CapMan Real Estate announces strategic promotions and new role to bolster Nordic asset management

CapMan Real Estate makes key organisational enhancements including the introduction of a new leadership role to streamline Nordic asset management operations and support continued expansion.

Over recent five years, CapMan Real Estate has experienced substantial growth, with gross asset value under management surging by over €1 billion, reaching approximately €4.4 billion. The pan-Nordic team has also seen significant growth, now comprising nearly 80 professionals. To ensure smooth and efficient operations that support future growth, the company has made key organisational enhancements.

Effective 1 June 2024, Juhani Erke steps into the role of Chief Asset Management Officer (CAMO), overseeing asset management operations across the Nordic region. A CapMan team member since 2005, Erke will continue to serve on the CapMan Real Estate investment committee alongside CEO Mika Matikainen, CIO Torsten Bjerregaard, and COO Ilkka Tomperi. Erke’s extensive background in asset management and his long tenure as Head of Finland made him a perfect fit for this new position.

“CapMan Real Estate’s commitment to a fully vertically integrated business model, complete with an in-house asset management team, has been a cornerstone of our operations. The current expansion necessitates enhanced coordination of asset management activities across the Nordics. I am eager to collaborate with our local teams to foster a more streamlined asset management framework,” stated Erke.

With Erke’s transition to CAMO, Aleksi Konsti will assume the roles of Deputy Head of Finland and Head of Transactions, Finland, starting 1 October 2024. Erke will maintain his position as Head of Finland during the interim period.

Concurrently, CapMan Real Estate has promoted Investment Directors Marcus Lotzman and Hasse Wulff to the newly established positions of Head of Transactions Sweden and Head of Transactions Denmark, respectively, starting 1 June 2024. Their extensive experience and tenure at CapMan are invaluable assets to their new roles.

Magnus Berglund and Peter Gill will continue as Head of Sweden and Norway and Head of Denmark, respectively. Additionally, Anna Rannisto has been promoted to Sustainability Director, effective 1 April 2024. Under her capable leadership, CapMan Real Estate has made significant strides in establishing its sustainability objectives and effectively implementing its strategic plan.

“These strategic appointments and our recent talent acquisitions are instrumental in sustaining our growth trajectory. They enhance our ability to leverage the collective expertise of our Nordic team, fostering greater knowledge exchange and collaboration across CapMan Real Estate’s offices,” added Ilkka Tomperi, COO of CapMan Real Estate.

For further information, please contact:

Ilkka Tomperi, COO, CapMan Real Estate, +358 50 379 1903

Juhani Erke, CAMO and Head of CapMan Real Estate Finland, +358 50 549 5104

About CapMan

CapMan is a leading Nordic private asset expert with an active approach to value creation and 5.7 billion in assets under management. As one of the private equity pioneers in the Nordics we have developed hundreds of companies and assets creating significant value for over three decades. Our objective is to provide attractive returns and innovative solutions to investors by enabling change across our portfolio companies. An example of this is greenhouse gas reduction targets that we have set under the Science Based Targets initiative in line with the 1.5°C scenario and our commitment to net-zero GHG emissions by 2040. We have a broad presence in the unlisted market through our local and specialised teams. Our investment strategies cover real estate and infrastructure assets, natural capital and minority and majority investments in portfolio companies. We also provide wealth management solutions. Our service business includes procurement services. Altogether, CapMan employs around 200 professionals in Helsinki, Jyväskylä, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Oslo, London and Luxembourg. We are listed on Nasdaq Helsinki since 2001.

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