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Financing Solutions with Potential

The rising birth rate and continued immigration are leading to rising numbers of school and university students. This has a major impact on long-term prospects for public finances throughout Switzerland and presents a major challenge for the education sector.

Real Estate Investment Management at Credit Suisse identified these social changes at an early stage, and can offer comprehensive solutions from financing to realization.

Financing Solutions with Potential

Real Estate Investment Management at Credit Suisse has many years of experience in the field of education properties. From financing school buildings to realizing major construction projects in the campus property sector, we offer interesting projects such as the SwissTech Convention Center, an entire complex on the campus of the EPFL in Ecublens. As a real estate owner and principal, we are convinced that the needs of private and institutional operators are very similar to the needs of institutional investors. Therefore, new financing solutions have opened up for the education sector.

Because no two organizations are alike, we look for individual concepts that meet your needs and are customized perfectly for you. Sale-and-rent-back solutions (chart), for instance, are practical if owners want to sell their properties and just rent the buildings needed for their business. This simple concept has great potential for education properties.

Build-and-rent-back solutions can be useful for capital-heavy construction, expansion, or total renovation of special properties, while giving the operator significant financial relief (investor solution).

Under private-public partnership models, we work from the start, and for the long term, with the public sector. This model can be used for realization, renovation, and expansion of healt hcare properties in spite of limited financial resources in the public sector.

We look for opportunities to invest more in private and public education facilities. Universities and universities of applied sciences, libraries, private schools, or other tertiary-education institutions throughout Switzerland, with an investment volume of at least CHF 15 m, are attractive acquisitions for us.

As a long-term-oriented investor, we are looking for sellers and operators who wish to rent for the long term. We will be happy to explain the advantages and disadvantages of various solutions, with clearly defined responsibilities.

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Folder: Do you build or own education properties? DE / FR
Chart: Sale and rent-back solutions DE / FR

Because no two organizations are alike, we look for individual concepts that meet your needs and are customized perfectly for you. Sale-and-rent-back, for instance, are practical if owners want to sell their properties and just rent the buildings needed for their business. This simple concept has great potential for education properties. 

Sale-and-rent-back

Reto Ehinger
Acquisition & Sales Switzerland
Tel. +41 44 333 14 26