Zurich Investment Foundation Real Estate USA


Zurich Investment Foundation Real Estate USA

Major potential for pension funds

Invest in commercial and residential properties in the United States. The attractive risk-return profile of core real estate and a focused strategy make this option particularly suitable for long-term investment.

key sectors
core real estate
most attractive economic regions
Focus on four sectors Quality real estate Highly attractive economic regions

Benefits for investors

  • Attractive returns and appropriate diversification
  • Tax-optimized investment vehicle
  • Unique access to Zurich's in-house real estate asset manager in the U.S.
  • Focused strategy and disciplined approach
  • Conservative risk profile
  • Proven and successful investment process
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Innovative structure

  • Structured especially to meet the needs of pension funds
  • Tax-optimized and tax-efficient
  • Tax-shielded investment income
  • Tax-shielded capital gains

Local expertise – international know-how

  • Broad and sophisticated analysis process
  • Local network of 26 firms and over 180 specialists
  • Collaboration between Zurich Alternative Asset Management LLC and Zurich Invest Ltd
  • More than 150 years of real estate experience in total


  • Global and local market conditions
  • Holistic risk analysis
  • ESG factors taken into account
  • Aim is to acquire certified properties

Portfolio construction

  • Target allocation of approx. 1/3 residential and 2/3 commercial real estate
  • Focus on the largest U.S. economic regions
  • Specific risk analysis for the individual markets
  • Conservative risk profile: 80% rental income, 20% capital gains

Exemplary properties

Product data

Name    Zurich Investment Foundation Real Estate USA
Investment category   Real estate (as per Art. 53 (1) c, BVV 2
Structure   Direct, 100% ownership, Zurich investment group, OAK-regulated
Risk profile   Min. 80% Core
ISIN / security number   CH0448058799 / 44 805 879
Accounting currency   US dollar (USD)
Currency risks   Not hedged
Benchmark   NCREIF (NFI-ODCE Index)
Administration fee (GAV)   0.7%
Front-end load   1,5%, (max. 5.0% according prospect)
Subscription authorization   Occupational pension institutions ("qualified foreign pension fund")
Minimum amount   USD 1 million
Accounting year   January 1 to December 31
Income distribution   Annual (foundation council decision after 5 years)
Provider and administrator   Zurich Invest Ltd, Zurich
Wealth management   Zurich Alternative Asset Management LCC
Custody bank    State Street Bank International GmbH, Munich, Zurich branch

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Markus Binder
Markus Binder, lic. iur
Head of Institutional Customers
Hans Baumann
Hans Baumann
Customer Advisor Institutional Customers
Oana Ardelean
Oana Ardelean
Customer Advisor Institutional Customers
Peter Bezak
Peter Bezak, MSc MAS
RFP Content Writer & Consultant Relations, Institutional Customers
Marcel Wüthrich
Marcel Wüthrich
Customer Advisor Institutional Customers
Thomas Sonderegger
Thomas Sonderegger
Customer Advisor Institutional Customers


  • Zurich Invest Ltd
    P.O. Box
    8085 Zurich



Zurich Investment Foundation Real Estate USA

The Real Estate USA investment group provides unique access to the largest real estate market in the world. Offering a high level of transparency and liquidity, it has extremely valuable diversification characteristics.

Invest in the four key real estate sectors and the most attractive economic regions of the United States.