Helsinki is the commercial, political and cultural capital of Finland and a dynamic hub for international business. As well, Helsinki is a great region for living and working. It is clean, stable and secure, with a very high standard of living and welfare.
Many of Europe’s biggest urban development projects are underway in the Helsinki region. New residential and working areas currently under construction make Helsinki one of the fastest growing metropolises in Europe. According to estimates, there will be 860 000 people living in the city and 1 882 000 in the region by 2050.
As a prime location for innovative companies, Helsinki welcomes organisations of all sizes. The City
of Helsinki offers consultation regarding the business conditions of the city to investors and
companies that are looking for a new location. The City also provides support for developers and
investors looking for real estate projects.
Espoo is the most intelligent community in the world and one of the most sustainable cities in Europe. These are not only our views, they are backed by an international sustainability study and by the victory in the international Intelligent Community Awards 2018. Espoo is also the second largest and one the fastest growing cities in Finland. As a part of the Helsinki Metropolitan Area, we offer endless opportunities for investors and companies, which can benefit from the city’s active investment in the already highly developed infrastructure, including the extended metro network from Helsinki to Espoo. The key growth and development areas in Finland will be found along this western leg of the metro system – there will be great locations for companies to locate and invest in. The West Metro is the largest infrastructure project in Finland connecting the metropolitan area together.
We warmly welcome you and your company to come and be part of our success story!
City of Vantaa is the 4th biggest city in Finland with 220 000 inhabitants and the home city of Helsinki Airport. The most competitive cities in the future are built close to busy airports. Airport City Aviapolis, located next to Helsinki Airport, is situated at the junction of international, national and local traffic flows. The area redefines the modern airport city concept with its vibrant businesses, unique residential areas and versatile services that flourish in urban environment.
Great traffic connections have enabled the Aviapolis region to grow. The region has blossomed into the largest and the fastest
developing business and employment areas in the Helsinki metropolitan region. Simultaneously, contemporary residential
areas are growing rapidly as new homes are built.
Turku City Centre is a manifestation of a European city – the most important location of work, trade and culture in western Finland. According to the Vision 2050 for the City Centre development, Turku has the potential to become the capital of the most beautiful archipelago in the world, whose exceptional nature and developed infrastructure create the prerequisites for comfortable living and a vivid economy and culture.
The central idea of the vision is the expansion of the City Centre core and a supporting traffic system that enables growth. New city terminals of public transport will make the centre hubs more vivid and guide the flow of people to an area wider than before. This allows the commercial core of the centre to expand. New street sections in the core will gradually be shifted towards focus on walking and cycling, at the same time ensuring that the center remains reachable regardless of the means of traffic. These measures are believed for their part to direct development and investments towards the City Centre.
New joint terminal for ship traffic opens up opportunities for development of the Turku port area http://www.turku.fi/en/news/2018-08-20_new-joint-terminal-ship-traffic-opens-opportunities-development-port-area. The goal is to create a unique district near the sea in the passenger harbour where tourism and cargo transports as well as business operations and residential buildings will evolve side by side. The strong passenger and cruise operations in the area will be developed in such a way that the reforms will have a positive effect on the Port and create significant added value for tourism.
The Market Square will become a multipurpose meeting place and a vivid centre of events, with plants and permanent structures increasing its attractiveness. The quarters surrounding the Market Square will form a united network of city malls and new business premises and other spaces are built in the quarters of the centre. The Old Town will turn into a European oasis for encounters and the eastern bank of the River Aura with a view to the evening sun will function as a vivid platform for a new kind of combination of culture, restaurants and work.
TAMPERE – GROW. SMART. TOGETHER.
Are you the smart real-estate developer we are looking for?
Sustainability, energy efficiency, wide range of services from house maintenance to health and security services, the whole ‘living as a service’ thinking and overall better quality of life. Aren’t these what any city is looking to offer their citizens? When we think of buildings and infrastructure not as walls, wires and pipes but as a service then we can call ourselves a Smart City.
In the second biggest city region in Finland, Tampere, building the Smart City starts with treating city development projects as platforms for innovative solutions and new business models. These platforms we offer you topped with ecosystems consisting of other companies, research institutions, universities (of which Tampere has three!) and citizens working together and creating not only better services but new business opportunities for all the companies involved.
In EXPO REAL 2018 we bring you the top development projects in Tampere!
And these are just the tip of the iceberg! Come talk to us at the Helsinki-Finland stand and we will tell you more about how Tampere is growing smart together.
Senate Properties is Finland’s largest and most diverse commercial property owner. Our portfolio encompasses everything from standard office buildings and specialist premises customized to tenants’ specifications, to exclusive high-end properties.
We also manage a significant number of buildings that are important from a cultural, historical and architectural perspective. We develop properties that are no longer being used by government organizations to prepare them for sale on the commercial market.
Senate Properties has several significant planning projects pending around the country. Currently, the biggest project is in Central Pasila where 500,000 square meters of floor area are being planned. This area is co-developed by Senate Properties, the City of Helsinki and the Finnish Transport Agency.
Senate Properties also supplies working environments which support new ways of working, thus helping civil servants work better and focus on their core operations. We look after the Finnish state’s property in a socially responsible manner and our expertise creates value for the whole of society.
SRV is a leader in the development of innovative construction projects. We seek to provide the best customer experience as a builder of urban centres and to be the industry’s most inspiring workplace. Genuine cooperation and enthusiasm is visible in every encounter with us.
REDI. High on Life.
REDI rising in Kalasatama, Helsinki, will offer a brand new way to live and shop in the city – close to nature and the sea, yet in the centre of everything. It consists of 8 high-rises and a shopping centre, which will open in 2018.
Deck and arena - the best seats in the city
A new city district above the main rail road in Tampere inner city will offer unique experience for living, leisure and employment. Finland's largest multi-purpose arena, the adjoining hotel, restaurants, business premises, and city’s tallest residential buildings will create a buzzing new meeting place.
YIT is the biggest construction company in Finland and a major player in Northern Europe. We develop and build apartments, business premises and entire areas. We are also specialised in demanding infrastructure construction and paving. Together with our customers our 10,000 professionals are creating more functional, more attractive and more sustainable cities and environments. We work in 11 countries: Finland, Russia, Scandinavia, the Baltic States, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland.
TRIPLA – Helsinki’s new active city centre
Central Pasila will be the most significant development area in Helsinki during the next coming decades. Pasila railway station and its surrounding areas will experience a total makeover in the coming years, as YIT sets out to realize its ambitious Tripla concept.
Tripla centre is designed to be comfortable in terms of functionality and landscape featuring modern shopping centre, offices, hotel and apartments. It will be an urban crosspoint for public transportation including trains, trams, busses and in the future, metro. Tripla will be a model for green construction in all regards. Environmental friendliness and energy efficiency have been key starting points in all planning efforts. Central Pasila is going to be the heart of new Helsinki and the new diverse Tripla will be its 24/7 active heart.
The Helsinki Ring of Industry is the best location for asset-seeking investment and it is growing rapidly. It covers the geographical area around the Capital Region.
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The Finnish operating environment is stable and predictable. Finland is a member in European Union and is the only Nordic country with Euro currency. Finland has a low corporate tax rate, only 20 %. Therefore, many foreign companies have established operations in Finland for the long-term and enjoy high return on investment.
Opportunities in tourism related real estate
Safe and sustainable business environment creates a strong foundation for travel business. WEF Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Report 2017 ranked Finland the safest travel destination in the world. Comparing a total of 136 countries, WEF report focus specifically at sustainable development of the travel and tourism sector. Those looking for green values should definitely head to Finland; the country also earned the highest rank for environmental sustainability.
International travel to Finland is on a strong growth path with an increase in international overnights by +14 % in 2017 and a total of 8,3 million visits.
Finland has earned nomination among the hottest international destinations currently, being nominated for example by Lonely Planet, National Geographic Travel, Financial Times, Harper’s Bazaar, Bloomberg. Finland offers unique nature experiences and urban destinations.
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