Franklin Templeton hires new VP

Former Credit Suisse pro Larissa Herczeg will focus on private real estate fund investments in the Americas.

Franklin Templeton Real Estate Advisors, the global real estate investment arm of Franklin Templeton Investments, has appointed Larissa Herczeg as vice president for private real estate.  

Herczeg, based in Franklin Templeton’s New York office, will focus on sourcing of, and due diligence on private real estate fund investment opportunities primarily in the Americas, reporting to Marc Weidner, managing director of Franklin Templeton Real Estate Advisors.

Herczeg was previously vice president with the Credit Suisse Customized Fund Investment Group, where she was responsible for managing real estate portfolios of direct and indirect real estate investments. She was also involved in relationship management and business and product development for private equity and real estate clients. Prior to joining Credit Suisse, Herczeg was an associate in the corporate finance group of Clifford Chance from 2000 to 2005.  She received a BA in Government and Economics from the University of Notre Dame, a Master’s degree in International Affairs from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and a Juris Doctor degree from Columbia University Law School.

As of April, clients have committed over $3 billion to Franklin Templeton Real Estate Advisors for private real estate funds.