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Upgrade Estate creates and manages buildings for students, young professionals and companies with a focus on connecting people.
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Nele Van Damme & Koenraad Belsack
Founders & believers of Upgrade Estate

Our connecting brands


Upkot offers student housing, making your student days an unforgettable experience thanks to the Upkot community and our unique facilities.


Upliving rents apartments to young professionals, offering additional shared facilities as well as unrivalled comfort.


Upoffiz is the home base for high-growth SMEs, where interaction and connection take centre stage and with greenery as a connecting element.

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Upgrade Estate


You invest in green housing that has been developed with a focus on added societal and social value. Our own management and rental service gives both tenants and investors peace of mind.


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Every day, we strive to refine our concept and increase our social impact.

We have a clear mission:


Creating social impact and added societal value.


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As Upkot chicken and sustainability mascot, I inspire tenants to live more sustainably.

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Curious about how we make an impact?

For Upgrade Estate, sustainability is a not only a mission, but a way of living, thinking and doing. We have an impact on three levels: ecological, social and economic.


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Upgrade Academy

The Upgrade Academy – powered by Upgrade Estate – is an offline forum where stakeholders

icon      Meet each other

icon      Inspire each other

icon      Share experience and knowledge

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Upcoming Academy events

  • La Tangueria

    Community building / Tango dance workshop

    In cooperation with dance school La Tangueria we organise 2 dance workshops. During this free trial lesson you will discover the real Argentine tango which is based on connection and improvisation and not on choreography or structures as in the ballroom dances.

    No dance knowledge is required to take part, even if you think you have two left feet... you might be surprised by your hidden dance talent!
    Wear normal casual clothes and street shoes that are attached to the foot.
    You can come to the tango class in couple, but also without a partner, because everyone can choose to learn the leader role or the follower role (or alternately try both).

    Location: La Tangueria, 239 Chaussée de Jette/Chaussée de Jette, 1080 Brussels (near Simonis)
    La Tangueria, Brussels | 20:00 | For  Upkot & Upliving tenants
  • HIphop

    Community building / Hip-hop dance workshop

    In cooperation with dance school La Tangueria we organise 2 dance workshops. During this free trial lesson you will discover the basics of hip-hop.

    No dance knowledge is required to participate.
    It is best to wear loose clothing and sports shoes.

    Location: La Tangueria, 239 Jetse steenweg/Chaussée de Jette, 1080 Brussels (near Simonis)
    La Tangueria, Brussel | 20:00 | For  Upkot & Upliving tenants

Best Place To Work

Upgrade Estate is certified by Great Place to Work and ranks among the top 10 Best Workplaces! The 2020 survey indicated a trust index score of 93% among our co-Creators. Our Upgrade Estate working environment is characterised by a high level of confidence in the corporate strategy and management, having fun together and a sense of pride in being part of our project.


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