Morgan Stanley Buys Historical Helsinki Building

Finland Finland — The Finnish Lifelong Learning Foundation (Kvs Foundation) has sold the historical building it had originally built in Töölö, Helsinki, to a fund advised by Morgan Stanley.

The Hot Finnish Office Market: “It Remains the Most Preferred Property Type for Investments”

Finland Finland — The Finnish market saw the largest office transaction since 2018 take place when Castellum acquired Kielo. Henrik Calton, Head of Capital Markets Finland at CBRE, tells Nordic Property News about the impact of the deal, the development of the Finnish office market, the foreign interest and the possibility of more corporate acquisitions.

Castellum Acquires Kielo for Approximately EUR 640M

Finland Finland — Castellum acquires the real estate company Kielo, part-owned and managed by Brunswick Real Estate, for approximately EUR 640 million.

Vectura Makes Stockholm Purchase

Sweden Sweden — Vectura acquires Hamnpulsen, with a well-established center for primary care, health and service in Gustavsberg in Värmdö municipality. The seller is Greenvard.

Barings Acquires Logistics Asset in the Helsinki Region

Finland Finland — Barings has acquired a logistics asset in the Helsinki region of Finland in an off-market transaction for EUR 86 million from NRP, on behalf of a pan-European core strategy.

Why the Door May Be Opening for Opportunistic Buyers in Denmark

Denmark Denmark — The Danish market has proved resilient during the challenges of the pandemic. Dragana Marina, Head of Research at CBRE Denmark, shares her view of the development of yields, the foreign interest and why opportunities may turn up for opportunistic buyers.

The Global Investors About to Return to the Nordics

Nordic — Colin Waddell, Managing Director in the Nordics at CBRE on how the Nordic countries perform on the investment market, the segments that attracts investors, and which country that will bounce back after the crisis.

"The Market Is Very Strong"

Nordic — In CBRE's reshaping towards becoming more Nordic, Patrik Kallenvret is stepping into the role of Head of Capital Markets Nordics. He tells Nordic Property News about his new position, which segments are the hottest in the Nordic region and where there might be an upswing in transactions.

Patrik Kallenvret Takes Up New Position at CBRE

Nordic — CBRE has today announced the appointment of Patrik Kallenvret as Managing Director - Head of Capital Markets, Nordics.

The Nordic Region in the Front Row of Sustainable Properties

Nordic — Dragana Marina, Head of Research at CBRE Denmark: “You don’t have to do complex math to understand the amplitude of the challenge.”

Catella RIM Acquires Student Residence in Copenhagen for EUR 45 Million

Denmark Denmark — Berlin-based Catella Residential Investment Management has acquired the Telegrafkollegiet student residence in Copenhagen for EUR 45 million for the Catella European Student Housing Fund II. The seller is Gefion Group.

“We Expect to See More Foreign Entries into the Finnish Market”

Finland Finland — Henrik Calton has been named new Head of Capital Markets for CBRE in Finland. He tells Nordic Property News about his ambitions in the new role, the state of the Finnish transaction market and why he expects to see more foreign players making a Finnish entry.

CBRE Appoints Head of Capital Markets

Finland Finland — CBRE has announced the appointment of Henrik Calton as Head of Capital Markets in Finland. He will take over from Sami Kiehelä, who is stepping down from this role after nearly five successful years of running the Capital Markets business in Finland.

Logistics Outlook: Why Net Zero Will Be Reality Sooner in the Nordics Than Rest of Europe

Denmark Denmark — Dragana Marina, Head of Research at CBRE Denmark, on the major challenges for modern logistics, the importance of reaching a transition regarding carbon dioxide emissions, and the increased attraction to Nordic logistics, going forward.

These Are the Challenges on the Occupier Market

Finland Finland — CBRE adds Finnish real estate profile Joona Nyman to their Occupier team. He tells Nordic Property News about his new role, why he wanted to join CBRE, the challenges on the occupier market and what effects the pandemic has had on office needs.

Blackbrook Makes Second Danish Acquisition

Denmark Denmark — Blackbrook Capital has acquired a 42,000 sqm cross-dock logistics facility near Copenhagen, leased to a market-leading Danish freight company, Danske Fragtmænd.

“The Nordic Retail Markets Are Domestic and Full of Contrasts”

Nordic — Oscar Sandén has been named new Head of Retail, Investor Leasing, at CBRE. He tells Nordic Property News about his new role, why he sees the Nordic retail markets as domestic and full of contrats and whether struggling retailer would have been in trouble even without the pandemic.

Big Changes and More International Capital to Come for the Nordic Hotel Markets

Nordic — One of Norway's most famous hotels has changed owners and for the first time ended up with a foreign owner. Erik Myklebust, Head of Hotels at CBRE who was the sellers advisor, tells Nordic Property News about his view on the future of hotels and about the foreign interest in Nordic hotel investments.

Prestigious Hotel Sold in Norway

Norway Norway — Hotel Ullensvang sold to HIG Capital and Hamilton Hotel Partners.

Costco Opens its First Store in Sweden

Sweden Sweden — In the fall of 2022, the American retail giant Costco will open its first store in Sweden – just over 13,000 sqm in Trophi's Arninge Station.

The Asian Interest in the Nordic Markets

Nordic — CBRE strengthens their Nordic team as Guy Payn takes a position as Senior Director, Strategic Advisory Services, Nordics and with that leavs CBRE Asia Pacific. He tells Nordic Property News about the transfer to the Nordics, what experiences and insights he brings with him, the Asian interest in the Nordic markets and about saying goodbye to his rugby career in Hong Kong.

CBRE Recruits from Savills

Sweden Sweden — CBRE now announces that it has recruited another senior employee. It is Philip Nilsson who will start today in the Occupier business area, as Associate Director.

Leaves Sponda for CBRE

Finland Finland — James Clarke joins CBRE’s Nordic Capital Markets team as Director, Investment Properties. He tells Nordic Property News what attracted him about CBRE, what he hopes to bring with him from his time at Blackstone-owned Sponda and how he views the Finnish transaction market.

Changes in the Top at CBRE: “Better Support for Our Cross-border Clients”

Nordic — CBRE makes changes at the top. Colin Waddell takes over as Managing Director of Nordics while Siri Tulikoura assumes the role of Managing Director of Finland. The duo tells Nordic Property News about the changes and how this will make CBRE more attractive.

CBRE Appoints Colin Waddell as Managing Director of the Nordics

Nordic — CBRE has announced the appointment of Colin Waddell as Managing Director of its Nordic region effective March 1, 2021. Waddell was previously Managing Director of CBRE’s Finland and Norway businesses.