Ola Serneke steps down as CEO of Serneke Invest

Sweden Sweden — In connection with Doxa's review of the management structure within Serneke Invest, the company announces that Ola Serneke will leave his operational role as CEO. This change is a direct consequence of the ongoing separation of Serneke's contracting and project development operations, which has initially concentrated on making the contracting company independent. The next step in this process focuses on optimizing the collaboration between Doxa and Serneke Invest to create increased value and efficiency. With Ola Serneke's planned entry into Doxa's board at the end of April, Doxa and Serneke choose to implement this natural change before Ola Serneke's transition to board work.

Serneke and Balder sell 151,000 sqm of building rights in Karlastaden to Framtiden

Sweden Sweden — Serneke and Balder sell approximately 151,000 square meters of building rights in Karlastaden to Gothenburg's public property group AB Framtiden. The deal consists partly of two blocks that are transferred to 100 percent, and partly of four blocks that are transferred to 74 percent, with Serneke and Balder as continuing co-owners of 26 percent. The purchase price amounts to approximately SEK 1 billion and also includes a unilateral option to buy back the building rights in the four part-owned blocks no later than September 2027. The deal is expected to have a neutral profit effect for Doxa.

This is how Doxa will increase the value of Serneke

Sweden Sweden — CEO Victor Persson talks about why the valuation of Serneke went up over 200 million after the acquisition, the strengths of Karlatornet and how Doxa will realize maximum value in the previously listed company.

Ola Serneke after the takeover: "There has been plenty of questions about Doxa"

Sweden Sweden — This Monday, the bid was completed which has now meant that Doxa has taken over more than 90 percent of Serneke Group. Ola Serneke, founder and previous CEO, says to Nordic Property News that it will be fun to enter a new and larger context.

Doxa's CEO: "A Friendly Offer after Close Dialogue"

Sweden Sweden — Doxa's CEO Victor Persson tells Nordic Property News about the work leading up to the company's billion-dollar bid for Serneke, why a takeover attracts so much and Karlatornet's part in Serneke's attractiveness.

Doxa Makes Public Offer for Serneke

Sweden Sweden — Doxa has made an offer for all the series B shares in Serneke. The board of directors of Serneke unanimously recommends the shareholders of Serneke to accept the public offer made by Doxa.

The Future for Doxa after the Divestment of Doxa Dental

Sweden Sweden — Doxa divests it dental business, marking the last step into becoming a fully focused real estate company. CEO Victor Persson tells Nordic Property News about the divestment and what it means to the company going forward.

“There Are Many Reasons Why We Chose Him”

Sweden Sweden — As Doxa keeps building their real estate side, they’ve made a spectacular hire at CEO in Victor Persson, current COO at Blackstone’s Sponda. Doxa’s Chairman of the Board Greg Dingizian tells Nordic Property News about the hire and why Victor Persson was the right person for the job.

Blackstone Company's COO Joins Doxa as CEO

Sweden Sweden — Doxa announces today that Victor Persson, COO of Sponda, has been appointed new CEO. He will take up his position on January 1, 2022.

Why Blackrock Chooses Finland over Sweden

Nordic — Blackrock, the world's largest asset manager, has completed another Finnish transaction – but the company's Swedish entry is still put on hold. Vice President Victor Persson tells Nordic Property News of the appeal of Finland, why they play it slow in Sweden and the future plans for the Nordic markets.

Blackrock Makes New Helsinki Purchase

Finland Finland — Blackrock has acquired their third Helsinki property. Through their Blackrock Eurozone Core Property Fund the company has acquired a mixed-use retail and office asset in the Helsinki CBD from OP Life Assurance Company.

Blackrock Makes Second Finnish Purchase

Finland Finland — Blackrock has completed their second Finnish purchase and acquired the landmark building located at Erottajankatu 2 in Helsinki.

Blackrock's Future in the Nordics

Nordic — Blackrock keeps the spotlight on the Nordics. After recently having made there first acquisition in Finland Victor Persson, Vice President of Blackrock Real Asset, tells Nordic Property News what's next for Blackrock in the Nordics and how important the market is to the American giant.

American Giant Enters Finland

Finland Finland — Blackrock increases their Nordic footprint by acquiring an office building in Helsinki. Victor Persson, Vice President, Blackrock Real Assets, tells Nordic Property News of the acquisition in Ruoholahti and their view of the Finnish market.

Blackrock Acquires Office Building in Helsinki

Finland Finland — Blackrock Real Assets and Institutional Investment Partners (2IP) have acquired an office building in Helsinki from a fund managed by AXA IM Real Assets.

American Giant on Their First Nordic Steps and Future Plans

Denmark Denmark — A major player has entered the Nordics. Blackrock Real Estate – with assets of approximately SEK 200 billion (EUR 20 billion) – enters through the acquisition of Næstved Storcenter southwest of Copenhagen. Victor Persson, Vice President of Blackrock Nordics, tells Nordic Property News about the center purchase and the company’s future Nordic plans.