2021-04-13 06:00Press release

Niam acquires 782 rental homes in Denmark from Birch Ejendomme

Acquisition Jutland, BaghaveAcquisition Jutland, Baghave

Niam has acquired a portfolio of 782 turn-key residential units located in five growth cities on Jutland, Denmark. The portfolio comprises of 10 properties with 646 terraced houses and 136 apartments which are all being built by the well-known Danish developer Birch Ejendomme that previously delivered ~1,200 units of high quality to Niam, providing reassurance to the condition of the final turn-key projects. Once finalized, all properties will obtain a DGNB environmental certification.

The residentials are located in five regional growth cities on Jutland, respectively in Aarhus, Silkeborg, Kolding, Randers and Fredericia. Together they amount to ~70,000 sqm, making the average size of the units 88 sqm. 

Michael Berthelsen, Country Manager Denmark at Niam, says, “We are happy to continue our relationship with Birch Ejendomme who continuously delivers high-quality homes that meet the market needs. The acquisition of these assets supports our ambition to build a residential portfolio in Denmark with a focus on high quality buildings, let at sustainable rent levels. Additionally, it is an important factor for Niam as a social developer that the residentials are environmentally sustainable which will be confirmed with the DGNB certification”.

Thomas Bertelsen, Partner in Birch Ejendomme, says, ”At Birch Ejendomme, we are extremely pleased to be able to expand our close relationship and professional collaboration with Niam with this transaction and that such a reputable Nordic investor has a continued desire to trade properties with us. This transaction is a result of the fantastic journey that we at Birch Ejendomme are on and it supports our ambition to deliver leased sustainable quality buildings to the housing market in Danish growth cities, which has characterized our dealings with Niam in recent years. We are much look forward to delivering a total of 10 properties over the next two years”.

The units will be delivered successively beginning with the first close expected in September 2021 and the final closing expected October 2023.

For further information, please contact:
Michael Berthelsen, Country Manager Denmark
+45 21 32 33 55, michael.berthelsen@niam.com

For further information about Niam, please contact:
Rikard Henriksson, Managing Partner
+46 8 5175 8563, rikard.henriksson@niam.com

Niam is one of the leading private real estate owners in Northern Europe with assets under management of approximately €3.9 billion. We offer global institutions the opportunity to invest in the Nordic property markets. Niam was established in 1998 and has invested over €11 billion since inception. We have a fully integrated investment team of more than 75 dedicated real estate professionals with experience across all major asset classes. Niam is headquartered in Stockholm and has offices in Oslo, Helsinki, Copenhagen and Luxembourg. For more information, please visit www.niam.com.

About Niam AB

Niam is its employees. We pride ourselves on being the best partner to our tenants, investors and the local community. Since inception in 1998, Niam has consistently outperformed through all real estate cycles. Today we are one of the largest private property owners in the Nordics, headquartered in Stockholm with local offices in Copenhagen, Helsinki, Oslo and Luxembourg.


Michael Berthelsen
Senior Advisor Denmark
Michael Berthelsen