How Aktia Will Grow by EUR 100 Million per Year

Finland Finland — After the office acquisition in Helsinki from Ilmarinen: Jukka Sjösten, Real Estate Portfolio Manager at Aktia Asset Management, on what attracted them to the purchase and future investment targets.

After the Major Divestment in Helsinki – Here Are Varma’s Next Targets

Finland Finland — Ilkka Tomperi, Investment Director and Head of Real Estate at Varma: “This was a suitable moment to sell the core property.”

Nordic Choice's Acquisition of Kämp Collection Hotels Finalized

Finland Finland — The competition authority has approved Nordic Choice Hotels acquisition of Kämp Collection Hotels. The acquisition of Kämp Collection Hotels, which was previously owned by CapMan Buyout funds and other owners, was finalized on October 9th. The new owner aims at significantly increasing the hotel supply in Helsinki.

The Lowest Housing Rental Yields in 40 Years: “Rents Will Continue to Rise”

Nordic — Professor Thomas Beyerle, Head of Group Research at Catella, on the yields in the Nordic cities, which Nordic capital that has experienced the strongest percentage rental growth since 2015 and why the European yields will continue to fall.

For Sale: Prestigious Landmark Building in Helsinki

Finland Finland — Senate Properties initiates a tender procedure for the Alexander Theater in Helsinki. Jenna Kiukkonen, Sales Manager at Senate Properties, on the process that follows, the refurbishment need and for how long they can receive bids.

Why Conficap Will Only Invest in Finland

Finland Finland — Finnish property owner Conficap gives up direct property ownerships abroad. Atte Köykkä, Conficap’s Director, Real Estates, tells Nordic Property News why they just will focus their investments to Finland in the future.

Peab Builds a Commercial Property in Helsinki

Finland Finland — Peab has been commissioned to build a commercial building in Pukinmäki in Helsinki, Finland. The building will have a central location and easy access being close to the Pukinmäki railroad station and Ring 1. The customer is Helsingin Osuuskauppa Elanto and the contract is worth EUR 15 million.

The Requirements for EQ to Invest in Community Service Properties

Finland Finland — Jennifer Eloheimo, Investment Director at EQ Care, on the acquisition from Elite Alfred Berg, the market for community service properties in Finland and which cities they prefer to invest in.

Skanska: “There Are High Vacancy Rates in the Office Segment”

Finland Finland — Liisa Salmela, Communications Manager at Skanska Finland, tells Nordic Property News about the conversion from offices to apartments in Helsinki, how complex conversions are and whether it is a trend or not.

Here Are Elite Alfred Berg's Investment Targets

Finland Finland — "Grocery stores in particular seem to offer attractive returns," says Jaakko Ristola, Head of Real Estate Investment Management.

“A Healthy Level of Activity in the Property Investment Market”

Finland Finland — Ville Raitio, CIO at Kojamo, tells Nordic Property News about the large residential project in the Helsinki region and why residential investments remains attractive.

Why Foreign Investors Target Finland

Finland Finland — Starwood has entered Finland. Bård Bjølgerud, CEO of Pangea Property Partners, on the reasons why more global investors are looking at the country – and also why some still do not want to invest there.

Kojamo Has Agreed on the Construction of Over 900 Apartments

Finland Finland — Kojamo and Hausia have signed a co-operation agreement on construction of rental apartments worth approximately EUR 90 million in Espoo in Niittykumpu, Olari and Kirkkojärvi districts. The agreements will increase Kojamo’s offering in Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa and Kerava.

Starwood Enters Finland – Acquires Residential Portfolio with Avara

Finland Finland — Starwood Capital Group, a leading global private investment firm, yesterday announced the acquisition through a controlled affiliate of a Finnish rental residential portfolio of approximately 2,200 units in partnership with Avara from a consortium of domestic vendors.

Erik Selin: "It Is Easy to Make Great Deals"

Finland Finland — The Swedish real estate profile and Balder's CEO Erik Selin on the journey with Finland's largest housing developer Sato since the entry four years ago, why his close colleague Sharam Rahi takes the CEO position in the company and his view on the Finnish residential market.

Källgården: “Of Course We Want to Enter Sweden”

Nordic — Cibus Nordic Real Estate, listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange, has its entire portfolio in Finland. CEO Sverker Källgården tells Nordic Property News when it is time to enter Sweden and their investment rate so far in 2019.

After the Acquisitions in Helsinki: Capman's Future Investment Targets

Finland Finland — Sampsa Apajalahti, Investment Director at Capman Real Estate: “We will continue to screen the Nordic property market.”

Where Regenero Is Looking for Future Investments

Finland Finland — HGR Property Partners’ CEO Kari Helin tells Nordic Property News about the joint venture Regenero with building giant YIT, the divestment in Keilaniemi and upcoming investments.

JM Acquires Property for Residential Development

Finland Finland — JM is acquiring a well-situated industrial property in Hertonäs, Helsinki. Occupancy and payment will take place in Q3 2019.

“I See Lots of Opportunities in the Finnish Market”

Finland Finland — The New Finnish CEO at JLL, Christian Hohenthal, on his new position, the challenges on the Finnish real estate market and the foreign interest in Finland.

Hemfosa Purchases Office Portfolio in Espoo and Helsinki

Finland Finland — Hemfosa has acquired an office portfolio, with a majority of community services sector tenants, at an underlying property value of approximately MSEK 465 (MEUR 46).

Upcoming Challenges in the Merge of the Shopping and Entertainment Centers

Finland Finland — Ilkka Tomperi, Investment Director and Head of Real Estate at Varma, on the merge of the shopping center Jumbo and entertainment center Flamingo, how to tackle the e-commerce threat and future investment targets in Finland.

Tristan Fund Buys Five Office Buildings in Helsinki

Finland Finland — CCP 5 LL, the core-plus perpetual fund advised by Tristan Capital Partners, has acquired off-market a group of office buildings in Helsinki.

The Benefits of Logistics in Helsinki

Finland Finland — NRP’s Head of Real Estate Knut Ekjord on the latest purchase in Finland, the collaboration with Wilfast and why Finland is attractive for logistics investments.

Local Tapiola Sells Prime Residential Portfolio

Finland Finland — ​Local Tapiola Real Estate Capital Funds Ltd.'s managed fund LähiTapiola Asuntorahasto Prime Ky has sold a portfolio of ten prime residential properties providing a total of 547 apartments and a lettable area of 28,800 square meters to OP-Rental Yield special investment fund.