Emanuel von Graffenried Appointed as Local Chair Romandie of ULI Switzerland

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Emanuel von Graffenried Appointed as Local Chair Romandie of ULI Switzerland


Emanuel von Graffenried will focus on the future growth of ULI Switzerland in the French speaking part and establish ULI’s Young Leaders and NEXT programmes.


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ZÜRICH (05 JANUARY 2022) – The Urban Land Institute Switzerland (ULI) has announced the appointment of Emanuel von Graffenried, associate director at CBRE Building Consultancy in Lausanne, as Local Chair Romandie of ULI Switzerland who officially began his voluntary two-year term on 1 January 2022.


ULI is the world’s oldest and largest network of cross-disciplinary real estate experts, with more than 45,000 members globally and more than 4,000 members across Europe. ULI Switzerland involves over 100 leading real estate stakeholders from the private and public sectors representing all disciplines within the Swiss commercial and residential property market.


With the appointment of Emanuel von Graffenried the ULI Switzerland wants to strengthen its activities in the western part of Switzerland. In particular in the areas Lausanne, Geneve and Fribourg, a lot of urban development triggered by environmental and social issues are expected to impact the whole region. Professor Jürgen M. Volm, Chair of ULI Switzerland says: “Emanuel is highly passionate to establish ULI in the Romandie. He has a very strong network and can motivate young members to contribute in ULI’s Young Leader and NEXT programmes.”


Emanuel von Graffenried is an accomplished real estate industry expert with experience in real estate analysis, development strategy and project management. Before moving to CBRE, von Graffenried was Business Development Manager B2B, deputy head of partnermanagement at MoneyPark AG (real estate investment solutions for institutional) and before Managing Partner at Ateliers GEC SA (a real estate consulting start-up). With a Master of Science in Architecture from EPFL and a federal degree from USPI Formation as Expert for Real Estate Valuation, he is member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS), member of REG A for professional architects and professional member of the SIA.


“I am very pleased to support the further growth of ULI Switzerland and to contribute with my network and expertise to further knowledge exchange within Switzerland and the whole DACH region. I am looking forward to having a positive impact and exchanging views on the future of the built environment and the sustainability of the Swiss building stock”, said von Graffenried.


Sabine Georgi, ULI DACH CEO, said: “Emanuel is a very engaging and motivating real estate expert. With his network in the western part of Switzerland he can accelerate the expansion of ULI Switzerland. His open and kind attitude enables him to connect real estate professionals of every age. ULI Switzerland has been expanding rapidly within the DACH region and we look forward to seeing the next stage of growth under Emanuel’s chairmanship.”


Since its founding in 2014, ULI Switzerland has successfully held over 30 events with more than 1,000 participants, including various formats such as roundtables, breakfasts, summer dinners and site tours, in addition to webinars. It also has an active Young Leaders group (for members aged under 35), which benefits from a mentoring programme enabling professionals at the beginning of their career to benefit from experience of renowned senior executives.

For more information about ULI Switzerland and its programme of events, visit switzerland.uli.org.


Notes to Editors


About the Urban Land Institute


·       The Urban Land Institute is a non-profit education and research institute supported by its members. Its mission is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide. Established in 1936, the institute has more than 45,000 members worldwide representing all aspects of land use and development disciplines.


·       ULI has over 4,000 members in Europe across 15 National Council country networks. For more information, please visit europe.uli.org, or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn or Instagram.


·       ULI Switzerland’s corporate partners include EBP, Indevise Group, Steiner, and Swiss Prime Site Immobilien, pom+Consulting and Baloise.


·       The ULI Switzerland Executive Committee includes the following members:


·       Prof. Dr. Pascal Gantenbein, Financial Management, University of Basel

·       Robert Hauri, co-owner/CEO, SPG Intercity Zurich AG

·       Brice Hoffer, head of real estate research & strategy – DACH, UBS

·       Dr. Stephan Kloess, CEO, KRE (Kloess Real Estate)

·       Simon König, CEO, Lakeward Management AG

·       Prof. Dr. Christian Kraft, head of the Competence Center for Real Estate, Lucerne University

·       Rainer Marti, managing partner, Fahrländer AG

·       Anja Meyer, CEO, Smeyers AG

·       Anna Schindler, director of city development, Zürich

·       Dr. Christopher Schumacher, global head of real assets, Manulife IM

·       Prof. Jürgen M. Volm, Managing Partner pom+Consulting AG

·       Emanuel von Graffenried, MRICS, Associate Director Building Consultancy CBRE

·       Birgit Werner, CEO, Indevise Group AG

·       Dr. Joris van Wezemael, CEO, IVO Innenentwicklung AG



Sources : CBRE






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