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  • Top-tier rating for Newsec workplaces in Finland

    15.2.2019 Newsec has achieved a truly stunning 4th place in the medium-sized enterprises section of the prestigious Great Place to Work® Finland survey, improving the company's ranking by a remarkable 12 places compared to the previous year.
  • Investment demand remains strong and international investors active in Finnish property market

    13.2.2019 Newsec's spring Property Outlook Finland reveals that stock market fluctuations and low interest rates have encouraged investors to seek more stable and higher yields and to decentralise their property investments.
  • Rental apartment buildings, logistics and consumer goods store properties attracting international interest

    13.2.2019 Urbanisation is intensifying rental apartment building investment demand in Finland and abroad. Domestic investors have been the most active in this sector, although last year, international investors made significant direct investments in rental apartment buildings in Finland – a trend that is likely to continue to grow this year.
  • Municipalities outsourcing their property holdings

    13.2.2019 The public sector and municipalities, in particular, are in the process of changing their property strategy and not all municipal property investments are necessarily recorded in their own balance sheets any longer.
  • Newsec adviced the City of Helsinki in a €165 million sale and leaseback arrangement with Union Investment

    4.12.2018 On the 4th of December the City of Helsinki has signed a sales agreement regarding the Urban Environment House located in Kalasatama, Helsinki. The property currently under construction is acquired by Union Investment Real Estate GmbH via a forward purchase agreement. Purchase price for the asset comprising 27,500 sqm of leasable area is 165 million euros. At the same time City of Helsinki signs a 20-year lease for the entire building.
  • Urban Edenström the entrepreneur of the year in the Stockholm region

    The founder of Stronghold Invest AB, Urban Edenström, has been appointed the entrepreneur of the year in the Stockholm region.

    16.11.2018 Newsec has prepared a report on service needs in the Pasila district for the City of Helsinki. The City of Stockholm also chose Newsec as its advisor for redeveloping the Slussen district. Providing advice and various analyses for public sector property transactions is an integral part of Newsec’s service portfolio in the Nordic and Baltic Countries.
  • Newsec assists University Properties of Finland Ltd in bond issue

    8.11.2018 University Properties of Finland Ltd (SYK) has issued the first green bond in the property sector. To support this move, Newsec valued the entire SYK property portfolio in autumn 2018.
  • Properties play a key role in mitigating climate change

    16.10.2018 The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a report last week presenting two future scenarios for an increase in the global average temperature: 1.5 degrees and 2 degrees. There is no longer any room to doubt that now is the last opportunity to bring about an emission-free future for our children, and properties will play a vital role in this.
  • Sale of high value property in Erottaja, Helsinki – Newsec serves as advisor to the seller

    11.10.2018 A high value property at Erottajankatu 2 in downtown Helsinki has changed owner. The Seller comprised two housing corporations belonging to the bankruptcy estate of a construction company, and the buyer was an international real estate investment company.
  • Ilmarinen sells two properties to special investment fund eQ Finnish Real Estate

    24.9.2018 Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company has sold properties in Järvenpää and Valkeakoski to Special Investment Fund eQ Finnish Real Estate (AIF).
  • Former International director of JLL to front UK presence of largest Nordic property asset manager

    19.9.2018 The Nordics' and Baltics' largest property asset management firm, Newsec, is to open a London office for the first time, to represent the business in the UK following rapid expansion in the region over the last two years.
  • Euromoney ranks Newsec as the best advisory company in the Nordics and Baltics

    17.9.2018 In its annual survey, the international magazine Euromoney ranks Newsec as the top advisory company in the Nordic and Baltic region. This is an improvement from last year's third place and a receipt of Newsec's investment in building a cross border platform in the region.
  • HUS sells Töölö Hospital holdings to Veritas – Newsec serves as advisor to the seller

    29.8.2018 Helsinki and Uusimaa Hospital District HUS has sold its Töölö Hospital real estate holdings to Veritas Pension Insurance Company for a price of EUR 64 million.
  • OP-Vuokratuotto Special Investment Fund sold a residential portfolio of 158 apartments - Newsec acted as commercial advisor

    1.6.2018 OP-Vuokratuotto Special Investment Fund, belonging to the OP Group, has sold a residential portfolio of 158 apartments to Kunta-asunnot Oy (KAS asunnot). The transaction was concluded on 1 June 2018.
  • Newsec invests heavily in developing specialist services for the property sector

    21.5.2018 As the largest specialist enterprise in the Nordic property sector, Newsec is rapidly securing its hold on digitalisation in Finland.
  • Newsec to work with eQ Real Estate Funds

    11.4.2018 Newsec has concluded an agreement on the supply of property management services to the eQ Care and eQ Finnish Real Estate special investment funds as of 1 May 2018.
  • New partners at Newsec Advice Oy

    20.3.2018 Newsec Advice Oy has invited Amos Larinkoski, Ilpo Münster and Esa Pentikäinen to serve as partners as of 19 March 2018.
  • Newsec partners with Nordea Life Assurance

    12.3.2018 Newsec has concluded a comprehensive property management service agreement with Nordea Life Assurance Finland Ltd concerning two real estate portfolios. The arrangement includes a total of 42 business properties covering nearly 280,000 square metres, and more than 1,000 dwellings spread across 15 residential units.
  • Newsec acted as the vendor's advisor in the sale of educational property portfolio in Helsinki

    2.3.2018 Helsingin Yliopistokiinteistöt Oy (HYK), fully owned by University of Helsinki, has sold three university properties in Helsinki to Hemsö.