From space to living spaces
The core of Swiss Prime Site’s business model is formed by development, construction and management as well as company and third-party utilisation of properties. The objective of this core process is aimed at sustainably generating value and expanding the real estate portfolio. Sites and properties are developed into projects according to the highest standards for current and future market needs. Swiss Prime Site finances these projects and designates partners for the construction process. Following completion, the properties are marketed, managed and transferred to tenants for their utilisation. At the end of their life cycle, the properties are redeveloped or converted, enabling the cycle to commence anew.
The real estate portfolio is supplemented by acquisitions and optimised through divestments within the scope of the value-creation chain. Revolving around the core of the business model, superordinate business processes ensure that the relevant know-how is expanded within the Company while access to markets and resources is secured. Furthermore, marketing and branding as well as modern information technology architecture and contemporary employee development underpin the creation of «space to living spaces».
Sustainably developing spaces in line with needs
At a more overriding and therefore more social level, the most notable inspirations are incorporated that have a significant impact on the business model. Relevant trends such as digitalisation, demographic changes or immigration can lead to enlargements and adjustments of the value-creation chain. Market trends like revitalisation of industrial sites that are no longer contemporary or changes in the interest rate environment count among the additional influencing factors. The most inner circle of these «macro-dimensions» forms the needs of direct stakeholders. At the same time, concerns on the part of the customers, investors, public sector, project partners and employees in particular are also integrated.
Vertically integrated group companies
The group companies Swiss Prime Site Immobilien, Wincasa, Tertianum, Jelmoli and Swiss Prime Site Solutions constitute the integral elements as well as the basis of Swiss Prime Site Group’s integrated business model. The real estate portfolio comprising roughly CHF 10.6 billion in properties is actively expanded and optimised by Swiss Prime Site Immobilien through acquisitions, developments, conversions, construction, financing and where necessary divestments. Wincasa plays a role through acquiring, managing, marketing and selling properties throughout the value-creation hierarchy as a link in the chain. Tertianum as services provider in the assisted living sector in addition to Jelmoli as premium department store utilise properties in the portfolio and also contribute to further strengthening the business model. Swiss Prime Site Solutions as asset manager since 2017 provides core processes services for third parties with acquisition, development, conversion, construction, financing and sales.
The value-creation processes of the group companies are intentionally not fully centralised and generate – beyond the aforementioned integrated elements of the business model – further contributions for Swiss Prime Site Group’s long-term success.