients. They provide expert advice in financial reporting, insurance, management consulting, business matters, corporate finance, and tax and legal services. It is not only the largest fully integrated multi-disciplinary Real Estate team in the Belgian services sector, but also a structural partner of the leading real estate industry association UPSI-BVS (Union Professionnelle du Secteur Immobilier – Beroepsvereniging van de Vastgoedsector), and a supplier to most of the top real estate investors, developers and construction contractors in Belgium.

Competition and ever-changing business conditions require the most effective real estate solutions and competitive cost positions. Companies call on Deloitte Real Estate for transaction support, strategic advice and for optimizing their real estate investment when they need an effective measure of the company's property costs, strategic real estate perspectives, access to the investment market, negotiation assistance, deal structuring, financial reporting, and so on.

The real estate industry practice is the core of Deloitte's sectoral activities in Belgium and Europe. The value proposition at Deloitte Real Estate is to provide high value-added services to assist organizations in efficiently planning, managing, reporting and transacting their real estate as effective as possible. Jean-Paul Loozen, Head of Real Estate & Construction: "Property is local. Location is critical. Investment flows are international. Real estate is a business issue: there is no other industry that is so capital-intensive and where business decisions have such far-reaching consequences."

Gregory Van der Elst Joins Deloitte Real Estate as Senior Manager

Deloitte Real Estate has the largest integrated multi-disciplinary team of professionals in the country, and is always searching for new talent to join their team. Mr. Frédéric Sohet, previously CEO of the Sicafi Montea, joined as a Partner in February. Deloitte is pleased to announce that Gregory Van der Elst has joined Deloitte Real Estate's Transaction Advisory and Corporate Finance service line in the capacity of Senior Manager as from 01 June 2010.

Gregory has gained extensive experience in management, finance and real estate; first with Cap Gemini, then as a property investment surveyor and recently as an infrastructure and real estate manager at KPMG. He has a Master's Degree in business management from the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management (Brussels University), as well as its post-graduate real estate degree.