Oscar Lekander, Bengt Kjell and Lars Thagesson have started the new property company Hagabacken.

New Swedish player on the hunt for more acquisitions

Sweden Sweden — The high-profile trio Bengt Kjell, Lars Thagesson and Oscar Lekander's company Hagabacken has come out of the starting blocks with acquisitions and capital raising. After the successful investment round, Bengt Kjell, working chairman of the board, tells Nordic Property News about the interest in the company, the first acquisitions, what is being looked at for properties in the future and how the company will grow.
Lena Sylvén, head of valuation at Savills, and Maryrose David, head of research at Savills.

Savills' Head of Research: "We are only seeing the beginning of a positive change"

Sweden Sweden — The transaction advisor Savills notices a different transaction market today compared to six months ago and the company's Head of Research Maryrose David believes that the turnaround in the market is close – if it is not already here. For Nordic Property News, she and Savills colleague Lena Sylvén tell us more about what has stood out so far in the market, what the conditions look like going forward and what the effects will be once the interest rate starts to be lowered.
Mikael Åslund.

Mikael Åslund new President and CEO of JM

Nordic — JM’s board has appointed Mikael Åslund as the new President and CEO from June 1, 2024. He will succeed Johan Skoglund, who will retire at the same time.
SLP acquires in Jönköping's Stigamo area.

SLP acquires building right in strategic location in Jönköping from Nivika

Sweden Sweden — SLP has acquired and taken ownership of a logistics property, Stigamo 1:66, with building rights in northern Stigamo. The land area amounts to approximately 38,500 square meters and the property has a zooning plan that allows approximately 60 percent utilization rate, which enables new construction of approximately 23,000 square meters. SLP also owns the neighboring property Stigamo 1:47. The seller is Nivika.
Teresa Villegas.

Logicor strengthens team in Sweden with new appointment

Sweden Sweden — Logicor has bolstered its team in Sweden with the appointment of Teresa Villegas.
Leaves Mileway for Green Group company.

Key-player leaves Blackstone's Mileway for new CEO position

Sweden Sweden — Exits Blackstone's Mileway after four years to take on a new CEO position within the Green Group sphere.
Annica Ånäs, CEO of Atrium Ljungberg.

Slow rental market: "Dialogues from before Christmas are still ongoing"

Sweden Sweden — On the positive side Atrium Ljungberg reported an increased management result during the first quarter of the year, but CEO Annica Ånäs is dissatisfied with the negative net rental of SEK -13 million, a direct effect of Polestar's terminated major contract at Lindholmen. At the same time, the CEO testifies that the rental processes are taking longer and longer.

Significant doubt over Fastator's ability to survive

Sweden Sweden — Fastator's board and management believe that the recent events constitute a "substantial uncertainty" and that there is "significant doubt" for the company and the group's continued operation. This is evident from the company's annual report, which Nyhetsbyrån Direkt has summarized.

Entra signs new lease contract in Bergen

Norway Norway — Entra signs new lease with the Norwegian Court Administration.
Kista Forum.

Nordika strengthens Kista portfolio with extended agreements and new tenant

Sweden Sweden — Nordika extends lease agreements with the International English School and rents out approximately 1,800 sqm in Kista Forum.
Johan Bråkenhielm Nordic Head of Schroders Capital, Real Estate.

Schroders lists interesting segments ahead

Nordic — Johan Bråkenhielm Nordic Head of Schroders Capital, Real Estate, sees a market where long-term capital can do well. He comments on which segments attract the German capital and how the most important relationships in the industry shape the way forward.
Deputy CEO of Balder, Sharam Rahi.

Sharam Rahi about the journey from Iran to Balder

Nordic — Balder's Deputy CEO, Sharam Rahi, participated in Nordic Property News event Stora Kontorsdagen Gothenburg. There he talked about his family's flight from Iran, when he first came in contact with the real estate industry and how he and Erik Selin came to lay the foundation for one of Sweden's largest real estate companies over coffee and cigarettes.
The property Skravelberget Större 14 in Stockholm and Sparbössan Fastigheter's CEO Sara Östmark.

Sparbössan acquires property in central Stockholm

Sweden Sweden — Sparbössan Fastigheter AB acquires the property Skravelberget Större 14 at Ingmar Bergmans Gata 2/Nybrogatan in central Stockholm from Gamla Livförsäkringsaktiebolaget SEB Trygg Liv.
Magnus Persson.

CFO Magnus Persson leaves Skanska

Nordic — Skanska announces that Magnus Persson, the Company’s Chief Financial Officer, has today decided to step down to take on new challenges outside of Skanska. Magnus Persson has been with Skanska for 18 years and has been a member of the Group Leadership Team since 2018. A recruitment process will be initiated to appoint a successor.
BRF Prisma.

Wästbygg builds housing for HSB in Mölndal

Sweden Sweden — Wästbygg has been commissioned to build brf Prisma in Mölndal for HSB. Brf Prisma comprises 58 apartments and common areas distributed over two buildings.
Christoffer Abramson.

Catella on the market forecast

Nordic — Nordic Property News reporter had a unique opportunity to sit down with Catella's CEO Christoffer Abramson for a conversation about the health forecast for the property market in general, how Catella is preparing for the future and how he wants their project portfolio to develop going forward. “We must follow and lead the development,” he says.
The acquires property in Staffanstorp and Christoffer Walljaeger.

How Logicor wants to grow on the Nordic logistics markets

Sweden Sweden — Logicor continues to expand its Swedish portfolio. After new land acquisitions in Staffanstorp and Nykvarn, Christoffer Walljaeger, Director Asset Management at Logicor Sweden, tells Nordic Property News about the plans for the newly acquired properties, how Logicor wants to continue growing in Sweden and shares his view on the logistics market.

ECE acquires office property for conversion and development of a new hotel in Copenhagen

Denmark Denmark — ECE acquires and office property for conversion in Copenhagen from TPG Angelo Gordon.
The property Arendal 13:2 in Gothenburg.

Barings completes sale of logistics asset in Gothenburg

Sweden Sweden — Barings has completed the sale of a logistics asset in Gothenburg to clothing retailer Kappahl Group for SEK 600 million (EUR 53.9 million) on behalf of a pan-European core strategy.
Per Nilsson, CEO of John Mattson.

John Mattson sells property in Alvik

Sweden Sweden — John Mattson has signed an agreement for the sale of the Fulufjället 1 property in Alvik, Stockholm, to SEFAB Stockholms enskilda fastighetsägare AB.
Anders Johansson in front of E4 Park Rosersberg. The image is a montage.

“Logistics has a strong future in Sweden"

Sweden Sweden — Verdion has strengthened its Nordics business with the appointment of Anders Johansson as Head of Leasing – Sweden. He tells Nordic Property News about his new position, Verdion’s rental business in Sweden going forward, the possibility of continued collaboration with rental advisors, and shares his view on Verdion’s Nordic position and the logistics market in Sweden.
John Petersson, head of research at Colliers.

Times of waiting in the industry: "Could put pressure on several players"

Nordic — A wait-and-see first quarter that was nevertheless a clear improvement compared to the corresponding period in 2023 - that's how you can summarize Q1 on the transaction market. According to Colliers' Head of Research John Petersson, there is one thing above all that many of the industry's players are waiting for in order for the transaction market to get started in earnest. What can it possibly look like when it does? You will find answers to that and much more here.
Nrep makes hotel investment in central Oslo.

CBRE IM sells hotel property in central Oslo to Nrep

Norway Norway — Real estate investor Nrep has acquired Comfort Hotel Karl Johan, a 260-room hotel in the heart of Oslo, from CBRE Investment Management. Featuring a bar in the backyard terrace and fitness room, the hotel is centrally located within a 2-minute walk from Oslo Central Station and is surrounded by many of the city’s best shops and restaurants.
Josefin Helgeson.

Akademiska Hus names new HR Director

Sweden Sweden — Josefin Helgeson has been appointed new HR Director at Akademiska Hus. She has extensive experience in the HR field and has held the position of HR partner at Akademiska Hus for seven years.
Per Ekelund declines re-election as chairman of the board at Doxa.

Doxa's Chairman declines re-election

Sweden Sweden — Doxa announces that Per Ekelund, who has been a board member since 2021 and chairman of the board since 2023, declines re-election to the board. He therefore also intends to leave other board assignments within the Doxa Group. Greg Dingizian is proposed as new chairman of Doxa.