SIGNA Group is a privately managed international investment and industrial holding company active in the real estate, retail and media business sectors. Since its foundation in 1999, SIGNA has successfully developed into a company of truly international scale and format. Today, SIGNA is one of Europe’s most important real estate investors and operates a number of reputable retail businesses.
SIGNA Real Estate operates from eleven offices in Austria, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg and Switzerland. The Gross Asset Value of the real estate group amounts to 21 billion euros (FY2020), and the Gross Development Value amounts to 23 billion euros (FY2020). SIGNA Real Estate consists of five independent business units:
SIGNA Prime Selection owns a portfolio of exclusive real estate properties in prime inner-city locations in Austria, Germany, Switzerland and the Northern part of Italy. The vast majority of these extraordinary properties will remain in the hands of SIGNA Prime in the long term. The company continues to supplement its real estate investments with acquisitions and new projects in top locations with significant value creation potential on an ongoing basis.
SIGNA Development Selection invests in development projects in major urban centres, primarily in German-speaking Europe and the Northern part of Italy. These include office buildings and high-rise projects, multi-family properties, future proof retail concepts and outstanding 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 US-inner-city locations, a mixture of different utilisation types focused on sustainability, SIGNA US Selection will acquire one of a kind 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 industry. 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.
SIGNA Luxury Hotels sets the highest standards in the conception, development and marketing of unique destinations in Central Europe’s most beautiful locations and operates impressive luxury hotels and resorts, with a portfolio that includes Chalet N in Lech am Arlberg, the Park Hyatt Vienna, the Villa Eden Gardone luxury resort on Lake Garda as well as the exclusive Hotel Bauer Palazzo in the heart of Venice.