WE DEVELOP HOUSING AND HOTELS IN GROWTH CENTRES IN THE NORDIC AND BALTIC COUNTRIES
ICON – AN EXPERT ON PROFITABLE REAL ESTATE FUNDS
The first fund under the ICON brand was established in 2010. Today, the ICON Group includes four alternative investment funds; ICON Real Estate Fund II, and ICON Real Estate Fund III – Suurpelto, ICON Real Estate Fund IV – Kruunu, and ICON Real Estate Fund V – Ilves.
ICON has also become familiar for its popular loan products. We have issued 12 different loan products. All in all, more than 3,000 individuals, foundations and institutions have invested in ICON products.
Currently we are developing six different real estate development projects that will have more than 1,200 flats in total, with a combined value of more than €275 million.
What are ICON’s plans for the future? Read about our plans here.
ICON REAL ESTATE FUNDS – THE BEGINNING
The world is facing exceptionally intense urbanisation that reforms many structures. More and more people are moving to large cities, but politics and zoning always lag behind. The markets are experiencing a disruption that causes prices and demand in central areas to increase at a rapid pace, but far too few dwellings are built in relation to the demand. Finland is no exception.
ICON Real Estate Funds was created when a real estate developer and an investment expert pooled their strengths and competencies in 2009. Notwithstanding the expectations at the time, the popularity of the new real estate fund came as a surprise, and in the following years the company launched several new funds and convertible bond products, which ICON can use to produce more comfortable, ecological and smart residences for areas where they are sorely needed.
All the people behind ICON have worked in the sectors of investing, growth companies, housing investment, and real estate development for many years with great success, wanting to create a high-return machine that serves investors, a construction concept that serves ecological and smarter building, and a selection created for demand that serves urbanisation, in the core areas of urbanisation, with the most efficient planning possible.
A significant addition to your company arrived when Jari Koskinen, our Chairman of the Board of Directors, left Vacon Oyj that he had founded together with his colleagues in 2014, and joined us a significant partner.
We provide investors with the best returns thanks to our experience and network of contacts – our employees invest in the products they have built, and we obtain our highest fees from the returns of our funds. This guarantees that the only objectives of our whole staff are a process that is as efficient as possible and operation the yields the best results. This may sound like a cliché, but it really is true – we will not succeed until our customers succeed.
Our expertise in housing and real estate development guarantees that the properties we build are made in a way that makes the most sense. This will serve those who ultimately move in the homes, through low maintenance charges and comfortable living. Furthermore, through our experience we optimize the ground plans of flats to remove any wasted square metres, and they buyers see this as significant savings off the purchase prices. This is why our selection also serves investors in the most attractive way.
UNIQUE INVESTMENT STRATEGY
Our investment strategy is focusing on development projects. The reason for this is that real estate development, when done correctly, is the most profitable form of real estate investment. We build the increase in value into the properties ourselves.
Our projects are situated in the Helsinki metropolitan area and, after careful consideration, we can also carry out projects in growth centres such as Tampere, Turku, Vaasa and Tallinn in Estonia. The great level of services in growth centres attracts new residents to cities, and this creates a need for new and pleasant dwellings.
In the future, we want to be known as an active real estate developer that makes investments in metropolitan areas in Scandinavia and the Baltic countries.
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The ICON newsletter and expert column are published approximately once a month. In the expert column we describe our own operations, give useful tools to readers, and interview various experts on the real estate sector.
In the newsletter we publish new products and launch pre-marketing of dwellings before public advance marketing begins.