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Dipl.-Ing. Simon C. Winker, MRICS

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Simon Winker has a diploma in Architecture from the Technical University Munich and is a graduate in French language and literature from the Sorbonne in Paris. He completed his postgraduate studies in Area Planning at the ETH Zurich. He is Member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS) London and since 2006 he serves as the President of the Alvar Aalto Association in Helsinki for the Swiss Branch. Since 2007 he is appointed assistant professor at the Swiss Real Estate School (SVIT in real estate development and project management. He headed several leadership real estate panels as the Zurich Real Estate Symposium in New York, the Switzerland podium at EXPO Real in Munich and the Investors part at the SWISS Equity Day in Zurich for Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility. As he has many years of professional experience as a property developer in Switzerland and Germany, he worked for Sir Norman Foster Associate London/Hongkong.Since January 2013 Simon C. Winker MRICS is nominated as Member of the Group Leadership Team, Switzerland of Implenia Schweiz AG, Winterthur the largest construction and and development company in Switzerland. He is heading the new formatted Acquisition and Customer Servies Department and and is leading the Zurich and Winterthur Region of Implenia Development as director.

University of Cambridge, ESOL Examination BEC Higher for Business English, UK

1989 — 1992

ETH Zürich, Switzerland
Postgraduate Urban Planning at the ORL-Insitute

1982 — 1986

Technical University Munich (TUM, Germany
Architecture studies, Diploma thesis in 1986 with Prof. Dr. H. Gebhard, Institute for Design + Rural Housing Development in Munich, Germany

1981 — 1982

Diploma in French language and literature; Ecole des Beaux-Art No. 7 International DAAD scholarship for architecture
and Sorbonne University in Paris,France

1978 — 1980

Fridericiana University Karlsruhe, Germany
Architecture Studies, Vordiplom

since 2013

Implenia Schweiz AG, Winterthur, Switzerland
Head of Acquisition and Customer Services, Member of Group Leadership Team, Switzerland

2009 — 2012

Zurich Insurance Group Ltd., Head of Coporate Center Redevelopment, Member of Executive Staff, Switzerland

since 2007

Assistant Professor at the SVIT Swiss Real Estate School for Real Estate Development, Switzerland

2005 — 2009

MARAZZI GU AG, Losinger Construction SA, Zurich, Switzerland
Vice Director for Acquisition and Development, Zurich

2003 — 2005

Halter Generalunternehmung AG, Zurich, Switzerland
Authorized Officer, Member of Executive Management

2000 — 2003

Leonhard Weiss Projektentwicklung GmbH, Stuttgart / Berlin
Branch Director and Head of Development of Berlin Division, Germany

1995 — 2000

Herlitz Falkenhöh AG, (RSE Project Management, Berlin/Hamburg, Germany
Head of Project Planning, Department Project Development

1994 — 1995

ECE Projektmanagement GmbH, Berlin, Germany
Project Manager for the Berlin branch office, Construction Planning Department

1992 — 1993

Construction Department, City planning, City of Winterthur, Switzerland
Project Manager, revision of future city and utilization planning


Office for Overall Municipal Development and City Planning Frankfurt, Germany
Architect and Area Planner (free-lance collaborator)

1987 — 1991

1986 - 1992 Senn & Kühne Architects ETH SIA BSP, Zurich (Switzerland)
Project Manager: architecture; member of staff; area planning


Sir Norman Foster Associates, London, United Kingdom
Student trainee as architect

since 2007

Member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS, Switzerland


Election as President of the Alvar Aalto-Association of the Swiss Branch, Switzerland

since 2005

Zurich Study Society for Construction and Traffic Issues (ZBV); planner ETH, Switzerland

since 2000

Member of Immobilienforum Berlin and Participation Property Lunch in Berlin and Zurich

since 1995

Member as Urban Planner at the Chamber of Architects Baden-Württemberg, Germany

since 1989

Member as Architect in Architektenkammer Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Sustainable planning and value creation in the Lake Constance-Alpine Rhine Valley region - preparation of an international building exhibition (IBA-BA) and major research endeavours
FFF-Förderprojekt, October 2013 until November 2016 (finished)

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