Vasakronan is the leading property company in Sweden. Our strategy is to focus on Sweden’s major growth regions: Stockholm, Uppsala, Gothenburg and Malmö.
173 properties with a total area of 2,300,000 m2
We own and manage 174 properties with a total area of approx. 2,300,000 m2 (as of June 30, 2019). Many of the properties are situated in clusters and offer supplementary services to the tenants. The portfolio is valued at SEK 144 billion.
Environment and climate work are highly prioritized. Vasakronan is a carbon neutral company and is ISO 14001 certified. We were also Sweden’s first property company to offer green leases and green offices. For further information, see Sustainability.
The organization has operations in four regions – Stockholm, Uppsala, Gothenburg and Malmö. The number of employees is approximately 310.
Vasakronan is jointly owned by the First, Second, Third and Fourth Swedish National Pension Funds.
Vasakronan offers office premises in Stockholm, Uppsala, Gothenburg and Malmö. To contact our lease managers, please use contact details below.
STOCKHOLM: Leasing Manager – Jesper Swedenborg and Workplace Strategies and Tenant Advisory – Henrik Eriksson UPPSALA: Business Area Manager Retail and Leasing – Karin Berg GÖTEBORG: Leasing Manager – Daniel Jighede MALMÖ: Leasing Manager – Anneli Dahl
Vasakronan is the leading property company in Sweden regarding city retail premises. If you are looking for a central location in any of Sweden’s major cities, please contact our retail leasing managers.
STOCKHOLM: Business Area Manager Retail – Martin Sandgärde UPPSALA: Business Area Manager Retail and Leasing – Karin Berg GÖTEBORG: Leasing Manager – Daniel Jighede MALMÖ: Business Area Manager Retail – Eric Sjöstedt
In order to realize our vision of future-proof cities, we need to have sustainable societies. Sustainability is therefore a natural, integral part of Vasakronan’s organization and business. This applies to the board, management and our everyday activities.
In order to achieve our vision of future-proof cities, with buildings where both individuals and companies can thrive, we must contribute to a sustainable development of society – financially, environmentally and socially. Together with our employees, tenants and other stakeholders, we strive to ensure that our cities will be good societies over time.
Our mandate from the company’s owners is to generate a high, risk-balanced, long-term return from property investments in Sweden. At the same time, we must run our business both ethically and with consideration for the environment. This is why our sustainability efforts are strategically critical to meeting the target return.
Sustainability work consists of financial and environmental efforts, along with social responsibility. All of these efforts are based on the ten principals outlined in the UN Global Compact, internal policies/guidelines and Vasakronan’s Code of Conduct. The work is goal-oriented and long-term. It also requires commitment from all employees in the organization as well as our suppliers.
We discourage all forms of corruption and all of Vasakronan’s employees and suppliers are expected to comply with existing laws. Our Compliance Officer is responsible for ensuring that there is correct behavior throughout the company and its business. Vasakronan’s General Counsel Sheila Florell has been assigned this role. She is the person that any employee or outsider may turn to if they suspect that rules or policies are not being followed.
Listed below are some of Vasakronan’s internal policies.
Click here for Vasakronan annual report 2018. Click here for a summary of Vasakronan’s sustainability data 2016 in accordance with Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). Click here for Global Compact Communication on Progress 2017.
If you would like to learn more about Vasakronan’s sustainability work, you are welcome to contact our Head of CSR, Anna Denell.
Fredrik Wirdenius (1961), President Vasakronan Civil engineer. Elected 2008. Previous experience: Various management positions at Skanska. Other assignments: Board member of Scandic Hotels.
Ronald Bäckrud (1958), Senior Vice President, Stockholm Region Civil engineer. Employed 1995. Previous experience: J&W, Vattenbyggnadsbyrån, Skandia and Arne Johnson Förvaltning. Other assignments: Board member of Byggherrarna.
Sheila Florell (1965), Senior Vice President, General Counsel Law degree. Employed 2005. Previous experience: If Skadeförsäkring and the Association of Swedish Real Estate Agents. Other assignments: Board member of SSM Holding.
Jan-Erik Hellman (1975), Senior Vice President, Uppsala Region Civil engineer. Employed 2010. Previous experience: JLL, ICA Fastigheter Other assignments: Board member Citysamverkan AB.
Christer Nerlich (1961), Senior Vice President, CFO Graduate in Economics. Employed 1995. Previous experience: Newsec and FastighetsRenting. Other assignments: Board member of Akademiska Hus.
Anna Nyberg (1973), Senior Vice President, Property development, Stockholm Civil engineer. Employed 2007. Previous experience: Hufvudstaden, Ericsson, Dalkia and Stadshypotek
Kristina Pettersson Post (1964), Senior Vice President, Gothenburg Region Civil engineer. Employed 1993. Previous experience: Byggnadsstyrelsen. Other assignments: Board member of Nordstans Samfällighet, Trophi Fastighets AB, CMB Chalmers and Göteborg citysamverkan ideell förening.
Anders Ahlberg (1957), Acting Chief Investment Officer (CIO) Civil engineer, Employed 2000 Previous experience: AP Fastigheter, Länsstyrelsen i Stockholm, Hyresbostäder Eskilstuna, Byggnadsstyrelsen, Hifab, Jaeger & J:son, Catella, AP Fastigheter
Anna Stenkil (1968), Senior Vice President, Malmö Graduate studies in Economics. Employed 2011. Previous experience: Proffice, Newsec, Wihlborgs. Other assignments: Board member of Fastighetsägarna and Ideon Open.
Cecilia Söderström (1962), Senior Vice President, Human Resources Graduate studies in personnel and labor market. Employed 2008. Previous experience: Svenska Spel and Ericsson. Other assignments: Board member of Almega Fastighetsarbetsgivarna.
Per Thiberg (1959), Senior Vice President, Business development Civil engineer. Employed 2002. Previous experience: JM and Newsec.
Nicklas Walldan (1971), Senior Vice President, Technology, Services and Development Civil engineer. Employed 2001. Previous experience: Tyréns. Other assignments: Board member of Svensk Byggtjänst and Samhällsbyggnadslänken vid KTH.
Peter Östman (1961), Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications Graduate in economics. Employed 1998. Previous experience: Storstaden.
Ulrika Francke (1956), Chairman Elected in 2018. Chairman in 2018. Other board positions: Knightec, Swedbank, Hexagon, SIS Swedish Standards Institute and IVA. Previous experience: Various management positions at Tyréns AB, Sveriges Bostadsrättscentrum AB, Stockholms stad, Fastighets AB Brommastaden.
Magnus Meyer (1967), MD WSP Sweden and WSP Europe M.Sc. in civil engineering. Elected in 2019. Other board positions: Kinnarps and Slättö Förvaltning. Previous experience: technical attaché in Los Angeles, various management positions at the Ljungberg group and GE Real Estate. CEO of the Tengbom group.
Niklas Ekvall (1963), CEO Fourth National Pension Fund Ph.D. Financial Economics and M.Sc Industrial Engineering. Elected in 2016. Other board positions: Hans Dahlborgs Stiftelse för Bank- och Finansforskning and placeringskommittén KVA. Previous experience: CEO Nordea Investment Management, Vice President Third National Pension Fund, various management positions at Nordea, Carnegie and Handelsbanken.
Ann-Sofi Danielsson (1959), CFO and Head of IR på Bonava M.Sc. Economics. Elected in 2017. Other board positions: Pandox. Previous experience: CFO of NCC. Board member of RNB Retail and Brands.
Kerstin Hessius (1958), CEO Third National Pension Fund Graduate in Economics. Elected in 2004. Other board positions: Hemsö, Trenum, Handelsbanken, SVEDAB and Öresundsbro Konsortiet. Previous experience: CEO Stockholm Stock Exchange, Deputy Governor of Swedish Central Bank, Chairman of the Board Finansmarknadsrådet and various positions in Östgöta Enskilda Bank and Alfred Berg.
Eva Halvarsson (1962), CEO Second National Pension Fund Graduate in Economics. Elected in 2006. Other Board positions: UN-PRI, Kungliga Operan, IWF, FinansKompetensCentrum and WIN WIN Award. Previous experience: Auditor and manager State governance.
Christel Kinning (1962), Board assignments and own business Economics and marketing. Elected in 2014. Other board positions: Stadium, Reima, Zoundindustries, Venue Retailgroup and Björn Borg. Previous experience: CEO Polarn O. Pyret, CEO RNB Retail and Brands and various management positions at Kellermann Scandinavia.
Kia Orback Pettersson (1959) Board professional M.Sc. Economics. Elected in 2019. Other board positions: Chairman of the board MediaPlanet and Friskis&Svettis. ledamot Visual Art, Knowit och Karolinska Sjukhuset. Previous experience: Marketing Director Dagens Nyheter, Deputy CEO Guldfynd and CEO Sturegallerian.
Mikael Angberg (1973), CIO First National Pension Fund MSc Engineering. Elected in 2019. Previous experience: PIMCO, BNP Paribas, Goldman Sachs, AXA Investment Managers and CERN.
For further information please contact:
Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications – Peter Östman
Project Manager, Corporate Communications – Rebecca L Thorell
Vasakronan finances its activities either through owners’ capital or through external borrowing. The division between owners’ capital and borrowing is decided by weighting the requirements for returns and financial stability. External borrowing is done in the capital market through bonds or commercial papers, or from banks and the sources of financing is widely distributed as per below.
MSEK 25 000
Less than one year
Change of Control Clause
“Change of Control” occurs when shares representing 51 % of the votes in the issuer are not owned, directly or indirectly, by one or more of Första AP-fonden, Andra AP-fonden, Tredje AP-fonden and Fjärde AP-fonden.
Issuing and Paying Agent
Svenska Handelsbanken AB
Danske Bank, Nordea, SEB, Handelsbanken Capital Markets, Swedbank, DnB
EUR 6 000 000 000 or its equivalent in other currencies
At least 1 year
English, Norweigan (VPS Notes)
Euronext Dublin, Oslo Stock Exchange
Change of Control Clause
Change of Control occurs when the aggregated holdings of the AP Funds cease to represent at least 51 per cent of the total voting rights represented by the shares in Vasakronan and the rating is lowered by at least one full rating notch
Barclays, BNP Paribas, Danske Bank, Deutsche Bank, Handelsbanken Capital Markets, Nordea, SEB, Swedbank, DNB Bank ASA
Vasakronan issued the world’s first green corporate bond in November 2013.
Green bonds are issued under Vasakronan’s MTN programme, and the documentation corresponds with Vasakronan’s other MTN bonds. The difference is that the proceeds from green bonds are used solely for investments encompassed by Vasakronan’s Green Bond Framework.
The Green Bond Framework describes the investments that lead to lower energy consumption and lower climate impact, and which therefore qualify for green bond financing.
and last but not least – the nameVasakronan, The Crown of Vasa
On 6 June 1523, Gustav Vasa was crowned the king of Sweden. He reigned until his death in September 1560 and is generally seen as the founder of the modern nation state of Sweden.
During his time, Sweden was united into one country under one crown, and he converted Sweden from Catholicism to Protestantism. A strong central authority was introduced during his time as ruler, and he strengthened both the influence of the state and the economy. He also built up and collected the state’s property holdings under a single management, which is how it remained until the beginning of the 1990s.
Then it was decided to privatise the majority of the state’s properties and in 1993 Akademiska Hus was founded to manage university and higher education properties. The properties suitable for private ownership were transferred to another company named Vasakronan, The Crown of Vasa, in memory of the king who laid the groundwork for the state’s property holdings.
In May 1997, Vasakronan divested its holdings of properties suited for operations with stringent security requirements (including courts, the Swedish Security Service and the Swedish Armed Forces) to a newly founded, publicly owned company – Specialfastigheter.
In 2008, the state sold Vasakronan to the Swedish national pension funds’ property company AP Fastigheter, which chose to keep the name Vasakronan, The Crown of Vasa.