Laboratories as a new asset class

Laboratories as a new asset class

Professional and Flexible Development of Laboratories at Drees & Sommer Switzerland

The demand for modern laboratory premises, especially spaces offering flexibility, is growing rapidly in Switzerland – particularly because of the vibrant onshoring trend which aims at solving the current supply chain problems by bringing outsourced working steps back to Switzerland. Good rental prices and yields are attracting an increasing number of developers and investors – especially those who have not previously dealt with laboratories in their portfolios.

However, there are some special elements involved in the development and operation of these specialized properties which pose great challenges for many participants.

The Right Solution for all User Groups

This special asset class requires extensive expertise. In many cases the tenant is not yet known. Flexibility is thus one of the most important requirements because it may be necessary to adapt the property for different types of laboratories – such as chemical laboratories, diagnostics, analysis, research and development.

  • The key success factors include a professional consulting specific to the individual user groups and comprehensive references regarding planning, interfaces and contact to tenants, construction and operational processes.

We Provide Holistic Support

  • Our team of experts has a long-standing experience in life sciences and successfully implemented numerous sophisticated laboratory projects.
  • We navigate you through the challenging and complex regulatory landscape, including laboratory construction regulations, protection and safety levels and many other issues.
  • We offer developers integrated services, from site analysis through design to successful construction and commissioning.
  • We support portfolio holders with market screenings, potential and investment analyses or in changes of use and in the implementation of laboratory projects.
  • As your competent partner we are at your side, from start to completion, in order to make your project a success.


Rico Ineichen
Rico Ineichen Managing Director

+41 79 607 24 45