Leadership that has no need of a showy public image.
HIAG pursues the implementation of its strategy currently with the help of its 27 highly qualified employees, who are experts in the fields of engineering and architecture, site redevelopment and leasing as well as finance. They ensure HIAG's know-how and experience. When developing and maintaining our sites, we also rely on support from outside partners, who share our approach to property redevelopment and our philosophy.
Growth is key – but how?
Respecting and increasing the value of industrial properties in Switzerland leads to long-lasting success. HIAG's portfolio is one of the most significant in Switzerland. With our portfolio, we are setting standards throughout the country, promoting Switzerland as a workplace and boosting the prosperity of its regions.
For us site redevelopment does not mean the development of individual properties or real estate trading. Neither does HIAG identify itself as a real estate agency or general contractor. We are a "land bank" that invests with a timeline of 50 to 100 years and an eye to the long-term future. We maintain ownership of our properties and commit ourselves to maintaining and strengthening each individual site.
Switzerland is growing, as is its need for space. Consolidating space in a way that make sense and concentrated usage are becoming increasingly important topics. As we understand it, site redevelopment entails a process that is never really complete. HIAG consistently implements a corporate philosophy that is rooted in respect, dialogue and long-term sustainability.
As a company, HIAG pursues a growth strategy. We are interested in projects wherever it is imperative for the use of business sites to evolve and keep pace with industrial and societal changes. But we are opposed to growth at all costs and only pursue acquisitions that are in line with our philosophy and strategy.
Similarly to the provision of residential and commercial space at its sites, the HIAG Group's recent creation of HIAG Data aims to make a physical platform available to IT service providers throughout Switzerland in order to provide them with the best “location” to implement their cloud-based business models using the network of HIAG sites. HIAG Data is a fully owned subsidiary of HIAG Immobilien Holding AG that provides an intelligent IT infrastructure platform.
The roots of a family-run company founded by pioneers in the 19th century
HIAG draws on its 137 years of value-creating company history. It was founded in 1876 as a family-owned company in the timber industry. At the beginning of the 21st century, its real estate portfolio was hived off to create a separate group. Its industrial origins remain part of HIAG's success even up to the present day.
By redesigning the use of and further developing our own locations, we created the foundation of our industrial property portfolio. Acquisitions in the economic catchment areas of Zürich, northwestern Switzerland and Geneva have enabled us to develop a broadly diversified portfolio.