The times indicated refer to Central European Summer Time (CEST).
9.00 AM Welcome
Moderator: Anna Bellman
Industry Expert: Ingemar Rindstig, EY Real Estate
OPENING SESSION: NORDIC OVERVIEW
9.10 AM Macro Analysis – The Nordics
The Nordic countries are widely considered to be among the safest in the world both in terms of living and working. What is the economic situation like in the Nordic region at the moment? How has the global pandemic affected the situation? How are unemployment and growth figures developing? What are the most important parameters and the greatest challenges in the different Nordic countries today – and in the future?
Andreas Wallström, Head of Prognosis, Swedbank
9.45 AM The Real Estate Market: Analysis – The Nordics
The Nordic real estate market is Europe's fourth largest after Germany, the UK and France. What are the trends and who are the most important international investors?
Colin Waddell, Managing Director in the Nordics, CBRE
10.20 AM Coffee break and time for digital networking
SEMINAR A: SWEDEN AND INTRODUCTION TO ICELAND
10.50 AM Macro Analysis
How is the financial climate in Sweden? How has the pandemic affected the country and what is on the agenda going forward?
Christina Nyman, Chief Economist, Handelsbanken
11.20 AM Real Estate Analysis – The Swedish Market
An in-depth analysis of the trends on the Swedish real estate market. How are the different sectors, the interest from investors and the most interest key figures developing – and what can we expect in the future?
Arvid Lindqvist, Head of Research, Catella
11.45 AM Blackstone: Why We Are Investing in Sweden
After the financial crisis a lot of foreign investors retreated to their home markets, but over the last years the international interest for the Swedish market has once again risen. Over the last years, Blackstone, the world’s largest asset manager, has increased their position in Sweden. How do they view Sweden and what future plans do they have for the Swedish market?
Michael Swank, Senior Managing Director, Blackstone Group
12.10 PM Lunch break and time for digital networking
1.10 PM Investing in a Regulated Market – Swedish Residential
For a long time, international investors turned their backs on residential properties in Sweden – often due to the fact that the Swedish rent regulations was viewed as too complicated. But over the last years the international investors’ view of the rental housing market has changed and during 2020 the interest from international investors increased significantly. Filip Sköldefors talks us through the past year and analyses the market.
Filip Sköldefors , Head of Living Capital Markets, JLL Sweden
1.35 PM Investor Panel – The Swedish Real Estate Market Today
How do the leading investors view the Swedish market today? How have the office, logistics and retail markets been affected by the pandemic and what do our new ways of living and working mean for the market of the future?
Sven Dahlin, Partner, Nordanö
Therese Rattik, CEO, Areim
Marianne Hoffman, Director, Commercial Properties in Sweden, NREP
2.05 PM Introduction: Iceland
Iceland’s whereabouts during the financial crisis made them persona non grata in the rest of the Nordic countries. But now the situation is different, and the Icelandic real estate market is in bloom. Swedish Croisette recently opened an Icelandic branch. The company’s CEO in Iceland analyses the real estate market.
Styrmir Bjartur Karlsson, Managing Director & Partner, Croisette Iceland
2.30 PM Coffee break and time for digital networking
SEMINAR B: DENMARK/NORWAY/FINLAND
Moderator: Marie Bucht, CEO, Novi Real Estate
Industry Expert: Ingemar Rindstig, EY Real Estate
10.50 AM Analysis – The Danish Real Estate Market
How has the Danish real estate market been affected by the pandemic, how are rents and yields developing, how is interest from investors and what does the future look like?
Dragana Marina, Head of Research, CBRE Denmark
11.15 AM Panel – The Investment Market
How is the financial climate in Denmark? How is the Danish real estate market doing? What are the challenges going forward and how big is the willingness to invest?
Las Olsen, Chief Economist, Danske Bank
Peter Winther, Executive Director, Colliers Denmark
Rasmus Greis, Executive Assistant and head of Asset Management, Copenhagen Capital
11.40 AM Analysis – The Norwegian real estate market
How has the Norwegian real estate market been affected by the pandemic? How does rents and yields develop? How is interest from investors and what does the future look like?
Bård Bjølgerud, CEO, Pangea Property Partners
12.05 PM Panel – The Investment Market
How is the financial climate in Norway? How is the Norwegian real estate market doing? What are the challenges going forward and how big is the willingness to invest?
Kjersti Haugland, Chief Economist, DNB Markets
Bent Oustad, CEO, Norwegian Property
Håkon Styrvold, Head of Transactions, Newsec Norway
12.30 PM Lunch break and time for digital networking
1.30 PM Analysis – The Finnish real estate market
How has the Finnish real estate market been affected by the pandemic, how are rents and yields developing, how is interest from investors and what does the future look like?
Antti Louko, Managing Director of Catella Finland
1.55 PM Panel – The Investment Market
How is the financial climate in Finland? How is the Finnish real estate market doing? What are the challenges going forward and how big is the willingness to invest?
Juho Kostiainen, Economist, Nordea, Finland
Eero Sihvonen, CFO and EVP, Citycon
Jani Nieminen, CEO, Kojamo
2.20 PM Coffee break and time for digital networking
CONCLUDING SESSION: DOING BUSINESS IN THE NORDICS AND A GLANCE AT THE FUTURE
2.50 PM Cultural Differences – How to Do Business in the Nordic Countries
Are Finns making business deals in the sauna? Are deals in Norway signed after cross-country skiing? Do Danish contracts include references to HC Andersen? Are transactions with Swedes in danger if you admit to not assembling your own Ikea furniture? Here we sort out the differences between the countries.
David Neil, CEO, Genesta
3.15 PM Closing panel – What does the future hold?
What will the coming years on the Nordic real estate markets be like? Will there be a need for offices and shopping centers? Can logistics continue to increase in popularity? Will the international players be taking on a larger or smaller role?
Arvi A. I. Luoma, Co-Founder and CEO, Blackbrook Capital
Patrik Andersson, CEO, Brunswick Real Estate
Sofia Sandh, Investment Manager, Cromwell Property Group Sweden