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Allianz Suisse Immobilien AG is an Asset Management company fully controlled by Allianz Suisse and exclusively serving Allianz Suisse investors. With a portfolio size of approx. CHF 5.5bn, it is one of the largest real estate investors in Switzerland.

All assets are directly held and managed by around 60 experts covering the major parts of the value chain - from Risk & Portfolio, Asset, Acquisition, Construction & Property Management as well as Finance, Operations and Business Development.

The headquarter is based in Wallisellen with offices in Berne, Lausanne and Geneva. Allianz Suisse Immobilien is primarily invested in office and residential real estate. These are widely diversified geographically and mainly located in the major centres of Zurich, Geneva, Lausanne, Bern and Basel.

To learn more about Allianz, visit www.allianz.ch.

alstria office REIT-AG is a German stock corporation in the legal form of a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT), which invests in office real estate in the major German economic centers. REITs are long-term portfolio holders of real estate assets and are characterized by solid balance sheet structures and high payout ratios. The legal basis for German REITs can be found in the REIT Act. As a fully integrated company, we manage our properties throughout their life cycle. From the acquisition to letting, ongoing management, modernization up to the possible sale we possess all expertise around the property. Our corporate strategy is based on three pillars:

LETTING   We hold real estate for long-term letting. In this way, we achieve stable and predictable rental income that generates steady corporate profits. This profit is the foundation for the distribution of attractive long-term dividends to our shareholders.

MODERNIZATION   We continuously invest in the quality of our properties and create modern office space that will remain attractive for our tenants in the long term. The continuous quality improvement increases the company value permanently.

GROWTH   Through selective acquisitions, we continuously expand our portfolio and generate steady corporate growth. The increase and optimization of our portfolio furthermore creates synergies in the management of our assets.

To learn more about alstria, visit www.alstria.de

At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility.

The approximately 117,000 employees in the BASF Group work on contributing to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio is organized into six segments: Chemicals, Materials, Industrial Solutions, Surface Technologies, Nutrition & Care and Agricultural Solutions.

Worldwide BASF is situated on 1,100 sites in 90 countries. Further information at www.basf.com.

Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the life science fields of health care and nutrition. Its products and services are designed to benefit people by supporting efforts to overcome the major challenges presented by a growing and aging global population. At the same time, the Group aims to increase its earning power and create value through innovation and growth. Bayer is committed to the principles of sustainable development, and the Bayer brand stands for trust, reliability and quality throughout the world. In fiscal 2019, the Group employed around 104,000 people and had sales of 43.5 billion euros. Capital expenditures amounted to 2.9 billion euros, R&D expenses to 5.3 billion euros.

For more information, go to www.bayer.com.

BuildingMinds was founded to transform the way building portfolios are operated and managed by providing a platform that offers data-driven insights powered by machine learning and artificial intelligence. These comprehensive insights offer a single source of truth and the best-possible foundation for decision-making in all aspects of a portfolio, which can coordinate and communicate thanks to an industry-specific common data model.

The Berlin-based team of over 75 experts is supported by founding partner Schindler and technology partner Microsoft, pooling decades of building expertise and technological innovation. The pairing of an integrated cloud platform with a digital building twin offers previously impossible insights, creating a more transparent, efficient and effective way to manage portfolios.

To find our more about BuildingMinds, visit www.buildingminds.com.

ChillServices evolved from EU’s main climate innovation initiative: EIT Climate-KIC and was founded in 2016. As a technology developer in the cooling technology and digitization sector, we transform expertise derived from international research projects into products and services that can be scaled up economically in order to jointly reduce CO2 emissions and simultaneously strengthen the competitiveness of our customers. ChillServices provide customers a bridge to the academic sector and access to leading research outcomes and innovations.

ChillServices supports operators in the areas of energy efficiency and digitization including customized measurement. In the field of digitization, we collect and manage context data – based on developing mobile apps - that supplement existing energy monitoring data. Through this, we provide our customers with valuable overviews of the technical inventory of their buildings, second, enable more efficient energy management, and third, link them to solutions such as predictive maintenance, automated troubleshooting, and plant optimization.

To read more about ChillServices, visit www.chillservices.com

Commodus is a private equity investor with a focus on office real estate and is based in Munich and Berlin. Our target markets are the metropolitan regions and growing cities in Germany and Europe.

Our investment horizon is long-term. We invest primarily in office properties where we see a high potential for value creation. Mixed use with residential and retail properties is also possible. We are happy to look for unique and unusual investment opportunities. We take a holistic and structured approach to real estate along the entire value chain, from construction development and financing to leasing and implementation of innovative usage concepts.

Proximity to investors is just as important to us as proximity to tenants, because both are prerequisites for sustainable property value development. Our active asset management enables us to leverage value creation potential and thus reduce the dependence of our returns on general market developments.

To read more about Commodus, visit www.commodus-re.com.

CoreNet Global is a non-profit association, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia (US), representing more than 11,000 executives in 50 countries with strategic responsibility for the real estate assets of large corporations. The organization’s mission is to advance the practice of corporate real estate through professional development opportunities, publications, research, conferences, designations and networking in 46 local chapters and networking groups globally.

To learn more about CoreNet Global Central Europe Chapter, visit www.centraleurope.corenetglobal.org

DATA AHEAD ANALYTICS enables building owners to obtain granular carbon footprints of their assets, analyze financial climate risks of buildings, and provide decision criteria for optimal building decarbonization.

The growing requirements for reducing carbon emissions and energy consumption of real estate can only be effectively managed by granular and dynamic insights into the actual building performance.

DATA AHEAD ANALYTICS provides a software service that enables building owners to automatically measure carbon footprints and use artificial intelligence to derive climate-related financial impacts over the entire building lifetime. The Zurich-based team is excited to advance sustainable real-estate finance in the Building Minds ecosystem.

To learn more about DATA AHEAD ANALYTICS, visit www.dataaheadanalytics.ch.

ekkodale GmbH is an internationally operating company that is specialized in the development of software in the construction industry. The enterprise is involved in innovative projects for leading customers from the industry using the most modern digital methods. They support the project participants throughout the entire life cycle of a building, to design and simulate its virtual image, to provide it with high-quality data for the construction phase as well, and to efficiently carry out its operation later on.

To learn more about ekkodale, visit www.ekkodale.com.

Buildings are an extremely important sector when it comes to achieving climate targets and using energy in an efficient way. Digitalisation offers an important tool for this and can improve the well-being of the residents. In order to contribute to the climate and energy goals, the interaction of the individual trades, disciplines and technologies must be improved.

That is the aim of the project "Connectivity in buildings" initiated by energie-cluster.ch. Leading companies and organisations in the building sector, along with a range of research institutions, will be contributing to this process with the help of an extended network of small and medium-sized enterprises and with the support of EnergieSchweiz and the Digital Innovation Office SFOE. The results are expected to promote digitalisation in the building sector and to help enhance its potential.

To learn more about this project, visit www.energie-cluster.ch.

Roche is a global pioneer in pharmaceuticals and diagnostics focused on advancing science to improve people’s lives. The combined strengths of pharmaceuticals and diagnostics under one roof have made Roche the leader in personalised healthcare – a strategy that aims to fit the right treatment to each patient in the best way possible.

Roche is the world’s largest biotech company, with truly differentiated medicines in oncology, immunology, infectious diseases, ophthalmology and diseases of the central nervous system. Roche is also the world leader in in vitro diagnostics and tissue-based cancer diagnostics, and a frontrunner in diabetes management.

Founded in 1896, Roche continues to search for better ways to prevent, diagnose and treat diseases and make a sustainable contribution to society. The company also aims to improve patient access to medical innovations by working with all relevant stakeholders. More than thirty medicines developed by Roche are included in the World Health Organization Model Lists of Essential Medicines, among them life-saving antibiotics, antimalarials and cancer medicines. Moreover, for the twelfth consecutive year, Roche has been recognised as one of the most sustainable companies in the Pharmaceuticals Industry by the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI).

The Roche Group, headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, is active in over 100 countries and in 2019 employed about 98,000 people worldwide. In 2019, Roche invested CHF 11.7 billion in R&D and posted sales of CHF 61.5 billion. Genentech, in the United States, is a wholly owned member of the Roche Group. Roche is the majority shareholder in Chugai Pharmaceutical, Japan. For more information, please visit www.roche.com.

At the Hochschule Fresenius Heidelberg University of Applied Sciences tradition meets innovation. The institution offers a wide range of Business and Management degree courses as well as degree courses in Psychology and Social Work. The study programmes are continuously developed to train and educate the next generation of specialists and managers.

The Hochschule Fresenius Heidelberg is a state-accredited institution based in Baden-Württemberg and is part of the Fresenius University of Applied Sciences, which has almost 17,000 students at various campuses throughout Germany. There is also a campus in New York.

To learn more about Hochschule Fresenius Heidelberg, visit www.hs-fresenius.de/standort/heidelberg

The aim of CRREM (Carbon Risk Real Estate Monitor) is to establish it as a global standard for developing long-term decarbonisation pathways in the real estate sector based on a transparent and scientifically rigorous methodology, in line with the Paris Agreement of limiting global warming to below 1.5°C or 2°C until 2050. CRREM covers 28 countries in Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific across the commercial real estate sector, including retail, offices, and logistics, as well as the residential sector.

The pathways will help market participants meet the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).The downscaling pathways identify annual energy-and carbon-intensity trajectories until 2050 across real estate markets and sectors that are consistent with keeping global warming below 2 degrees Celsius. This is a policy goal endorsed by most municipal and national governments and thereby constitutes a plausible scenario against which future climate-related transition risk can be assessed.

To learn more about CRREM, visit https://www.crrem.eu/

The Institute of Technology and Management in Construction (TMB) at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) examines the management practices during the whole life cycle of buildings. Within this institute, the professorship for Facility Management, which was founded in 2000 as the first nationwide chair in its own field, tackles with the challenges of operation and maintenance of buildings.

Our researchers deal with relevant and current challenges in building lifecycle, which have practical economic relevance. Therefore, we are in a constant exchange with industry partners to develop methods with practical implications.

For us, new, innovative and creative approaches are very important. One of the important topics at our institute is the generation and adaptation of a digital twin. In this regard, machine learning and artificial intelligence help us to digitally transform the building portfolios. With such comprehensive insights, a unique live image of reality should be created which provides us a sound and best-possible foundation to make holistic decisions. Our research creates the future today.

To find out more about the TMB at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, visit www.tmb.kit.edu.

LIBAL® is the owner's Common Data Environment, which integrates all partners involved throughout the entire life cycle of an asset. In real time, data, documents and key figures are made available in the required quality. This ensures efficient and sustainable operation.

By practically providing the necessary information requirements, our customer defines what should be included in the information model. They increase quality by clearly defining the scope of delivery in defined data fields and information delivery schedules. Project managers control and automate internal and external workflows by assigning delivery deadlines to data and documents, thus ensuring complete documentation. With clearly defined processes, they always retain control over your project progress and can thus manage complex information procurement processes.

LIBAL® customers operate their buildings & facilities over the entire life cycle and increase cost efficiency. The LIBAL® system offers a simple overview of installed components, including all necessary maintenance/service work and official inspection intervals. Facility Managers operate their buildings & facilities efficiently and integrate suppliers and service providers who enrich the information model with data and information. The resulting information model forms the basis for further operation and maintenance. This allows them to easily integrate internal and external partners within the LIBAL® system.

To learn more about LIBAL®, visit www.libal-tech.ch.

LineMetrics provides a leading solution which makes it easier than ever to collect different kinds of sensor data from existing buildings. It combines IoT hardware, cloud services and connectivity to enable a broad range of use cases such as increasing energy efficiency / sustainability, monitoring indoor climate, analyzing space occupancy, preventing issues via predictive maintenance and many others.

The unique plug & play self-installation approach makes the rollout easy, fast and cost-efficient. This allows companies to connect many buildings in their portfolio more scaleable and with much less resources than in the past. The acquired data can be accessed via the LineMetrics Cloud web frontend, a mobile app or from other software services via structured and standardized interfaces.

LineMetrics has been founded in 2012 with a single goal: enable customers to monitor any kind of sensor data without any technical overhead. We believe that this lean approach is a key driver for digitalization in the real estate industry.

To learn more about LineMetrics, visit www.linemetrics.com.

Metabuild empowers project developers and consultants to design better buildings faster and with less risk. Using building simulations and cloud computing, our AI-driven software drastically improves energy-efficiency, occupant comfort and cost-effectiveness of new buildings and renovation projects. Based in Berlin, Germany, we are a team of experts bridging the gap between architecture, engineering and software development.

To learn more about Metabuild, visit www.metabuild.io

Microsoft Switzerland empowers every person and every organization in Switzerland to achieve more.

The Swiss subsidiary of the global technology company was founded over 30 years ago and is nowadays an integral part of the Swiss economy and society. In close collaboration with its 4,600 partner organizations in Switzerland, Microsoft enables large corporations, SMEs, start-ups, schools and educational institutions as well as the public sector to respond, recover and re-imagine their businesses in these extraordinary and challenging times. The 600 employees work remotely or in Microsoft spaces in Wallisellen, Zurich, Bern, Scuol, Geneva and Lugano.

Since 2019, Microsoft Switzerland has been operating its own data centers, which enable customers to store data locally in the Swiss Microsoft Cloud.

To read more about Microsoft Switzerland, visit www.microsoft.com.

Complex technical infrastructures in buildings and energy services need to be constantly monitored and adapted for changing usage, effective maintenance and optimal energy consumption. We help facility, property and asset managers to seamlessly plan, understand and optimize the operational, financial and environmental performance.

By combining various planning and measurement data as well as the explicit engineering knowledge about the technical infrastructure, e. g. from a digital twin, in one interactive analysis tool, we enable our users to derive value from this wealth of information by making better informed, data-driven decisions.

To learn more about Plutinsus, visit www.plutinsus.com.

pom+ is a Swiss consulting company that provides services for real estate, infrastructure, companies and organizations in the fields of construction, facility, property, portfolio and asset management.

Core competencies of pom+ include performance measurement, strategy development, resource optimization, technology deployment as well as digitalization strategies and digital solutions whereby life cycle assessment always plays a key role in all operations. More than 80 employees, most with degrees from universities and higher institutions, impress with specialist knowledge, in-depth experience and know-how from around 6,000 projects.

pom+ was founded as a spin-off of the ETH Zurich in 1996. While still headquartered in Zurich, the company today has offices in Basel, Bern, Lausanne, St. Gallen and Frankfurt and has been advising over 600 clients in Switzerland and abroad.

To read more about pom+, visit www.pom.ch.

Project Haystack is an open source initiative to streamline working with data from the Internet of Things. We standardize semantic data models and web services with the goal of making it easier to unlock value from the vast quantity of data being generated by the smart devices that permeate our homes, buildings, factories, and cities. Applications include automation, control, energy, HVAC, lighting, and other environmental systems.

To learn more about Project Haystack, visit www.project-haystack.org.

RGM Facility Management GmbH, Berlin, is one of the leading real estate service companies in Germany with a focus on technical and integrated facility management as well as industrial services and real estate consulting.

In 2019, around 4,200 full-time employees (FTE) generated a total output of around 400 million EUR. RGM Facility Management GmbH is a company of Gegenbauer Holding SE & Co. KG, Berlin.

To learn more about RGM Facility Management GmbH, visit www.gegenbauer.de.

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) is a globally recognized professional body and promotes and enforces the highest professional qualifications and standards in the development and management of land, real estate, construction and infrastructure. Our work with others provides a foundation for confident markets, pioneers better places to live and work and is a force for positive social impact.

With over 134,000 highly qualified trainees and professionals, and offices in every significant financial market, we are ideally placed to influence policy and embed our standards within local marketplaces in order to protect consumers and businesses. In doing so, we can innovate and progress the development of spaces and places so they are fit for future generations, in addition to the challenges faced in the present.

To learn more about RICS, visit www.rics.org.

The vision of Sevan Multi-Site Solutions is to be the best in the world at delivering innovative design, program management, construction services and data analytics to organizations with multiple sites.

Sevan helps iconic global brands including Walgreens Boots Alliance, Walmart, McDonald’s, BP, Chipotle, Starbucks, 7-Eleven, AAFES, Albertsons, Amtrak, DaVita, HCA Healthcare, Hallmark, HEB, Jiffy Lube, Kroger, Marathon, Office Depot, Sunoco, and Zaxby’s. Sevan rolls out multi-site initiatives efficiently, predictably and transparently. Applying breakthrough technology solutions, Sevan optimizes construction of new builds, rebuilds, remodels and renovations. Sevan has licensed architects in 49 states and has professional engineers on staff and general contractor licenses in more than 25 states.

Since Sevan’s inception in 2011, the team has refreshed more than 21,000 retail stores and 14,000 restaurants, and completed more than 28,000 surveys. Sevan Elevate, a program that reinforces and continuously improves safety and sustainability across the company, is designed to impactfully deliver excellence to Sevan’s people and clients.

To find out more about Sevan Multi-Site Solutions, visit www.sevansolutions.com.

From Switzerland and since 2018, STREETS empowers the digital evolution for real estate stakeholders by providing a Portfolio Management System based on a state-of- the-art technology.

We support asset owners, asset managers, property managers and their stakeholders in the real estate industry to collect, analyze and control all their real estate asset data. Uniting around a secure frame of reference, STREETS enables our clients to focus their time on strategic decision-making and maximizing their asset performance.

To read more about STREETS, visit www.crossing-tech.com.

TheSmarterPlace is a swiss based, digital end-to-end real estate platform company, connecting real estate management back and front end services with AI and IoT driven analytics, automation and optimization.

Our clients value the efficiency, scalability and reliability of our real estate service platform, integrating communication and data on all levels of real estate management.

To find our more about TheSmarterPlace, visit www.thesmarterplace.com.

vrame Consult was founded in 2015 by its two managing partners Jens Bredehorn and Marc Heinz. The company’s 18-strong interdisciplinary team provides specialized consulting services on BIM and digital information management out of offices in Berlin, Oldenburg, Rosenheim, Erfurt and Dresden.

The company plans and iplements BIM-based processes and strategies based on its clients’ individual data requirements. As experienced BIM managers, vrame recognizes that a building owner, for example, has different needs and objectives to a property developer. The company’s goal is to implement digital information management systems for the entire lifecycle of a project that not only include BIM models, but also address the client’s entire data requirements.

vrame’s clients include Deutsche Bahn’s DB Station & Service, BMW, Siemens, numerous well-known private and public clients and companies from the infrastructure and CREM sectors.

To read more about vrame, visit www.vrame.com.

Zurich is a leading multi-line insurer that serves its customers in global and local markets. With about 55,000 employees, it provides a wide range of property and casualty, life insurance products and services in more than 215 countries and territories. Zurich’s customers include individuals, small businesses, and mid-sized and large companies, as well as multinational corporations.

As a leading sustainable real estate investor and a founding member of the Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance, Zurich is transitioning its global real estate investments as part of its overall portfolio to net-zero GHG emissions by 2050. The USA, UK and Swiss portfolios are benchmarked against the leading portfolio-level benchmark for ESG performance in real estate, the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB).

As part of its investment philosophy Zurich Global Real Estate follows a thorough due diligence process in which specific parameters for energy, greenhouse gas emissions and other aspects of sustainability are clarified and considered.

To learn more about Zurich, visit www.zurich.com.