Ilkka Tomperi, a European private equity real estate analyst at Franklin Templeton Real Estate Advisors, is leaving the firm to join CapMan Real Estate. In his new post at the Helsinki-based alternative asset manager, he will be responsible for business development and the international expansion of its real estate investment activities.
Mika Matikainen, deputy head of CapMan Real Estate, believes the hire is a natural step for the firm, pointing to its experience in the country’s investment market and to its Finnish investor base. “It is a natural step for us to start to investigate the potential to extend our fund investor base internationally and expand our investment focus to the other Nordic countries in connection with future funds,” he said. “Ilkka has extensive experience in the international real estate business and extensive networks, which should prove very useful in helping us achieve our international expansion goals.”
Prior to joining CapMan, Tomperi was a vice president at Franklin Templeton Real Estate Advisors, which he joined in 2007. He previously also worked as head of other investments at Finland’s State Pension Fund.
CapMan manages capital totalling around €1.7 billion through its four real estate funds. The CapMan Real Estate I fund invests in office properties in Greater Helsinki; the CapMan RE II fund concentrates on offices and other property development opportunities in Finland generally; and the CapMan Hotels RE fund invests in hotel properties, primarily in Finland. The firm established its first project-specific hotel fund in November 2010.