Revive II: Regenerating brownfield sites to create affordable sustainable housing

February 17, 2013

About the company

Revive is a market leader in urban regeneration project. They turn brownfields into future proof, sustainable and connected habitable lots. Doing so, they not only contribute to bringing quality residential housing but also to creating more sustainable communities.

RBF II's inception year


KOIS investment year


Targets environmentally minded residents

Active in Belgium

Turning polluted sites into high-quality, sustainable housing

While demand for sustainable and high quality residential areas keeps rising, here are thousands of unused polluted sites in Belgium. To help solve this imbalance, Revive acquires, regenerates and builds sustainable real estate on former industrial brownfield sites. The Revive Brownfield Fund II (RBF II) was founded in 2012 to invest in real estate projects led by Revive.

Sustainability is implemented in every segment of the project, from its building materials to appliances and energy used. Once the buildings are inhabited, Revive continues to create awareness on how residents can reduce their personal footprint. Revive’s mission is to allow for people with different social and demographic backgrounds to inhabit newly-built houses and interact with one another.

Revive was the first company in Belgium to be awarded the B-Corp accreditation, which testifies to its sustainable and transparent way of working.

In 2013, KOIS invested in RBF II. The company’s strong market knowledge, combined with an attractive network, provides RBF II with all it needs to achieve its objectives, deliver above market-level financial returns to investors and generate a powerful social and environmental impact.

RBF II’s impact

residential units built

sq. meters of non-residential space built (office, industrial, services)


average reduction in carbon impact based on the Energy Performance of Buildings (EPB) standards

Note: Last updated April 2020

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