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  • Newsec Finnish Property Outlook: Supply does not meet demand in the property market

    14.2.2020 Properties remain an attractive investment area as a result of better yields and a more secure operational environment compared to other investment items. The main obstacle is that supply does not meet demand. In addition to the Helsinki city centre, investors are interested in other prime submarkets in the metropolitan area as well as Turku and Tampere.
  • Newsec tenant representation finds new premises for Blood Service

    18.12.2019 The Blood Service has been operating in the Kivihaka district of Northwest Helsinki since 1972. Newsec tenant representation assisted in arranging relocation from these old premises to modern high standard facilities in Vehkala, West Vantaa.

    OP-Vuokratuotto special investment fund bought the newly constructed Lapti Group headquarter office property located in Oulu, Limingantulli area, from a group of private investors.
  • eQ Finnish Real Estate Fund acquires Alberga Business Park B and C buildings

    9.12.2019 Leppävaara office market remains active. eQ Finnish Real Estate Fund acquired Alberga Business Park B and C buildings in Leppävaara from a fund managed by Amundi Real Estate. Newsec acted as the vendor’s commercial advisor in the transaction.
  • Newsec combats climate change with commitment to Net Zero Carbon Buildings

    4.12.2019 Newsec is challenging the sector to commit to reducing emissions, and has taken a step towards carbon-neutral premises by signing the Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment of the World Green Building Council.
  • Sanna Kostiainen appointed for the Head of Communications and Marketing

    18.10.2019 Sanna Kostiainen (MA) has been appointed for the Head of Communications and Marketing of Newsec's Finnish operations as of 7. January 2020.
  • Heikki Kangas appointed Head of Valuation at Newsec

    3.10.2019 Heikki Kangas has been appointed Head of Valuation at Newsec Advisory in Finland and will begin in his new role on 1 January 2020. Heikki has worked at Newsec since 2010 as Deputy Head of Valuation. The current Head of Valuation, Hannu Ridell, will continue as Senior Advisor until he retires on 30 June 2020.
  • Residential and logistics properties in Finland attracting investors

    13.9.2019 Newsec’s latest Finnish Property Outlook predicts that foreign investors will continue to show increased interest in Finland’s property market. Low interest rates and yields coupled with stock market uncertainty is expected to keep property investment demand high. Investors are now interested primarily in residential and logistics properties.
  • Newsec to be commercial manager of eQ shopping centres

    11.9.2019 The Finnish asset management and corporate finance group eQ Asset Management has selected Newsec as a partner responsible for commercial management and marketing of its shopping and business centres.
  • YIT Finland bought the former premises of Institute of Marketing in Helsinki

    8.7.2019 YIT Suomi Oy has on 5.7.2019, in collaboration with the limited partnership Suomen Osatontti II Ky, bought the former premises of Institute of Marketing from the registered association Markkinointi-instituutin Kannatusyhdistys ry. The property located in Helsinki at Töölöntullinkatu 4-6 has previously been in office and educational use.
  • Trevian Finland Properties I has bought the majority share of the Ruoholahti metrostation office property

    5.7.2019 Special Investment Fund Trevian Finland Properties I has acquired 70.5% share of the real estate company Ruoholahden Metrotori from Trade Union Pro. Newsec acted as the advisor of the Seller in the process.
  • Fortum Power and Heat Oy sold an office property to a fund operated by Elite Alfred Berg

    4.7.2019 The object of the sale was the office property located at Piispanportti 10 in Espoo, Finland. The property is on a visible location by Länsiväylä motorway and Shopping centre Iso Omena. Newsec acted as the commercial advisor for the Seller.
  • Newsec and Logicor to enter into a property management service agreement covering more than a million square metres

    13.6.2019 The service agreement includes all of Logicor's approximately 80 properties in Finland.
  • Newsec acted as the Seller's commercial advisor in the transaction of two shopping centres

    13.6.2019 Citycon has signed an agreement to sell two shopping centres in Finland for approximately EUR 77 million to Nordic real estate investor NREP.
  • Two K-Citymarket properties were sold - Newsec advised the seller

    28.5.2019 Fastighets AB Esmero Retail Property sold two K-Citymarket retail properties located in Hämeenlinna and Kajaani. The properties were acquired by Corum Origin SCPI.
  • Good liquidity in the big box property market - a portfolio of five K-rauta properties was sold

    13.5.2019 Investor demand in the big box property market is good for opportunities where the tenant is creditworthy and the micro location is well-established.

    15.4.2019 Newsec has been offering tenant representation services from the beginning of the 21st century and it has gained considerable popularity in recent years. In order to improve the service, communicate more efficiently and add transparency, Newsec has developed the digital Newsec Tenrep tool. The innovation makes it easier for lessors to be involved in space searches and for tenants to find suitable spaces.

    3.4.2019 Simo Vilhunen becomes Head of the Capital Markets team, Esa Pentikäinen becomes Vice Head of the Commercial Brokerage team.
  • Sustainable investing is increasingly important within the real estate sector

    29.3.2019 Sustainable investing has become an integral part of the values and strategy of the biggest businesses in real estte. Climate change concerns have brought the subject to the centre of pension fund investment policies, in particular, and it is becoming more and more mainstream.

    27.3.2019 A CBD landmark property Kivikukkaro located at Yliopistonkatu 29 B, Turku, has been sold. The property was acquired by the open-ended special AIF Vontobel Sustainable Real Estate, managed by Quadoro Doric.