Catella RIM Acquires in Aarhus

Denmark Denmark — Catella Residential Investment Management GmbH (CRIM), the pan-European investor in residential properties, has acquired around 300 apartments for about EUR 117 million, divided between three deals in Aarhus in Denmark, Tilburg in The Netherlands and Hamburg in Germany, under a single investment mandate for a southern German pension fund.
James Seppala, Head of Real Estate Europe at Blackstone Group.

Blackstone: “One of Europe’s Key Real Estate Markets”

Sweden Sweden — James Seppala, Head of Real Estate Europe at Blackstone Group, tells Nordic Property News about the major purchase in Sweden, the importance of the Nordic market and future investment targets.
Blackstone has been active in Finland, Denmark and Sweden.

The American Giant’s Nordic Acquisitions

Nordic — Nordic Property News lists Blackstone’s largest purchases in the Nordics, the last years.
Rutger Arnhult, CEO of Klövern.

Klövern Acquires a Property in New York

Sweden Sweden — Klövern has signed a contract at an initial amount of USD 22.6 million, corresponding to SEK 215 million, for a site leasehold in Manhattan with the address 118 10th Avenue.
Nicolinehus in Aarhus.

NCC Secures Major Order in Denmark

Denmark Denmark — NCC has been commissioned by property developer Bricks A/S to build Nicolinehus in Aarhus, a construction project of 40,000 square meters valued at nearly SEK 1.4 billion. Nicolinehus will form a link between the city and the port comprising housing units, a market hall, stores, fitness centers, offices and restaurants.
H Building.

YIT Builds New Building for Vaasa Central Hospital

Finland Finland — YIT has signed an implementation phase contract on the construction of the new H Building of Vaasa Central Hospital.
Erik Björkeson and Jaakko Klemettilä, DLA Piper.

Worth Knowing Before a Nordic Property Investment

Nordic — DLA Piper's legal duo Erik Björkeson and Jaakko Klemettilä give Nordic Property News an insight on how the Nordic countries differ in terms of taxes and what is most important to know for a foreign investor before it is time to invest in real estate.
Keith Silverang tells Nordic Property News about the decision of stepping down as Technopolis' CEO.

“I Have Time and Energy for One More Act”

Finland Finland — Keith Silverang step down as Technopolis' CEO at the end of 2019. To Nordic Property News he tells about the reasons of his resignation, what he wants to do next and whether his decision was affected by the new main owner.
Eva Landén, CEO of Corem.

Blackstone Acquires Large Swedish Portfolio from Corem

Sweden Sweden — Blackstone acquires a portfolio of 30 properties in Sweden from Corem. The transaction price is SEK 4.2 billion (EUR 395M).
Fredrik Jonsson, CEO of Niam.

Niam to Acquire Office Property in Helsinki

Finland Finland — Skanska has signed an agreement with Niam AB on the sale of the office property Aviabulevardi II in Vantaa, Finland for about EUR 30 million, about SEK 315 million.
Profi sells in Täby.

Profi Sells in Täby

Sweden Sweden — Profi Fastigheter has signed an agreement with Vasaparken and Samhällsbyggnadsbolaget for the sale of two properties in Näsby Park.
Salman Saeed, Senior Director Real Estate Management, Nordic Countries, at Wework.

The Coworking Giant’s Expansion Plans

Nordic — Wework just opened in Stockholm and is approaching their openings in Denmark and Norway. Salman Saeed, Senior Director Real Estate Management, Nordic Countries, tells Nordic Property News about Wework's future plans and why the demand of flexible office spaces is growing in Northern Europe.
Tonny Nielsen, CEO Fokus Asset Management.

How Wework Create Good Value for the Investors

Denmark Denmark — The Danish property owner Fokus Asset Management’s CEO Tonny Nielsen tells Nordic Property News about the possible challenges by welcoming Wework to Denmark.
Robin Feddern, CEO at AG Gruppen.

"The Danish Housing Market Is Still Strong"

Denmark Denmark — AG Gruppen’s CEO Robin Feddern tells Nordic Property News about the background to the new name, where the company’s investment focus is and the great interest in Denmark from foreign investors.
Ilija Batljan.

SBB Acquires Residential and Social Infrastructure in Southern Sweden

Sweden Sweden — Samhällsbyggnadsbolaget i Norden (SBB) continues to grow its portfolio of social infrastructure properties through the purchase of 48,000 sqm of rent regulated residentials and social infrastructure properties.
Keith Silverang.

Technopolis CEO to Step Down

Finland Finland — Keith Silverang, who has served as the CEO of Technopolis since 2008, will step down at the end of 2019. The Board of Directors of Technopolis has accepted his resignation and will immediately start an executive search process to find his replacement. In the meantime, Silverang will continue carrying out his duties and will assist in the recruitment and induction of his successor.
Erik Selin, CEO of Balder.

Balder Issues its First Green Bond

Sweden Sweden — Balder has issued its first green bond under the company’s MTN programme and green bond framework. The total issue consists of unsecured bonds of SEK 1 000m with a maturity of 5 years to a variable interest rate of Stibor + 1,58 percent.
Sandu Nylmon.

"The Logistics Market Is Hot in the Whole Nordic Region"

Nordic — Logistic Contractor’s CEO in Norway and Denmark, Sandu Nylmon, on how the logistics market distinguishes between the Nordic countries, how close the company is to a Finnish establishment and what his most important task will be after stepping into his new position.
Per Wetke Hallgren.

Why the Danish Giant Has Been Focusing on Divestments

Denmark Denmark — Jeudan's CEO Per Wetke Hallgren tells Nordic Property News about the year of divestments, the large Copenhagen acquisition and prerequisites for further purchases in the Danish capital. "We think the office market in Copenhagen is interesting."
Ilija Batljan.

SBB Acquires Social Infrastructure Portfolio in Linköping

Sweden Sweden — Samhällsbyggnadsbolaget i Norden (SBB) continues to grow its portfolio of social infrastructure properties through the purchase of 24 properties from Botrygg AB that include elderly care homes, health care centres and education properties located in Linköping and mainly let to the Municipality of Linköping for approximately SEK 950 million.
Patrik Hall.

Heimstaden Acquires the Dutch Management Company Vivo Wonen

Sweden Sweden — The acquisition underlines Heimstaden’s focus on local expertise and being present with own organisation in its strategic markets.
Joachim Kuylenstierna.

Point Properties Makes First Purchase in Trelleborg

Sweden Sweden — The Fastator company Point Properties has signed an agreement to acquire the property Valfisken Större 45 in Trelleborg from Skandia Fastigheter.
Galerija Centrs and Tore Mortensen, CEO of Linstow.

Why Norwegian Linstow Chooses the Baltics over Nordic Countries

Norway Norway — Linstow’s CEO Per Mortensen tells Nordic Property News why they divested a historic shopping center in Latvia and why they are established in the Baltics, Russia and Portugal but not in any Nordic countries except Norway.
Which companies are the winners and which are the losers on the stock market in May?

Winners and Losers on the Stock Market in May

Nordic — Nordic Property News has the complete list of how the Nordic real estate and construction companies performed on the stock exchange in May.
Jon-Erik Lunøe.

Jon-Erik Lunøe Appointed New CEO of Bane NOR Eiendom

Norway Norway — Jon-Erik Lunøe is appointed new CEO of Bane NOR Eiendom. This autumn he succeeds Petter Eiken, who has chosen to retire after a long career in Norwegian business.