As a major role player in the field of sustainable development, Concordo is committed to obtaining the most demanding environmental certifications such as BREEAM and Minergie.
In addition to the financial viability of projects, Concordo measures performance in terms of environmental values, social development and the appropriateness of the projects according to the expectations of users and public interest.
Always keen to promote sustainable development, Concordo has signed a contract with the state of Geneva and is committed to training young professionals.
Concordo promotes innovation in order to find bespoke solutions.
Concordo favours a mode of action that promotes the best solution at any time.
Concordo focuses on clear reporting to clients and open communication with its partners and suppliers.
Concordo, aiming to continuous improvement, is always listening to its customers and partners.
Yves Pernette is the CEO of Concordo, a company he set up in 2008. Yves is a Civil Engineer who graduated from the Ecole Spéciale des Travaux Publics (Paris).
Before creating Concordo, Yves worked for several years for Losinger Construction, as Deputy General Director. He carried out major projects in Switzerland, such as the execution of the mail sorting centres of La Poste in Haerkingen and Eclepens (45’000 sqm and 28’000 sqm), the Hotel Novotel / Ibis located in Geneva (305 rooms), the office building Casaï 58 in Geneva (8’000 sqm) and an important residential program in Grand-Saconnex, Geneva.
Prior to that, Yves pursued his career as the CEO of a subsidiary of the Bouygues Group in France, providing real estate development activities for the Group. He acquired significant experience both in the construction and real estate fields. Amongst his achievements: the construction of the Program Parcolog, (80’000 sqm of logistic sites spread out across Europe, in partnership with the investors Blackstone), the train station of Nancy (13’000 sqm of office and retail buildings), the office building Prisme in Strasbourg (12’000 sqm), important residential programs as well as many logistic and industrial buildings throughout France.
Thanks to Yves’ know-how and to his quality partnership with investors, builders and contractors, Concordo is today a key player in the Real Estate world in Geneva and its surroundings. In addition, living in Geneva since 2002, Yves benefits from a wide local and professional network.
Working for Concordo since 2010, Christophe Grabielle holds the position of Director. In addition to a scholarship as an architectural draftsman, Christophe is a graduate civil engineer of the University of Applied Sciences of Yverdon-les-Bains.
Before joining Concordo, Christophe worked for several years as Project Manager at Bernasconi Entreprise, where he was responsible for the execution of an important headquarter in Boudry (9'000 sqm).
Christophe also worked previously for Michael Page International, where he set up the division dedicated to the recruitment of engineers.
Christophe began his career as site manager at Losinger Construction where he was in charge of major commercial and residential buildings projects in the French speaking part of Switzerland.
Swiss citizen, with a wide experience in the construction trade, Christophe is currently responsible for all projects carried out and developing projects of which the Skylab project, a 20’000 m² building of high tech offices located in Plan-les-Ouates and the L’Atelier project, a 45’000 m² building of workshop surfaces. Christophe is not only endowed with a global overview of the building process from design to delivery but he is also a specialist in the environmental BREEAM and LEED certifications. He contributes to making the Skylab project the first BREEAM building in Switzerland.
Christophe is also a certified member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
Evelyne B. Baumgartner joined Concordo in 2015.
Before coming to strengthen the Concordo team, Evelyne ran for several years the Geneva Section of the Société Suisse des Entrepreneurs. As part of her job she defended the interests of the construction companies (building trade and civil engineering), intervened to support the members in their contacts with the public contracting authorities, developed relations with various partners of the building process, negotiated and concluded collective labour conventions and agreements with the social partners and cantonal authorities.
Previously, she worked for many years in the field of transport and logistics, holding various management positions. Amongst others, she established and developed an outsourcing structure for a multinational company based in Geneva, administratively reorganized various companies, was in charge of technical monitoring and maintenance of buildings and actively took part in the construction of an important logistics centre, including the installation of its equipment and the supervision of its office layouts.
Evelyne has a large network of knowledge and strong skills in the areas of administration and general services. Field-oriented, she has an excellent knowledge of the regional economy and public institutions.
Within Concordo, Evelyne is responsible for the development, promotion and enhancement of the platform, external relations, land research and monitoring of key accounts and marketing.
Alexandre Bühler holds the position of Project manager within Concordo since April 2015. He trained as an Engineer and specialized in the construction field. By the end of his studying, Alexandre obtained in 2013 a specialized master’s degree in building engineering, RICS accredited, in the Ecole spéciale des travaux publics (Paris).
Swiss citizen, Alexandre started his career as project manager within an independent real estate contractor in Luxembourg. For two years, his assignment was to study the feasibility of projects on prospected lands as well as real estate developing of human scale residential projects.
Within Concordo, Alexandre is in charge of commercial and industrial real estate projects.
Alexandre is currently involved in the real estate project L’Atelier, a multifunctional building located in Plan-les-Ouates, accommodating high tech offices rental areas, workshop surfaces for accurate craftwork (such as watchmaking and micro-mechanical engineering), showrooms and retail. He also takes part in other future developments and fittings of rental areas.
Nicolas Blouet joined Concordo as Project manager in 2016.
Nicolas trained as an engineer, specializing in the field of construction, management and communication and previously served several years as technical director at one of the leading pool construction and maintenance companies in Geneva.
Prior to that, Nicolas worked for many years for the company Losinger Marazzi SA, Geneva, company in which he was successively in charge of carrying out various operations: 24 villas in PPE housing, a building consisting of museums, offices and prestigious apartments, two shopping centers, a cultural center made of an auditorium, a concert hall and studios and more recently the design and development of commercial phase projects (large set of artisanal offices and industrial premises as well as an extension of the airport).
Swiss citizen, boasting extensive experience in the construction trades, Nicolas is currently responsible for several projects in progress and development, including « Les Jardins de la Colombe », a residential project that will offer more than 50 luxury apartments in an unspoilt area of Geneva as well as a water sports center.
Offering a comprehensive and pragmatic vision of real estate development, Nicolas combines the plurality and richness of his experiences in building design requested by very high technical requirements.
Carole Braun joined the team in 2016.
Previously, Carole worked for four years as Sales Manager for the Keller Swiss Group and spent the last nine years within the company Balestrafic. In charge of running the department for moving businesses and sea freight for international transfers, Carole was responsible for both technical and public relation aspects with small and medium sized enterprises as well as large companies of the Geneva sector.
Carole started her career in the car industry, working for Emil Frey Acacias as Head of Sales for car and mobile phones. She then set up, as founding partner and Director, the company Rhône Communication, a company specialized in the selling and renting of car and mobile phones. She also dedicated several rewarding years to the sector of life insurance and real estate amortization, which enabled her to acquire an important relationship network and a wide knowledge of the Geneva community.
Carole is Genevan and has more than twenty-five year experience working with local companies in the fields of sale and negotiation. Within Uni5, Carole is in charge of public relations and letting, particularly of L’Atelier in Plan-les-Ouates, as well as prospecting and taking care of future tenants.
Cédric Heidmann joined the team in 2017.
Cedric held a managerial position at an independent company and prior to that was a real estate agent for 5 years with Century 21.
Qualified in the building sector, Cédric enjoys a challenge or two and always dreamt of creating his own business in the electrical industry. Using his experience in managing a team and clientele relationships from previous positions, this appeared to be a logical career path.
Four years later, Cedric sold his fully developed and flourishing business to come back to the real estate business. He moved to Dubaï where he joined Lannhil Real Estate, one of the most reputable real estate company in the market place.
With sharpened competences in sales and negotiations, Cedric is now in charge of commercialising different projects, in particular “L’Atelier” at Plan-Les-Ouates as well as prospecting and assisting potential and future tenants in finalising their tenancy project.
Concordo created in 2014 the real estate platform with partners Uni5 and Squarinvest to meet the needs of its customers.
Uni5 is a company specializing in the marketing of real estate projects. Its mission is to coordinate the various mandated agencies.