Folksam names Jonas Bjuggren as new director of real estate
Folksam, the Swedish insurance company that manages over SEK 550 billion ($50.6 billion), has announced Jonas Bjuggren as its director of real estate, effective Jan. 15, 2024.
Prior to the hire, Bjuggren was working on a consulting assignment as director of real estate at RISE.
“The real estate industry is facing major challenges given the state of the economy, but I also see opportunities ahead,” said Bjuggren. “Given the work done by the real estate team at Folksam over several years, we have a strong starting point for developing the business and the portfolio further, both in terms of new acquisitions and the development of existing stock. I look forward to getting started and to further developing Folksam’s real estate business together.”
Folksam invests in properties for both residents and businesses, mainly in Stockholm, Skåne and Gothenburg. At year end 2022, Folksam’s total property value of its 140 properties was SEK 61.4 billion ($5.65 bi