Michael Müller wird neuer CEO der Helvetica Property Investors AG

Zurich, September 5, 2019 – The Board of Directors of Helvetica Property Investors AG (Helvetica) has appointed Michael Müller as its new CEO Switzerland. He will succeed Hans R. Holdener in January 2020.

Hans R. Holdener, founding partner and long-standing CEO of Helvetica Property Investors AG, has decided to put the operational management of the successful Real Estate Fund and Asset Management platform in new hands and will instead play a role on the Board of Directors and the Investment Committee , Hans R. Holdener founded Helvetica Property Investors AG 13 years ago as a novelty in the Swiss real estate market. Today, the company is one of the most successful companies of its kind and is the preferred partner for direct and indirect real estate investments.

As of January 1, 2020, Hans R. Holdener’s role as CEO will be taken over by the proven industry expert Michael Müller. In a comprehensive selection process, the Board of Directors came to the conclusion that, thanks to his convincing personality and his comprehensive track record in the real estate industry, Michael Müller is the ideal person to fill this position.

«With Michael Müller, we have been able to sign up a highly qualified new CEO, who has both sound education in the real estate sector and an outstanding track record in the industry. We are very much looking forward to working together with his management team to actively shape the further development of Helvetica Property Investors AG. Equally positive is the fact that the founder of Helvetica, Hans R. Holdener, remains committed to the group. He will co-determine the fortunes of the company as a member of the board of directors and investment committee and, in close cooperation with Michael Müller, further contribute his expertise in the areas of customer relations, marketing and business development », says Hans Ueli Keller, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the company.

New residential fund in planning
With the help of experienced real estate expert Markus Killer, Michael Müller, the new CEO, will also drive expansion into the residential investment business. As a result, Helvetica Property Investors AG, which is already successfully active in the funds business for commercial real estate, will also be able to offer its customers residential real estate services and products. The first activity is to launch a new residential fund soon.

Michael Müller says: “Helvetica Property Investors is a dynamic and well-positioned company. I look forward to assuming overall responsibility from next year and further developing and expanding the strong Helvetica brand together with the Board of Directors and the Executive Board. expand . »
Reorganization of the Executive Board

With regard to the change of management, the management will reorganize. The Acquisition and Sales and Asset Management divisions will be merged into the newly created Investment Management division, led by Frederic Königsegg as Chief Investment Officer. In future, the Executive Board will be made up of CEO Michael Müller, CIO Frederic Königsegg and CFO Peter R. Vogel.

In order to make the company even more effective, Helvetica Property Investors AG is now establishing an extended management team. She will be joined by Helvetica’s new Head Asset Management, Lucas Schlageter (formerly Swisscanto) on November 1, and Salman Baday, now Head of Sales Switzerland. The long-standing Head of Asset Management Hans Peter Wasser will take over the management of important special projects in the future.


Hans R. Holdener
CEO and Managing Partner
Phone + 41 43 544 70 80
E-Mail hrh@HelveticaProperty.com

Hans Ueli Keller
Phone +41 79 460 04 00

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About Helvetica Property Investors Ltd.

Helvetica Property Investors is an independent real estate, fund management and asset management company, which is approved by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA. Helvetica Property Investors covers the full range of real estate investments, including investment strategies, asset selection, transaction structuring, acquisitions, financing, portfolio management and sales. The company manages direct and indirect real estate investments in Switzerland and manages them on behalf of its clients. She is the fund manager for Helvetica Swiss Commercial Real Estate Fund and acts as asset manager.

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