Nordicum - Real Estate Annual Finland 2014 - Page 7

Photo: Sini Pennanen Turku Region aims to enhance its competitiveness, develop community structure and safeguard social cohesion through the new Growth Corridor – in the process, setting people, goods and expertise really on the move. Pages 52–54. 42 45 46 49 Despite troubled economy, many experts feel that there is light at the end of the tunnel. Funding is becoming available, many funds have been able to raise new capital and the market sentiment is improving. What will 2014 hold for the real estate investment market? Pages 66–67. Shopping centres fight back THE ANGLE by Director, Real Estate Transactions and Investors of SRV Group, Markus Laine Kalasatama’s very own shopping centre is big on connectivity THE ANGLE by Managing Director of NCC Property Development Oy, Tero Estovirta 50 Shopping centre Ainoa is the latest piece of the puzzle in the reinvention of the legendary Tapiola Centre 52 New Growth Corridor strategy takes Turku to another level 56 Fresh real estate development opportunities emerging in Lahti 58 Tampere ups the ante with downtown renaissance, high-rise construction and green-edge solutions 60 From pedestrian zones to intermodality, face of transportation keeps changing 61 Wanted: Slow City 63 THE ANGLE by Deputy Mayor of the City of Espoo, Olavi Louko 64 Aulanko looks into the future 66 Real estate investors are – slowly but surely – coming around to take some risks 68 Union Investment Real Estate perceives plenty of potential in Finland 69 Great deal to close the year 70 Company Business Cards Nordicum 5