Many companies are setting up offices in Val d’Europe. How do you explain this?
The area’s excellent accessibility is one key reason. Beyond that, it’s because we are committed to assisting our partners in every aspect of their move. We are first and foremost a service company, and we look at every project through the lens of the interested party. When we build offices, we make sure there is an ecosystem around them with all the services employees might need. This is why Deloitte chose Val d’Europe above 88 other sites to build their Deloitte University EMEA training complex. Same for Crédit Agricole Brie Picardie: their headquarters are here now, along with their startup accelerator, which works with businesses in tourism, sustainable construction and agri-food. One of those startups is car equipment manufacturer Defta, whose director not only lives in Val d’Europe, he’s also the president of the Entrepreneur Club – a fine example of civic engagement.
How will these projects evolve in the future?
Our services will evolve not just in quantity, but also in quality. In collaboration with the teams of the Val d’Europe Agglomeration community, we just launched Val d’Europe, Fields of Opportunities, a new brand for the territory. The goal is to attract new players who want to be in an easily accessible, multicultural setting with a dynamic economy and a pleasant living environment, with all the advantages of the urban lifestyle and also all the advantages of nature and consideration for the environment. This is a meaningful new step, and the result of our efforts to strengthen of our relationships with local and institutional partners. I’m hopeful it is just the first of many successful collaborative projects.
Real Estate Development Director