CEO Marc Pointet and CFO Daniel Baumann look back on the key milestones of the 2022 financial year: Ina Invest stays on track, strongly expands the portfolio has seen strong growth and sets itself ambitious sustainability goals towards “net zero”.
Even in a dynamic environment Ina Invest pressed ahead resolutely with its business plan in 2022 and enjoyed a strong financial year.
Ina Invest continues to work on creating residential, work and living spaces geared to the needs of today’s and future generations. The development of the portfolio is on track. The two key projects, Bredella in Pratteln and Grand-Pré in Geneva, were successfully integrated.
Development is proceeding as planned. The new “Elefant” complex, which is fully let out, has been completed, as has the innovative Holiday Inn Express & Suites hotel on the Baselink site. It was agreed unanimously by the Municipal Parliament to put the Bredella West design plan out for consultation. Planning permission has been received for the “Schaffhauserstrasse” project in Zurich and building permit applications have been submitted for the Lokstadt Hallen project in Winterthur and the “Birspark” commercial park in Aesch.
New forms of living and working are and will remain a megatrend for the industry, and Ina Invest’s strength in developing sustainable living spaces with the focus on people is well suited to this area. These spaces result in social mixing, generations coming together and consistently created added value for all stakeholders.
Despite the rise in building costs the portfolio showed a positive value adjustment of 8% – a clear indication of the high quality and precise market orientation of Ina Invest. The portfolio increased to a total of 40 buildings in prime locations, its value rose to CHF 842 million.
We are in no doubt that real estate can only be profitable in the long term if it is consistently developed, executed, operated both during its life and at the end of it according to the requirements of current and future generations. To live up to this aspiration, we have firmly established sustainability in our work.
Not only did Ina Invest exceed in 2022 the previous year’s excellent result in the GRESB Real Estate Benchmark Assessment with 93 out of a possible 100 points, the company has also set itself ambitious decarbonsiation targets. All our new buildings are to achieve “net zero” operational emissions by 2030, and “net zero” embodied emissions by 2040. Ultimately, we also want to achieve climate neutrality in relation to the operational emissions from existing buildings by 2050.