The SIGNA Group is a privately managed, European investment and industrial holding company specialising in the retail and real estate sectors, among others. Since it was founded in 1999, SIGNA has succeeded in developing into a company of truly European scale and format. SIGNA today is one of the most significant real estate investors in Europe, and operates commercial concerns, which are famous names in their own right.
SIGNA Real Estate employs approximately 350 people in ten offices in Austria, Germany, Italy and Switzerland. The gross asset value amounts to some EUR 13.2 billion, and the development volume accounts of some EUR 8.5 billion. SIGNA Real Estate is organised in five independent divisions:
SIGNA Prime Selection owns a portfolio of exclusive real estate in the best locations in Austria, Germany and Italy. The vast majority of these extraordinary properties will remain in the hands of SIGNA Prime long-term. It continually develops its stock of real estate investments by acquiring and developing projects at top sites with potential for significant value appreciation.
SIGNA Development Selection invests in development projects in major urban centres, primarily in German-speaking countries. This also includes office blocks and towers, residential complexes, shopping centres and hotels. The company pursues a “buy – develop – sell” strategy. In 2017, it acquired the Viennese property developer BAI Bauträger Austria Immobilien GmbH.
SIGNA US Selection will assemble trophy assets in unique locations that offer value enhancement potential with a focus on New York City and other US city centre locations and a sustainable mix of different usages. The long-term buy-and-hold strategy will result in a 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 innovative ideas, platforms, and business models relating to real estate, and takes advantage of high-tech solutions as well as utilisation and service models, which not only offer interesting returns but also make SIGNA the leader in innovations.
SIGNA Luxury Hotels sets the highest possible standards in the conception, development and marketing of unique destinations in the most beautiful parts of Central Europe, and is the operator of highly impressive luxury hotels and resorts. For instance, Chalet N in Lech am Arlberg, Vienna’s luxurious Park Hyatt Vienna, and the luxury resort Villa Eden Gardone on Lake Garda are also included in its portfolio.