Real Estate Annual Finland 2017

Reach for the sky! Hotel mogul Arthur Buchardt realised his long-time dream as Clarion Hotel Helsinki opened its doors in November 2016. We talked with the man about trends, design, and his undying passion for Helsinki. In addition, NORDICUM REAL ESTATE 2017 gets acquainted with provincial powerhouses such as Tampere, Turku and Hämeenlinna and their game-changing visions. Also in this issue, we take a look at the future of shopping and survey the most exciting real estate projects in Finland.

3 Speeding up the growth path, Oulu is set to capitalise on a wealth of opportunities
7 Editorial
12 The lure of Helsinki proved irresistible for hotel mogul Arthur Buchardt
18 Shopping centers are facing a big challenge as digitalisation is changing the face of retail
21 Researcher Kiti Müller is one of the experts who believes that ’9 to 5’ is very much a thing of the past
22 YIT wants to reinvent today’s offices – starting with Pasila’s Tripla
25 Transactions Hit Record Numbers
26 LocalTapiola is leading the revitalisation of legendary Tapiola Centre
28 Powered by Vision 2050, Helsinki’s new city plan is a strong enabler for growth
32 SRV is creating the perfect marriage of retail and residential in Kalasatama
34 Vallila District is looking for change – in a major way
37 Consultant agency WSP set out to create “the total package” for supplementary construction
38 Espoo and Vantaa are proving to be a lot more than Helsinki’s sidekicks
40 Tampere Region has hit a development groove that is quite impressive
42 Hämeenlinna wants new real estate development which revolves around citizen participation
44 Turku, Uusikaupunki, Rauma and Pori – Southwest Region is mounting one impressive comeback
46 The versatile Turku Region is a hotbed of innovative industries
48 Showroom for Innovation
49 Aulanko Goes Digital
50 The next wave of intelligent buildings requires some considerable IQ
52 When you’ve got your eye on an apartment, doing your homework is simply a must
54 Property transactions hit an all-time high in Finland in 2016
– but what will the new year bring?
56 Company Business Cards