Alides recognized again as Best Managed Company

Gent, May 30, 2024 – For the second consecutive year, Alides has been recognized as a Best Managed Company 2024. The Best Managed Companies program annually evaluates participants using a globally proven framework, recognizing private companies that translate a clear strategy, strong competencies, and company commitment into solid financial results. The jury has acknowledged Alides for its outstanding business performance, allowing Alides to carry the quality label for the coming year.

This year marks the seventh edition of the Best Managed Companies program in Belgium, where Deloitte Private, Econopolis, and KU Leuven seek out high-performing private companies in the Belgian entrepreneurial landscape.

Throughout the process, the companies are guided by a Best Managed Companies coach from Deloitte Private, who challenged Alides to reflect on its strategy, operational, and financial processes.

Rikkert Leeman, CEO of Alides: “Our renewed recognition as a Best Managed Company proves that we are well-organized to navigate through challenging times. With our hybrid profile as an investor and developer, we demonstrate flexibility and the ability to adapt quickly. This also confirms our sustainable business practices, which meet the highest standards.”

Bruno Peelaers, Partner at Deloitte Private and Best Managed Companies Program Leader: “All the laureates continue to impress us with their strong and sustainable growth, even amidst changing market conditions. They show great flexibility, adaptability, and always stay one step ahead of their competitors. Moreover, they have proven that their management teams can steer the organization through challenging times while simultaneously focusing on the development and well-being of their employees. These companies drive innovation, talent, and diversity, making them true leaders in their sector.”

About Alides
Alides ( is a renowned international real estate investor and developer specializing in office and residential real estate, with a strong presence in prime urban locations in Belgium, Poland, and Luxembourg. Its mission as “Your Partner in Real Estate” stems from the familial roots of the Gent-based Maes Group (founded in 1892) and translates into a ‘Real Estate Upcycling’ strategy with a focus on quality, sustainability, and innovation.

About Best Managed Companies
In 2017, Deloitte Private launched the Best Managed Companies program in collaboration with Econopolis, and from 2019, with KU Leuven. The program aims to guide and recognize high-performing Belgian private companies. Best Managed Companies is an international label that stands for quality and excellence. The program was developed in Canada in 1993 and has since been implemented in 46 countries worldwide.