Luxury properties across Switzerland
Luxury Places SA is a Swiss company, with offices in Geneva and in Lausanne, specializing in charming and luxury real estate in Switzerland and abroad. We are organized in three business lines:
Luxury Places works exclusively with local and international clients, High Net Worth Individuals (HNWI), looking to acquire a main residence or a holiday home. We propose a large selection around 200 luxury properties in the region. Our clients are highly exceptional and so are the properties we sell, each treated individually so as to guarantee vendors and buyers maximum service with minimum inconvenience.
We want to be even closer to our customers and understand their expectations and desires more precisely, thus helping us to provide even more efficient transaction services.
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Global Cities Outlook _ Savills Prime Residential Index
Following two years of staggering growth, the prime residential markets are set to slow in 2023. Of the 30 major global cities in the index, 17 will record slower capital value growth than in 2022. However, 13 cities are forecast equal or even slightly enhanced growth in 2023 and rental markets will remain a bright spot.
Capital values rose by an average of 3.2% across the 30 cities we monitor in 2022, with the second half of the year only contributing 0.7% as the deteriorating economic situation and higher interest rate environment took effect.
Miami and Dubai recorded the highest level of capital value growth in 2022, at 25.4% and 12.4% respectively. These markets are still relatively competitively priced by global standards, the low cost of living, tax regime and warmer climates attracting international and domestic buyers.
The global hubs of Singapore (+6.8%) and New York (+6.1%) also performed well last year, benefitting from an inflow of high net worth individuals setting up businesses. New York, in particular, recorded the second highest number of $5m+ transactions since 2017.
Some cities felt the global economic turbulence more than others, particularly in the second half of 2022. Rising interest rates hit Sydney particularly hard, and earlier than On the horizon in 2023 The second half of the year holds potential for positivity other cities. Hong Kong’s lingering pandemicrelated restrictions continued to hamper its prime residential markets and prime prices fell by -8.5%, however it remains the most expensive prime residential market in the world, with prices at $4,070 per square foot.
Savills Ski Report
2022 was another extraordinary year in the ski property market. The winter season of 2021/22 allowed many of the world’s ski resorts to
re-open fully, bringing tourists back to the mountains – after, for some, a two-year gap. While the Western hemisphere’s season commenced largely unhindered, the Eastern hemisphere suffered at the hands of Covid-19. A shortened season did not deter buyers, however, even if they were unable to physically travel to resorts. Long-held ambitions to acquire a ski property were realised by many during the latter half of 2021 and the first half of 2022, with keen competition emerging among buyers chasing limited stock.
Optimism is palpable for the 2022/23 winter ski season following three consecutively disrupted seasons due to the global pandemic. Unsurprisingly, the global outbreak of the Omicron Covid-19 variant at the end of 2021 caused ski numbers to fall to almost half of
2018/19 numbers and a millennial low of 201.2 million skier visits for the 2021/22 season. Despite declining visitor numbers, prime ski property has experienced significant growth throughout the last two years, with demand outstripping supply for both new and
existing stock. The desire for the great outdoors, active lifestyle, fresh air and open space offered by the mountains, alongside the flexibility of remote working, has exponentially increased demand for mountain property.