Following the participation of Group Head of Sales José Luis Hummel at last year’s event, another member of the VISIONAPARTMENTS family was invited to join a podium discussion at the SO!APART 2016. On the second day of this annual gathering of the international serviced apartments industry in Berlin, Group Head of Marketing and Communications, Alain Gozzer represented the company in a conversation themed “Austria and Switzerland in Deep Sleep?” Among luminaries including Marina Ostinelli (Assistant General Manager, Base Nyon), Roman Kopacek (Hotel and Tourism Consulting, Michaeler & Partner), and Heimo Rollett (Editor-in-chief, Immobilienwirtschaft), Gozzer offered his thoughts on the Swiss market in particular. Here, we’ve compiled some excerpts from the discussion exclusively for the readers of our blog.
Coworking is becoming an increasingly common style of work for professionals of independent occupations who share a common working environment. Freelancers and business travellers accommodated in one office appreciate the kick of synergy they get from working together. With walls of cubicles pulled down, employees can benefit from networking, draw inspiration and motivation from one another and save money on rentals.
All good things come in threes – at least that’s what they say. After the first award in 2013 and the second one in 2015, it’s time for VISIONAPARTMENTS to win the SO!APART Award for the third time. This year we applied with our very first apartment building at Militärstrasse in Zurich which was recently fully renovated and reopened at the end of last year.