Skanska sells the ongoing office project Citykajen in Malmö. The buyer is Aberdeen Property Nordic Fund I SICAV-FIS and handover is on September 30, 2009. The sale refers to the two phases of the project Citykajen at Universitetsholmen in Malmö, together comprising about 14,200 m² of leasable space. The project was started at year-end 2006 and will be completed during the third quarter 2009. Skanska's investment amounts to about SEK 375 million (approx. 36.4 mln.).
Citykajen offers modern and flexible offices that are energy efficient.
Major tenants in Citykajen are Banverket (Swedish Rail Administration) and Öhrlings PriceWaterhouseCoopers and the occupancy rate is about 94%. Citykajen was designed by architect Lars Iwdahl, Arkitektbyrån.
"We are very happy to be able to complete our portfolio with Malmö's best office property both in regards to location and the quality of the building as well as the tenants," says Magnus Kenning, responsible for the transaction at Aberdeen Property Investors.
"The successful leasing and our ability to sell the project before completion show that the location close to the City Tunnel station and at Universitetsholmen is very strong. It's also evident that modern and flexible offices that are energy efficient attract tenants as well as investors, says Camilla Wieslander, Marketing and Transaction Manager, Skanska Öresund Malmö. Lately we have also seen an increased interest from international investors in acquiring properties in the Nordics."
Citykajen is one of several modern office properties that Skanska is developing at Universitetsholmen in Malmö. Skanska has already developed the property Hjälmarekajen next to Citykajen and developed and sold the new Court of Appeals building a few blocks away. Just recently the new office project Bassängkajen was started, with Malmö University as the first tenant.
Source: Leimdörfer / Skanska