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Brunswick Real Estate

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Investments

Your go-to partner into the Nordic real estate market

We build independent, sustainable investment platforms, focused on identified investment strategies. We do this by working closely with Nordic and international investors, in collaboration with our Local Partners.

Debt

We’re pioneering a new approach to real estate debt in the Nordics

We match borrower demand with alternative long-term financing options. We offer greener, more socially responsible loans to the real estate market — delivering risk-adjusted returns to institutional investors, and enabling sustainable investments for buildings and communities.

Human and environmental impact is the heart of our business

We help transform buildings for the better

We measure ourselves against positive targets

Buildings matter.

They shape the world around them.

They shape the lives of those inside them.

So, one way or another, buildings make a difference to us all.

At Brunswick we try to make sure it’s a positive one.

And with the right data we can measure the impact of our actions.

Not just on the environment, but on society and individual lives.

So that the people who live and work in the properties can be healthier, safer and happier.

Because not only is this the right thing to do, it’s the smart thing to do.

2.5€

billion AUM, real estate investments

2.2€

billion AUM, real estate debt

60

employees

Meaningful change

Measured impact

With the right data, we measure the impact of real estate on the world and our own actions.

Global CO2 Emissions

39% Real Estate
31% Other Industries
23% Transport
7% Other

39%

Real Estate

Real estate causes nearly 40% of direct and indirect CO2 emissions globally. As carbon dioxide emissions continue to rise, we all need to work on reducing our sector’s carbon footprint. (International Energy Agency)

Global direct and indirect CO2 emissions of 39% from Real Estate comprises of; 11% construction, 11% non-residential, and 17% residential

Brunswick’s Energy Efficiency Projects

projected reduction

cumulative reduction

22

cumulative tonnes of CO2 reduced - Sept 2016

Our buildings make a difference. We’ve made significant CO2 savings with energy efficiency projects and we’re always looking to make improvements.

With each project we’ve completed, our carbon emissions are significantly reduced.

Our history

1992

Brunswick’s partners Peter Leimdörfer, Sten Westerberg and Gerard De Geer co-founded Leimdörfer – a Nordic financial advisory firm providing real estate and capital markets transaction expertise

2003

Sveafastigheter was founded

  • Nordic real estate investment manager with a proven track record of delivering exceptionally high returns
  • Total IRR 22%, 1.7x equity multiple (net)

 

  1. Fund I (2003): investments in Sweden only – Preqin 2nd/38 in the world with IRR 56%, 3.1x equity multiple (net)
  2. Fund II (2006): investments in Sweden, Finland, and Estonia – Preqin 13th/131 in the world with IRR 10%, 1.6x equity multiple (net)
  3. Fund III (2011): investments in Sweden, Denmark, and Finland – Preqin 6th in Europe with IRR 13%, 1.5x equity multiple (net)
2005

Companies for Malawi was founded

Companies for Malawi is a cooperation between real estate companies (BRE, Atrium Ljungberg, Nordanö, AREIM, and Möller & Partners) to support UNICEF’s work for vulnerable children in Malawi. Providing children in Malawi with access to education, care, and development

2009

Helsinki office opened

2012

Spring För Livet was founded

Spring För Livet was founded – A charity race fundraising for Companies for Malawi initiated by Brunswick Real Estate for the purpose of raising awareness and knowledge about children’s situation in Malawi as well as encourage employee health and wellness

2013

Leimdörfer Real Estate Capital was founded, initiating with Leimdörfer Real Estate Capital Fund I

LREC Fund I was an unlevered senior secured debt fund, the first of its kind in the Nordics

2014

Sveafastigheter, Leimdörfer and Leimdörfer Real Estate Capital merged into Brunswick Real Estate. Leimdörfer Real Estate Capital became Brunswick Real Estate Capital

2015

The first secondaries deal in the Nordics was done with Partners Group, resulting in the Fersen mandates

  • This ended the fund business model and became the first mandate in our new business model
  • Fersen I mandate acquired Sveafastigheter Fund II assets in the Summer of 2015
  • Fersen II mandate acquired Sveafastigheter Fund III assets in January 2016
2015

Sveafastigheter, our investments arm launched a separate accounts business model

This was done through working with one investor on an identified investment strategy, instead of a traditional fund model

2015

Regio was launched, with AP3 as a capital partner

2016

Brunswick Real Estate Capital Fund II was launched, with a fund size of €260m

2016

Hemvist was launched in March

2017

Kielo was launched in October, and acquired its first property in Tampere, a 40,000sqm office

2018

The advisory and investment management arms were separated. The advisory arm – formerly known as Leimdörfer – was renamed Nordanö and the investment management kept the Brunswick brand

2018

Became a signatory of UN PRI

2018

Brunswick Real Estate Capital Fund II’s final close brought BREC’s AUM to €1bn, being the Nordics’ largest real estate debt fund

2019

The Brunswick Real Estate Capital Green Loan Framework was launched in August

2020

Copenhagen office opened in January

Brunswick’s partners Peter Leimdörfer, Sten Westerberg and Gerard De Geer co-founded Leimdörfer – a Nordic financial advisory firm providing real estate and capital markets transaction expertise

Sveafastigheter was founded

  • Nordic real estate investment manager with a proven track record of delivering exceptionally high returns
  • Total IRR 22%, 1.7x equity multiple (net)

 

  1. Fund I (2003): investments in Sweden only – Preqin 2nd/38 in the world with IRR 56%, 3.1x equity multiple (net)
  2. Fund II (2006): investments in Sweden, Finland, and Estonia – Preqin 13th/131 in the world with IRR 10%, 1.6x equity multiple (net)
  3. Fund III (2011): investments in Sweden, Denmark, and Finland – Preqin 6th in Europe with IRR 13%, 1.5x equity multiple (net)

Companies for Malawi was founded

Companies for Malawi is a cooperation between real estate companies (BRE, Atrium Ljungberg, Nordanö, AREIM, and Möller & Partners) to support UNICEF’s work for vulnerable children in Malawi. Providing children in Malawi with access to education, care, and development

Helsinki office opened

Spring För Livet was founded

Spring För Livet was founded – A charity race fundraising for Companies for Malawi initiated by Brunswick Real Estate for the purpose of raising awareness and knowledge about children’s situation in Malawi as well as encourage employee health and wellness

Leimdörfer Real Estate Capital was founded, initiating with Leimdörfer Real Estate Capital Fund I

LREC Fund I was an unlevered senior secured debt fund, the first of its kind in the Nordics

Sveafastigheter, Leimdörfer and Leimdörfer Real Estate Capital merged into Brunswick Real Estate. Leimdörfer Real Estate Capital became Brunswick Real Estate Capital

The first secondaries deal in the Nordics was done with Partners Group, resulting in the Fersen mandates

  • This ended the fund business model and became the first mandate in our new business model
  • Fersen I mandate acquired Sveafastigheter Fund II assets in the Summer of 2015
  • Fersen II mandate acquired Sveafastigheter Fund III assets in January 2016

Sveafastigheter, our investments arm launched a separate accounts business model

This was done through working with one investor on an identified investment strategy, instead of a traditional fund model

Regio was launched, with AP3 as a capital partner

Brunswick Real Estate Capital Fund II was launched, with a fund size of €260m

Hemvist was launched in March

Kielo was launched in October, and acquired its first property in Tampere, a 40,000sqm office

The advisory and investment management arms were separated. The advisory arm – formerly known as Leimdörfer – was renamed Nordanö and the investment management kept the Brunswick brand

Became a signatory of UN PRI

Brunswick Real Estate Capital Fund II’s final close brought BREC’s AUM to €1bn, being the Nordics’ largest real estate debt fund

The Brunswick Real Estate Capital Green Loan Framework was launched in August

Copenhagen office opened in January

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