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About Us

IBEX Gruppe AG is a private real estate investment company founded in 2020, focussing on the development of Student Hotels in good micro-locations of the university cities of Switzerland.


Funded by its senior executives and a group of private investors, and a Basel-based team with local market expertise, IBEX Gruppe AG draws on decades of such real estate acquisition and development experience. This spans origination, underwriting, financing, design and development, and delivery to the market of best-in-class properties valued at multiple CHF 100 millions. 


IBEX Gruppe AG also benefits from Managing Director Steven Stroband's long-term g presence in the Swiss real estate market, having been resident in Basel for 14 years and active in the local property investment market on behalf of family offices and banks. This leadership expertise is further enhanced by Professor Wiel Arets, an internationally renowned architect and widely published author who acts as Chief Architect to the firm.


IBEX Gruppe AG’s investment focus on Student Hotels will be rolled out in the university cities of Basel, Bern, Fribourg, St. Gallen, Lausanne, Winterthur and Zurich. Here, it is the intention to source, develop and subsequently manage a total of 1,500 to 2,000 hotel rooms, spread over multiple hotels in the aforementioned cities.


Additionally, IBEX Gruppe AG is an investor in, and developer of, environmentally sensitive properties which take into account their surroundings, enhancing existing neighborhoods and providing student residents comfortable, safe and attractive homes.

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