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List of the 150 Largest Real Estate Investors Switzerland [2023]

  • Database

  • September 2023
  • Region: Switzerland
  • Research Germany
  • ID: 5894914

Product Overview

Includes institutional investors, investment managers, project developers, real estate companies, REITs and pension funds that actively acquire real estate in Switzerland.

Excellent depth of detail: purchase profile (asset classes and regional focus), link to purchase profile and assets under management if available, contact details, management board, etc.

This list is based on our list of the 1,200 largest real estate investors in Europe.

High-quality lists thanks to manual data maintenance by an experienced research team in Munich. Boutique research instead of unchecked crawler data.

List of 5 real estate investors in Switzerland

To give you a better view of our list, we briefly introduce three companies that are included in our address database of the largest Swiss real estate buyers.

1. Swiss Prime Site Immobilien AG (Geneva)

One of the most active Swiss real estate investors is Swiss Prime Site Immobilien. The focus of the Geneva-based investor is on investments in primarily commercially used properties. The portfolio value of Swiss Prime Site is around CHF 12 billion. The investment focus is on commercial buildings and mixed-use properties with appreciation potential. In addition, building land and sites are acquired. Investments are made from a minimum size of CHF 10 million. Portfolio properties of SPS are spread all over Switzerland. An exemplary property is the Prime Tower in Zurich with a height of over 126 meters.

Update 2022: Swiss real estate investor SPS achieved good leasing successes in the first half of 2022. Thus, more than 90,000 sqm were newly leased or re-leased.

2. Swiss Life Asset Management AG (Zurich)

Swiss Life is the largest Swiss life insurer and emerged from Schweizerische Lebensversicherungs- und Rentenanstalt. It has its own fund company, Swiss Life Asset Management AG, which also invests in real estate through its Swiss Life Asset Management Real Estate division. In this sense, the fund company is active in Switzerland, Germany, Luxembourg, France and the UK. Money is invested in office and commercial real estate as well as residential properties. The value of the real estate portfolio amounts to around CHF 54 billion. The company is also active in real estate management. Here, the assets under management amount to around 29 billion euros.

Update 2023: With its transactions in 2022, Swiss Life Asset Management underscored its weighty role as a real estate investor in Switzerland and Europe. For example, the Volt Air property in Berlin and the prestigious 86 Boulevard Haussman in Paris were acquired in cooperation with Norges Bank.

3. UBS Real Estate Switzerland (Basel, Zurich, Lausanne)

UBS is another major Swiss bank and one of the largest asset managers in the world. The bank’s fund business takes place under the umbrella of UBS Asset Management. This also includes UBS Real Estate Switzerland. In keeping with its name, it invests exclusively in properties in Switzerland, with a focus on German-speaking Switzerland. The business area has a long tradition and can look back on a 75-year history. The real estate portfolio consists of residential, office and commercial properties and comprises around 1,100 properties with a market value of approximately CHF 25 billion.

4. Pensionskasse des Bundes PUBLICA (Berne)

PUBLICA is a public-law pension fund based in Berne. PUBLICA is currently organized in 19 pension funds and serves 66,000 insured persons and 42,000 pensioners. With total assets of CHF 42.5 million, the pension fund is one of the largest Swiss pension funds. PUBLICA currently owns 75 properties in the residential, office and retail sectors, all located in Switzerland. The focus is on city centres and easily accessible agglomeration communities.

5. Swiss Estates AG (Freienbach)

Swiss Estates AG, based in Freienbach, invests in high quality real estate in several cantons in Switzerland. The company is focused on residential real estate with long-term growth prospects. Swiss Estates invests in properties with at least 20 residential units, which are held and developed for the long term according to the “buy and develop” strategy. The company buys properties in urban areas in Switzerland with a value of CHF 10 million or more. An exemplary investment is L’Orée du Parc in the canton of Vaud with a value of approximately CHF 29 million.