Pascal Vaucher named new CEO of Wüst und Wüst
The Intercity Group board of directors has appointed Pascal Vaucher, the current managing director of Wüst und Wüst St. Moritz, as CEO. He replaces Beat Hürlimann, who has been elected to the Wüst und Wüst AG board of directors and will replace Herbert Wüst, majority shareholder of the Intercity Group, as chair. Vaucher has been a member of the family-owned holding company’s board of directors since 2020. With his appointment as CEO, he also becomes a member of the Intercity Group executive board, led by Robert Hauri.
Wüst und Wüst expands to St. Moritz
Wüst und Wüst AG, the company specializing in the marketing of exclusive residential property is adding a branch office in St. Moritz to its existing locations in Küsnacht/Zurich (headquarters), Zug and Lucerne.
Stefan Lemberger and Beat Hürlimann join executive management team
The board of directors of Intercity Group Holding AG appoints Stefan Lemberger (CEO/Co-owner, Hugo Steiner AG, St. Gallen) and Beat Hürlimann (CEO, Wüst und Wüst AG, Küsnacht/Zurich, Zug and Lucerne) to the executive management team, effective 1 October 2022.
Sale of property management activities
The DBS Group has acquired the remaining 50% of the shares in Intercity Bewirtschaftung AG, the Intercity Group’s property management company, effective 1 July 2022. A market leader in the domestic real estate services business, the DBS Group belongs to leading European group Emeria (formerly Foncia), which is majority-owned by the Swiss-based Partners Group.
The Intercity Group will continue to operate as an independent family business, with a focus on real estate transactions through its four Group companies: Wüst und Wüst AG, SPGI Zurich AG, Hugo Steiner AG and Intercity Vermarktung AG. Proceeds from the sale of the property management business are intended for use in the Group’s further development.
Robert Hauri becomes new CEO of the Intercity Group
The Board of Directors of Intercity Group Holding AG has appointed Robert Hauri as CEO, effective January 1, 2022. Previous CEO Herbert Wüst will assume the role of Chairman of the Board of Directors.
SPG Intercity renamed in SPGI
20 years after the incorporation of SPG Intercity, the joint venture of Groupe SPG-Rytz (Geneva) and Intercity Group (Zurich), the company brand changes to SPGI.
DBS Group and Intercity Group enter a strategic partnership for their property management activities under the new brand IntercityGribi.
DBS Group, the Swiss subsidiary of the French Foncia Group (owned by the Swiss Partners Group) has assumed 50% of the shares in Intercity Bewirtschaftung AG, Intercity Group’s property management company, for joint property management activities under the new brand IntercityGribi. With this strategic partnership, the combined IntercityGribi brand emerges as one of the leading property management companies in German-speaking Switzerland.
Mariana Schwager joins Intercity
As of January 2020 Mariana Schwager joins the management board of Intercity Group. In her role Mariana is responsible for all activities related to residential real estate in Zurich, Basel, Lucerne and Zug (Intercity Vermarktung).
SPG Intercity Zurich AG sells approximately 300,000 m2 of brownfield as lead-advisor on behalf of Novartis and BASF. The site known as “Klybeckplus” is one of the largest development areas in Switzerland and was traded for a total value of over CHF 1 billion.
SPG Intercity, new look and feel
In the course of several rebrandings in the entire Intercity Group, SPG Intercity Zurich AG also changed its corporate identity. The adapted brand image and the new byline “Commercial Property Advisors” clearly reflects the company’s values and standards.
"We’ve always stayed hungry."
Interview with Toni Bächler and Herbert Wüst.
New structure, new look
A new look for Intercity Bewirtschaftung and Intercity Vermarktung
With the new look, Intercity creates clarity and underlines its market position with its two specialist brands for management and marketing.
SPG Intercity moves to Seestrasse in Zollikon
Intercityhaus opens at Seestrasse 17 in Zollikon-Zurich at the end of 2018
In December 2018, SPG Intercity Zurich AG acquires the building in Zollikon-Zurich – the first Intercityhaus in German-speaking Switzerland. The new, generously proportioned office space is ideal for flexible working and features the latest innovations and equipment.
Olten gets an Intercityhaus
Intercity acquires its own head office at Baslerstrasse 74, Olten
Intercity purchases and renovates the six-story, 1960s building, which is directly by the Jurastrasse/Baslerstrasse bus stop.
New CEO for Intercity Verwaltungs AG
Michael Wildhaber, MRICS, becomes CEO of Intercity Verwaltungs AG – Intercity Group’s management company.
Robert Hauri becomes a partner in SPG Intercity Zurich AG
Robert Hauri, FRICS, becomes a partner in SPG Intercity Zurich AG and deputy CEO of the Intercity Group.
Gold for the Wüst und Wüst Haus
The Wüst und Wüst Haus in Küsnacht-Zurich wins gold at the European ‘best architects’ awards 2016.
Intercityhaus on Aeschenplatz in Basel
Intercity gets a new head office at St. Jakobs-Strasse 3, Basel.
The seven-story Intercityhaus Basel, dating from 1860 and extended in 1967, in a prime position on Aeschenplatz, is purchased by Intercity, which appoints Selva Architekten to remodel the building.
Wüst und Wüst Haus, in Küsnacht-Zurich
Wüst und Wüst moves into the new head office at Seestrasse 221, Küsnacht-Zurich
The distinctive building on Küsnacht’s Seestrasse was designed for Wüst und Wüst by the renowned architectural practice giuliani.hönger and has received several awards.
Intercityhaus in Lucerne
Intercity moves into its new head office at Alpenstrasse 6, Lucerne.
Intercity takes over the 10-story, 1970s corner property comprising about 2,000 m2 of floor space and located just a few meters from the old town and the lake.
Intercityhaus in Bern
Intercity acquires a two-story head office at Könizstrasse 1, Bern.
Intercity purchases the former Migros branch on Loryplatz, at Bern’s western city gate. The Bern branch has since been merged with the Olten office.
Hugo Steiner-Haus in St. Gallen
Hugo Steiner AG and Intercity move into their own head office at St. Leonhard-Strasse 49, St. Gallen.
Set in a prime city location, just a stone’s throw from St. Gallen railway station, the 10-story Hugo Steiner-Haus is purchased by Intercity after a three-year design and build phase led by renowned St. Gallen architect Andy Senn.
Launch of "Real Estatements"
The first issue of “Real Estatements” appears. The Intercity Group’s newsletter is aimed specifically at real estate investors.
Robert Hauri joins Intercity
Robert Hauri CEO becomes CEO of SPG Intercity Zurich AG and a member of the Group management team.
New branch in Zug
The Intercity and Wüst und Wüst branch in Zug opens at Fischmarkt 1.
Herbert and Annelies Wüst become majority shareholders
Herbert and Annelies Wüst purchase additional shares in Intercity Group Holding AG from Markus Wüst, thus becoming majority shareholders. Markus Wüst becomes chairman of the board of directors.
Wüst und Wüst in Lucerne
Wüst und Wüst opens a branch in Lucerne.
Wüst und Wüst and Christie’s
Wüst und Wüst becomes an exclusive affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate, the luxury property subsidiary of the famous auction house.
Intercity in Olten
Intercity-Verwaltungs AG opens a branch in Olten.
First appearance of Wüst und Wüst
Intercity and Exceptional Properties become Wüst und Wüst. The company’s tagline is: ‘Exclusive residential property’. Since 1954’.
Establishment of Inova Intercity Bautreuhand
Inova Intercity Bautreuhand is set up in conjunction with Urs Hofmann. The company’s tagline is: ‘Expert guidance in construction’.
Takeover of Hugo Steiner AG
Intercity takes over Hugo Steiner AG, founded in St. Gallen in 1972, from consultancy firm Ernst & Young.
Launch of alaCasa.ch
Together with the Tamedia Group, Intercity sets up the agency network alaCasa.ch.
Launch of SPG Intercity/Commercial Property Consultants
Together with the Geneva-based family company SPG (Société Privée de Gérance), Intercity sets up SPG Intercity/Commercial Property Consultants as a joint venture.
‘Solid as a rock’
Intercity publishes its fourth progress report of the 1990s.
Intercityhaus in Zurich
Intercity acquires its headquarters at Zollikerstrasse 141, Zurich.
Intercity acquires the six-story building with about 3,000 m2 of floor space in Zurich’s Riesbach neighborhood that has been Intercity Group’s main office since it was established in 1972.
‘Our nails are sharp’
Intercity publishes its third progress report.
Purchase of IT Immobilien Treuhand AG
Intercity acquires Basel firm IT Immobilien Treuhand AG, established in 1953, from Georg von Opel.
‘We’re here to stay’
Intercity publishes its second progress report.
‘You can count on us’
Intercity publishes its first progress report of the 1990s.
Partnership with Cushman & Wakefield
The Intercity Group becomes an affiliate partner of the global real estate network of Cushman & Wakefield, then still Healey & Baker.
Herbert and Markus Wüst take over the family company in a management buyout.
Arrival of Markus Wüst
Markus Wüst, the second son of the company’s founder, joins the company.
Herbert Wüst takes charge of the Intercity companies.
As a member of the management board, Herbert Wüst takes over the running of the Intercity companies from his father, Hans Wüst.
‘Our passion is your property’
In 1986, Intercity publishes a new company brochure and for the first time uses a tagline: ‘Our passion is your property’.
Branch in St. Gallen
Intercity opens a branch at Rorschacher Strasse 234, St. Gallen.
Arrival of Herbert Wüst
Herbert Wüst, the eldest son of company founder Hans Wüst, joins the company.
Move to Zollikerstrasse
Intercity relocates in Zurich’s Seefeld neighborhood, from Färberstrasse 6 to Zollikerstrasse 141.