Jussi VyyryläinenCitycon’s Vice President, Leasing.

“It Is in Our Interest That the Tenants Succeed”

Nordic — A number of retail chains in Sweden have criticized the high rents in the shopping centers and believe that rental levels today can determine retail in the future. Citycon’s Vice President, Leasing, Jussi Vyyryläinen tells Nordic Property News whether this is an issue in Norway and Finland.
Lars Pærregaard, CEO of 360 North.

This Is Blackstone’s Residential Focus in Denmark

Denmark Denmark — Blackstone's Danish Residential Platform 360 North's CEO Lars Pærregaard on his new position and what his main tasks will be, going forward.
Transformerverkstaden, Hammarby Sjöstad, Stockholm

Aberdeen Standard Investments and Ailon to Develop 5,000 Homes

Nordic — A partnership between global asset manager Aberdeen Standard Investments and Ailon Group, a specialist in the development of student housing and micro-living in the Nordic Region, now has over 2,000 units under planning or development, with plans for a another 3,000 units over the next three years.

German Investor Makes EUR 135M Acquisition in Helsinki

Finland Finland — Skanska has sold an office property in Helsinki for about EUR 135M. The buyer is Hansainvest Real Assets.
Fabriikki Turku.

YIT and OP Signs Contract for the Construction of 330 Apartments

Finland Finland — YIT and the OP-Rental Yield special fund have agreed on the construction of four rental apartment projects in growth centres in Finland. The combined value of these projects is approximately EUR 50 million and the contract covers more than 330 apartments.
Gro Boge, CEO of DNB Næringseiendom.

"Wework Has Revolutionized How We Think About the Use of Office Space"

Norway Norway — DNB Næringseiendom's CEO Gro Boge tells Nordic Property News how increased demands from tenants puts pressure on property owners, the collaboration with the coworking giant Wework and the main challenges on the Norwegian rental market.
Michael Moschewitz, CEO of Genova Property Group.

After the Major Acquisition: How Genova Will Continue Growing

Sweden Sweden — Genova Property Group's CEO Michael Moschewitz on the company's largest purchase so far and their new investment in urban development.
James Seppala, Head of Real Estate Europe at Blackstone Group.

Lars Pærregaard Appointed CEO of Blackstone’s Danish Residential Platform

Denmark Denmark — Blackstone announced that Lars Pærregaard has been appointed CEO of its Danish Real Estate Platform, 360 North. His appointment follows the acquisition of 360 North by real estate funds managed by Blackstone last month. Lars was formerly Investment Director of the platform.

Vasakronan Acquires Juvelen

Sweden Sweden — Vasakronan acquires the Uppsala office property Juvelen from Skanska for MSEK 563 (EUR 53M).
Veidekke will  new school building and renovate existing buildings at Eilert Sundt upper secondary school in Farsund.

Veidekke to Build School in Southern Norway

Norway Norway — Vest-Agder County Municipality has awarded Veidekke the contract to build a new school building and renovate existing buildings at Eilert Sundt upper secondary school in Farsund.
Philippe Cervesi, Investment Director of Corum Asset Management.

Why the French Investor Chooses Finland in the Nordics

Finland Finland — Corum Asset Management’s Investment Director Philippe Cervesi aims for more investments in Finland. For Nordic Property News he tells why they chooses Finland over the other Nordic countries.
Fredrik Söderlund at AXA IM has his eyes on Denmark.

The US Investment Giant: “We Want to Invest More”

Nordic — Fredrik Söderlund, Nordics Local Head of Asset Management & Transactions at AXA IM, tells Nordic Property News about the background of the major purchase in Copenhagen, why AXA finds Denmark attractive and when they will enter the Swedish residential market.
Michael Moschewitz.

Genova Property Group Acquires in Three Cities

Sweden Sweden — Genova Property Group has entered into an agreement to acquire seven properties located in Stockholm, Uppsala and Norrtälje for a value of SEK 650 million (EUR 60 million).

Wework in Partnership with DNB and Eiendomsspar to Enter Norway

Norway Norway — The first leases have been signed, and in December coworking giant Wework opens at Tjuvholmen allé 1-5, where Christian Ringnes, Eiendomsspar, acts as landlord. In the first quarter of next year, the doors in Fjordalleen 16, owned by DNB Næringseiendom, will be opened.
Ilija Batljan.

SBB Acquires Portfolio in Boden

Sweden Sweden — Samhällsbyggnadsbolaget (SBB) continues to grow its portfolio of social infrastructure properties through the purchase of seven elderly care homes in Boden.
Christian Fladeland, CIO of Heimstaden.

Heimstaden’s CIO: “We Will Continue Investing”

Nordic — Christian Fladeland, CIO of Heimstaden, tells Nordic Property News about the benefits of the Netherlands, whether purchases in new markets are underway and requirements for investments in the Nordics.
Peter Winther, CEO at Colliers International Danmark A/S.

The Strengths of the Danish Residential Market

Denmark Denmark — Peter Winther, CEO and Partner at Colliers International Denmark, on their role in the largest deal in Denmark this year, why AXA is a good buyer and why Denmark is attractive for foreign investors.
The Blåfjäll building in Stockholm and property in central Copenhagen.

AXA’s Major Deals in the Nordics

Nordic — Nordic Property News lists the US investment giant AXA IM’s divestments and acquisitions in the Nordic region in recent years.
Johan Åström.

Nuveen Expands Investment Mandates and Recruits in the Nordic Region

Nordic — Nuveen Real Estate is further developing its investment strategy in European cities and expanding its investment mandates to include more segments. At the same time, the Nordic organization is being strengthened with three new positions in Sweden and Finland with the aim of developing existing investments and implementing the mandate change in the Nordic region.
Rutger Arnhult, CEO of Klövern.

Rutger Arnhult Divests in Several Companies

Sweden Sweden — Klövern's CEO Rutger Arnhult has sold more than half of his holding in Kungsleden during the spring, and sold all his shares in Norwegian Property, Hemfosa and Wallenstam.
Jenny Tuleby.

JLL Strengthens its Swedish Capital Markets Team

Sweden Sweden — Jenny Tuleby to take a larger and more active role in JLL Capital Markets Sweden's daily operations.
Fredrik Jonsson, CEO at Niam.

"We Are Looking for New Acquisitions – But It Is Not Easy Right Now"

Nordic — Niam's CEO Fredrik Jonsson on the competition on the Nordic market and why it is becoming increasingly difficult to find good purchases.
Michael Keune says that the Aarhus region is of great interest for Catella RIM.

Why Catella RIM Aims for Denmark

Denmark Denmark — Michael Keune, Managing Director at Catella Residential Investment Management, on what attracted them about Aarhus and why they chooses Denmark over other Nordic markets.
AXA IM Acquires Residential Portfolio in Copenhagen.

AXA IM Acquires Residential Portfolio in Copenhagen

Denmark Denmark — AXA Investment Managers - Real Assets announces that it has completed the acquisition, on behalf of clients, of a 396- unit residential portfolio in Copenhagen, Denmark for circa EUR 174 million from Bellakvarter.
Mattias Roos.

SSM Fires CEO Mattias Roos

Sweden Sweden — SSM has made a change of CEO and appointed Mattias Lundgren as interim CEO with immediate effect. At the same time, the current President & CEO Mattias Roos will leave all of his current assignments within the SSM Group. SSM’s Board of Directors has started the process of recruiting a new CEO.