Citycon Sells Stockholm Shopping Center to Artmax

Sweden Sweden — Citycon has entered a deal with Artmax regarding the divestment of the Åkermyntan shopping center in Stockholm. Furthermore, Citycon has developed and sold adjacent construction rights of approximately 7,000 square meter apartment buildings to a property developer.

Profi Purchases from Brunswick

Sweden Sweden — Profi Fastigheter purchases the Gustavsberg 1:316 property, also known as Badkarsfabriken from Brunswick Real Estate. The property encompasses 21,000 sqm facilities for education, warehouse and production.

Speculative Office Development on the Rise in Copenhagen

Denmark Denmark — A decrease in office availability has spurred a rise in speculative office development in Copenhagen. Ninna Therkelsen and Dragana Marina from CBRE analyze the new trend for Nordic Property News.

Deka Acquires Oslo Office Property for EUR 77M

Norway Norway — Deka Immobilien has acquired an office property in Oslo for around EUR 77M. The seller is the Norwegian project developer Winta Eiendom AS. The property is to be included in the portfolio of the open-ended real estate fund Westinvest Inter Select.

NREP Divests Office Property in Helsinki

Finland Finland — NREP has sold a prime office property located in the district of Sörnäinen in Helsinki to M&G Real Estate.

CBRE GI Buys for EUR 80M in Gävle

Sweden Sweden — CBRE European Shopping Centre Fund II, a fund managed by CBRE Global Investors, has acquired Gallerian Nian in Gävle, Sweden, for EUR 80M. The vendor was a closed end fund managed by Barings Real Estate Advisers.

Capman Makes First Acquisition in Oslo

Norway Norway — Capman Nordic Real Estate fund has acquired a mixed use commercial property located at St. Olavs Gate 23 in central Oslo from Aberdeen.

CBRE Managed Fund Enters Finland

Finland Finland — The CBRE European Shopping Centre Fund II (ESCF II), a fund managed by CBRE Global Investors, has acquired Skanssi Shopping Centre in Turku. The shopping centre was bought in an off-market deal from Capman.

CBRE Global Investors Acquires Bromma Blocks from Starwood

Sweden Sweden — CBRE Global Investment Partners (CBRE GIP) announced today the acquisition of Bromma Blocks, Stockholm, for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition was completed on behalf of the CBRE GIP European Co-Investment Fund (ECF), the firm’s European value add program, in a joint venture with Vencom. The seller was a controlled affiliate of Starwood Capital Group.

TH Real Estate Acquires 50 percent of Kamppi

Finland Finland — TH Real Estate has agreed to acquire a 50 percent stake in the Kamppi Centre, a prime shopping centre located in Helsinki, Finland from Barings Real Estate Advisers, acting on behalf of the Nordic Retail Fund, thereby creating a 50:50 joint venture partnership between Allianz and TH Real Estate. The 50 percent stake, which values the centre at over EUR 500M, is to be acquired on behalf of TH Real Estate’s flagship pan-European investment vehicle, the European Cities Fund, which was launched in 2016.

CBRE Acquires Shopping Center from Trophi

Sweden Sweden — CBRE Global Investors announces the acquisition of Jägersro Center in Malmö, Sweden, on behalf of the CBRE European Shopping Centre Fund II. The vendor was Trophi Fastigheter AB and the transaction price is approximately MSEK 500 (EUR 52M).

Trevian Continues to Sell Care Properties

Finland Finland — Trevian Care II Ky, a real estate equity fund managed by Trevian Asset Management Oy, has sold a portfolio comprising of 11 care property assets to a fund managed by AXA Investment Managers – Real Assets.

Copenhagen Currently Third Largest Transaction Market in Europe

Denmark Denmark — Copenhagen has during the last two quarters been in third place in Europe, in regards to the transaction volume, according to numbers from CBRE.

Warburg Divests to eQ Finnish Real Estate in Helsinki

Finland Finland — On behalf of Warburg-HIH Invest, TH Real Estate has sold an office property in Helsinki to eQ Finnish Real Estate, a Finnish property fund managed by eQ Asset Management. The purchase price amounts to approximately EUR 21 million.

Platzer’s First Acquisition on Lindholmen

Sweden Sweden — Gothenburg Company Platzer has for a time had the goal of acquiring in the Lindholmen district. The first acquisition is now completed; an office property encompassing 9,700 sqm for MSEK 373 (€40M).

New Pareto Company Purchases 94,000 sqm

Sweden Sweden — Pareto Securities created Bosjö Fastigheter purchases Ellos’ headquarters and central warehouse in Borås.

IBM In Search of New Head Quarters

Norway Norway — IBM, one of Norway’s largest IT companies, is in search of office spaces between 8,000 and 11,000 sqm for a new headquarters.

CBRE Appointed by Aberdeen to Manage Nordic portfolio

Nordic — CBRE has been appointed by Aberdeen Asset Management, the global asset management group, to manage a real estate portfolio of 290 assets in the Nordic region.

CBRE Enters into Agreement to Acquire Affiliate in Norway

Norway Norway — CBRE Group has entered into an agreement to acquire its affiliate company in Norway, Atrium AS, responding to increased demand from clients targeting commercial real estate opportunities across the Nordics.

Danske Fragtmænd Sells Properties to Standard Life for €130 M

Denmark Denmark — Danske Fragtmænd sells all their properties as a “sale-and-leaseback” to a fund controlled by Standard Life Investments, with a base in Edinburgh.

AF Gruppen Sells Commercial Building in Gothenburg

Sweden Sweden — Norwegian AFG Invest 5 AS – owned by AF Gruppen Norge, EKO Eiendom and Brødrene Jensen – has entered into an agreement for the sale of the office property Glasiären in Gothenburg.

Decreased Oil Prices Can Lead to Real Estate Bubble

Norway Norway — The significant decrease in oil prices can internationally create a bubble on the real estate market. This according to CBRE that just came out with a new report on the effects of the decreasing oil prices.

Triuva Sells to Skandia in Helsingborg

Sweden Sweden — Triuva Kapitalverwaltungsgesellschaft (former IVG Institutional Funds) has divested a prime retail property in Helsingborg, Sweden to Skandia Fastigheter.

Aberdeen in talks with CBRE to outsource Nordic property management function

Nordic — Aberdeen Asset Management is to roll out its UK and Continental European property management business model into the Nordics. Aberdeen is in negotiations to outsource property management, property accounting and property administration to CBRE.

Strong Quarter for the Norwegian Transaction Market

Nordic — The investment volume in Norway reached € 3 billion in Q3, representing approximately 33% of the total Nordic volume, which reached € 9.1 billion in the quarter.