About us

By your side since 50 years

In 1969, in the heart of the discreet and charming resort of Villars-sur-Ollon, settled the real estate agency, Gérance Service. 50 years later, Fred Ernand succeeds his father, Miguel. This family, attached to its lands, has, over the years, been able to install its name as synonymous with quality and professionalism in the real estate fields. Their services includes the buy, sell or rent of properties.

With a catalog of properties that fluctuates with sales, for an apartment or cottage, the offer allows many to find the desired habitat. With its experience and professionalism, Gérance Service has forged an important international network that, from London to Dubai via China or Russia, offers their goods to its own customers.

Our services

Purchase and sale of property

Rental of property

Renovation of property

Administration of properties by floor (PPE)

Vacation rental property management

Our team is at your disposal to answer all your questions.

A family success

1960

Arrival in Villars-sur-Ollon of Alfredo, the grandfather, wise businessman in the import-export in Turkey

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It was just to flee Turkey, following the May 1960 military coup, that the family arrived in Switzerland from Istanbul. Alfredo, the grandfather, a wise businessman in the import and export business, then decided to look for the best schools available in Switzerland for his children, and he was amazed to discover the view of the Alps from the Villars-sur-Ollon plateau. A genuine balcony of the Alps.

Fallen in love with both the landscape and the people, he decided to settle in this typical small village of the Vaud-region Alps, far from the bustle and the pollution of the cities. The resort fully developed its potential in the early 1960s. Boosted by its prestigious private schools and luxury hotels, it was experiencing rapid growth. Alfredo felt that was the perfect time to settle down there.

1969

Creation by Alfredo of Gérance Service SA

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Yet knowing nothing about it, he started the business and established the company Gérance Service SA on April 24, 1969, willing to contribute to sectors such as real estate development, brokerage, rental, and management of tourist real estate. He learnt that farmers were looking to sell plots on the top of the resort. He bought some, not knowing they were lying in a marshland. Little did it matter! He had a road built there, leaned up the land, and started building individual cottages and condominiums. The whole enterprise took shape and it is currently known as “Domaine de la Résidence”. By gradually reinvesting the proceeds of its sales, the company would count nearly 100 chalets-buildings built, not to mention the individual chalets. A real success! Alfredo would even be a stakeholder in the hotel business, since one of his latest projects was “Le Bristol” apartment-hotel, overlooking the valley, which later became a hotel residence.

1970

Miguel's take over

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His son Miguel, the only one of his children to have followed him in business, joined him in the 70s. After being inspired by his father’s philosophy, he took over the leadership when his father retired in the early 90s. The latter retired to enjoy a sweet retreat under the Greek sun, where he died in 2000.

1990

Sustainability of the company

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In the meantime, following the serious housing crisis of the 1990s, things became very complicated for the business industry in the resort. After ten years of hard work, Miguel was able to redress the situation by putting an end to the promotional activity and by developing the customer service to allow the family business to continue, while minimizing financial risks. The company is still located at the same address since it was established 50 years ago. In the very centre of the resort. In premises completely refurbished in 2018, Gérance Service SA has become one of the largest real estate agencies in Villars-sur-Ollon.

2012

The arrival of the third generation

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The time has come for the third generation to join the family business. Fred Ernand, Miguel’s son, came to bring his contribution to the family business in 2012. After having studied abroad, Fred returned to Switzerland to attend his compulsory military service. Immediately afterwards, he spent one year in Russia to learn the language, followed by two years of work in Geneva.

As he finally decided to take over the family business, he returned to Cardis-Sotheby’s in Lausanne to learn the trade; subsequently, he took the exam for the Property Manager Federal Certificate and joined Gérance Service SA.

2019

50 years: a team of experts and new premises

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Since October 2018, Fred Ernand has been the new head of the company, as his father has gradually retired. At the present, his staff includes 12 people, and new departments were created, such as those in charge of refurbishment works and site monitoring, the company being held to innovate in an increasingly competitive market, but first and foremost, preserve and pursue the work of the previous generations.

Our team

Maria MICHELI
Accounting
mm@gerance-service.ch
+41 24 495 35 50
Maria MICHELI
Eliane GAY
Accounting for Condominiums
eg@gerance-service.ch
+41 24 495 35 20
Eliane GAY
Gino JAMETT
Head of Sales
gj@gerance-service.ch
+41 24 495 95 96
Gino JAMETT
Jhelissa MOREAU
Junior Sales & Rentals
jm@gerance-service.ch
+41 24 495 95 97
Jhelissa MOREAU
Lilo JUNGO
Head of Rentals & Private Clients
lj@gerance-service.ch
+41 24 495 95 90
Lilo JUNGO
Miftar HULAJ
Head of Condominium Management
mh@gerance-service.ch
+41 24 495 95 98
Miftar HULAJ
Annick BRANDENBERGER
Condominium Management
ab@gerance-service.ch
+41 24 495 95 92
Annick BRANDENBERGER
Céline DUSSEX
Condominium Management
cd@gerance-service.ch
+41 24 495 95 91
Céline DUSSEX
Fabienne MARTENET
Condominium Management
fm@gerance-service.ch
+41 24 495 95 93
Fabienne MARTENET
Marko PETKOVIC
MPC intern
aa@gerance-service.ch
Marko PETKOVIC

Our network

Active for almost 50 years in the Villars-Gryon region, our family run business has built a solid experience. Our qualified colaborators are here to help you find the property of your dreams. We realise however that every country has it’s own specificies and we therefore understand that that you may wish to come to us via one of our international agents:

United Kingdom

Investors in Property
Simon Malster
London – United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 8905 5511
www.investorsinproperty.com
enquiries@investorsinproperty.com

Russia

The Leading Properties of the World
Sergey Sander
Moscow – Russia
+7 495 565 34 09
www.leadingproperties.com
sergey.sander@leadingproperties.com

United Arab Emirates

Bovey Property Consultants
Dubai – United Arab Emirates
+971 4 361 94 56
www.bovey.ae
shipley@emirates.net.ae

International 1

Cardis Immobilier | Sotheby’s
International Realty
Fabrice Gay-Balmaz
+41 21 781 01 10
www.cardis.ch/villars
fabrice.gay-balmaz@cardis.ch

China

Oriental Suisse Cooperated Alliance
Chengdu – China
+86 28 85 088 628  +86 13 982 299 070
www.oriental-suisse.com
tanistang@oriental-suisse.com

International 2

Countrywide PLC | Hamptons
International
Alasdair Hedley
London – United Kingdom
+44 207 758 8420
www.hamptons-international.com
hedleya@hamptons-int.com

United Kingdom

Investors in Property
Simon Malster
London – United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 8905 5511
www.investorsinproperty.com
enquiries@investorsinproperty.com

China

Oriental Suisse Cooperated Alliance
Chengdu – China
+86 28 85 088 628  +86 13 982 299 070
www.oriental-suisse.com
tanistang@oriental-suisse.com

International 1

Cardis Immobilier | Sotheby’s
International Realty
Fabrice Gay-Balmaz
+41 21 781 01 10
www.cardis.ch/villars
fabrice.gay-balmaz@cardis.ch

United Arab Emirates

Bovey Property Consultants
Dubai – United Arab Emirates
+971 4 361 94 56
www.bovey.ae
shipley@emirates.net.ae

Russia

The Leading Properties of the World
Sergey Sander
Moscow – Russia
+7 495 565 34 09
www.leadingproperties.com
sergey.sander@leadingproperties.com

International 2

Countrywide PLC | Hamptons
International
Alasdair Hedley
London – United Kingdom
+44 207 758 8420
www.hamptons-international.com
hedleya@hamptons-int.com

The region

The ski resort of Villars-Gryon is situated in the heart of the Vaud Alps, at 1300m of altitude on a natural balcony exposed south. The resort offers sport, relaxation and culture for families and visitors of all age away from pollution and noise. All the holiday pleasures are proposed in an ideal situation, giving you an amazing panorama from the Geneva lake to the Mont-Blanc montain. Located in the French speaking part of Switzerland, Villars-Gryon is one of the closest moutain resorts to Geneva (115km, 1h20 drive), easy access either by car or by public transport. In fact, Lausanne is only a 45 minute drive, Montreux-Vevey is 30 minutes away and the lake side is reached in only 20 minutes.

For further information – www.villars.ch and to download the PDF of the region clic here.

The region

The ski resort of Villars-Gryon is situated in the heart of the Vaud Alps, at 1300m of altitude on a natural balcony exposed south. The resort offers sport, relaxation and culture for families and visitors of all age away from pollution and noise. All the holiday pleasures are proposed in an ideal situation, giving you an amazing panorama from the Geneva lake to the Mont-Blanc montain. Located in the French speaking part of Switzerland, Villars-Gryon is one of the closest moutain resorts to Geneva (115km, 1h20 drive), easy access either by car or by public transport. In fact, Lausanne is only a 45 minute drive, Montreux-Vevey is 30 minutes away and the lake side is reached in only 20 minutes.

For further information – www.villars.ch and to download the PDF of the region clic here.