JLL strengthens Capital Markets and Valuations teams in Finland with new leadership appointments 

Mathias Vuorelma and Tero Uusitalo to co-lead the Capital Markets team; Kaisu Pienimäki to become Head of Valuation and Advisory

HELSINKI, January 24, 2020JLL has appointed Mathias Vuorelma and Tero Uusitalo as Co-Heads of Capital Markets, and Kaisu Pienimäki has become the new Head of Valuation and Advisory.

Joining JLL in 2010 and 2007 respectively, Vuorelma and Uusitalo have played an important part in the growth of the capital markets team in their responsibility for advising domestic and international clients. In their new roles, both will lead the strategic development and continued growth of JLL’s capital markets business in Finland. Vuorelma and Uusitalo take over the capital markets leadership from Christian Hohenthal, former CEO and Head of Capital Markets in Finland. 

Tero Lehtonen, CEO JLL Finland, said: “We are excited to have Mathias and Tero take the helm. Both have played an integral part in the growth of JLL’s investment offering. Their expert knowledge of the real estate market in Finland, dedication and commitment to delivering innovative solutions makes them a natural choice for the capital markets leadership. Together with the announcement of Thomas Persson, the new Head of Nordic Capital Markets we will continue to strengthen JLL’s market-leading investment business.”

Pienimäki joined JLL in 2007. In 2014, she became the Head of the Retail Advisory business, taking it to a market leading position. Pienimäki will focus particularly on growing Jll’s advisory and analysis services to cover comprehensively the whole property market.

These follow the recent appointment of Tero Lehtonen as the new CEO of JLL in Finland. Having joined JLL in 2006, Mr. Lehtonen served in a range of increasingly senior positions, including Head of Finnish Valuation and Advisory, before being appointed as Chief Operating Officer of the Finnish business in 2019.

Tero Lehtonen, CEO JLL Finland, added: “Utilising and promoting internal talent effectively has been fundamental in the continued success of our team. I congratulate Tero, Mathias and Kaisu as they take on these roles and as we continue to our focus on helping our clients to make the best decisions about their real estate interests.”

JLL Finland offers Capital Markets, Valuations, Advisory, Leasing and Project & Development Services to domestic clients and international investors in, and occupiers of, real estate in Finland.


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