The CRE sector has developed rapidly, from being dominated by Norwegian investors, to international investors representing about half of the transactions.
The majority of all annual transactions are represented by a number of listed Norwegian real estate companies, together with Norwegian and international insurance companies, pension funds, family offices and private equity firms.
With a significant inflow of international capital, the Norwegian CRE market has become one the most 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 start of Arctic Securities, our CRE team has been a leading advisor involved in the majority of the largest corporate real estate 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 Real Estate Management provide capital raising, secondary trading and commercial business management services, respectively.
From August 2018 our subsidiary Arctic Real Estate Development AS offers our clients participation in real estate development projects managed by Arctic Real Estate Development AS. Equity placements will be arranged together with Arctic Securities.
Construction is value creation
The construction serves as a backbone for growth and value creation in all other sectors of Norwegian business. It plays a vital role in providing employment and creating value in both rural and urban areas. The building, construction, and real estate sectors are key industries in the Norwegian economy.
Investments in real estate and construction are essential for economic development. By reducing travel time, it increases competitiveness for regions and companies. Building residential and commercial properties allows for population growth and new business creation. The public sector frequently commissions buildings for public purposes, which encourages the industry's efforts within research and development.
The real estate and construction industry is under pressure due to urbanization and re-urbanization, which are altering the investment and capital market cycles. Improving the performance of real estate is a complex task, as each project must be viewed within the context of new themes.
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Real Estate Project Finance
Arctic Real Estate Project Finance offer investors access to direct investments in real estate. Arctic is the leading arranger and advisor within Project Financing in Norway. An experienced team ensures the highest degree of professionalism, market focus and dedication for all projects, from sourcing and structuring, asset- and business management, to capital raising and secondary trading.
Arctic Securities is a leading corporate finance advisor and transaction manager with extensive experience and expertise from the Nordic market. We offer our clients financial services including equity (ECM) and debt (DCM) capital markets, mergers & acquisitions (M&A), corporate restructurings and structured finance.
Arctic Securities Research department consists of experienced credit and equity research analysts, highly recognized both locally and by international institutions. Our teams of sector specialists provide independent research to domestic and international clients which covers the whole capital structure of a company.
Fixed Income & Equity Sales
Arctic Securities’ Equity and Fixed Income Sales team consists of experienced salespeople with an extensive client base among Nordic, US, UK, and other international institutions.
Selected transactions in this sector
Public Property Invest — Public Property Invest - Sustainability-linked debt facility of NOK and refinancing of three maturing bonds
Mutares SE & Co. KGaA — Mutares SE & Co. KGaA - senior secured bond tap issue
NREP — Senior secured bond for the acquisition of Akersgata 51 and Tordenskiolds gate 6
NREP Fund V — NREP Fund V -- Acquisition of Akersgata 51 and Tordenskiolds gate 6 from Entra ASA
K2A Knaust & Andersson Fastigheter — Arctic acted as sole financial advisor to K2A Knaust & Andersson Fastigheter in relation to the divestment of 6 residential properties
LW Fastigheter — LW Fastigheter -
Nivika Fastigheter AB — Nivika Fastigheter AB -
GC Sykehus AS — GC Sykehus AS -
Portalen Holding ASA — Portalen Holding ASA -
ØA Invest AS — ØA Invest AS -
Studentbostäder i Norden AB — Studentbostäder i Norden AB - Directed Share Issue
KG9 Invest AS — KG9 Invest AS - Private placement
KG9 Holding AS — KG9 Holding AS - Senior Secured Bond Issue
Tingsvalvet Fastighet AB — Tingsvalvet Fastighet AB - Rights Issue of Preference Shares
Public Property Invest AS — Public Property Invest AS - Project Finance
Public Property Invest AS — Public Property Invest AS - Private Placement
Fredrikstad Eiendomsinvest AS — Fredrikstad Eiendomsinvest AS - Senior Secured Bond Issue
GC Helsehus AS — GC Helsehus AS - Senior Secured Bond Issue
KTP Holding 1 AS — KTP Holding 1 AS - Senior Secured Bond Issue
Ängsö Logistik Fastighets AB — Ängsö Logistik Fastighets AB - Sale of logistics properties
Northern Horizon — Northern Horizon - Purchase of preschool property
Diös Fastigheter AB — Diös Fastigheter AB - Purchase of industrial property
Tunga Invest I AS — Tunga Invest I AS - Sale of property to Trondheim Areal
Media Central Holding GmbH — EUR 200m senior secured sustainability-linked bond issue