About

ASSPROP Vaud is the association of Vaud owners.

The umbrella association ASSPROP Switzerland was founded in 2009. It brings together two entities. The Geneva entity, Pic-Vert, and the Vaud entity, ASSPROP Vaud. These entities evolve hand in hand to serve the interests of the owners.

Within ASSPROP Vaud, we welcome members domiciled in other French-speaking cantons (Fribourg, Jura, Neuchâtel, Valais). Eventually, dedicated cantonal sections will receive members domiciled on their territory.

ASSPROP Vaud is an independent and non-profit association.

Mission

Assist

The association is here to listen and support you. Our offices allow you to get in touch with a competent expert in his field, to explain your situation and to find a solution as soon as possible.

Protect

We are the voice of the owners. The association’s missions also include representing the interests of individual landlords in the face of land-use planning policy (LAT), acting on the political and legal levels, defending you against laws that jeopardize your interests in terms of legislation and taxation, and finally, proposing alternative solutions that respect property law.

Inform

You stay informed about the latest developments concerning Swiss homeowners through our quarterly magazine, a newsletter, the members’ area and social networks.

Vision

We want to improve the quality of life for Swiss homeowners and work towards environmental properties sustainability.

Objectives

The main objectives pursued by ASSPROP Vaud are the following:

  • Defend the interests of the Swiss owners
  • Working for a sustainable real estate environment
  • Promote sustainable construction
  • Actively collaborate with municipal and cantonal authorities
  • Promote value-added homeowner services provided by experts
  • Keeping owners informed of the latest developments in Swiss real estate legislation

Committee

Pierre Ricq, President

Private
Pierre is an owner in Founex. He is married and has one daughter. His philosophy: “Sharing is winning “

Professional
Pierre has been working in the banking field since 2006. He services independent asset managers and family offices at J. Safra Sarasin. At the same time, he optimizes the semantics of several financial companies.

Training
Pierre holds a degree in business economics from the Haute Ecole de Gestion. He has completed several postgraduate training courses in finance (Federal Certificate of Expert in Finance and Investments and CWMA).

Michel Schmidt, Vice-President

Private
Michel owns real estate in Coppet and Geneva. He is married and father of two children.

Professional
Michel is currently working in the cantons of Vaud and Geneva. He has been a partner of SJA AVOCATS SA since 2015. His areas of expertise include real estate law, contract law, banking and financial law, family law and criminal law. He regularly pleads before administrative, civil and criminal authorities.

Training
Michel holds a law degree from the University of Geneva. He spent two years in the United States, where he worked for a company active in mediation. In 2005, he obtained a Master of Comparative Law (LLM) at the California Western School of Law in San Diego and an MBA at the National University of San Diego. In 2008, he received his law degree.

Sandra Cadei, Trésorière

Private
Sandra is the mother of a daughter. She has a passion for works of art and participates in many auctions.

Professional
Sandra has been working in the world of finance since 2002. She looks after independent asset managers and family offices at J. Safra Sarasin.

Education
Sandra holds a Federal Certificate of Competence in Banking (CFC). She attended several postgraduate courses at the Institut Supérieur de Formation Bancaire.

Yannis Eggert

Private
Yannis is originally from Zurich. He takes advantage of his free time to be with his family.

Professional
Yannis has worked for more than 20 years in the field of mortgages with several banking institutions. In 2017, he created the company e-Potek SA, active in the field of mortgage financing consulting.

Training
Yannis has obtained a federal certificate of banking capacity (CFC). He also followed several training courses in real estate at the USPI (Swiss Union of Real Estate Professionals).

Emanuel La Roche

Private
Emanuel grew up in the region of Terre Sainte in the canton of Vaud. He is married and father of two children.

Professional
Emanuel created the company La Roche Residential in 2009. His company is specialized in real estate transactions and consulting in French-speaking Switzerland.

Training
Emanuel holds a degree in Political Science from the University of Geneva.

Badr Berbar

Private
Badr is a great lover of Mediterranean cuisine.

Professional
Badr Berbar began his career in real estate development. He later joined Credit Suisse to advise HNWI on their investments. He is now responsible for the business development of e-Potek AG, which is active in the field of mortgage financing consulting.

Training
Badr is a graduate of the University of St. Gallen.

Christophe Ricq

Private
Christophe is an owner in Valais. He is a member of the Swiss Alpine Club and spends his free time criss-crossing the mountains.

Professional
Christophe is an architect. After working for ten years in three architectural offices in French-speaking Switzerland, Christophe started his own business. His office RICQ ARCHITECTES has been active throughout the Lake Geneva region since 2013. It strives to develop a sustainable and responsible architecture.

Training
Christophe studied at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL). He completed his studies at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETHZ) and worked for the urban planning and analysis firm Herzog & de Meuron, before obtaining his diploma under the direction of Dietmar Eberle, a specialist in ecological architecture.