Real Estate Annual Finland 2009

In this 15th Anniversary Issue, NORDICUM talks to “innovation sherpa” John Kao who explains why Finland will be one of the winners in the global game. In our REAL ESTATE SPECIAL REPORT, we look at the issues in the core of city branding and showcase the most interesting new urban development projects in the Greater Helsinki Metropolitan Area - and beyond. Furthermore, the new Helsinki Deputy Mayor Hannu Penttilä lays down his metropolitan strategies.

2 Editorial
3 Nordicum celebrates its 15th anniversary
6 The Agenda by Paavo Lipponen – We are all in it together
7 National chef team goes for gold in Culinary Olympics
8 Creativity guru John Kao sings Finland’s praises
12 Introducing: Helsinki Waterfront Hotel
16 Expo Real 2008 recorded strong growth
18 Real Estate Special Report
Hannu Penttilä talks about the Helsinki urban development strategy
20 Helsinki gets ready for a ball
22 HYY Real Estate adds education edge to downtown Helsinki
26 Espoo metro vision taking shape
29 Tapiola is riding high again
32 Keilaniemi towers raise the bar for residential living in Espoo
34 Suurpelto upgrades the Garden City concept for the new millennium
36 Eternal summer beckons at the heart of Suurpelto
38 Järvenpää – committed to boosting business
40 Put your company on the fast track in Tampere
42 All Eyes on Turku
44 Vantaa is creating a world-class Airport City
46 NCC wants to build innovation offices with a green edge
48 Skanska is pioneering the cause of environmental construction
50 Learning process, but the direction is clear
52 Lemminkäinen launches innovative construction concepts for businesses
55 Turku is creating a world-class logistical hub
56 STC concept delivers flexibility for SMEs
58 Real estate investors adopting a wait-and-see attitude in Finland
60 Real Estate Goes Green
61 DTZ – Strong partner for investors
62 Company Business Cards