General Information

CSA 2 Real Estate North America * 


The CSA 2 Real Estate North America (CSA 2 RE North America, Swiss security number         33 471 437), an investment group of the Credit Suisse Investment Foundation 2nd pillar predominantly invests in commercial real estate in the United States of America (US) and Canada. The US and Canadian real estate markets are both in a healthy condition and are among the world's most liquid and transparent real estate markets. The focus is on the US, although investments can also be made in Canada, depending on the situation. The investment group pursues a "core to core+" strategy in these markets. It focuses on commercial real estate in cities experiencing economic growth. The emphasis is on first-class locations in these cities. A prime aim is to achieve a suitable distribution of real estate by region, location, and usage type. Great importance is attached to the location and quality of the property.

*Only pension funds that are domiciled in Switzerland and are not subject to tax are permitted as direct investors, pursuant to article 6 of the articles of association.

Further information

Information on the launch of the CSA 2 RE North America investment group

Product Manager

Francisca Fariña Fischer

Francisca Fariña Fischer

Francisca Fariña Fischer has worked at Credit Suisse since August 2006. She is now fund manager for the international real estate funds Credit Suisse Real Estate Global and Credit Suisse (Lux) Real Estate European Property Fund. In addition, she is Deputy Head of International Products & Mandates Real Estate Investment Management.

Francisca Fariña Fischer began as a Career Starter in the Credit Recovery Real Estate area in Zurich and was responsible for evaluating risk positions. Following this, she worked in Investment Banking Real Estate in Frankfurt, Germany.

From November 2007 to September 2010 she served as Acquisition Manager in Real Estate Investment Management and was responsible for purchasing real estate in Switzerland. From September 2010 to April 2013, she was the Investment Manager and Asset Manager in the Americas region, with headquarters in New York, for the CS REF International and CS REF Global funds.

During and after her architecture studies at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich she gained practical experience in Switzerland and abroad.


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