High demand for Antilooppi offices
The real-estate owner Antilooppi has signed a significant number of leases in 2023. This positive development stems from the company’s ability to offer its clients attractive spatial solutions and to meet its clients’ changing expectations.
The real-estate investor Antilooppi has seen the demand for its offering remain high in 2023. Despite the effect of the challenging economic climate on the real-estate market, Antilooppi has renewed many existing clients’ leases and signed several significant leases with new clients.
“We’re quite pleased with the performance of our rental business. Demand has been strong, and the volume of leases is significantly ahead of last year. This shows that we’ve been able to respond to our clients’ demands and to find them the best spatial solutions, even in the prevailing market conditions,” Esa Mattila, Head of Asset Management at Antilooppi, says.
Antilooppi’s goal is to offer flexible, innovative spatial solutions that adapt to its clients’ growth and needs. This strategy has proven its worth, as changing work habits and firms’ shifting needs continue to challenge businesses. In addition, the recent successes are due to the strong professional skills enabled by Antilooppi’s own team and transparent collaboration with its clients.
“We have a really broad palette of talents in our company. We are our clients’ partners in offices and office services, and we actively work with them to seek solutions. That allows us to offer the best holistic solutions for their needs. For example, our client companies can move from their current premises to spaces that better serve their needs by taking advantage of Antilooppi’s flexible spatial solutions and services,” Commercial Director Jussi Snällström says.
Long-term leases and interesting new restaurants
Two areas of Helsinki seeing high office demand are Hakaniemi and Ruoholahti, where Antilooppi owns a significant number of properties. For example, the company has renewed its lease with the Finnish lifestyle brand Balmuir and the record company Universal Music, whose new offices are in the popular Siltasaari 10 building in Hakaniemi. The Lundén Architecture Company has decided to continue in the iconic Ympyrätalo in Hakaniemi. The Securitas security company, an established tenant of Antilooppi, is moving into new premises at Elimäenkatu 28 in Vallila, Helsinki at the turn of the year. Satisfied current clients in Ruoholahti include the care service company Helppy, which has moved into premises better suited to its needs at Itämerenkatu 3.
New tenants include the Finnish Association of Architects or SAFA, which has moved into the functionalist building at Hämeentie 19 in Sörnäinen, Helsinki, as well as Roihu Attorneys Ltd, which has moved into the iconic Ympyrätalo in Hakaniemi. The Merikortteli building in Punavuori, Helsinki has also attracted many new tenants, such as the service design firm Hellon and the creative firm 358, which has chosen Antilooppi’s Always Ready offices as its new base.
Indeed, Antilooppi has brought several ground-breaking solutions to the market in recent years to complement traditional offices. The POOL concept, available at nine locations across the Helsinki region, offers flexible small offices and multi-purpose workspaces, while the turnkey Always Ready spaces offer high-quality, sustainable offices. These office categories for diverse needs ensure that a suitable spatial solution can be found for every stage of an organization’s life cycle.
Antilooppi has also recently signed leases with interesting new restaurants in its properties. At Siltasaari 10, the French-style Bistro Le Coin is run by the same management as the popular Mauritz bistro in Munkkiniemi. In Merikortteli, a new restaurant Robusto will open at the end of the year under the management of top chefs Kape Aihinen and Olli Kolu.
After the good first months of the year, the outlook for leases for the end of the year is marked by cautious positivity.
“Even though the market situation is challenging for some of our client companies, we believe that the demand for our offices will remain strong, and, hopefully, even pick up. We will continue working actively to offer our clients efficient, attractive solutions that support sustainable growth in the future,” Esa Mattila says.
Esa Mattila, Head of Asset Management
Tel. +358 50 337 3263
Jussi Snällström, Commercial Director
Tel. +358 40 833 1233