The SIGNA Group is a privately managed European investment and industrial holding company active in the real estate, retail and media business sectors. Since its foundation in 1999, SIGNA has succeeded in developing into a company of truly European scale and format. Today, SIGNA is one of Europe’s most important real estate investors and operates a number of reputable commercial concerns.
SIGNA Real Estate employs about 550 people at ten locations in Austria, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg and Switzerland. The Gross Asset Value of the real estate group amounts to 18 billion euros, and the development volume amounts to twelve billion euros. SIGNA Real Estate is divided into five independent divisions:
SIGNA Prime Selection owns a portfolio of exclusive real estate properties in prime inner-city locations in Austria, Germany, Switzerland and Italy. The vast majority of these extraordinary real estate objects will remain in the hands of SIGNA Prime in the long term. The company continues to supplement its real estate investments with acquisitions and projects in top locations with significant value appreciation potential on an ongoing basis.
SIGNA Development Selection invests in development projects in major urban centres, primarily in the German-speaking region and Italy. These include office blocks and towers, residential complexes, retail spaces and hotels. The company pursues a “buy – develop – sell” strategy. In 2017, SIGNA Development Selection took over the Viennese property developer BAI Bauträger Austria Immobilien GmbH.
With a focus on New York City and other prime inner-city locations and a mixture of different utilisation types focused on sustainability, SIGNA US Selection will acquire trophy assets with value enhancement potential in unique locations. The long-term buy-and-hold strategy will result in a core portfolio similar to SIGNA Prime Selection.
SIGNA Innovations aims to play a decisive role in the digitalisation of the real estate market. The company invests in new, innovative ideas, platforms and business models relating to real estate and takes advantage of tech solutions as well as utilisation and service models that not only offer interesting returns, but also make SIGNA an innovation leader.