René Benko, born in Innsbruck in 1977, founded the Austrian company SIGNA when he was still in his early 20s. In the span of 20 years, he transformed the two-man company into an international top player in the real estate business and the retail sector. SIGNA is a privately held European investment and industrial holding company.
SIGNA Real Estate develops and manages a series of exceptional real estate projects in the DACH region (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) and in Italy. The company is seen as one of Europe’s most important real estate investors. In this area, it employs about 400 people in five independent business units at ten locations in Austria, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg and Switzerland. These include SIGNA Development Selection, SIGNA US Selection, SIGNA Innovations, SIGNA Luxury Hotels and SIGNA Prime Selection, which concentrates on the investment and long-term holding of real estate objects in Europe’s best inner city locations.
The SIGNA Development Selection AG was founded in 2014 with two of the Group’s landmark properties, THE ICON VIENNA and PARKAPARTMENTS AM BELVEDERE & Hotel ANdaZ Vienna Am Belvedere. Both projects are centrally located right by Vienna’s new central train station in an extraordinary new urban development area with an incomparable location quality.