At Le Bijou, we believe that unleashing the full potential of real estate investing demands a synergy of creativity, capital, location, and unparalleled attention to detail. Our mission? To provide investors with a genuine alternative to access their share of luxury real estate.
It’s no secret that, with rising interest rates, traditional real estate has faced headwinds in recent months. To make matters more difficult, most investors are pursuing the same “buy to let” strategy. This typical operational model leaves little room for competition and makes it nearly impossible to find an outperforming deal, as property is generally considered a commodity. As a result, most returns tend to be within the same range due to the high capital inflow in recent years. The result is that neither these investments nor their returns are particularly dynamic.
Most professional real estate investors, such as pension or real estate funds and REITs, are only incentivized by assets under management (AUM), and rarely by the performance of their assets. Because of this, real estate is often seen through the lens of the old economy. By contrast, Le Bijou looks at real estate investments with a fresh perspective, fully aware of the current economic realities. Rather than repeating old patterns, Le Bijou responds to the lack of innovation in the real estate space. The result? An operational model that has not only outperformed the traditional approach for over a decade, but continues to evolve with the times
Leveling Up the Luxury Real Estate Market
The result of Le Bijou's innovative investment model is an entirely new way of crafting bespoke opportunities for investors. Le Bijou identifies prime luxury locations with high capital growth potential, then brings to life tech-enabled apartments that transform buildings into cash-flow powerhouses. Investors are able to invest in prime real estate assets and businesses operated by an exceptionally profitable, crisis-resistant, and competition-proof business model.
Although real estate has always been a cornerstone of wealth generation and preservation, Le Bijou has raised the bar even higher by integrating elite infrastructure with enviable environments. As the saying goes, location is everything, and this pearl of wisdom is particularly true for the luxury real estate market.
The Perks of Perfect Placement
Real estate assets, when properly structured and managed, are an excellent way to preserve capital for years to come, as well as generate stable and predictable cash flow. While a decent location can add value, a phenomenal location that exceeds all value metrics makes for an unbeatable investment. Since there is a limited supply of properties in outstanding locations, this only serves to increase their value due to their uniqueness and exclusivity. Physical features and furnishings can be remodeled or replaced, but nothing can change the geographical location upon which the property has been built.
It's no wonder that the mantra (or perhaps cliché) still rings true that location, location, location are the three most important factors to consider when buying a property. However, beyond the neighborhood, ambiance, green spaces, civil infrastructure, as well as the development plans for the region, there are macro-level sociopolitical and economic factors that can significantly affect the reasons why properties in one country can carry a higher value in the long term than equivalent properties in another country.
Five Factors in favor of Swiss real estate
Few markets can compare to the prospect of investing in Swiss real estate. Le Bijou offers a suite of stunning centrally located properties to select from for investors to carve their slice of Swiss property. Beyond their aesthetic and practical appeal, there are five key reasons why investors favor Swiss properties in particular.
1. Political Neutrality
At the top of the list, investors are fond of political neutrality. Switzerland’s reputation for abstaining from conflict and instead focusing its efforts on fostering development and well-being not only make it one of the safest places in the world for storing wealth, but also one of the wisest places for growing it.
2. Stable Economy
Secondly, Switzerland has an incredibly stable economy. The country’s fiscally conservative policies perennially guide the country toward continued growth. Major upswings (bubbles) and recessions are rare. Similarly, the Swiss Government has maintained a remarkably low debt-to-GDP ratio relative to other nations. This increases Switzerland's stability and reduces risks for investors looking to protect their assets. Historically, the Swiss economy, particularly Swiss real estate, has shown great resilience to global financial crashes.