Harri Retkin, CIO of Avara, and Mika Savolainen, CEO.

After the JV with Starwood: Avara’s New Strategy

Finland Finland — Avara's CIO Harri Retkin and CEO Mika Savolainen tells Nordic Property News how they will grow their business, going forward, and the foreign interest for Finnish properties.
Skyline of Turku and Jukka Sjösten, Real Estate Portfolio Manager at Aktia Asset Management.

How Aktia Will Grow by EUR 100 Million per Year

Finland Finland — After the office acquisition in Helsinki from Ilmarinen: Jukka Sjösten, Real Estate Portfolio Manager at Aktia Asset Management, on what attracted them to the purchase and future investment targets.
Åsa Lind.

Moody's Upgrades Fabege

Sweden Sweden — Fabege has received an upgraded credit rating of Baa2, with a stable outlook, from Moody’s.
Nicklas Flensburg.

Logistic Contractor Strengthens its Danish Team

Denmark Denmark — Logistic Contractor Denmark has recruited Niclas Flensburg as Senior Project Manager. Niclas Flensburg most recently comes from a role as Head of Projects and Installations at Knudsen Køling.

Ilmarinen Sells to Aktia

Finland Finland — Mutual pension insurance company Ilmarinen has completed the sale of an office property located in Pasila to the special investment fund Aktia Commercial Properties.
Rob Johnston, Senior Director – Transactions, UK and Nordics at Invesco and the latest purchase Grønttorvet 8.

Where Invesco Is Looking for Future Investments

Denmark Denmark — After the Danish entry: Rob Johnston, Senior Director – Transactions, UK and Nordics at Invesco, tells Nordic Property News why Denmark attracted the global investor, the expansion plans in the country and which Nordic country they not will invest in.
The SOK HQ and Robin Englén.

The Latest Pareto Company on the Stock Exchange: Here Are the Plans

Finland Finland — Fleming Properties' CEO Robin Englén on the major acquisition in Finland and whether it is relevant to expand the portfolio after the IPO.
Ulrika Liiv.

Why the Housing Group Acquired Properties from the Logistics Giant

Sweden Sweden — The housing company Obos purchased commercial properties from Sagax. Ulrika Liiv, Head of Communications at Obos Sweden, on the deal: "A strategic investment for us."
Kenneth Ohlendorff.

Blackstone Appoints COO to 360 North

Denmark Denmark — 360 North continues to strengthen its leadership and organization, and as part of it, Kenneth Ohlendorff has been named COO and Executive Board member.

NCC to Develop the New Christiansholm District

Denmark Denmark — NCC is to develop a new, attractive city district comprising housing, a hotel, stores and restaurants on Papirøen island in central Copenhagen on behalf of development company CØ P/S.
Louise Bergqvist.

Louise Bergqvist Appointed New Head of Leasing at Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield Nordic

Nordic — Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield has appointed Louise Bergqvist as the new Head of Leasing, which includes overall responsibility for commercial agreements with tenants in all Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield's Nordic shopping centers.
Montage of a Swedish logistics property and Emmanuel Van der Stichele, CEO of Mileway.

The Blackstone Company’s Logistics Targets in the Nordics

Nordic — Blackstone has launched Mileway – the largest last mile logistics real estate company in Europe. CEO Emmanuel Van der Stichele tells Nordic Property News about the Nordic expansion plans and what attracted him to join the Blackstone team.
Peter Heckelsmüller.

Deka: “We Are Looking for New Investments in the Nordic Region”

Nordic — Peter Heckelsmüller, Head of Acquisition & Sales CEE at the German real estate giant Deka Immobilien, on the record deal in the Baltics and how much they want to grow in the Nordics.
Joachim Hallengren, CEO of Bonava.

Bonava Sells 162 Rental Apartments to NREP

Sweden Sweden — Bonava is selling a rental project to NREP Nordic Strategies Fund III. The transaction comprises 162 rental apartments situated in the new Öster Mälarstrand district of Västerås, Sweden. The project is expected to be recognised in profit in the fourth quarter of 2021.

Entra Signs New Lease Contract in Trondheim

Norway Norway — The Norwegian Hospital Construction Agency (Sykehusbygg) has signed a new 2,200 square meters lease contract in Trondheim.
District Bearing.

Stena Acquires SKF Area in Gothenburg

Sweden Sweden — Stena Fastigheter and SKF team up to develop the 'District Bearing' in Gothenburg.
Kjetil T. Hanssen, CEO of Schage in Lithuania.

The Norwegian Success in the Baltics

Norway Norway — After the massive Baltic divestment: Kjetil T. Hanssen, CEO of Schage Eiendom in Lithuania, on Schage's business in the Baltic region. “We have done well on high quality products.”
Tom Leahy, Senior Director, EMEA Analytics at Real Capital Analytics.

"South Korean Investors Have Lots of Capital to Invest"

Nordic — Tom Leahy, Senior Director, EMEA Analytics at Real Capital Analytics, tells Nordic Property News about the South Korean interest in European properties and whether the Asian capital in the Nordic Region will increase.
Kristina Olsen.

Kristina Olsen New Business Unit President for Bonava Denmark-Norway

Nordic — Kristina Olsen has been appointed new Business Unit President of Bonava Denmark-Norway and assumed her position on October 1st.
Benny Thögersen, CEO of Catena.

Catena Sells Logistics Land in Nykvarn

Sweden Sweden — Tenant Söderenergi will acquire land from Catena in Nykvarn.
Quadrum in Vilnius.

Schage Eiendom in Historical Office Deal

Norway Norway — Last week, the German real estate manager Deka Immobilien and Schage Eiendom entered into an agreement regarding the largest office transaction in the history of the Baltics.
Copenhagen Towers, Bredden and Dykaren 10.

Top Ten Hotel Transactions in the Nordics

Nordic — Nordic Property News lists the largest deals on the hotel market so far this year.
Ragnar Eggen, Head of Research at Akershus Eiendom.

Trends on the Norwegian Investment Market

Norway Norway — Ragnar Eggen, Head of Research at Akershus Eiendom, on which segments that are the most attractive for investors in Norway and why the vacancy rates are expected to continue to decrease.
The recently divested property in Helsinki and Ilkka Tomperi.

After the Major Divestment in Helsinki – Here Are Varma’s Next Targets

Finland Finland — Ilkka Tomperi, Investment Director and Head of Real Estate at Varma: “This was a suitable moment to sell the core property.”
Ilija Batljan.

SBB Acquires Social Infrastructure Properties in Sweden and Finland

Nordic — Samhällsbyggnadsbolaget i Norden continues to grow its portfolio of social infrastructure properties through an acquisition in three different portfolios, where the sellers remain as tenants in the acquired properties. The portfolio contains LSS and group housing for people with special needs, with an average contract length of 16 years.