Catella fund buys residential property in Helsinki, exceeds €1bn AUM

Catella fund buys residential property in Helsinki, exceeds €1bn AUM

Berlin-based Catella Residential Investment Management GmbH (CRIM) and Catella Real Estate AG (CREAG) have acquired a newly completed residential development, located at Yläkouluntie 3 in Helsinki for the Catella Wohnen Europa (CWE) Fund.

Catella said this takes the Catella Wohnen Europa (CWE) Fund assets under management in Finland to almost €100 million and the vehicle’s total AUM across European markets past the €1.0 billion milestone.

The 39 residential units were purchased from Avant Capital Partners. The complex was completed in August 2020 and comprises ca. 2,170 sqm of leasable area.

“Catella’s European Residential Network  goes from strength to strength and our local market knowledge and pan-European network of offices enable us to source and acquire quality assets for the funds we manage – in a market sector which continues to be highly sought after by investors, despite Covid-19. This transaction further strengthens the composition of our portfolio in Finland. More than 70% of our Finnish assets are located in and around Helsinki and the Finnish properties rank as the newest in the CWE Fund’s portfolio with an average age of eight years,” said Benjamin Rüther, Head of Fund Management at CRIM.

“The fundamentals of residential investments in the Helsinki metropolitan area remain strong. We are very proud that the Catella Group is able to complete transactions during these challenging times and add the type of modern and affordable housing to our portfolio that is in such high demand in the Finnish market,” added Jussi Rouhento, Managing Director at Catella Asset Management Oy.