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  • 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.

    18.3.2019 Mikko Tenhola has been appointed as the new Head of Newsec Advisory in Finland from August 1, 2019. He joined Newsec in 2010 and has been deputy Head since 2017. The current Head Juhani Reen will retire at the end of 2019.
  • Newsec Property Outlook Spring 2019: (Co-)working 9 to 5 – is that the new way to make a living?

    11.3.2019 The total co-working stock in the Nordic and Baltic countries has grown by 36 percent from 2017 to 2018. Following this strong growth, the amount of co-working space will continue to increase by another 24 percent in 2019, up to 680,000 square meters. Co-working as a share of the total office stock will also continue to grow, from 1.5 percent in 2017 to about 2.5 percent in 2019. These figures are available in the latest issue of the Newsec Property Outlook.
  • Equality is the norm at Newsec

    8.3.2019 Though real estate is traditionally regarded as a highly male-dominated and rather conservative sector, this image is changing rapidly. Newsec is an excellent example of this trend, with women making up nearly 60 per cent of the staff, even in managerial grades. How did this come about? Let's give the women an opportunity to explain!
  • New official trade names at Newsec

    6.3.2019 Newsec is harmonising its official trade names. The changes will not affect client accounts, with operations continuing as before.
  • OP Life Assurance Company sells a prime landmark building in Helsinki CBD

    19.2.2019 OP Life Assurance Company has sold a mixed-use retail and office asset to BlackRock Eurozone Core Property Fund. Newsec acted as the seller’s exclusive commercial advisor in the transaction.