Who is Ciril

Since June 2019, Ciril has been the new name of DMI Vastgoed. Through its name, the company emphasises 30 years of experience within project development and a strong focus on urban development: Ci-ril refers to founder Cyriel Demot and to City real estate.

As a part of Democo Group, Ciril is always on the lookout for development opportunities to facilitate forward-looking living, working and relaxing in our cities. We tackle this in partnership with residents, local authorities and other stakeholders. Through our honest approach focusing on quality, sustainability and transparency, Ciril develops added value so that the cities of today are ready for the people of tomorrow.

City real estate for real people!

 

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The original Ciril: founder Cyriel Demot

Cyriel Demot was 56 when, in 1977, he was dismissed from his role as CEO at a construction company following a dispute around the correct payment of its labourers. All 800 workers, most of whom Cyriel knew by name, stood by his side and spontaneously put down their tools – to no avail.

As a father to 3 young children, Cyriel did not lose courage: he sold off his apartment by the seaside for seed capital and together with Frans Houben and Mario Longhi started his own construction company: Democo. Cyriel’s loyalty, integrity and respect for customers and workers paid off: no more than a year later, the company had a headcount of 80 employees and a considerable number of former clients had followed. In the next years, Democo continued to show rapid growth: Cyriel was a strong believer in vertical integration and was keen to work as one company as much as possible. Thanks to this approach, many construction partners became colleagues and the company gathered further expertise in the areas of finishing, technical services and project development.

Today, Cyriel’s sons Philip and Michel Demot are at the helm of the Democo Group family business – while a few grandchildren are hard at work in the company as well. Houben’s sons and grandsons, too, are still active in the business.

 

1977

At the age of 56, Cyriel Demot together with Frans Houben and Mario Longhi starts his own construction company.

“Democo Algemene Ondernemingen” is born, setting in motion a distinct and integrated vision on real estate.

1982

Acquisition Vandenbriele

 

1986

Founding of Deholi & Deconstruct

1994

Founding of Democo Poland

1997

Second generation at the helm

2000

Construction new offices Democo Poland

Founding of DMI Vastgoed, predecessor to Ciril

As a construction company, Democo comes across a great many opportunities within the real estate sector and develops a strong network of partners. To be able to further expand on this, DMI Vastgoed is established as a real estate company and project developer. From the get-go, DMI Vastgoed actively focuses on inner city developments with significant attention to the surrounding areas and the people who live there.

2002

Founding of Democo Group holding and buyout Mario Longhi

2008

Acquisition AEW

Opening branches in Antwerp & Brussels

2013

Founding of Demtec Services & AEW Security

 

2016

Acquisition Daeninck & Deweerdt

 

2017

Opening branch in Ghent

2019

DMI Vastgoed becomes Ciril

The name emphasises what we do: we develop the city real estate of tomorrow - while keeping in mind our experience and history, starting with our founder Cyriel Demot. Ciril is responsible for project development within Democo Group - a highly complex subject matter that requires many stakeholders to work together – and aims to make its results accessible to everyone. Ciril thinks about the future of real estate and our cities, together with partners, governments and clients – with an open mind and while putting people first.

City Real Estate for Real people

History

1977

At the age of 56, Cyriel Demot together with Frans Houben and Mario Longhi starts his own construction company.

“Democo Algemene Ondernemingen” is born, setting in motion a distinct and integrated vision on real estate.

1982

Acquisition Vandenbriele

 

1986

Founding of Deholi & Deconstruct

1994

Founding of Democo Poland

1997

Second generation at the helm

2000

Construction new offices Democo Poland

Founding of DMI Vastgoed, predecessor to Ciril

As a construction company, Democo comes across a great many opportunities within the real estate sector and develops a strong network of partners. To be able to further expand on this, DMI Vastgoed is established as a real estate company and project developer. From the get-go, DMI Vastgoed actively focuses on inner city developments with significant attention to the surrounding areas and the people who live there.

2002

Founding of Democo Group holding and buyout Mario Longhi

2008

Acquisition AEW

Opening branches in Antwerp & Brussels

2013

Founding of Demtec Services & AEW Security

 

2016

Acquisition Daeninck & Deweerdt

 

2017

Opening branch in Ghent

2019

DMI Vastgoed becomes Ciril

The name emphasises what we do: we develop the city real estate of tomorrow - while keeping in mind our experience and history, starting with our founder Cyriel Demot. Ciril is responsible for project development within Democo Group - a highly complex subject matter that requires many stakeholders to work together – and aims to make its results accessible to everyone. Ciril thinks about the future of real estate and our cities, together with partners, governments and clients – with an open mind and while putting people first.

City Real Estate for Real people

Democo Group

Democo Group combines the building expertise of 8 specialized companies and 800 people to deliver added value in Construction, Contracting, Real Estate Development, Technical services and Finishing. By making ideas, materials and people come together, our aim for every construction project is to exceed our clients’ and partners’ expectations.

The Value Builders: all experts, stronger together

Firma Democo prowadzi działalność w zakresie budownictwa i generalnego wykonawstwa, oferując wysokiej jakości kompleksowe rozwiązania dla każdego rodzaju inwestycji, od prac konstrukcyjnych aż po wykończenie obiektu. Budujemy całkiem nowe budynki lub zajmujemy się modernizacją starych obiektów. Możemy się poszczycić wiedzą fachową w takich obszarach jak budowa kompleksów mieszkalnych, powierzchni biurowych i handlowych, obiektów przemysłowych, budynków opieki zdrowotnej czy infrastruktury publicznej.

Firma Democo ma swoje oddziały także w Polsce (Democo Poland) i w Portugalii (DPCO

 

 

Firma deweloperska Ciril nieustannie wypatruje okazji do potencjalnych inwestycji w naszych miastach, które pozwolą jej udoskonalić sposób, w jaki żyjemy, pracujemy i odpoczywamy. Razem z innymi firmami, władzami miast i mieszkańcami opracowuje projekty kompleksów mieszkaniowych i powierzchni handlowych oraz biurowych. Poprzez swoje zintegrowane podejście koncentrujące się wokół takich wartości jak jakość, zrównoważony rozwój i przejrzystość firma Ciril stara się dostarczyć wartość dodaną, aby mieć pewność, że dzisiejsze miasta będą przygotowane na ludzi przyszłości.

City Real estate for Real people

Pięć spółek oferuje wiedzę fachową potrzebną do zaplanowania, wykonania i utrzymania instalacji technicznych dopasowanych do indywidualnych potrzeb. Dzięki dobrej znajomości obszarów takich jak budowa kompleksów mieszkalnych, powierzchni biurowych i handlowych, obiektów przemysłowych, budynków opieki zdrowotnej czy infrastruktury publicznej spółki te mogą zapewnić fachową wiedzę i wzmocnić synergię przy każdym projekcie.

Vandenbriele (HVAC i systemy sanitarne), Daeninck & Deweerdt (HVAC i systemy sanitarne), AEW (instalacje elektryczne), AEW Security (ochrona) and Demtec Services (obsługa techniczna).

Nasz stały partner, spółka Deholi, zajmuje się wszystkimi aspektami związanymi z wystrojem wnętrz. Od świadczenia usług doradczych na etapie koncepcyjnym aż po dostarczenie w pełni gotowych rozwiązań w dowolnie wybranym stylu. Firma przygotowuje indywidualne projekty kompleksów mieszkaniowych, powierzchni handlowych, obiektów przemysłowych, budynków opieki zdrowotnej, hoteli i infrastruktury publicznej, zamieniając każdą przestrzeń w wyjątkowe miejsce.  

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