Having gained a Master’s in law from UCL Louvain-la-Neuve and a further Master’s in public international law from Rijksuniversiteit Leiden (Netherlands), François trained in real-estate law in the widest sense - a highly demanding but exciting subject - first as lawyer, then as partner in the firm of Haumont, Scholasse and Partners.
With 15 years experience under his belt and having completed the Executive Programme in Real-Estate at Solvay Business School (Brussels) in 2006, François wanted to deepen and redefine the role of legal advisor. This led to the establishment of 2BUiLD CONSULTING, with the aim of creating a real partnership between private operators and their legal advisors. Besides thorough, high quality legal assistance, the legal assistance provided allows to be more operational, concrete and pragmatic in to meet the requirements of clients, throughout the process of the development of their real estate projects.
Conscious that only a cross-functional and interdisciplinary approach to projects guarantees their success, François lends his expertise to related areas, such as the financial approach, the sociology of other parties, land issues, mobility or even environmental protection.
Amongst the various subjects involved in and which he deals and which encompass real-estate law in the widest sense, planning and environmental law occupies a privileged place. The experience gained in the specific field of commercial urban planning also brings to 2BUiLD CONSULTING expertise which is now recognised in the field of retail developments and the specific planning regulations applied to them.
Since 2004, François has also lectured on building legislation and urban planning at the University of Mons, firstly to engineering students, then from 2010 to students in architecture.
Following an undergraduate degree specialising in real-estate law and a Master’s in urban planning at Sciences Po in Paris, Estelle spent more than 10 years working for real-estate developers, firstly in France, then from 2003, in Belgium for the Nexity group.
She managed real-estate projects then worked on the development and structuring of operations. Her familiarity with the role of a developer enables her to grasp the issues encountered by her clients and to have a pragmatic approach.
Passionate about urban planning and the environment, Nathalie followed her legal training with an additional degree in urban and spatial development at the architecture faculty.
After practising as a lawyer for nearly 10 years, she joined 2BUiLD CONSULTING in 2011, to use her skills in urban planning and environmental issues for the benefit of her clients. Moreover Nathalie has developed a heightened knowledge of the problematics, land situations, actors and legislation in the Brussels-Capital Region.
Her fluency in English also enables her to assist foreign investors in the development of their real estate projects in Wallonia and Brussels.
Driven by the environment and land development issues, Marie followed her legal training with a Master’s in environmental sciences and management at the agriculture faculty.
After fulfilling the role of special advisor on the staff of the Minister of the Environment and Spatial Planning for five years, where she was actively involved in the drafting of the Spatial Development Code, she joined 2BUiLD CONSULTING in 2015 to use her skills in urban planning and the environment to advice on the development projects.
Her skills relating to environmental aspects of project developments and her knowledge of the operations of the administrative and political institutions enables her to adopt a sound, multidisciplinary approach to projects.
After practising as a lawyer for eight years in the Regulatory department of Belgian firm Liedekerke Wolters Waelbroeck Kirkpatrick, Natasha wanted to build in a concrete manner on her specialisation acquired in the development of real estate projects. With practical experience encompassing urban planning and the environment as well as commercial developments, she joined 2BUiLD CONSULTING in September 2016.
Fluent in French and Dutch and speaking English and German, Natasha can assist Belgian and foreign investors in the development of their real estate projects in Wallonia and Brussels.
It was from the start of her professional career that Catherine Lejeune became involved in the areas of urban planning and the environment. She first worked as an adviser in the Office of the Walloon Minister for Spatial Planning, Urban Planning and the Environment in 2002, then as first alderman for the City of Verviers in 2006, and completed her Bar internship in a Liège firm specialising in this area in 2011.
She has also supplemented her experience by serving as legal adviser on public procurement in the energy sector, within the Groupement de Redéploiement économique (Economic Redeployment Group) of Liège Province.
Catherine has been teaching environmental law and urban planning in environmental management at HEC Liège (Management School at the University of Liège) since 2012. She joined 2Build Consulting in September 2017 as a consultant in our Walloon unit, with her experience enabling her to approach projects from the perspective of both public authorities and private stakeholders.
Anne-Sylvie Steux served at the Brussels Bar for more than 5 years. She mainly practised construction law, real estate law and commercial law, and benefited from close collaboration with architectural lawyers. Wishing to focus her energy more on support rather than conflict resolution, she joined 2Build Consulting in October 2020.