Our story

We build scalable investment platforms based on thesis-driven strategies in partnership with our investors. Ailon has a strong focus on delivering attractive risk adjusted returns and aligning our interests with those of our investment partners. We have a long-term approach to ownership and our commitments.

We are Urbanists

We are creators, shapers, makers and deliverers of new buildings and places that people want to live and work in.

Over the last 20 years Ailon has led investment into new property sectors in post industrial regeneration city areas. We have laid the foundations for new communities to grow and establish their place in the city.

We have delivered best in class student apartments, micro-living, senior living, co-living and high quality multi-family housing and office buildings in city cores and in new and emerging neighbourhoods.

We market, lease, manage and operate our properties in collaboration with leading specialist service providers. Our service is complete and is tailored to the needs of each project and investment.

Our teams are located in Stockholm and London with representative offices in Malmö and Berlin.

Towards the future – Ailon 2030

The world is changing fast and so do people’s priorities and expectations. Ailon commits itself to leading the response to these shifts to create the next generation of new, better places for people to live and work.

Delivering better returns is a key principle and we have always endeavoured to ‘do the right thing’ in our developments. This includes finding optimal ways of delivering and managing our projects, refurbishing and repurposing existing buildings where possible, using offsite modular construction for new developments and integrating energy saving systems and property technology applications into our property management operations.

We follow the UN Agenda 2030 and set ourselves the highest standards by placing sustainability at the centre of the design, development and operation of our schemes. Before it had its present name, we have been promoting the circular economy through our regeneration efforts and we will continue to do so.

All of our projects are designed, constructed or refurbished to a certified sustainability standard. We will make efforts to make substantial progress towards zero carbon both in terms of construction and operations.

Segments

We invest in existing, underperforming assets, which present opportunities for a change through rigorous asset management. Our asset strategies are focused on repositioning, modernization and change of use. We also design and develop new properties.


Living (development and refurbishment)

Many Nordic growth regions have a chronic undersupply of rental apartments. Young people, meanwhile, move to urban centres for work and study. Strong urbanization trends, shrinking household size and growth in housing prices for owned residential stock continue to drive demand for rental residential accommodation. The demographic development is expected to fuel a substantial expansion of the residential sector in the coming years.

Ailon develops and refurbish best in class student accommodation, micro-living and co-living in the greater region of capital cities and strategic regional cities. Our schemes are sustainable in both construction and operation. Tenants and residents form part of a vibrant community and have access to a range of amenity areas, such as café/deli, barception, study/co-working, gym and outdoor space. The properties are designed to be keyless, touchless and paperless.


Senior Living (development and refurbishment)

Demand in this sector in the Nordics is driven by strong macro trends – generational change, increased service life, urbanization and housing shortage. There is a significant growth in ageing population and political unity to grow the provision of social infrastructure. The number of nursing beds in the Nordic region is expected to increase dramatically in the next 30 years and the sector is facing strong growth.

We develop senior living and care homes together with municipalities and private operators across the region. We develop next generation of care homes based on the latest welfare and assistive technology and with architectural character.

Some projects include a range of senior living formats, for example a combination of 55+ retirement homes and assisted living.


Multifamily housing (optimization and refurbishment of existing residential assets)

The stable cash flows, the low vacancy risk and opportunity for capital growth in the multifamily sector offers an attractive risk-adjusted return for our capital partners.

Ailon acquires residential portfolios and existing buildings (multi-family residential and other stock suitable for rental) with potential to enhance value through alternative management strategies. We implement carefully planned property specific value enhancement and repositioning business plans to realize the property’s full potential. Focus geographies are the UK and Germany.


Office & Flexspace (development and refurbishment)

Ailon acquires under-managed and economically tired properties underpinned by good fundamentals. We also develop new office buildings and Flexspace. We focus on emerging neighbourhoods and well-connected submarkets around traditional core CBD locations. These submarkets are currently undergoing urban regeneration many with new or extended public transportation and increased density with a mix of homes, workplaces, parks and services. We believe that these neighbourhoods in which people can both live and work are the future.

As tenant’s requirements evolve, we believe the demand in our target submarkets will continue to grow, which will provide better returns and relatively higher rental growth over the medium to long term compared to core CBD locations.

Our value enhancement strategies include rental optimization, targeted leasing and rebranding, creation of flexible letting packages, change of use, modernization, refurbishment and creation of new space.

Focus geographies are the UK and the Nordic region.

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