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Brunswick Real Estate – a powerhouse in Nordic real estate transactions, investments and financing

September 3, 2014



Brunswick Real Estate combines a group of companies – LeimdÖrfer, Sveafastigheter and LeimdÖrfer Real Estate Capital (LREC) – active across different areas of the Nordic real estate market with offices in Stockholm, Copenhagen, Helsinki and MalmÖ.  Brunswick Real Estate International has been added to the group with offices in Hong Kong, London and Stockholm. “LeimdÖrfer, Sveafastigheter and LREC are three successful businesses with cutting edge expertise in different areas of the Nordic real estate and capital markets.  By creating Brunswick Real Estate and expanding internationally, we become a stronger and more extensive business partner to our clients and investors,” said Gerard De Geer, Chairman of Brunswick Real Estate.

Wholly-owned by partners, Brunswick Real Estate is the hub in a group of successful companies within corporate finance, transactions, investment management and debt financing focusing on real estate in the Nordics.

Members of Brunswick Real Estate's Group Management Committee are Gerard De Geer (Chairman Brunswick Real Estate), Peter LeimdÖrfer (CEO Brunswick Real Estate), Martin Andersson (Chairman Brunswick Real Estate International), Erik Eliasson (CEO LeimdÖrfer), Johan Tengelin (CEO Sveafastigheter), Louise Richnau (CEO LREC) and Erik GÄrdÉn (Senior Partner LeimdÖrfer).

Patrik Andersson has joined as Head of Brunswick Real Estate International and is responsible for developing and co-ordinating the group’s products and services to non-Nordic investors.  Patrik Andersson has over ten years’ experience from working with international real estate investments, most recently at Somerston Capital in London.

To further strengthen Brunswick Real Estate’s network, Berndt Brunow, Patrick Howaldt, Lars Thuesen and Sten Westerberg will serve as Senior Advisers to the group.  Berndt Brunow has held several leading positions within the Finnish industry and is now Chairman of Karl Fazer and LemminkÄinen and Vice Chairman of UPM Kymmene.  Patrick Howaldt is Chairman and shareholder of Baresso Coffee, Phase One and Moment.  He has a background from Capitellum Corporate Finance and McKinsey & Co. Lars Thuesen is Chairman and shareholder of Jet Time, CEO and owner of Basisbank and previously served in various management positions at SAS. Sten Westerberg is Chairman and co-founder of LeimdÖrfer, Chairman of SNS Board of Trustees and a member of the board of, among others, Bonnier Holding and Magnora.  He has been Undersecretary of State at the Ministry of Finance in Sweden and a member of the board of several companies such as the Nordic Investment Bank, Swedish Export Credit Corporation and the Stockholm Stock Exchange.

“It is encouraging that we have been able to link several internationally successful individuals to the group in order to further support our market leading businesses in the Nordics, said Peter LeimdÖrfer CEO of Brunswick Real Estate.  “Through Brunswick Real Estate, we will be able to offer Nordic and International clients a solid platform for advisory, investments and financing – predominantly in the Nordic real estate market, but also in selected international markets.”

LeimdÖrfer, LREC and Sveafastigheter will continue to act as independent companies under their own brands with a combined service offering through Brunswick Real Estate.

Contact:

Peter LeimdÖrfer, CEO Brunswick Real Estate +46 705 67 91 44 or peter.leimdorfer@brunswick-re.com



About Brunswick Real Estate Brunswick Real Estate is the hub in a group of successful companies within corporate finance, transactions, investment management and debt financing focusing on real estate in the Nordics.  Founded in 2014, Brunswick Real Estate is wholly-owned by partners and maintains offices in Stockholm, Copenhagen, Helsinki, MalmÖ, London and Hong Kong.

Further information is available at www.brunswick-re.com

About LeimdÖrfer Founded in 1992, LeimdÖrfer is a leading Nordic financial advisory firm providing real estate and capital markets transaction advisory services to a diversified range of investors.  By combining in-depth knowledge of the real estate market with an investment bank’s capital markets expertise and financing edge, LeimdÖrfer has continuously and with great commitment advised clients in numerous value-creating transactions including several of the largest and most complex.  Today, LeimdÖrfer has 40 employees with offices in Stockholm, Copenhagen, Helsinki and MalmÖ.

Further information is available at www.leimdorfer.com

About Sveafastigheter Founded in 2003, Sveafastigheter is a Nordic real estate investment manager with a proven record of delivering exceptionally high returns to its investors.  Sveafastigheter’s business model is based on value -creating investments through active management, working closely with local asset management partners.  Today, the company’s total assets under management in Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Estonia are €1.3 billion.  Sveafastigheter is top-ranked in the Nordics by Preqin, Euromoney, IPD and KTI.

Further information is available at www.sveafastigheter.com

About LeimdÖrfer Real Estate Capital Founded in 2013, LeimdÖrfer Real Estate Capital (LREC) is the first debt fund manager focusing on real estate in the Nordics.  LREC offers senior debt financing to real estate investments in Sweden.  Amongst the investors in LeimdÖrfer Real Estate Capital I are some of the largest Nordic institutions.

Further information is available at www.lrec.se

About Brunswick Real Estate International Founded in 2014, Brunswick Real Estate International co-ordinates and develops the group’s products and services predominately to non-Nordic investors.  Brunswick Real Estate International has offices in Hong Kong, London and Stockholm.



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