Nrep acquires 17 care properties in Finland
• Investments will be made in developing the sustainability profile of the properties
• Properties are situated in city growth centers with excellent transport connections
• The transaction significantly enhances Nrep’s capacity to support the provision of high-quality care services in the country
Real estate investor Nrep has acquired a portfolio comprising 17 care properties, including assisted living, supported housing, and early childhood education units, across Finland. The properties, valued at approximately EUR 100 million, will be sold by the Finnish special investment fund eQ Community Properties. The majority of the properties have been built or renovated for care home use within the past decade. They are strategically located in the Helsinki metropolitan region, Tampere, Turku, Vaasa, Hämeenlinna, and Jyväskylä, providing easy accessibility by both car and public transport.
“The care properties in the portfolio are of high quality and located in growth centres where there is a increasing demand for care properties. The properties are an excellent fit with our investment strategy, and their user demand is supported both by the quality of the properties and also by their easy accessibility,both for care home employees and visiting relatives. We want to invest where people are,” says Joonas Lemström, Country Manager at Nrep.
With the transaction, Nrep will be able to support the provision of high-quality assisted living and care services in Finland. The main tenants of the properties are large providers of private care and housing services, such as Attendo, Esperi Care and Mehiläinen.
Lemström continues “Urbanization is driving change in the care segment and accessibility and quality of service are becoming increasingly significant. We want to be a part of the solution to challenges posed by the increasingly ageing population in Finland and other Nordic countries. Modern premises and care properties that are designed to fulfil people’s needs create great grounds for an environment that promote well-being.”
Plans to renew the energy efficiency of properties and increase renewable energy
In collaboration with tenants, Nrep is committed to enhancing the sustainability profile of its properties and minimizing operational carbon dioxide emissions. This includes initiatives such as installing solar panels and leveraging geothermal heat where technically and economically feasible. The overarching goal of these investments is to elevate properties to the highest energy efficiency class A.
“Nrep has set ambitious sustainability targets. Given that the existing property stock accounts for 30% of energy consumption in Finland, emissions during use hold significant importance in our emission reduction plans. Our objective is to develop properties that align with current requirements, ensuring their longevity and continued relevance,” concludes Lemström.
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