Real Estate Annual Finland 2008

NORDICUM 6/2007 rounds up the year with style. Our man in the cover is Richard Florida who offers his views on what the Nordic countries must do in order to lure in the top talent of the Creative Class. With focus on real estate, we showcase some of the most innovative cities and development projects in Finland. Another strong theme in this issue is food. NORDICUM explores the past, present and future of Finnish food culture and sits down with HK-Scan CEO Kai Seikku.

3 News Forum
6 Leaner, meaner HKS can is eying new markets in the east
8 Finnish food culture ready to make its mark
11 Compliments to the Chef
12 The Agenda by Risto Penttilä – Knock, Knock, Knockin’ on NATO’s Door
14 Nordicum golf by Jussi Kaarenmaa
16 Union Investment commited to sustainability
18 Real Estate Special Report
Creative Class Goes North
22 Helsinki gets ready to rumble
24 Tapiola combines commercial prowess with cultural edge
26 Espoo innovation code features Art, Business and Science
27 Building Cultural Infrastructure
28 A broader base for innovation is a must
29 Hartela gives Keilaniemi a welcome upgrade with K9
30 Metro will revitalise Espoo for citizens and companies alike
32 Suurpelto poised to redefine quality living
34 Kalasatama promises to be a true pearl
36 Shaping Kalasatama for the long run
37 Successful office quarter in Kalasatama
Fresco Center bridges design, arts and sciences in Kalasatama
38 HYY Real Estate – Not an Ordinary Landlord
40 Kerca – Excellent Location, Reasonable Infrastructure
42 WTC Helsinki-Vantaa Airport: The Main Gate through Finland to Asia and Europe
44 Aviapolis and Axis are the brightest business stars for Vantaa
46 Econia – The Green Business Park
Innorail business park
48 Shopping centres may become the new torchbearers for community
50 Duo – Succesful Development Project
52 NCC explores the future trends of office and retail
54 YIT optimises leisure with a hit Chalets concept
56 Nurturing a new culture in real estate advisory business
57 Tropical Malaysia is more than just a tourist haven
58 Property market in Finland 2008 – still going strong
60 Real estate investments call for long-term planning
61 Positive trend continue in the Finnish property market
62 NAI Finland – shapping the future
64 Waterfront Development Programme rejuvenates downtown Turku
66 Collaboration drives innovation in Tampere
68 Ideapark Concept spreading out in Marjamäki region in Lempäälä
70 Real estate market still experiencing smooth sailing
72 KONE brings services for the whole lifetime of the building
76 Company Business Cards