The commercial real estate (CRE) sector in Norway is well developed and supported by a healthy Norwegian economy and strong government finances. The sector has developed rapidly from being dominated by Norwegian investors five years ago, to today where international investors represent about half of the annual CRE transaction volumes.
A number of listed Norwegian real estate companies, together with Norwegian and international insurance companies, pension funds, family offices and private equity firms, represent the majority of CRE transaction volumes. The significant inflow of international capital over the last five years has contributed to making the Norwegian CRE market among the more professional and efficient markets in Europe. Norway, with the second highest GDP per capita in the world, low unemployment rates and strong purchasing power, attracts real estate investors seeking profitable investment opportunities with acceptable risk profiles. Since the inception of Arctic Securities, the CRE team has been a leading advisor involved in the majority of the largest CRE transactions in Norway. Our corporate finance advisory services cover the full range from buy- and sell side M&A advisory to large ECM transactions, often combined with debt financing. In addition we have initiated and advised on tailor-made transactions bilaterally negotiated between parties. As a leading arranger of real estate bond financing, we can provide a competitive edge to our clients. Our experienced CRE team offers a unique combination of expertise and resources ranging from transaction strategy and tactics to excellence in every step of the execution of each transaction.
Arctic Securities also has a leading position within origination and structuring of CRE project financing club deals and syndications involving single asset transactions. To support project finance activities, our subsidiaries Arctic Capital and Arctic Business Management provide capital raising, secondary trading and commercial business management services, respectively.