René Benko, born in Innsbruck in 1977, founded the Austrian company SIGNA in 2000. In just a few years, René Benko transformed the two-man business into a top international player in the real estate and commercial sectors. SIGNA is a completely privately managed and entrepreneurially active industrial group in the areas of retail and real estate.
The Austrian firm SIGNA, founded in 1999 by René Benko, is a privately-held industrial group that is active in both the retail and real estate sectors. SIGNA Real Estate owns, develops and manages a series of exceptional real estate projects in the DACH region (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) and in Italy. SIGNA Real Estate is one of the leading real estate development companies in Europe. It employs around 250 people at ten sites in Austria, Germany, Italy and Switzerland, in four independent business units. They include SIGNA Development Selection, SIGNA Funds, SIGNA Luxury Hotels and SIGNA Prime Selection, which focuses on investment and long-term real estate holdings in prime city centre locations in Europe.
SIGNA Development Selection AG was founded in 2014 with two landmark properties, PARKAPARTMENTS AM BELVEDERE and THE ICON VIENNA. Both projects are centrally located next to the new Vienna Central Railway Station – a decided development area in the city with an unbeatable location.