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Financing Solutions with Potential

Affordable housing for students is often in short supply at many college locations. Students often have little or no income. This considerably reduces the selection of housing available. Supply is limited particularly in the large college towns.

Real Estate Investment Management at Credit Suisse has recognized this market need and offers comprehensive solutions from financing to implementing student housing.

student housing properties

Real Estate Investment Management at Credit Suisse has many years of experience of financing and realizing major construction projects for campus properties. One interesting project, for example, is the student halls of residence on the EPFL campus in Ecublens. As the real estate owner and developer, we are convinced that the needs of private and institutional operators are very similar to the needs of institutional investors.

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 student housing 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 student housing properties in spite of limited financial resources in the public sector.

We look for opportunities to invest more in public and private student housing facilities. Student housing properties 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 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.

More information

Folder: Do you build or own student housing properties? DE/FR
Study: Student housing – return despite lower willingness to pay DE/FR
Chart: Build-and-rent-back solution PDF

Because no two organizations are alike, we look for individual concepts that meet your needs and are customized perfectly for you. 

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).

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