The portfolio transaction is unique as the properties are freehold and located within the airport security area. To a large extent the properties are characterized as infrastructure with tenants conducting business that is essential for an airport.

The portfolio comprises 20 properties located in Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö, the majority at Stockholm Arlanda Airport. The sale is carried out as a company transaction with an underlying property value of MSEK 3,950 (€422M).

The properties consist primarily of hangar buildings, cargo terminals and offices. Office buildings comprises the premises of the airport related activities such as customs clearance, flight training and Swedavia's new headquarters. The properties have a total lettable area of ​​260,000 sqm and has long leases. The largest tenants are Swedavia, whose premises include the head office and land and buildings for operating Arlanda Airport and SAS, who rent hangars, workshops and offices. Other major tenants include logistics companies like FedEx, UPS, DHL, TNT, PostNord, and Spirit Air Cargo Handling Group.

Alecta will assume the shares on 30 June.

- We are very pleased to form a JV with Alecta, which is a partner with a long investment horizon and with interest for both real estate and infrastructure. This ensures that the properties will be developed and owned for a long time in the company. Together with Alecta, we can also find further investment to the company, says Karl Wistrand, President Swedavia Real Estate AB and Vice President of Swedavia.

DTZ has been advisor to Swedavia.

- We have for many years now enjoyed a successful partnership with Swedavia and we are proud to be their advisor. In this assignment, we have assisted Swedavia in the transaction, with portfolio valuation, with the internal project management at Swedavia, in drafting leases for Swedavia and the renegotiation of leases for airline company SAS, says Agneta Jacobsson, CEO of DTZ in Sweden.