Three central questions about commercial real estate in Switzerland
Renting commercial real estate in Switzerland.
You’re good to rent commercial real estate anytime — no citizenship or permits are required.
Renting is the start for most foreign businesses. If you don’t sign a long-term lease, you can get a taste of doing business in Switzerland without going all in. Coworking spaces, technology parks, and business centers are popular starting points.
Learn what it’s like to work in Switzerland, what permits you need as a foreign worker and how to find work here. Check out our working in Switzerland page for more info.
Setting up your headquarters: Choose the Basel Area.
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The Basel Area covers the whole range of real estate opportunities: a private office in a business center, a space in a shared lab or a private lab or even a greenfield for setting up a manufacturing site — the Basel Area has it all.
Manager Business Affairs at Basel Area Business & Innovation
The Basel Area Business & Innovation soft landing package.
We’re happy to support you in setting up or expanding your company in the Basel Area and will help speed up your search for property or space free of charge. As a special feature, we offer an exclusive soft landing package that provides you with free office workstations for up to three months.
Soft landing package.
FAQ about commercial real estate in Switzerland.
Everyone. You don’t need a special permit or citizenship. Residential properties to rent out are the only exception and can’t be purchased or invested in by foreigners – or only under certain conditions and with a permit.
Every canton has its departments and agencies that assist companies in setting up. For the Basel Area, that agency is us. If you want more information on setting up your company in Basel-Stadt, Basel-Landschaft or Jura, get in touch with us.
If you’re a local business looking for commercial space, you can get in touch with local economic development organizations in the cantons.
- Standortförderung Basel-Stadt (Economic Development Basel-Stadt)
- Standortförderung Baselland (Economic Development Baselland)
- Promotion économique de la République et Canton du Jura (The economic development service of the Canton of Jura.)
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”We’re the go-to agency for every question or request about launching in or relocating to the Basel Area. Either we know the answer, or we know the people who do. We help you solve questions about real estate but also about hiring or collaboration opportunities with universities.Fabio MarelliManager Business Affairs at Basel Area Business & Innovation