SBB Real Estate – an integral part of the integrated railway

SBB Real Estate, with its investment and operating properties, is an important part of the integrated railway, which brings together passenger services, infrastructure, real estate and freight services. Our aim is to make stations attractive for customers, to further develop the station environment and access to rail and to maintain SBB operational facilities efficiently. SBB aims to be climate-neutral by 2030. SBB Real Estate is therefore committed to combating climate change, saving energy, building sustainably and promoting the circular economy.

Management Board

Alexander Muhm
Head of SBB Real Estate

Alexander Muhm has been Head of SBB Real Estate and a member of the SBB Management Board since January 2019. He studied Architecture in Vienna, holds a PhD in Technical Sciences and an Executive MBA in General Management. He has worked at SBB since 2009. Before taking up his current position as Head of Real Estate, Alexander Muhm led the Development unit.

Alexis Leuthold
Property Management

Alexis Leuthold has been head of Property Management and a member of the SBB Real Estate Management Board since September 2018. He holds a PhD in Law and an Executive MBA from the University of St. Gallen and has worked at SBB Real Estate and Law and Compliance in various roles since 2006. Most recently, he was head of the Law, Compliance and Procurement unit at SBB Real Estate.

Andrea Huber
Human Resources

Andrea Huber has been head of Human Resources at SBB Real Estate since May 2019. After holding various positions at Novartis Consumer Health, Swatch Group and Inselspital Bern, she worked in HR at the SBB Passenger Division as a business partner from 2011. Andrea Huber is a qualified human resources manager and management coach. She also completed the MAS in General Management at SBB in 2019. She is a member of the board of trustees of the SBB Staff Fund.

Andreas Burkhardt
Portfolio Management

Andreas Burkhardt has been head of Portfolio Management and a member of the SBB Real Estate Management Board since August 2019. He studied economics and political science at the University of St. Gallen (HSG). Andreas Burkhardt has been working at SBB Real Estate since 2010, most recently as head of Facility Management for the Central Switzerland region. He followed further training in real estate, earning a Master’s degree.

Beatrice Bichsel
Facility Management

Beatrice Bichsel has been head of Facility Management and a member of the SBB Real Estate Management Board since June 2020. She is a legal professional with an Executive MBA from the University of St. Gallen and has been working at SBB Real Estate since 2011 – most recently as head of Law, Compliance and Procurement. Before coming to SBB, she worked as a legal professional at immoveris AG and Häusermann + Partner.

Daniel Zollinger
Real Estate Management

Daniel Zollinger has been a member of the SBB Real Estate Divisional Board since June 2020 and is head of Real Estate Management. He is an attorney with a PhD in Law, a Master of Laws from the University of New South Wales in Sydney and he also completed an Executive MBA at the University of St. Gallen. Daniel Zollinger has been at SBB Real Estate since 2013 and was most recently head of Real Estate Legal Services.

Markus Frick
Finance

Markus Frick has been Head of Finance at SBB Real Estate since October 2021. After obtaining a master’s degree in economics, he completed a CAS in Corporate Finance and worked in various positions at PwC, Sunrise and Swissgrid AG, most recently as Head of Finance at Swissgrid AG. Markus has been working at SBB since 2018, first as an external consultant for SBB Energy and subsequently in several roles at SBB Real Estate.

Susanne Zenker
Development

Susanne Zenker has been head of Development and a member of the SBB Real Estate Management Board since January 2019. A graduate in architecture from the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, she has been working at SBB since 2013, most recently as head of Investment Property Development. Before working at SBB, she worked in well regarded architectural firms in London and Zurich and then as team leader for property development at Steiner AG in Zurich and Lausanne.