Along with Geneva, Zurich has the highest real estate prices in Switzerland. As the largest Swiss city and a global financial centre, the metropolis offers the best conditions for profitable real estate investments. This article is based on the unique Top 100 Real Estate Investors Switzerland – List of the largest investors.
- List of the largest real estate investors active in Switzerland as an Excel file
- Includes: asset volume (if available), focus, contact details, management, etc.
- Listing of investors who actively acquire real estate from various asset classes (residential, office, retail, logistics, light industrial, health care)
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- Last update: 29.12.2020
1. ACRON AG
ACRON was founded in 1981 and is an internationally positioned real estate investment company with headquarters in Zurich and Dallas (USA). Additional business units exist in Luxembourg, Germany and Brazil. ACRON focuses on real estate investments for high net worth private clients and institutional investors. The transaction volume amounted to CHF 2.1 billion in mid-2021 (Switzerland share 38 percent, USA share 48 percent), with a focus on office properties and hotels. At the end of 2020, an exclusive resort in the fashionable US winter sports resort of Aspen was acquired.
2. Swiss Life Real Estate
Swiss Life is the largest Swiss life insurer and has been in existence since 1857. In the Real Estate division, they deal with real estate investments – for themselves and for third-party clients. The apartment building portfolio comprises CHF 77.7 billion and consists mainly of residential properties and commercial properties, including mixed-use properties. Nursing homes and student residences are also sought after. The purchase of the two properties “Das Herzog” and “Leo am Park” in Vienna in mid-2021 fits in with this.
3. Novavest Real Estate AG
Novavest focuses on management and development of residential properties, mixed-use properties, office and commercial buildings. Geographically, it focuses on the urban areas of Basel, Bern, Aarau, St. Gallen, Winterthur and Zurich, as well as the axes in between. One example is an apartment building portfolio acquisition in Basel in mid-2020. The acquisition comprised 111 apartments as well as smaller office and commercial spaces. At the end of 2020, the Novavest real estate portfolio (residential and other) reached CHF 645.4 million.
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