WHAT WE DO
Expanding your business, opening new stores and closing down others, requires active management. Staying attuned to the market and its opportunities can be a full-time job! Retail Point makes its extensive knowledge of the sector available to retailers who wish to outsource this activity. As retail space specialists we can help define growth strategy and accompany clients through the finalization of their commercial leases. The agency’s expertise includes all aspects of lease management.
Real Estate Brokerage
Keenly aware of retail needs and strategies, Retail Point is equipped to locate the best commercial real estate opportunities in Belgium and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. The company also places its expertise at the disposition of owners and investors who wish to expand their commercial portfolios via the lease or sale of their property.
Philippe Simons is a founding partner of Retail Point. With more than 20 years of experience as real estate responsible for Quick, Kruidvat and ICI Paris XL he looks after most of the property management. Philippe lives together with his wife and three children in Boechout. He is a real family man who spends most of his time supporting his children on the hockey fields. When he is not riding his bike you will find him on a golf course in his spare time.
Yves Walravens is a founding partner of Retail Point and a weathered real estate transactor. With previous experience at Cushman & Wakefield, he looks after most commercial aspects of investment and letting transactions. He has a master degree in Real Estate – Tax and Economics from the university of Leuven and Namur. Yves lives west of Brussels in Dilbeek. Outside the office he is keen on running, mountain biking and walking.
Sarah Luyts started her new challenge as management assistant at Retail Point in September 2019. Sarah has previously worked in a different sector to Real Estate as she graduated as dietician. Whilst working in the food business she also gained experience in marketing and organized events & trade fairs. As a hobby Sarah enjoys creating jewellery and loves yoga.
Benoit Stockman is supporting Retail Point on an independent basis since May 2018. Over the years Benoit has accumulated extensive experience in retail-related real estate: first as a lawyer for numerous retailers, then as director of the legal practice group real estate & expansion at Delhaize Belgium and finally as legal counsel at Retail Estates where he gained experience at the investors side in the special context of a public GVV. He lives together with his wife and 2 children in Ghent. In his free time he loves riding his bike.