AEW Europe, as asset manager for Le Marquis, has signed a 12.5 fixed-year lease agreement with Bpost Bank and a nine year lease agreement with SD Worx, in the 32,000 square metre eight-floor building at 1 Rue du Marquis in Brussels.
Le Marquis, an office building managed by AEW Europe, is owned by institutional investors through Marquis Building Brussels SA. The building was completely refurbished in 2009. Bpost Bank will occupy 4,000 sqm starting 1 July 2014 and SD Worx will occupy 1,000 sq m starting 1 January 2014.
Le Marquis building received the certification BREEAM GOOD in the category ‘major refurbishment’, according to the BREEAM Europe 2008. It was the first refurbished building in the district to receive the eco-label.
The building is also let by AGEAS, EDF-Luminus, the pharmaceutical group Eli Lilly, the law office Arnold & Porter, CRÉDOC and the clothing company Lola & Liza.
Bpost Bank was represented by BNP Paribas Real Estate and SD Worx was represented by Jones Lang Lasalle and Cushman & Wakefield. AEW Europe was advised by the Baker & McKenzie consultants.