2014 PAUL GHEYSENS
Founder and President, Ghelamco
The eleventh recipient of our highlight award for Lifetime Achievement in Real Estate is founder and president of leading international real estate developer Ghelamco, Paul Gheysens. The award is in recognition of his outstanding services to the European real estate sector and his company’s extensive, award winning achievements in the Central & Eastern European market place.
Gheysen’s initial plans to become a veterinarian were curtailed by his personal reaction to the sight of blood and in the late 70s he channeled his attentions to designing gardens and building public areas. This lead eventually to the designing of buildings and the establishment in 1985 of a company that was to become the largest private investment and development holding in Belgium, Ghelamco see more