THE ICON TEAM

THE ICON TEAM

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MARKUS HAVULEHTO

CEO
Havulehto is in charge of managing ICON Real Estate Funds and its funding. He has been working in investments since 2004. He has previously acted as an investment broker and real estate agent. For the last eight years, he has acted as a real estate investor and property developer in several projects for multi-storey blocks. Havulehto has a professional qualification in Business and Administration and he has also completed an APV-1 Investment Service qualification, an Entrepreneurial Qualification and an ITS Property Manager professional qualification.
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TEEMU NUUTINEN

CMO
Nuutinen is the Sales and Marketing Manager of ICON Real Estate Funds. He has worked in several growth companies where he has been in charge of growth strategies, sales and building a successful team. He is a highly experienced business coach from factory floor to the management level of listed companies. He has acted as an investor in many sectors, always with a deep understanding of the way investors think and how to best help people making investment decisions to succeed. Nuutinen has a BBA degree and he has also completed specialised professional training in management, among others.
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SAMI SAARNISTO

CIO
Saarnisto is in charge of managing ICON Real Estate Funds’ properties throughout their life cycle. He has an investor-oriented attitude and a strong grasp of real estate management. Before working at ICON, Saarnisto acted as the managing director of a real estate management company. He also has experience of the OP Financial Group, where he worked both in bank and real estate affairs. Saarnisto has a BBA degree and also an ITS Property Manager professional qualification.
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SUSANNE VATANEN

CPO
Vatanen is in charge of the management, implementation and monitoring of development properties. She is involved in projects right from the planning stage, when the project’s profitability is checked. She has experience of international construction companies and has held numerous responsible positions and project management roles in projects dealing with urbanisation in the Helsinki metropolitan area and Russia. Before ICON, Vatanen worked for SRV Rakennus Oy for 12 years.
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KIMMO MANNINEN

CPO
Manninen is involved in the procurement of development projects and is responsible for completing, managing and supervising such projects. Manninen has experience in the management of large construction projects in the Helsinki metropolitan area, and he has managed developer’s duties abroad. Manninen, who has 18 years of work experience in the construction industry, has spent the last five years managing different building projects in Southeast Asia. Manninen has a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Construction Engineering.
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GIIA LINDSTRÖM

FINANCIAL MANAGER
Lindström is in charge of the financial administration and back office of ICON Real Estate Funds. She has previously worked for EPV Energia Oy in financial administration duties and for PricewaterhouseCoopers Finland in auditing. Through her Master of Business Administration degree and auditing duties, Lindström has accumulated an extensive understanding of companies’ financial administration and she masters financial administration systems with confidence.
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JARI KOSKINEN

CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
Koskinen is ICON Real Estate Funds’ Chairman of the Board. He is one of the founding members of Vacon Plc and has acted as production manager and sat on Vacon’s management group for 18 years. In addition, he has acted as CEO of Vacon China and sat on the boards of both Vacon Italy and Vacon USA, as well as on the board of the Vacon Plc Group. Koskinen has a Master of Economics and a Master of Business Administration degree. He is also a Doctor of Economics specialising in dynamic strategies.
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ARTTURI PUOSKARI

COO
Puoskari acts as Chief Operating Officer at ICON Real Estate Funds and focuses on ICON’s administration and legal operations. Prior to joining ICON, Puoskari was an Associate at the international law office Asianajotoimisto White & Case Oy. Puoskari holds LL.M. degree and he has a broad experience in real estate transactions as well as legal questions of real estate and finance.

COOPERATION PARTNERS

Partners are strategically important for ICON. As we choose our partners correctly, we can grow at the pace we desire. This is why we select our partners on the basis of a highly precise validation process. In the text below, we present a few of our partners and describe what we have done with them.

Liabilities: We always negotiate financing of projects on a project-specific basis. Such negotiations have included all financial institutions known in Finland. Projects that we have completed have been funded by, e.g., Nordea, Danske Bank, Aktia, and Savings Bank.

Accounting firm: The auditing firm and advisor of ICON Corporation Oy and its subsidiaries is PriceWaterhouseCoopers Oy.

Specialists: Our projects have been evaluated and analysed by, e.g., Newsec, Catella, and Realia Management. We use authorised operators.

Contractors: We put all contracts up for competitive tender, in the scope required by the method of implementation.

Architects and other designers: We retain architects who are best suited for the project in question and its various phases. Design solutions have been implemented for us by, e.g., Tommila Architects, Arkkitehtitoimisto Ruuskanen, Avarc, and Arkkitehtitoimisto Turtiainen.

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