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IT’S GOOD TO BE SWISS.Swiss Development Group SA   World Trade Centre II   Tel. +41 22 799 44 05                          ...
IN TROD UC T I ON   11    INTRODUCTION         Swiss Development Group SA (SDG),                          a Swiss company ...
T EAm           3SwiSS Development            team                             nicolas GarnierGroup’S boarD anD           ...
4       TEA mcesare cerritoChief Financial OfficerBefore joining SDG in 2009 as CFO, Cesare Cerrito worked in the financia...
6      PA RTNE R SpartnerSTo deliver the ultimate lifestyle experience, one that will appeal to theworld’s most affluent a...
PROPERT I ES          9SwiSS Development Group                                              propertieSacquireS, DevelopS, ...
10       P ROPE R T IE S                                                                                                  ...
12       P ROPE R T IE S                                                                                                  ...
14   ROC k ELfELLE R LIvING     rockefeller living     in 2011 Swiss Development     Group launched rockefeller     living...
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  1. 1. IT’S GOOD TO BE SWISS.Swiss Development Group SA World Trade Centre II Tel. +41 22 799 44 05 29, Route de Pré-bois Case Postale 773 1215 Genève 15
  2. 2. IN TROD UC T I ON 11 INTRODUCTION Swiss Development Group SA (SDG), a Swiss company with an international2 TEAm team, invests in and develops highly6 PARTNERS serviced luxury residential, hospitality, and mixed-use developments in8 PROPERTIES exceptional locations in Switzerland and abroad. SDG’s niche expertise14 ROCkEfELLER LIvING is directed towards affluent and sophisticated clientele who seek the ultimate lifestyle experience. To meet their expectations we work and partner with world leading architects, designers, and luxury goods and services brands. Under the leadership of CEO Nicolas Garnier, SDG has established an exceptional portfolio of properties and currently has numerous additional projects at various stages of development. In addition, in 2011 SDG launched Rockefeller Living, an exclusive club open only to the owners of residences at select SDG properties that offers members a comprehensive array of luxury lifestyle amenities and services. SDG is funded by private and institutional investors.
  3. 3. T EAm 3SwiSS Development team nicolas GarnierGroup’S boarD anD Chief Executive Officer & Member of the Board Nicolas Garnier, Chief Executive Officer of SDG, leads the company’s investments and real estate development. Mr. Garnier brings more thanmanaGement team brinG a 20 years of experience in the development of major resorts in Switzerland, France, Asia, and North America. His experience in acquisitions, development, and construction is complemented by an in-depth knowledgeDepth of experience in the of finance and hotel operations. Prior to joining SDG, Nicolas was Vice President of Intrawest Europe SA, where he pioneered the development of the multi-award winning resort of Arc 1950 (Savoy, France). Before this, as Director of Development at Pierre & Vacances SA, Paris, he wasacquiSition, Development, responsible for the acquisition and organization of resorts and residential projects throughout France, including Pont Royal in Provence, Cap Esterel, Deauville, Paris etc. He was also General Manager of Spie Batignolles, a building company in France. Mr. Garnier graduated from the EcolemanaGement, anD marketinG d’Architecture des Beaux Arts in Paris before earning a M.Sc. from the University of Cincinnati in the United States. He is a citizen of both Switzerland and France.of luxury real eState. marc Gillieron Administrator and Member of the Board Marc Gillieron, a member of SDG’s Board of Directors, is a partner at the Swiss law firm Chabrier & Partners, where he specializes in international trade and finance. His recent experience includes advising a real estate development company on a 150 million (CHF) residential development in Switzerland and advising Swiss and foreign investors in the acquisition of a real estate portfolio with assets located in several countries. Mr. Gillieron trained at Ziegler Poncet & Grumbach, a Geneva-based law firm where he worked on numerous international litigations and arbitrations. A Swiss citizen, he graduated from the University of Geneva in 1998.
  4. 4. 4 TEA mcesare cerritoChief Financial OfficerBefore joining SDG in 2009 as CFO, Cesare Cerrito worked in the financial andinvestment banking industries for 10 years in London, Milan, and Geneva. As aManager in Corporate Finance - Strategy Group for PricewaterhouseCoopers in Milanhe supervised financial and strategic advisory services related to transactions, jointventures, and IPOs in real estate, private equity, and several other industries. Mr.Cerrito graduated with a master’s degree in Corporate Finance from SDA BocconiUniversity in Milan and also holds a Bsc in Business Administration. A native speakerof Italian, Mr. Cerrito is also fluent in French and English.David GaymardDirector of AcquisitionsDavid Gaymard, who joined SDG in 2008, is responsible for many aspects of propertyacquisitions, operations, and residential sales, including due diligence, sales contracts,building permits, negotiations with hotel management companies, and sales contractsfor clients. He was previously Director of Global Corporate Services for CBRE, a multi-national commercial real estate firm, where he handled tenant representation, providedvaluation analyses for acquisitions and dispositions, and negotiated leasing terms. Mr.Gaymard earned a master’s degree in real estate, construction and town planning lawfrom the University of Montesquieu Bordeaux IV in 2001, a master’s degree in BusinessLaw from the University of Lausanne in 1996.lois vitry-trapmanDirector of Sales and MarketingLois Vitry-Trapman, who joined Swiss Development Group SA in 2009, promotesSDG’s real estate projects in Switzerland and abroad. Based in Geneva, Mrs. Vitry-Trapman brings significant experience in the marketing of culture and properties inSwitzerland. Previously, as the leader of the Sales and Marketing force for real estatedeveloper Le National de Montreux SA, she was responsible for sales of prestigiousproperties on the Swiss Riviera. Prior to that she worked for the Montreux Musicand Convention Centre as Business Development Manager, implementing the salesstrategy in select European markets. Mrs. Vitry-Trapman graduated from the EcoleHôtelière de Lausanne, Switzerland with a BSc in Hospitality Business, and also holdsa degree in Interior Architecture from Atheneaum Lausanne. She holds dual citizenshipin the United Kingdom and France, is bilingual in English and French, and proficient inGerman, Italian, and Spanish.
  5. 5. 6 PA RTNE R SpartnerSTo deliver the ultimate lifestyle experience, one that will appeal to theworld’s most affluent and discriminating clientele, SDG partners witharchitects, designers, and service providers who are recognized leaders intheir areas of expertise. These partnerships, which enable SDG to redefineand elevate the meaning and scope of luxury living, include: kempinski Hotels 5-star hospitality services since 1886 Quintessentially White glove comprehensive concierge services Davidoff fine cigars, cigarettes, and pipe tobacco BBG-BBGm Interior designers of leading residential and hospitality properties EDSA Site planning, landscape architecture, urban design, and graphic design michael Graves and Associates Internationally renowned design and architecture marc-michaels Interior Design Recognized worldwide as a full-service interior design firm foster & Partners World leading architecture and product design Wet Design Innovative designer of pioneering water features Banque Sarasin & Cie AG Leading Swiss private bank, since 1841 PwC One of the world’s largest providers of assurance, tax, and business consulting services kPmG A global network of professional services firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services
  6. 6. PROPERT I ES 9SwiSS Development Group propertieSacquireS, DevelopS, Du parc kempinski private residencesmanaGeS, anD SellS premier Purchased in 2008, Du Parc Kempinski Private Residences is a magnificent, historical building in Le Mont-Pèlerin, Chardonne in the canton of Vaud above Vevey, Switzerland. Located in areSiDential, hoSpitality, UNESCO World Heritage site at the heart of the famous Vaud Riviera, Hotel du Parc is surrounded by protected vineyards, easily accessible from most major Swiss cities, and just 80 kilometers from the international airport. Built in the Belle Epoque style of 1906, this seven-story building is beinganD mixeD-uSe propertieS converted by SDG into 24 luxury residences that will enjoy full 5-star hotel services by Kempinski and concierge services by Quintessentially, the world’s leading luxury concierge. Common areasin exceptional locationS in will include a 650 square meter private spa, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a bar and lounge area, a private cinema, a Davidoff cigar salon, a business centre, and a wine tasting cellar managed by Quintessentially. Individual residences will have advanced integrated technology by CrestronSwitzerlanD anD abroaD. Electronics, and six members of staff dedicated to the residence. In 2009, Du Parc Kempinski Private Residences was awarded the CNBC International Property Award for Best Luxury Redevelopment in Switzerland and Europe. Du Parc is expected to welcome residents in 2012. Properties are selected for their potential to appeal to the world’s most demanding clientele – people for whom price is no object when the experience speaks to their highest expectations of beauty, service, and luxury. The following properties are currently completed or in development.
  7. 7. 10 P ROPE R T IE S PROPERT I ES 11 51° Spa residences Swiss luxury village Located in Leukerbad, Switzerland, an Alpine town famous for its natural beauty Located in the 4 Vallées ski resort in the Swiss canton of Valais, Swiss Luxury and the Loèche les Bains thermal spring area, 51° Spa Residences will be a Village will be a luxury planned 30,000 square meter ski resort village. This newly constructed residential and hospitality destination with 70 hotel apartments area, which is one of the most attractive touristic regions in the country, operated by a 5-star international hotel brand and 10 private luxury residences. offers access to 400 kilometers of premier ski slopes. SDG’s development It will be the only development to benefit from private in-home access to the plans include a 5-star hotel with 120 rooms, an upscale 6-star boutique hotel thermal waters of the local springs. Designed in a contemporary yet traditional with 35 rooms, 120 fully serviced apartments and penthouses, and 20 private style, all residences will offer private spas supplied with water directly from the Alpine chalets. Residents and guests will enjoy a range of luxury amenities, thermal springs and private balconies with outdoor fireplaces and individual including spa & wellness facilities by an international SPA management pools. The property will feature a ski valet, fitness center, outdoor pools, a company, private home cinema, private club lounge and residents club, a children’s playground, spa and wellness facilities, international restaurants and lounge bar and gourmet restaurants, a luxury retail shopping destination bars, luxury boutiques, and a wine cellar. SDG’s partners on 51° Spa Residences rivaling Rue St-Honoré, and ski-in / ski-out infrastructure. include Michael Graves and Associates (architecture), and Marc Michaels (interior design) as well as water features on the plaza designed by WET Design.
  8. 8. 12 P ROPE R T IE S PROPERT I ES 13 n° 10, Geneva pinacle, chalets luxe SDG is redeveloping an existing 4-story classical building on in the heart High up in Switzerland’s Mischabel mountain chain in Saas-Fee, a of Geneva, close to the Russian Orthodox Church and the Italian embassy. village that sits below Switzerland’s highest mountain, the Dom, SDG is In partnership with internationally renowned designers the interior will be developing three chalets that will have access to 145 kilometers of premier transformed into a large duplex on the top floor and one apartment on each ski slopes. The chalets will feature design inspired by architect Foster & of the lower floors, all of which will have a gracious, modern, Belgravia style. Partners as well as the typology of the traditional Swiss chalet. Each one Amenities will include a leading concierge, spa and fitness facilities, and an will offer contemporary finishes. Saas-Fee, which embraces progressive elegant reception area. Owners, through their Rockefeller Living Membership, environmental stewardship principles, is a completely pedestrian village with will also have the luxury car and the yacht moored in the port of Geneva at shopping, trendy restaurants, bars and clubs. their disposition. As the most exclusive project in the history of Geneva, N° 10, will showcase the uniqueness of SDG’s projects. ma plage at Genève plage As part of a public-private partnership, SDG is planning to submit a project for an existing site on the banks of Lake Geneva. This area is very popular with local citizens, and is close to the water-jet and La Nautique marina. Upon completion, it will become a mixed-use development that will offer a boutique hotel, a spa, wellness and fitness facilities, public changing rooms, a food court, and leisure activities, including cinemas, arcades, and sport activities.
  9. 9. 14 ROC k ELfELLE R LIvING rockefeller living in 2011 Swiss Development Group launched rockefeller living, an exclusive club open only to the owners of residences at select SDG properties, through which members receive a comprehensive array of luxury lifestyle amenities and services. Members enjoy these benefits not only at the property where they own a residence, but also across all Rockefeller Living properties. In addition to a very high staff-to- resident ratio and expert concierge services, every property offers the use of luxury vehicles ideally suited to the social and recreational opportunities of the local area. Each Rockefeller Living property has been designed with a unique selection of exceptional amenities including spa and fitness facilities, wine cellars, restaurants, and retail boutiques, some of which are only accessible to members. Agreements with many of the finest sport and recreational clubs, restaurants, and retailers located near each Rockefeller Living property entitle Rockefeller Living members to discounts and other privileges. SDG retains ownership of certain residences at each property and makes them available exclusively to Rockefeller Living members who wish to spend time at a property other than the one at which they have purchased a residence. Rockefeller Living is currently offered at DuParc and 51° Spa Residences.