Why Heimstaden’s Finnish Entry Was Delayed

Finland Finland — Christian Fladeland, Co‑CIO of Heimstaden, tells Nordic Property News about the Finnish entry, where they want to grow, and for how long they have looked for investment opportunities in the country.

Skanska Gets Construction Assignment in Helsinki

Finland Finland — Skanska has signed a contract with the City of Helsinki to renovate congress and event venue Finlandia Hall located in the center of Helsinki. The contract is worth EUR 88M, about SEK 890M, which will be included in the Nordic order bookings for the second quarter of 2021.

JM’s Investment Targets in Finland

Finland Finland — Markus Heino, President of JM Finland, on the recent acquisition, the attraction to the Pasila area, whether the Finnish operations are scheduled as planned, and where they focus on development, going forward.

The Finnish Office Market Expected to Bounce Back

Finland Finland — Antti Louko, Managing Director of Catella Finland: “We are already seeing increasing investor demand both from foreign and domestic investors.”

“We Have Seen Quite Aggressive Yields”

Finland Finland — Kojamo’s CEO Jani Nieminen on the Q1 results, how the international players are affecting the Finnish transaction market, and the still ongoing impact of Covid-19 on the residential market.

Hemsö Acquires University Asset in Helsinki

Finland Finland — Hemsö acquires a university property in central Helsinki for future development into modern training facilities. The property will be leased by the University of Helsinki until 2024. The investment amounts to approximately EUR 17 million and the seller is the University of Helsinki.

The Key for Office Success – During the Crisis

Finland Finland — Trevian-managed development of Duetto Business Park succeeds beyond expectations – occupancy rate rises despite COVID era challenges. Risto Vuorenrinne, Investment Director at Trevian AM, tells Nordic Property News about the major office project in Helsinki, when they expect to reach 95 percent occupancy, and future office challenges.

SRV to Renovate Historic Property in Helsinki

Finland Finland — SRV and Helsinki University Properties have signed an agreement on the basic renovation of Snellmania, which is located in Kruununhaka, Helsinki. The project management contract for the renovation of this culturally and historically significant building is valued at approximately EUR 12 million.

HOK-Elanto Buys Retail and Office Assets in Helsinki

Finland Finland — Tarkala Oy has sold retail and office premises located near Helsinki city centre to HOK-Elanto.

Where Finland Is Lacking Behind the Rest of the Nordics

Finland Finland — Tuomas Rantsi, Chief Operating and Development Officer, Real Estate, on the Finnish residential trends, where they look for new investments, and how the Finnish market is performing in a Nordic context.

“We Have Several Foreign Investors Looking at Entering the Finnish Market”

Finland Finland — Janne Eriksson, Managing Director of Cushman & Wakefield Finland, on the increased global interest in Finnish properties, whether 2021 will be business as usual, and he summarizes the first quarter on the Finnish transaction market.

How SBB Became One of Finland’s Leading Property Companies

Finland Finland — Ilija Batljan and his creation SBB entered Finland three years ago. Here is the Swedish giant’s Finnish journey.

NCC to Develop Centrally Located Building in Helsinki

Finland Finland — NCC has acquired and is now commencing renovation of the illustrious and centrally located KY Building in Helsinki. The property, which is the former students’ union building of Helsinki School of Economics, will be renovated and converted into a modern, sustainable and multifunctional office block.

Why Finland Attracts Swedish Property Giants

Finland Finland — Patrik Andersson, CEO of Brunswick Real Estate, on the Nyfosa co-operation, what they want to achieve in the country, and benefits of investing in Finnish properties.

United Bankers Acquires in Helsinki

Finland Finland — Special investment fund UB Suomi Kiinteistöt has acquired a commercial property in the Vallila district in Helsinki.

Sato to Develop New Rental Homes in Helsinki

Finland Finland — Sato, one of Finland’s largest rental housing providers, is developing non-subsidised rental homes on Maaherrantie street in the the Helsinki district of Oulunkylä, in the ‘Wise Mobility City Block’ uniquely situated at the intersection of the Jokeri Light Rail line and the main railway line. Construction begins in April of the current year and the homes will be move-in ready in spring 2023.

Another Divestment Made: Here Are Varma’s Acquisition Targets

Finland Finland — Ilkka Tomperi, Investment Director and Head of Real Estate at Varma on the Finnish operations going forward, and the struggle on the office market. “This is likely to have a negative effect on the outlook of non-prime offices.”

NCC to Construct Residential Units in Helsinki

Finland Finland — NCC has been commissioned by the City of Helsinki to build seven apartment buildings with in total 187 apartments in the Herttoniemi area in eastern Helsinki. The combined order value is approximately 35 MEUR.

Pembroke and NCC to Create a New Office Building

Finland Finland — NCC and Pembroke have signed a contract to build a new office building in the Vallila area in Helsinki. An obsolete office will be replaced by a new sustainable and energy efficient 21,000 sqm building.

The Hits Towards the Finnish Residential Market During the Pandemic

Finland Finland — Kojamo’s CEO, Jani Nieminen: “The occupancy rate will increase the late part of this year.”

These Are the Chances of a Recovering Finnish Transaction Market

Finland Finland — Catella Market Indicator Spring 2021 Finland has been published. Antti Louko, Managing Director of Catella Finland, tells Nordic Property News about the decreased transaction volumes, whether this is the new normal, and expectations on the Finnish investment market in 2021.

Major Refurbishment of Helsinki Hotel

Finland Finland — Original Sokos Hotel Helsinki, located in the Helsinki city centre, will undergo a major refurbishment project.

Avara Keen on Growing Its Portfolio Significantly

Finland Finland — After the Major Residential investment: Harri Retkin, CIO of Avara, on the Finnish residential market, why the segment stays resilient, and the Covid-19 impact over the deal flow in Finland.

The Resilience in the Healthcare Segment

Finland Finland — Jennifer Eloheimo, Investment Director at EQ Care, on which tenants that have struggled during the pandemic in their ‘safe’ segment, and what kind of investments they will continue to do, in 2021.

Further Growth to Expect for Julius Tallberg in Helsinki

Finland Finland — Timo Valtonen, CEO of Julius Tallberg Real Estate, on the perfect timing of the recent divestment, the attraction to the Lauttasaari area, and how the business went during the year of the pandemic.