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Paragon invests in commercial, industrial and residential real estate in Switzerland, Europe and Canada.

Paragon SA is a real estate firm which provides investment services focused on real estate and private equity principally in Switzerland, and in selected markets abroad. Paragon’s principal raison d’être is to identify, asset manage, and operate properties. Paragon executives personally co-invest in all our deals aligning interests with investors. Paragon’s multinational team benefits from an international approach combined with local expertise.

Paragon seeks opportunities where we can add value through hard work and creativity. We buy under-managed assets, corporate surplus properties, distressed debt, vacant properties, polluted sites, green field sites, and others where there is value to be created. Our principles push us to maintain long-term relationships based on trust with all our stakeholders including employees, partners, service providers and of course, investors. We love the idea of doing well by doing good.

Paragon seeks opportunities where we can add value through hard work and creativity. We buy under-managed assets, corporate surplus properties, distressed debt, vacant properties, polluted sites, green field sites, and others where there is value to be created. Our principles push us to maintain long-term relationships based on trust with all our stakeholders including employees, partners, service providers and of course, investors. We love the idea of doing well by doing good and we are passionate about our work. 

Paragon stories

Paragon Story: Agenhor – Part 1

PARAGON STORY

What is a Paragon Story? At Paragon, we strive for variety in our projects, whether they involve Sale & Lease-back partnerships, Value-Add investments or Private Equity. Today, we are pleased to encapsulate these humane stories in a series of short videos.

Paragon Story: Agenhor – Part 2

PARAGON STORY

What is a Paragon Story? At Paragon, we strive for variety in our projects, whether they involve Sale & Lease-back partnerships, Value-Add investments or Private Equity. Today, we are pleased to encapsulate these humane stories in a series of short videos.

Note from the CEO 2023

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Here’s to a successful and fulfilling 2024!

Paragon Cup 2023

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Fantastic day for the Paragon Cup 2023!

Selected transactions

Sale & Leaseback : Construction Industry

Meyrin, GE, Switzerland

Paragon has acquired a plot in the heart of the ZIMEYSA in…

Residential Redevelopment in Canada

Montreal, Canada

In the mid-20th century, the asset was converted from a synagogue to…

Paragon in numbers

Paragon’s key strengths lie in distressed opportunities, underperforming and undervalued assets and value creation opportunities. Investments include single assets, portfolios, joint-ventures and real estate development, as well as real estate-related loans and debt instruments. We canvas retail, logistics, office, industrial, as well as senior and student housing opportunities.

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We’re specialized in commercial, industrial and residential real estate

Testimonials

“We did a partial sale and lease back with Paragon in 2017 and working hand in hand with Mike and his team was a pleasure and a success for both parties. We required a partner who would understand the complexity not only of a short sale and lease back, but also the necessity to share common infrastructure like heating and cooling as well as a common access and parking area. The requirement to figure out how to separate and pay for operating costs was essential as it had to work pragmatically and fairly going forwards. We enjoyed doing the transaction with Paragon and are pleased that the deal has worked out for both parties.”
Paolo Tucci
VP Global Trade & Finance director Tradall at Bacardi
“It was a pleasure to work with Paragon, who demonstrated their vision and creativity on the renovation project Route de Massongex in Bex. A renovation of this scale always presents its own challenges, but together we always managed to find solutions. With Paragon’s help, we were able to breathe new life into this neglected asset, using the existing architecture to create a contemporary, thermally efficient building. We were also able to work effectively with the various tenants to transform the interior surfaces into unique spaces. Overall, working with Paragon has been a pleasure. Not only do they recognize the quality of work done by their partners, they always pay on time, which should not be overlooked. We look forward to continuing our valued collaboration with the Paragon team.”
Esteban Martinez
Founder of Martinez Architecture & Construction Sàrl
“In May 2022, ARASAPE took possession of its new office at Route de Massongex 4, 1880 Bex, in a building owned by the PARAGON Group. During several months, meetings, discussions, choices, strategies took place and were put in place to arrive at the end of all these synergies, a magnificent result. We would like to thank all the people who have made this beautiful project possible, and especially Mike Wolfson for his investment, his collaboration and his joie de vivre and Arthur De Rivoire, for his professionalism, his reactivity and his many professional skills.”
François Galeano
Director ARASAPE
“During the restructuring of Agenhor’s business model, we made the decision to sell our building and lease it back. With Paragon, we found the ideal partner to allow us to continue the development of our company with flexibility and serenity. We were particularly impressed by the ability of Paragon to find creative solutions for our various problems. In the end, we found a win-win solution for both parties and we are very satisfied with our partnership with Paragon.”
Nicolas Wiederrecht
Directeur Agenhor SA
“In our role as representatives of the Sellers of the family run enterprise Piretti SA, we conducted a search for a Buyer who would be able to take Piretti into the next chapter of its existence (the company has existed since 1863). The search was complicated by the fact that there were competing variables to be considered including a property to be redeveloped, fiscal aspects to be managed, and an operating company to re-engineer for the more stringent market conditions that are now the status-quo. Throughout the transaction, Paragon SA and its partners demonstrated their creativity and business sense and we were able to find a successful conclusion for all parties.”
Virginie Fauveau
Head of Corporate Finance - BCGE, Geneva
“It was a pleasure working with Paragon SA and with Mike Wolfson in particular on this transaction. As this was our family business, the shareholders were of course emotionally attached to the enterprise and it was not easy to find appropriate buyers for the company that we had invested so much of our careers to build. Mike and his partners showed great understanding of our situation, our challenges, and our requirements, and in the end we found mutually acceptable conditions to conclude a complex deal.”
Yvan Strasser
Former CEO of Piretti
“We have a customer relationship with Mike Wolfson and his company for more than 8 years. We always found him a reliable and flexible business partner with a vast understanding of the bank’s needs. His experience and outstanding knowledge of real estate made him a valuable business contact for our firm.”
Martin Vabitsch
Head of Real Estate Finance Austria, Raiffeisen | Head of Real Estate Finance, Volksbank
“Working with Mike’s company and Mike personally was a pleasure, and DHL was very satisfied with its lease negotiations that concluded in a 10 year contract for the property in Lausanne.”
Jean Francois Gaudin
Ground Operations, Area Operations Manager
“It was a pleasure working with Mike to conclude our sale and partial lease-back transaction in Geneva, and GF Agie Charmilles was very satisfied with its negotiations that concluded in a successful transaction for both parties.”
Carlos Parades
Head EDM Production Europe, GF Agie Charmilles
“For many years I have had the opportunity to work closely with Mike Wolfson whose professional and dynamic qualities I have greatly appreciated. I hope to have the opportunity to continue this good relationship with Paragon.”
Patrick Nosten
Director, Bank Cantonal Vaud
“It was a great pleasure dealing with Paragon, who proves to have prime expertise in their field. We formed a good partnership and I hope to work with Paragon again in the very near future.”
David Tellenne
Broker, Stone Yield Immobilier
“It was a real success working with Paragon. They demonstrated excellent knowledge in their field and I hope to collaborate with them in the future.”
Robert Curzon Price
CEO & Partner, Partner Real Estate - Knight Frank SA
“It has been years that I am in contact with Paragon and more especially with Mike through various banks I worked with. I hereby want to highlight the very professional manner in which Mike takes care of real estate business. I had the chance to conclude important deals with his group, always in proper conduct and with satisfaction from both sides (banks and investors). I am now retired from the bank industry business but will always remain at his disposal in any circumstances.”
Olivier Tosalli
Banker at CIC