"This Will Trigger the Next Financial Crisis"

Nordic — September 15 2008 the figurative bomb exploded on Wall Street when Lehman Brothers folded and set off the financial crisis. Now that a decade has pasted Nordic Property News rehashes the events of the crisis, the effect it had on the Swedish real estate market and see into the future as to what will set off the next crisis with Erik Selin, CEO of Balder, Hans Wallenstam, CEO of Wallenstam, and Sven-Olof Johansson, CEO of Fastpartner.

Balder acquires property at Backaplan, Gothenburg

Sweden Sweden — As a part in Balder’s investment in Backaplan, one of the big urban development areas in Gothenburg, they have now acquired a commercial property consisting of 9,000 sqm of existing space and future office construction rights of approximately 21,000 sqm.

”I Think We Will See More Deals Like These”

Sweden Sweden — Sharam Rahi, deputy CEO of Swedish giant Balder, shares his view on the future of Gothenburg and what deals he expects to see more of.

Balder in New Hotel Investment

Sweden Sweden — Balder, together with Folkets Hus and the hotel operator Nordic Choice, has entered into an agreement to develop, construct and operate the new hotel at Järntorget in Gothenburg.    

Balder an Important Partner in Väsby Entré

Sweden Sweden — Fastighets AB Balder will be a so-called anchor partner in the work on Väsby Entré in Upplands Väsby, and will develop more than half of the project.

Why Balder Enters Germany

Sweden Sweden — The company's CFO Marcus Hansson explains to Nordic Property News why they view the hotel portfolio as the optimal step into the country: "There could definitely be more acquisitions."

Why Balder has Strong Faith in the Nordic Markets

Nordic — Earlier this spring Sweden's largest listed real estate company, Balder, made its first acquisition in Norway as well as several acquisitions in the other Nordic markets. For Nordic Property News, CEO Erik Selin gives his views on the Nordic region's future development.

Balder Makes Green Push in Copenhagen

Denmark Denmark — Marcus Hansson, CFO of Balder, tells Nordic Property News why the company choses a green focus in new Copenhagen projects.

Slättö Divests for EUR 155M

Sweden Sweden — Through its fourth fund, Slättö IV, Slättö has divested to properties for a total transaction price of EUR 155M. Buyers are Trenum, owned by Balder and AP3, and Lansa, owned by Länsförsäkringar.

Balder Sees Possibilities on Declining Housing Market

Sweden Sweden — Swedish real estate giant Balder keeps showing strong numbers. CEO Erik Selin tells Nordic Property News what possibilities the company sees on the declining housing market.

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.

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.

Largest Rental Income Growth in Sweden

Sweden Sweden — How was the rental income evolve for the listed Swedish real estate companies in 2017? Nordic Property News presents a list of the rental income development.

The Largest Swedish Residential Transactions

Sweden Sweden — Nordic Property News completes the breakdown of Swedish residential buyers and sellers with a list of the ten largest residential transactions in 2017/2018.

Largest Swedish Residential Sellers

Sweden Sweden — The turbulent housing market has dominated the industry news over the past few months. Nordic Property News shares a unique list of the companies that sold most residential in 2017/2018.

Balder Makes New Big Hotel Splash

Sweden Sweden — Swedish giant Balder makes new big hotel investment. The company's CEO Erik Selin tells Nordic Property News on the importance of the hotel portfolio, entering a new market region and the collaboration with Norwegian hotel mogul Petter Stordalen.

Skanska Divests Hotel Project to Balder

Sweden Sweden — Skanska sells the hotel project Gradienten, which will be built in central Jönköping for about EUR 43M. The buyer is Balder.

Swedish Giant Makes First Retail Investment

Sweden Sweden — Balder has made their first large retail property ever by paying close to MSEK 795 (EUR 81M) for 421 in Gothenburg. Erik Selin tells Nordic Property News more about the fast deal – and open up for more purchases in the new segment.

The New Trend in Real Estate Finance

Sweden Sweden — A new trend is breaking through in Sweden where other forms of financing are chosen over bank financing. Some of Sweden’s top real estate companies share with Nordic Property News what forms they choose – and why.

Balder New Majority Owner of Serena Properties

Nordic — Balder has agreed to acquire 56 percent of Serena Properties, a company currently owned by Ratos, Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company och Redito.

Balder Acquires Four Hotel Properties in Copenhagen

Denmark Denmark — Balder has agreed to acquire four hotel properties in central Copenhagen for approximately SEK 1 billion (EUR 103M).

Balder Acquires Hotel Property in Helsinki

Finland Finland — Balder has entered into a binding agreement with Tradeka-sijoitus Oy to acquire the Holiday Inn Helsinki - West Ruoholahti hotel property for EUR 39M. The transaction is expected to close in early July 2017.

D Carnegie Acquires Portfolio from Balder

Sweden Sweden — D Carnegie has entered into an agreement to acquire residential property portfolios in Arboga, Köping and Tranås. The seller is Balder. The property portfolios comprises 42 properties and 1,681 apartments. The agreed property value is SEK 1.42 billion (EUR 150M) and the purchase price amounts to SEK 1.04 billion (EUR 110M). The transaction is a share deal with closing on May 2, 2017.

Heimstaden Acquires Three Development Properties in Copenhagen

Denmark Denmark — Heimstaden has, through its Danish subsidiary Heimstaden Danmark A/S, have entered into agreements to acquire three real estate projects in Copenhagen for a total of 265 apartments and 2,500 square meters of space. At the same time Heimstaden acquires residential apartments in Falköping in Sweden.

Balder Acquires Properties For More Than SEK 4 billion

Sweden Sweden — Fastighets AB Balder has entered into an agreement to acquire all the properties in the I.A Hedin Fastighet AB group from Anders Hedin Invest AB. The agreed value of the properties will amount to SEK 4.150 billion (EUR 434M) after completion of ongoing new and re-constructions. Balder also completes a directed issue of 3 million Class B ordinary shares, raising proceeds of approximately MSEK 690 (EUR 68M).