Sandro Engeler takes over the management of Sihlcity

Sihlcity, the urban entertainment centre in the south of Zurich, will have a new manager in Sandro Engeler from 1 August 2024. The largest shopping centre in the city of Zurich, which has been managed by Wincasa since it opened in 2007, is a crowd puller: It attracts an average of 20,000 visitors per day.

Sandro Engeler will take over the management of Sihlcity on 1 August 2024. "I am delighted to be managing one of the largest and most important shopping and entertainment centres in Switzerland and to be able to rely on a well-established team," says Sandro Engeler. He is often in Sihlcity with his family in his private life and can hardly wait to have his place of work there soon.

Own talents for important positions

Sandro Engeler has been responsible for various centres at Wincasa since 2019, most recently managing the Regensdorf centre. "We are in the fortunate position of being able to fill such important positions as the centre management of Sihlcity with our own talents," emphasises Thomas Hinderling, Head of Centre & Mixed-Use Site Management (CMSM) at Wincasa. Sandro Engeler's background and previous professional stations also make him the ideal candidate: he is a trained chef with a degree from the Swiss Hotel Management School Lucerne SHL and an EMBA in General Management from HTW Chur and previously worked as Key Account Manager at Gate Gourmet and as Senior Product Manager at Hiestand.

The previous centre manager Gaby Brönimann is taking over as Real Estate Area Director for Eastern Switzerland from Ronny Hofmann, who has held the newly created position of Regional Head of Centre & Mixed-Use Site Management since May 2024. For the native of Eastern Switzerland, this is a professional return to her home country.

About Sihlcity

Sihlcity is the largest urban entertainment centre in the city of Zurich. It was opened in 2007 on the site of the former "Zürcher Papierfabrik an der Sihl" in Zurich-Wiedikon and now attracts an average of 20,000 visitors a day. The centre, which is managed by Wincasa, offers an attractive range of facilities on an area of around 100,000 m2: In addition to 80 shops, 16 restaurants, 18 cinemas and a cultural hall, there is also a fitness centre, a children's paradise, a library, a medical centre and, from summer 2024, another hotel. A representative survey by Blick.ch and Statista also showed how popular the shopping centre is: Sihlcity won silver in the lifestyle and shopping category for shopping centres. The centre is owned by various Credit Suisse real estate funds.

Further information on the Centre Mixed-Use Site Management from Wincasa


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