Firm news | February 5, 2024

Roschier bolsters real estate capabilities with a familiar profile

Mika Alanko rejoins Roschier as a partner in the Real Estate practice in Helsinki.

The demand for high-impact real estate advisory services has remained strong as investors and developers are forced to find innovative ways to cope with current market conditions. Additionally, while the adjustment of the property market is still in progress, the stabilization of inflation and interest rates and availability of unallocated capital-seeking investment targets indicates an increase in market activity and demand for high-end legal and strategic advice.

The return of Mika Alanko brings considerable expertise and experience on innovative, complex and large-scale property development projects, JV structures and real estate transactions and further strengthens our leading market position in the field of real estate. He rejoins Roschier from HGR Property Partners, a Finnish leading real estate development and investment company, where he has for the past few years held the position of group CEO.

“Mika has a unique set of legal skills and business acumen, combining profound experience in running a premium property development company with his strong credentials in the field of real estate transactions, joint ventures and asset management. His arrival will further boost our leading position in the Nordic market, and it is great news for our clients and internal talent to have access to Mika’s experience and contacts, while at the same time building for the future,” says Partner Antti-Jussi Partanen, who heads Roschier’s Real Estate practice in Helsinki.

“We have a highly skilled and experienced cross-border team, and our advice is sought after especially in these uncertain and challenging times. Mika’s credentials for advising on complex and innovative real estate projects are excellent, and his return marks an important addition to our integrated cross-border capabilities. We look forward to welcoming Mika back to Roschier,” says Lisa Hybbinette, Head of Roschier’s cross-border Real Estate practice.

“While appreciating the unique opportunity to deep dive into the business world of property development, I very much look forward to capitalizing the gained experience and knowledge to the benefit of our clients and the cross-border team. It feels good to be back home,” says Partner Mika Alanko.