Real Estate

The real estate industry is one of the most important industry sectors in Switzerland contributing about 11% to the Swiss economic performance. Adding up rental income and imputed rental value of private households, the Swiss real estate industry contributes about 18% to Swiss gross domestic product (GDP) (Staub, P., Rütter, H. et al. (2014): Die volkswirtschaftliche Bedeutung der Immobilienwirtschaft der Schweiz; pom+, HEV Schweiz (Hrsg.), Zürich).

As a client you benefit from our broad network within the real estate industry. We know the market players which own, buy, sell, lease, develop, construct, finance, market and operate real properties and buildings, and we can connect you with them. We are involved in real estate industry events and in the boards of directors of real estate companies.

Our team members also act as Associate Judge at the Rental Court Geneva or certified specialist SBA in construction and property law, giving us valuable perspective and genuine first-hand understanding of the real estate industry. This allows us to understand the commercial aspects of your projects and to implement pragmatic and innovative legal solutions.

You can build on our in-depth industry knowledge which is available within both our teams in Geneva and Zurich putting us in a position to support you all over Switzerland. We set up integrated project teams of experts in Zurich and Geneva if it serves the project, for example in portfolio deals involving real properties in the Western and Eastern part of Switzerland. Such seamless mobilization of integrated teams of experts in Zurich and Geneva across different languages and practice areas as well as across real estate, company and tax law guarantees you optimum results.

As a recognized first tier Swiss real estate law firm we advise you on the entire property ‘life-cycle’ from the initial acquisition, development, leasing, joint venturing, restructuring and financing through to the final exit, as well as tax and corporate structuring, planning, environment and litigation. Please challenge us!

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Legal 500 EMEA, Real Estate & Construction, 2022

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