“We are excited to welcome Martin Bjöörn to Niam. His extensive experience and proven leadership in commercial real estate markets will strengthen our ability to seize the opportunities within the Nordic retail market. Over the last two years, we have successfully acquired ten major retail properties, each with substantial potential. With Martin's addition, we are fortifying our organizational strength with a dedicated retail specialist and together we will continue to make sound decisions, prioritize wisely, and ensure the success of our investments”, says Rikard Henriksson, Managing Partner, Niam.
“I'm delighted to join Niam. My primary focus will revolve around Niam's ability to optimize our retail property portfolio within our funds and ensure that we make the right investments. Despite the current market landscape, my faith in the retail sector remains unwavering. Over the past 25 years, e-commerce has surged, yet a significant majority, 85% of the total turnover in retail, still takes place in physical stores. Of the remaining 15 percent nearly 8 percent are pick-ups in physical stores. This presents us with a good opportunity for growth in the property sector”, Martin Bjöörn comments.
Martin has always held a positive view of Niam, and in the 20s, he even worked at Niam during his studies. Back then, Niam was a small, pioneering force in the fund industry. Today, he returns to an established organization with a strong track and a growing platform now including both infrastructure and credit.