Pål Ahlsén, CEO of Akelius.

Why the Credit Rating Is More Important than Growth for Akelius

Nordic — The residential giant Akelius' CEO Pål Ahlsén on why the company continues to divest, which Nordic markets are most interesting to invest in and how the five-year rent freeze in Berlin affects Akelius.
Cecilia Gunnarsson, Head of Research at JLL Sweden.

The Segments that Attract Foreign Investors into the Nordics

Nordic — Cecilia Gunnarsson, Head of Research at JLL Sweden, tells Nordic Property News about the high activity on the Nordic transaction market, what attracts foreign buyers to the region and whether the slowdown in the global economy will affect the Nordics.
The new hotel project at Helsinki airport.

Nordic Choice to Operate Finland's Largest Hotel Project

Finland Finland — In 2023, 711 new hotel rooms will be opened at Helsinki Airport. Yesterday, the developer LAK Real Estate presented Nordic Choice Hotels as the hotel operator for the two hotels.
Catarina Molén-Runnäs.

NCC Hires New Business Area Manager for Building Nordics

Nordic — Catarina Molén-Runnäs will become new Business Area Manager of NCC Building Nordics. She will join NCC no later than February 1, 2020 to replace Klaus Kaae.
Skanska builds 168 apartments in Oslo, Norway, for NOK 344 M, about SEK 370 M.

Skanska Signs Agreement with Obos – Builds Apartments in Oslo

Norway Norway — Skanska has signed an agreement with Obos to build 168 apartments in Oslo, Norway. The contract is worth NOK 344 million which will be included in the Nordic order bookings for the third quarter 2019.
Ole Markussen is the new CFO of 360 North.

Blackstone’s Latest Recruitment: ”Copenhagen Holds Attractive Investment Opportunities”

Denmark Denmark — Blackstone’s residential platform in Denmark, 360 North, has a new CFO. Ole Markussen tells Nordic Property News about having Blackstone as an owner, future investments and the development of the Danish real estate market.
Edgar Haugen, CEO and Founder of Ragde Eiendom.

After the Acquisition in Sweden: "We Would Like to Buy More"

Nordic — Norwegian Ragde Eiendom's CEO and founder Edgar Haugen on the large purchase in Sweden and which Nordic markets the company wants to grow in.
Rutger Arnhult, CEO of Klövern.

Klövern Divests Seven Properties to Blackstone for SEK 622M

Sweden Sweden — Klövern divests seven properties in Örebro, Kalmar, Halmstad, Linköping and Västerås for a total underlying property value of SEK 622 million (EUR 60M) to funds managed by Blackstone.
Pål Ahlsén, CEO of Akelius.

Akelius Sells 664 Apartments in Toronto

Sweden Sweden — The properties are located in six different districts. Sales price is CAD 186 million (EUR 130M).
Pukinmäki Helsinki.

Peab Builds a Commercial Property in Helsinki

Finland Finland — Peab has been commissioned to build a commercial building in Pukinmäki in Helsinki, Finland. The building will have a central location and easy access being close to the Pukinmäki railroad station and Ring 1. The customer is Helsingin Osuuskauppa Elanto and the contract is worth EUR 15 million.
Jennifer Eloheimo.

The Requirements for EQ to Invest in Community Service Properties

Finland Finland — Jennifer Eloheimo, Investment Director at EQ Care, on the acquisition from Elite Alfred Berg, the market for community service properties in Finland and which cities they prefer to invest in.
Petter Falck on the Norwegian investment market.

Areim’s Head of Norway: “The Norwegian Market Is Performing Well”

Norway Norway — Petter Falck, who will lead Areim's operations in Norway, tells Nordic Property News about the future investment opportunities and how his background from the Norwegian Oil Fund can be useful for Areim.
Fredrik Lundberg, Chairman of Hufvudstaden, Siri Hatlen, Chair of Entra, and Seth Lieberman, Chairman of Stendörren.

These Are the Longest Serving Chairmen

Nordic — Which of the Nordic listed real estate companies’ Chairmen have served the longest? Nordic Property News has the list.
Lysgården in Trondheim.

Veidekke and Kjeldsberg Sell in Trondheim

Norway Norway — Veidekke Eiendom and R. Kjeldsberg have signed an agreement with Campus Sluppen AS for the sale of the Lysgården office building located at Sluppen in Trondheim. The sales amount is MNOK 440 (EUR 45M).
Ole Markussen is named new CFO of 360 North.

Blackstone's Danish Platform 360 North Appoints CFO

Denmark Denmark — 360 North has strengthened its leadership with the appointment of Ole Markussen as CFO and member of the Executive Board with accession on September 1, 2019.
Wasa Station visualisation aerial.

YIT Signs a Pre-Agreement with Dutch Hotel Chain

Finland Finland — YIT and Odyssey Hotel Group, a Dutch hotel chain, have signed a pre-agreement on August 23, 2019, on the rental of premises in the planned Wasa Station block in Vaasa, Finland, for hotel use.
Pedestrian street in Helsinki and Jaakko Ristola.

Here Are Elite Alfred Berg's Investment Targets

Finland Finland — "Grocery stores in particular seem to offer attractive returns," says Jaakko Ristola, Head of Real Estate Investment Management.
Liisa Salmela, Communications Manager at Skanska Finland.

Skanska: “There Are High Vacancy Rates in the Office Segment”

Finland Finland — Liisa Salmela, Communications Manager at Skanska Finland, tells Nordic Property News about the conversion from offices to apartments in Helsinki, how complex conversions are and whether it is a trend or not.
Atte Kyökkä.

Conficap Gives Up Direct Property Ownerships Abroad

Finland Finland — Conficap divests its logistics center in Łódź, Poland, thus giving up its direct property ownerships abroad.
Petter Falck.

Areim Opens Office in Oslo

Norway Norway — As part of the continued expansion of its Nordic operations, Areim establishes an office in Oslo.
Skanska converts an office building into apartments in Helsinki.

Skanska Converts an Office Building into Apartments in Helsinki

Finland Finland — Skanska has signed a contract with Auratum Asunnot Helsinki, a developer of high-class apartments, to convert an old office building in Helsinki into 146 homes. The contract is worth approximately EUR 50M.
Jani Nieminen (CEO of Kojamo), Annica Ånäs (CEO of Atrium Ljungberg) and Erik Selin (CEO of Balder).

The Listed Companies’ Property Value

Nordic — Nordic Property News lists the property value in the major real estate companies on the Nordic stock exchange.
Høje Taastrup and Oliver Peters, Head of Investment at Koncenton.

Why Koncenton Is Looking for Investment Opportunities Outside Copenhagen

Denmark Denmark — Danish residential developer Koncenton’s Head of Investment, Oliver Peters, on the latest purchase outside Copenhagen and which cities they will focus their investments to, going forward.
Marius Møller, Senior Vice President and Head of Real Estate investments at Pension Danmark.

“We Are Experiencing Great Interest in the Office Market”

Denmark Denmark — Marius Møller, Senior Vice President at Pension Danmark, on their latest real estate investments and his take on the Danish real estate market.

Conficap Acquires Two Logistics Properties in Helsinki

Finland Finland — Conficap is expanding its property portfolio by acquiring two logistics properties in Herttoniemi, Helsinki. The company signed the property deal with the seller Hartela.