The fast growth of the real estate investment market creates demand for new types of financing solutions. In addition to traditional bank financing, increasingly more versatile financing options have emerged due to new credit providers, such as insurance companies and debt funds, entering the market.

Navigating the broadened range of financing instruments requires more in-depth expertise from management, creating a growing market for advisory services as well.

“With its 30 percent market share, JLL is already the leading buy and sell-side advisor in Finland. Debt advisory is an ideal addition to our advisory service offer, as with this service, we can address an even broader range of client needs related to real estate investments and financing,” CEO of JLL Finland Tero Lehtonen explains.

Eemeli Lehto will join JLL on September 1, 2021. Before transferring to JLL, Eemeli worked as the Chief Financial Officer of Ylva, the asset management company of the Student Union of the University of Helsinki. Before his time at Ylva, Eemeli worked as Senior Manager in the Debt Capital Markets unit of Danske Bank.

“I am naturally thrilled and highly motivated to be joining the JLL team. It is a great opportunity to lead and design a service for which there is such high demand in the market. Financing arrangements and transactions require specific expertise that we can now offer to JLL’s clients in Finland as well. My new role allows me to leverage the skillset I have attained from working in the field of versatile financing arrangements to provide novel solutions and reliable advice to our clients”.