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Forum Estates NV is a recognised GVBF that invests in supermarket real estate

Share Value FEH – 1 DEC ’22

€ 23,70

Real Estate Value (FV) – 31 DEC ’22

€ 484,4 million

Yearly Passing Rent – 31 DEC ’22

€ 29,8 million


Excellent results for 2020 – Forum Estates 2020 annual report available!

The General Meeting approved the financial statements of Forum Estates Holding BV on June 8. The […]

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Forum Estates acquires Vredenburg district shopping center including Albert Heijn in Arnhem

Forum Estates, the first Benelux supermarket real estate fund headquartered in Ghent, Belgium, today acquired the […]

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25th Spar-Colruyt supermarket in Bousu joins real estate portfolio!

Today the acquisition of the real estate of the Spar-Colruyt supermarket branch in Boussu was completed. […]

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Forum Estates scores hat-trick on entry into the Netherlands!

Through its Dutch subsidiary Forum Estates NL B.V. Forum Estates today acquired the real estate of […]

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Forum Estates is an integrated real estate investor and invests in supermarket real estate with about 100 supermarkets of the Carrefour Express and Market, Lidl, Spar, Jumbo, Albert Heijn and Proxy Delhaize brands in its portfolio. These supermarkets are mainly located in Belgium. In 2021 the first steps were taken in the Netherlands and Luxembourg, with the clear ambition to become the first integrated BeNeLux supermarket real estate investor.

The supermarket sector is a stable sector, resistant to both crisis and e-commerce. Due to the steady disappearance of local bakeries, butchers, greengrocers, and the stable share of food in consumer spending, the supermarket sector is still growing by 2% per year. Moreover, due to corona this expenditure even increased by more than 10% in 2020.

However, the supermarket sector is becoming more competitive. After Albert Heijn, Jumbo recently opened its first number of supermarkets in Flanders. There is a tendency to set up supermarket concepts where, in addition to shopping, consumers can also experience, drink and eat something. We also notice this tendency among our other tenants, who have adapted their concepts to this reality in recent years. Forum Estates, therefore, focuses its investments on locations and brands that are future-proof and that fit its strategy.


Forum Estates is currently operating under the status of GVBF, which comprises institutional investment companies with fixed capital (BEVAK) that invest exclusively in real estate (as defined in Article 2 of the Royal Decree of 9 November 2016). Investing in a GVBF is exclusively reserved for eligible institutional and professional investors. Before commencing its activities, each GVBF must register on a list maintained by the FPS Finance.

Registration on the list maintained by the FPS Finance is accompanied by a different and advantageous tax regime (for the tax base and withholding tax).

Forum Estates Holding BV is the owner of Forum Estates NV, and its subsidiaries Parc Commercial Estaimpuis NV and Heeren Beheer NV, which acquired the status of GVBF on 3 December 2019. It also has several Dutch subsidiaries (Forum Estates NL BV, Forum Estates NL II BV, Winkelcentrum Maaswijk BV and Silvast Beheer BV) and one Luxembourg subsidiary (Forum Estates LUX NV).

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