Xavier Cornips has been working within IDEA Consult's Real Estate and Territorial Development team as an analyst since September 2022. Within his Bachelor of Construction Engineering, he specialized in real estate and got a first feel for dynamics within the market. Xavier graduated as Master in Urban and Spatial Planning from the Free University of Brussels in 2022. In his thesis, he linked contemporary societal challenges to spatial solutions. Here he built a reallocation model for the agricultural sector within Flanders, revealing obstacles and contradictions in nitrogen policies.
Xavier first came into contact with IDEA Consult in his master's program during his internship. Here, he collaborated on an update of IDEA's requirement model for industrial sites, which uses employment forecasts to calculate space requirements at different scales. In the remainder of his studies, he continued to work part-time within IDEA Consult, providing support for numerous studies within real estate and territorial development.