2019 financial year with very good results

Operating income


million CHF operating income
+3.7% year-on-year



million CHF operating result
+31.3% year-on-year



million CHF profit
+95.7% year-on-year

Investment Properties


billion CHF Fair Value
+5.0% year-on-year

Vacancy rate


percent vacancy rate
−0.1 percentage points year-on-year

Project pipeline


billion CHF investments
unchanged year-on-year



CHF per share after deferred taxes
+6.1% year-on-year



CHF excl. revaluations and deferred taxes
+4.8% year-on-year



CHF gross per share*
unchanged year-on-year
*Proposal to the annual general meeting

Dear Shareholders

Continued demand for prime investment properties has ensured good growth in real estate markets. Under these conditions, and thanks to active portfolio management, Swiss Prime Site once again has very good results to report for the 2019 financial year.

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Annual Report for the year 2019

2019 was a successful year for Swiss Prime Site. Operating income rose by 3.7% to CHF 1 258.8 million, with both the Real Estate and the Services segments making a positive contribution to this pleasing growth. The core real estate business increased income by 2.0%.

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Interview René Zahnd

Market conditions are intact

Swiss Prime Site ended the 2019 financial year with very positive results. Both segments performed in line with expectations. René Zahnd, CEO of Swiss Prime Site, explains why market prospects are still favourable, why the Company parted with Tertianum, when co-working works well, how to successfully enhance retail spaces and how important sustainability is for the Company as a whole.

René Zahnd
CEO Swiss Prime Site

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Interview Peter Lehmann

Our focus is on our customers

For Peter Lehmann, CEO of Swiss Prime Site Immobilien, a strong customer focus is the basis for the positive results in the 2019 financial year. His actions are guided by the ability to identify needs in the market and realise them in projects.

Peter Lehmann
CEO Swiss Prime Site Immobilien

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Editorial Dr. Barbara Frei-Spreiter

«Agile and flexible into the future»

Agility and flexibility are two key virtues these days. As a major listed real estate company, we are obliged, and indeed want, to continually develop in order to manage the changing circumstances of our environment and fulfil the needs of our stakeholders. As part of the Board of Directors’ renewal process, we’ve taken additional steps, strengthened committees and set key focal points for the future.

Dr. Barbara Frei-Spreiter
Member of the Board of Directors and
Chair of the Nomination and Compensation Committee

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Editorial Urs Baumann

Assuming responsibility

In the reporting year, Swiss Prime Site developed a detailed CO2 reduction pathway for the entire property portfolio. A CO2 mitigation target that falls well below the 2-degree goal set out in the Paris Agreement is being pursued with planned investments of over CHF 650 million by 2050.

Urs Baumann, Head Group Sustainability & Innovation

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Materiality analysis

During the 2019 materiality analysis, Swiss Prime Site determined which issues are particularly important to its stakeholders and to safeguarding its short-, medium- and long-term business success. The Company also evaluated which issues have a significant impact on economic, social and environmental development. The materiality analysis thereby forms the basis for the strategic focus of reporting, as well as for the integration of important financial and non-financial issues into the management of the group.

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Sustainability goals and roadmap

Swiss Prime Site sets itself long-term goals. When doing so, it is guided by national and international frameworks, such as the Energy Strategy 2050, the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations.

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Sustainable Development Goals

The objectives of Swiss Prime Site are based on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the UN member states. The 17 SDGs and their 169 constituent targets came into effect on 1 January 2016 for a period of 15 years. They are part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and are aimed at governments, the private sector, the scientific community and civil society.

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Business model and value creation

At the heart of Swiss Prime Site’s business model lies the evolution of «space within living space». Project development, construction and management, as well as company and third-party utilisation of properties, are key steps in this process. Swiss Prime Site develops and maintains sites and properties in accordance with the highest quality standards and in alignment with current and future market requirements.

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CO2 reduction goal and pathway

In the reporting year, Swiss Prime Site developed a detailed CO2 reduction pathway for its entire property portfolio. With planned investments of more than CHF 650 million by 2050, particularly in cladding renovations and heating replacement measures, the goal is a CO2 reduction pathway significantly above the 2-degrees goal of the Paris Climate Accord. In order achieve carbon neutrality in line with the goals of the Swiss government, Swiss Prime Site will also consider CO2 compensation measures.

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