2012-07-06 13:07Press release

Niam acquires office portfolio in Finland

Niam has acquired 15 office and two retail properties in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area.

Niam has acquired a total of 17 properties in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area comprising more than 100,000 sqm.

Johan Bergman, CEO at Niam says, “We are very satisfied with the investment and its excellent locations, high quality properties and steady existing income. Niam is confident that the Helsinki office market is a very attractive investment area that will continue to improve going forward.”

The financing will be provided by German bank Helaba (Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen) who is acting as Arranger in this transaction.


For more information, contact:

Johan Bergman, CEO +46 8 5175 8500

Pekka Salakka, Senior Director, Acquisitions & Portfolio Management Finland +358 500 500 802


Niam is the leading real estate private equity firm in Northern Europe with total AUM of €3.3 billion. Niam offers financial institutions the opportunity to invest in the Nordic and Baltic property markets. Since inception in 1998, Niam has invested over €5.5 billion through its own funds or on behalf of its financial partners and has generated a realized gross leveraged IRR of 31%. Niam is headquartered in Stockholm with satellite offices in Oslo, Helsinki and Copenhagen, and has a fully integrated investment team of 40 dedicated real estate professionals.  Niam’s experienced senior management team has on average over 20 years of direct real estate investment and development experience. For more information, please visit www.niam.se.


Helaba Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen

Helaba is a German Landesbank founded in 1953 and headquartered in Frankfurt. Since Helaba started business in Northern Europe in 2006, the bank focuses on commercial real estate financing for local and international investors in Sweden and Finland. For further information, please visit http://realestatefinance.helaba.com.

About Niam AB

Niam, founded in 1998, is a leading private equity real estate firm in Northern Europe. Our head office is located in Stockholm, Sweden, and we have local offices in the Nordic capital cities of Oslo, Helsinki and Copenhagen. Niam has one of the largest real estate teams specifically focused on the Nordic Region. We recognize that our core strength is our people and our success is dependent upon attracting and developing the top real estate professionals in the region. Simply stated…Niam is people. Niam strives to be the Partner of Choice for Nordic real estate. Our network encompasses strong relationships that extend over decades with leading global institutional investors, European banks, tenants, municipalities and the local community. Our top managers average over 26 years of direct real estate experience. It is this collection of knowledge that makes Niam the Partner of Choice.