On November 14th, 2018, the Conseil d’Etat de la République et Canton de Genève (the Geneva Government) appointed Yves de Coulon, BianchiSchwald’s partner and Head of the firm’s Real Estate and Construction practice group, as chairman of the board of the FPLC (Fondation pour la promotion du logement bon marché et de l'habitat coopératif) for a five year mandate. This designation will come into effect on December 1st, 2018.
The FPLC is a public law foundation established by the general law on housing and tenant protection (LGL). Its main goal is to increase social housing in Geneva to reach a 20% target of the total rental market of the Canton as set by the law on social housing (LUP). The FPLC is a major player of the Geneva real estate market, as developer, owner and builder. It is also a member of the State of Geneva’s land policy group and it works closely with the services of the canton's Territory Department. Yves de Coulon has been a member of the FPLC’s board for the last five years. According to the LGL, the Foundation's board members "are chosen for their expertise in the fields of activity of the Foundation”.