René Zahnd, CEO of Swiss Prime Site, believes that a strong core business, vertically integrated business fields and sustainability-oriented management are the keys to success.
In a prime location in Bern's Breitenrain quarter, Swiss Prime Site Immobilien is transforming the former postal headquarters into a new centre that will improve the quality of life in the neighbourhood.
The former Fraumünster post office in Zurich is now home to Lidl's new flagship store. The location, walking distance from the Paradeplatz, is fantastic. Nadia von Veltheim at Lidl Switerland is clear: this was a smart decision and represented a logical continuation of the existing strategy.
It was not all that long ago that care homes used to be somewhat soulless places, which local municipalities tended to build in more remote locations, often at the edge of a forest. While their elderly residents were well cared for medically speaking, they generally found themselves living somewhat outside their village or town.
«X-Wing» and «Millennium Falcon» instead of «Amsterdam» or «Nice». When meeting rooms are named after spaceships rather than cities and the corners of each office are adorned with huge Lego models from the Star Wars universe, these are clear indications that one is visiting the Zurich head office of Raumgleiter.
Thanks to its warm lighting, the interior of the hotel looks even more stylish. Outside, Zurich’s central business district is as purposeful as ever on this grey November day.
The phenomenon has become widespread. As ever more industries are affected by disruptive developments, the markets in which most companies operate are now being transformed at breathtaking speed.
With its Stücki site, Swiss Prime Site Immobilien is playing a key role in the development of the northern part of the City of Basel. Under the Stücki Park brand, massive investments are being made in a new centre for work, leisure, wellness, health, gastronomy and shopping.
«Switzerland needs a land-use planning that focuses more on tomorrow rather than today», thinks Patrik Schellenbauer, Chief Economist of the think tank Avenir Suisse.