Why Agore Chooses Secondary Cities over Helsinki

Finland Finland — Agore Kiinteistöt has acquired two shopping centers from a fund advised by Barings Real Estate. Maria Söderman, Business Director responsible for Agore’s operations, tells Nordic Property News of the company's plans for the centers and why they don't acquire in Helsinki.

Sweden's Largest Purchasers in 2018

Sweden Sweden — Nordic Property News can present a list of the listed Swedish companies that has made most purchases in the first quarter of 2018.

German Giant in Bidding War with Starwood for Victoria Park

Sweden Sweden — German Vonovia has made a EUR 895M public cash offer for the shares in listed Victoria Park – just a month after Starwood made an offer for the same company. Rolf Buch, CEO of Vonovia, tells Nordic Property News of the interest in Victoria Park, the Swedish real estate market and the discussions with Starwood.

Board Members on New Offer for Victoria Park

Sweden Sweden — Peter Strand, former CEO and current chairman of the board, and board member Pia Kinhult tells Nordic Property News their views on the offer from Vonovia.

D Carnegie on New Investments and Tightened Competition

Sweden Sweden — After a strong opening of 2018 Blackstone-owned D Carnegie tells Nordic Property News of the plans for further growth and the tightened competition.

Swedish Foundation Enters New M&G Fund

Sweden Sweden — A Swedish foundation enters as an early investor into M&G's new investment fund.

Why Norwegian Investors Look to Finland

Nordic — Norwegian property investors looks more and more towards the Finnish market. Linn Idsø Brenne, Director and Partner at Pangea Property Partners, tells Nordic Property News of the new trend.

Fast-Growing Swedes Looking for Danish Expansion

Denmark Denmark — SBB has taken strong positions within the social property market in both Sweden and Norway and has recently entered Finland. Now the fast-growing company is looking for a Danish expansion. CEO Ilija Batljan tells Nordic Property News of the future plans and the value of adding a new market.

"The Stars Have Never Aligned This Well…"

Sweden Sweden — Hemfosa diveds the company into two: Hemfosa and Nyfosa. CEO Jens Engwall tells Nordic Property News about the company division, the excellent opportunities the real estate industry offers at the moment and when he actually will retire.

Swedish Giant On New Oslo Purchase

Norway Norway — Swedish giant Balder conitinues to invest in Norway. This time by acquiring a EUR 38M property in Oslo from Skanska. CEO Erik Selin tells Nordic Property News what sparked this expansion out west.

"Denmark Has Recovered After a Tough Period"

Denmark Denmark — Bonava continues to invest on the Danish market. The company's CFO Ann-Sofi Danielsson tells Nordic Property News about the future in Greater Copenhagen and why they are not looking outside the capital.

Giant Project in Jeopardy

Sweden Sweden — A 40,000 sqm office project is put on the backburner while awaiting the court decision: "The detailed development plan results in significant damage upon national interest."

Bovana's Light in the Tunnel on the Turbulent Housing Market

Sweden Sweden — Late last week Bovana announced that they are selling a rental project in Linköping to Bantorget Hyresbostäder. Bovana CFO Ann-Sofi Danielsson tells Nordic Property News why they view deals like this as the future, on a turbulent housing market.

Nordika's and Partners Group's Plans for New JV

Nordic — Nordika made a major divestment of a Swedish-Finnish portfolio and forms a JV with the buyer Partners Group. Gabriel Cronstedt, partner and founder of Nordika, tells Nordic Property News what made Partners Group the right fit for Nordika and what plans they have going forward.

Hemfosa's Norwegian Edge

Norway Norway — With two new acquisitions during the beginning of 2018, Hemfosa has strengthened their position on the Norwegian market. The CEO Jens Engwall tells Nordic Property News of the strengths of the Norwegian market and what competitive advantages Hemfosa has.

Fraud Charged CEO Leaves Swedish Residential Company After Scandal

Sweden Sweden — A scandal has unfolded in Swedish residential company Östersundshem. The CEO Daniel Kindberg leaves the company after fraud charges – Swedish construction giant connected to the scandal.

Victoria Park Rejects Starwood's Offer

Sweden Sweden — The Board of Directors at Victoria Park does not recommend the shareholders to accept Starwood's offer of SEK 34.40 per share. Chairman Bo Forsén tells Nordic Property News of the next step in the process.

After Danish Spending Spree – Heimstaden Acquires Sought After Swedish Apartments

Sweden Sweden — Heimstaden's transaction manager Fredrik Årman tells Nordic Property News about the company's struggle to grow in Lund.

"There Are Still Three Buyers for Every Seller"

Sweden Sweden — Peter Wiman, Head of Research and Head of Investment at Savills Sweden, shares his view on the beginning of the 2018 transaction year in Sweden and the Nordics.

Big Swedish Push from Finnish Hotel Chain

Nordic — With the acquisition of Apartment HS Forenom consolidates their position as number one in Sweden regarding long-term accomondation. Mats-Erik Lidström, CEO at Forenom Sweden, tells Nordic Property News why the Finnish company steps on the gas pedel on the Swedish market.

Largest 2018 Transaction in Sweden Called Off

Sweden Sweden — Niam's SEK 2.3 billion acquisition of Old Karolinska will not be completed, Irene Svenonius, Financial County Commissioner, in Stockholm tells Nordic Property News.

Grosvenor Increases Stockholm Focus

Sweden Sweden — Carl Strufve, Director Nordics at Grosvenor Europe, tells Nordic Property News of the company's increased Stockholm focus.

OP Financial Group on Acquisition of Marimekko's HQ

Finland Finland — OP Financial Group has through its Finnish Real Estate Fund Finland III acquired the head offices of world renowned Finnish design company Marimekko in a sale and lease back transaction. Markku Mäkiaho, Managing Director of OP Real Estate, tells Nordic Property News of the key points in the acquisition, the importance of a keeping a long-term tenant and the transformation of the up and coming area Herttoniemi.

"We Want to be the 500 Pound Gorilla of Coworking in Copenhagen"

Denmark Denmark — Technopolis CEO Keith Silverang on entering Denmark, their role on the Danish market and thoughts on further European expansion.

Largest Swedish Transactions of Q1 2018

Sweden Sweden — The Swedish transaction market during Q1 2018 has dropped compared to last year. Still some larger transactions has been made and Nordic Property News has listed the ten largest in the first quarter.