Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
  • Georges Binder

About Georges Binder

Born in 1960, Georges Binder is a graduate in Marketing-Distribution from the EPHEC in Brussels. He started working in the real estate industry as an analyst in the property arm of the financial AG Group, now Ageas. In 1990, he left AG Group, Belgium’s largest real estate investor, to join Residentia International, a Swedish developer, in the position of research manager.

In 1992, Georges founded BUILDINGS & DATA SA, a company that specializes in marketing, research studies and editorial and media services in the fields of architecture and real estate. In the PR field, Buildings & Data SA has also prepared and submitted on behalf of its clients awards entry dossiers and have aided clients in winning numerous international architecture and real estate awards, including 14 MIPIM Awards. Buildings & Data SA has created its own real estate archives and database compiled over a period of more than…


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About Georges Binder

Born in 1960, Georges Binder is a graduate in Marketing-Distribution from the EPHEC in Brussels. He started working in the real estate industry as an analyst in the property arm of the financial AG Group, now Ageas. In 1990, he left AG Group, Belgium’s largest real estate investor, to join Residentia International, a Swedish developer, in the position of research manager.

In 1992, Georges founded BUILDINGS & DATA SA, a company that specializes in marketing, research studies and editorial and media services in the fields of architecture and real estate. In the PR field, Buildings & Data SA has also prepared and submitted on behalf of its clients awards entry dossiers and have aided clients in winning numerous international architecture and real estate awards, including 14 MIPIM Awards. Buildings & Data SA has created its own real estate archives and database compiled over a period of more than 35 years following a visit by Georges to the World Trade Center in New York City in 1975. In addition of an architectural library of some 2,500 books, it comprises information, original marketing brochures, databases, floor plans and images of major architectural and real estate projects from around the world, and particularly high-rise buildings, together with the buildings which make-up the 13M SQM Brussels office market. As managing director of Buildings & Data SA, Georges works directly with architects and developers and regularly collaborates on publications, urban forums, exhibitions and conferences about tall buildings.

Georges started his involvement with the CTBUH in the early 90s when CTBUH’s founder Dr. Beedle asked him to take over the responsibility of updating the CTBUH world’s tallest buildings list – Georges was Chairman of the CTBUH Height Committee from 1994 to 1998 and CTBUH 100 list editor from 1994 to 2007 – which was, especially prior to the internet era, a most visible CTBUH asset regularly recognized by the press. This work in 1995, allowed for the first time, the publication of an illustrated listing of the 100 World’s Tallest Buildings. Being a member of the CTBUH Advisory Group from 1995 to 2004, Georges continues today to share his tall buildings data research as an Associate Editor of the CTBUH Tallest Database and is CTBUH Country Representative for Belgium where he is based. During the past decade, Georges has been the editor or the author of a series of tall buildings books including 101 of the World’s Tallest Buildings co-published by the CTBUH. Georges is regularly invited as a speaker to present tall buildings statistics and trends at different conferences including CTBUH congresses and conferences in Dubai (2008), in Moscow (2008) and in Mumbai (2010). Recent examples of his collaboration can be found on exhibitions about tall buildings and offices, catalogues and research books in Brussels (2009, 2010, 2013), in Barcelona and in Madrid (2012) and in Palma de Mallorca (2013).

CTBUH Involvement

  • Country Representative, Belgium (2009 – Present)
  • Height and Data Committee (1998 – Present)
  • Skyscraper Center Editorial Board (2014 – 2015)
  • CTBUH Fellow (2012)
  • Past Roles:
  • Advisory Group (1995 – 2004)
  • Height and Data Committee, Chairman (1994 – 1998)
  • Tallest Database Associate Editor (1994 – 2014)
  • Conference, Speaker (Dubai 2008; Moscow 2008; Mumbai 2010)

Initiatives Involving Georges Binder

EMI Lead Chicago Tall-Building Study Trip

25-29 May 2015, Tour Report – A group of 20 Belgian real estate professionals traveled to Chicago from May 25-…

CTBUH Leaders Discuss Ways to Broaden Council Membership

15 Sep 2014, Event Report – The leadership of the Council convened in the Leaders Meeting to participate in…

CTBUH, EMI Lead Emirates Tall-Building Study Trip

23-27 Mar 2014, Tour Report – Georges Binder, Belgium Country Leader, recently joined with Executive Master…

Initiatives Involving Georges Binder

EMI Lead Chicago Tall-Building Study Trip
25-29 May 2015, Chicago – Tour Report
A group of 20 Belgian real estate professionals traveled to Chicago from May 25-29 to visit several tall buildings, and related developments as part of a CTBUH Belgium study trip.
CTBUH Leaders Discuss Ways to Broaden Council Membership
15 Sep 2014, Shanghai – Event Report
The leadership of the Council convened in the Leaders Meeting to participate in discussions about how to widen the Council’s reach and effectiveness.
CTBUH, EMI Lead Emirates Tall-Building Study Trip
23-27 Mar 2014 – Tour Report
Georges Binder, Belgium Country Leader, recently joined with Executive Master Immobilier to conduct a study trip on tall buildings to the United Arab Emirates.
Doha Tower Named Best Tall Building Worldwide
19 Oct 2012, Chicago – Awards Event Report
Doha Tower was recognized as the overall "Best Tall Building Worldwide" and "Best Tall Building Middle East & Africa" in the 2012 CTBUH Awards Program.
Council Names Three New Fellows
1 Jul-16 Sep 2012, Chicago – CTBUH News
Council veterans Nick Billotti, Georges Binder, and James A. Robinson have been named CTBUH Fellows, recognizing their contributions to the CTBUH, as well as their work in the industry.
CTBUH 2009 Annual Leaders Meeting
21 Oct 2009, Chicago – Event Report
Preceding the CTBUH 2009 Chicago Conference, 55 leaders within the CTBUH organization gathered to discuss current developments, progress on projects, and new ideas and initiatives.
CTBUH 2008 Moscow Conference: Gaining Height
22-24 Oct 2008, Moscow – Conference
Held in the prestigious setting of the Ararat Park Hyatt Hotel Moscow, the 120 delegates in attendance were treated to an inspiring three days of information and cultural exchange.
Height Committee Meeting, 2007
24 May 2007, Chicago – Event
Attended by 27 representatives from 5 countries, this meeting typified the complex factors involved in the determining of height, and the title of ‘The World’s Tallest.'

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Georges Binder Related Resources

CTBUH 11th Annual Awards Dinner

18 Oct 2012 – CTBUH "11th Annual Awards"
Dinner 2012

Interview: CTBUH Fellow

18 Oct 2012 – 2012 Awards Ceremony/Symposium Interviews
Georges Binder, Buildings & Data SA

The “International” Skyscraper: Observations

4 Mar 2008 – CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai
Georges Binder, Buildings & Data SA

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The “International” Skyscraper: Observations

Mar 2008 – CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai
Georges Binder, Buildings & Data SA

The “International” Skyscraper: Observations

Feb 2008 – CTBUH Journal, 2008 Issue I
Georges Binder, Buildings & Data SA

Georges Binder Related Videos

CTBUH 11th Annual Awards Dinner
18 Oct 2012 – CTBUH "11th Annual Awards"; Dinner 2012
The 11th Annual Awards Ceremony & Dinner was held in Mies van der Rohe's iconic Crown Hall, on the Illinois Institute of Technology campus, Chicago. The 2012 "Best Tall Building Overall" award went to Doha Tower in Doha, Qatar. The first Tall…
Interview: CTBUH Fellow
18 Oct 2012 – 2012 Awards Ceremony/Symposium Interviews; Georges Binder, Buildings & Data SA
As a 2012 CTBUH Fellow, Georges Binder has been recognized for his efforts in conjunction with the Council and his contributions to the field of tall buildings. In this interview from the 2012 Awards Symposium, he discusses the present and future of…
The “International” Skyscraper: Observations
4 Mar 2008 – Presentation at CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Georges Binder, Buildings & Data SA
Georges Binder, Buildings & Data SA, presented the trends and shifts relating to building use and new locations accommodating high-rise buildings at the CTBUH 8th World Congress in Dubai. After decades of the American office building being dominate,…
Track 12 Panel Questions and Answers
4 Mar 2008 – Presentation at CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Stephan Reinke, Woods Bagot; Georges Binder, Buildings & Data SA; Mahjoub Elnimeiri, Illinois Institute of Technology; Frits Scheublin, Eindhoven University of Technology
The panel of Track 12, Stephan Reinke, Georges Binder, Mahjoub Elnimeiri, and Frits Scheublin took questions from the CTBUH 8th World Congress audience.

Georges Binder Related Papers/Research

The “International” Skyscraper: Observations
Mar 2008 – CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Georges Binder, Buildings & Data SA
While using tall buildings data, the following paper aims to show trends and shifts relating to building use and new locations accomodating high-rise buildings.
The “International” Skyscraper: Observations
Feb 2008 – CTBUH Journal, 2008 Issue I; Georges Binder, Buildings & Data SA
While using tall buildings data, the following paper aims to show trends and shifts relating to building use and new locations accommodating high-rise buildings. After decades of the American office building being dominate, in the last twelve years…