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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. Thus, 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 healthcare 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 million, 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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