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Christmas at Tertianum: entertainment and a cosy atmosphere for guests

For the guests at the Tertianum residential and geriatric care centres, Christmas and New Year are full of magical moments that they look forward to every year. Staff at Switzerland’s leading provider of assisted living and care services offer a range of events and sensitive support to help guests…

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P/E, ROE and EPS. All right?!

Shareholders’ equity, bonds, convertible bonds, mortgages, payout and LTV ratio, dividend yield: these are all financial instruments or key figures that play an important role for Swiss Prime Site and their stakeholders. Behind every number is an important statement that is also significant in…

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Co-creating the digital future of real estate

The start-up Tower360 has partnered with Swiss Prime Site Immobilien and Wincasa to develop a data-driven, vertically integrated letting and asset management platform on which all relevant data for property owners, managers and marketers is compiled centrally on dashboards and can be edited…

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Innovation and property development in dialogue

Properties should be sustainable and districts vibrant. The cities of the future are not only technologically smart but also more socially cohesive and greener. What role does innovation play in the successful and sustainable development of living environments?

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E-mobility is the future

Ever more electric cars can be seen on Swiss roads each year. As an innovative, sustainable real estate firm, Swiss Prime Site wants to provide its customers and tenants with the option of charging their electric vehicles quickly and easily. The company starting by commissioning ten charging…

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Promising perspectives

To take the view from outside means to be open and courageous. The change of perspective rewards us with new ideas and helps us to become better.

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Beauty, service and synergies

On 2 September 2019, Pallas Kliniken opened their first Aesthetics flagship store at Jelmoli. What connects Switzerland’s largest premium department store with a beauty clinic? A discussion about service, lifestyle medicine and the property concepts of the future.

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«It’s there for everyone»

Real estate, journalism and art. What unites these three things? The unlikely answer comes vividly to life in the Medienpark in Zurich Altstetten, which weaves these elements together in a sensory symbiosis.

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Anticipating future trends with start-ups

The one billion venture capital threshold for Swiss start-ups was broken in 2018. Switzerland has a lively and highly successful start-up scene, clustered in the cantons of Zurich, Vaud and Zug. A variety of accelerator, pitch and hackathon events, conferences and awards ceremonies are all signs of…

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Innovation – expecting the unexpected

Innovation is part of human DNA and has been around forever. Technological change has always had a tendency to be disruptive and has led to economic, societal and environmental upheaval in the past. That was back when start-ups were known as «young companies» and venture capital was called «risk…

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«We’re setting new standards for the future»

For Peter Lehmann, CEO of Swiss Prime Site Immobilien, the focus is on the customer as a person. The JED, YOND and Alto Pont-Rouge projects exemplify this focus in various ways and demonstrate how construction will look in future.

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Real Talent 4 Real Estate

The traineeship programme by Swiss Prime Site, established in 2017, gives talented young people an opportunity to experience the exciting world of real estate first-hand. Over the course of the programme, which lasts between 18 months and two years, a small group of promising talents gains in-depth…

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Mixed Reality makes construction plans clear and tangible

Mixed Reality enables the digital visualisation of construction plans, which can be displayed in a layer over reality at the click of a button. This is made possible by the software ‹sphere›, developed by holo|one. Swiss Prime Site tests and develops the technology together with Sven Brunner and…

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From box-ticking to impact

We are used to receiving «non-financials» under the label of «sustainability» as a kind of ancillary company report offering a look back over the past financial year. This practice reveals a lot about the significance attributed to non-financials – and demonstrates that companies’ non-financial…

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Riantbosson Centre – modern property and a power plant in one

Geneva is evolving. A real urban revolution is under way in the metropolis on the shores of Lake Geneva. Increasingly, banks and other financial services providers are taking a critical look at the high costs of property in the Central Business District (CBD) and are moving to more modern offices…

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The integrated approach to sustainability

Illustrating a company’s CO2 footprint requires more than simply measuring its own direct emissions. Greenhouse gases emitted by its suppliers or third parties must also be considered in the overall picture. Urs Baumann, Head of Sustainability & Innovation, explains how it is even possible to…

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Outlook 2019

What are the issues and trends for the real estate industry to watch in 2019 and beyond? Alexandra Bay, Head Group Research at Swiss Prime Site, has analysed and summarised the economic outlook and prospects for the property market.

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The digital documentation assistant

The nursing field requires extensive and, most importantly, precise documentation. Digital systems like careCoach help ensure a high quality of care for patients. To achieve consistent standards at all its sites, Tertianum is currently introducing this innovative software throughout Switzerland.…

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A new perspective: Here and now

Over 350,000 children in Switzerland suffer from rare diseases. And their families suffer with them. Frank Grossmann, founder of Orphanhealthcare, offers these children and their parents a better quality of life and gives them a new outlook. Swiss Prime Site provides the foundation with space for…

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Sights set on the target

What can a company like Swiss Prime Site do to support international climate policy and achieve the UN two-degree target, which has been ratified by Switzerland? This is a question that will occupy the Group's company Wincasa over the coming weeks, months and years. As the process kicks off, three…

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A new standard at the best location

Sustainable building is one of the key aspirations of Swiss Prime Site Immobilien. As a result, the company is focusing more strongly on the Swiss Sustainable Building Standard (SNBS) when it comes to future construction projects. The commercial complex at Pont-Rouge in Lancy will mark the start of…

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Minor changes with major effects

The letter we all get once a year detailing «ancillary cost accounts» is anything but ancillary for Swiss Prime Site Immobilien. It doesn’t just present significant costs for tenants or the company itself, it also reflects the environmental impact, which is of great significance to Swiss Prime Site…

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Bringing greater success to our cities

In our age of digitalisation, more and more innovative, digital and technically specialised companies have been choosing Switzerland as a business location. Why? Quite apart from the obvious factors such as taxes, transport infrastructure, demographic trends and the education system, one reason…

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Real estate on the move

Convenience. E-commerce. Logistics. Real estate. Words that at first glance bear little relation to each other. Mention this to Peter Lehmann, CEO of Swiss Prime Site Immobilien, and he starts to discuss it with great enthusiasm. It’s all about consumer habits, customer expectations, economic…

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Upstream

Any company, such as Swiss Prime Site, that makes a commitment to sustainability must also be very specific in its implementation; for instance, a reduction in CO2 emissions. This is why the real estate development company uses energy from Swiss and European hydropower for its properties. It is…

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A Jelmolian in body and soul

Morten Jensen has been Head of Facility Management at Jelmoli for more than a quarter of a century. He took us on a tour of the labyrinth of rooms under the historic department store and showed us what’s involved in keeping a business up and running in a building complex of this size.

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Motel One: Zürich’s new crowning glory. In turquoise.

A budget designer hotel with 400 beds in the heart of Zürich. The news was already making waves before it opened last year. Tourists could hardly wait, the media and hoteliers were curious. How did the first twelve months go? Were expectations met and doubts dispelled? We met with Urs Vogel, the…

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«You always need a good team.»

Since August, Swiss Prime Site Solutions has had a new CEO – and Anastasius Tschopp has had a new mission. We met the 39-year old from Lucerne for a chat about scale, team sports and his choice to simply hang up his boots.

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Life and Science in Olten

The Usego building in Olten has already seen a broad spectrum of occupants: a logistics centre, retailers, a coffee roaster. For the residents of Olten, it is very much a part of local history. For Edna Slegers, who works in Development at Swiss Prime Site Immobilien, it is the home of a new…

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4th Acceleration Workshop on 8/9 August 2018

On 8/9 August 2018, we are proud to host our fourth acceleration workshop. The theme will be «Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data & Analytics». Eight selected start-ups will be invited to pitch and work with the Swiss Prime Site management and industry experts to set up a pilot project…

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A village for the Stücki Park

Giant leaps are being made towards the future in Basel's Stücki Park. Opening of the new «Village in Stücki Park» is planned for the end of October. The Village will form a place for people to meet. We met the management and project directors and were given a guided tour of the unique construction…

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Transformation – with no ifs, ands or buts

A position devoted to «digital transformation» can in the interim be found in nearly every medium-sized organisation, mostly as a member of management. According to CEO Oliver Hofmann, such an organisation would be the wrong approach for Wincasa. Sandro Principe, Head of Transformation, elaborates…

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Flair and flavour: a cappuccino at Rivington & Sons

Attention to detail — at Rivington & Sons, you can see it and taste it. Over a perfect cappuccino served by the barista and company manager Dario Tozzi, we soak up the atmosphere of 1920s and 30s New York.

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Espace Tourbillon: Grundsteinlegung | Pose de la première pierre

Am 5. Juni 2018 wurde im aufstrebenden Quartier Plan-les-Ouates in Genf der Grundstein für das Projekt «Espace Tourbillon» von Swiss Prime Site Immobilien gelegt. | Swiss Prime Site Immobilien a célébré la pose de la 1ère pierre le 5 juin de ce mois du projet «Espace Tourbillon», dans le quartier en…

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Boss for a year

Can we spark students' interest in becoming entrepreneurs? That's what the YES (Young Enterprise Switzerland) company program aims to achieve. Participants from all across Switzerland spent one year hard at work, and on 25th–26th May the final was held at Zurich central station. Noémie Sasse, CEO of…

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Well done: Customer loyalty at the Jelmoli Market Grill

The name of Jelmoli stands for the famous premium department store at Zurich’s best address, and thus for a unique shopping experience. Not (yet) so well known: One can also enjoy unusually good food here. CEO Franco Savastano and Grill chef Daniel Stefanak talk about customers, relationships, and…

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Heiss Street Food is hot

Swiss Prime Site has opened the door to culinary diversity in front of Maag-Halle directly behind Zurich’s Prime Tower. In fact, a different food trailer is on site every weekday between Monday and Friday. Martin *Heiss, with his fresh chicken pitas, has become a real crowd pleaser here in just a…

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Think tank with rail link

Where the massive printing presses of Switzerland’s illustrious NZZ newspaper used to turn, space is currently being created for 2 000 workplaces in the engineering, technology and Industry 4.0 sectors. A stroll through these halls with their glorious history and fantastic future.

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Opening of the Riantbosson Centre in Meyrin

Following a 20 months construction period, the Riantbosson Centre in Meyrin opened its doors on 26th April 2018. The building, which has impressive contemporary architecture, combines office space and retail areas. Visitors to the Riantbosson Centre can find plenty of well-known brands there: ALDI…

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Replacing windows at high altitude

Prime Tower stands 126 metres and 36 storeys tall in total. Ironically, a broken window had to be replaced on the 34th floor – that’s nearly at the spire. Fear of heights has no place here.

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Building designs for the next generation

«We are a nightmare for a lot of HR managers. They see us as spoiled, self-enamoured and arrogant.» Those are the first words of «Glück schlägt Geld», published in 2014, in which communications expert and economist Kerstin Bund explains how millennials are changing the world of work.

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The three lives of a delicacy

The beautifully presented fruit and vegetables at the Jelmoli FOOD MARKET are a feast for the eye. They are an important element in the atmosphere at what is arguably Zurich’s best gourmet department store. Yet this apparently effortless perfection in fact demands that the entire display be…

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Sustainability is future viability

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.

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Schönburg gives Bern Breitenrain a new lease of life

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.

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Lidl is big in Fraumünster, Zurich

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.

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We create locations!

Peter Lehmann, CEO of Swiss Prime Site Immobilien, aims to realise projects with a volume of CHF 2.1 billion in the coming years. An interview about customer and market orientation, innovative strength, consolidation potential, organic growth and his greatest asset: the know-how of employees.

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Assisted living moves centre stage

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…

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Land-use planning and the housing market of the future: Less regulations and particularly better

«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.

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Seeing the future while still in the present

«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…

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From telegraph office to designer hotel

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.

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Increased information reduces vacancy rates

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.

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Swiss Prime Site’s «Stücki Park» development is shaping Basel’s future

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.

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