Ilkka Tomperi has been appointed partner and chief operating officer (COO) at CapMan Real Estate as of 1 February 2023.
Tomperi joins CapMan from construction company YIT, where he served as executive vice president, property development and member of the management team.
Before this he worked at Varma as investment director, head of real estate. Before Varma, he was partner at CapMan, where he had a central role in the establishment of a Nordic organisation at CapMan Real Estate and the first pan-Nordic real estate fund.
Mika Matikainen, managing partner of CapMan Real Estate, said: 'I am very happy to welcome Ilkka back in our team after almost ten years. Ilkka was part of CapMan Real Estate during a crucial period when we were only establishing our Nordic operations.
'Our real estate business has grown in strides since and continues on a solid growth trajectory. Ilkka’s broad experience and knowhow from international real estate markets strengthens our team and as COO, he will hold a key role in further implementing CapMan Real Estate’s growth strategy.'
Tomperi’s previous experiences also include serving as vice president, private real rstate at Franklin Templeton Investments and head of other investments & portfolio manager at The State Pension Fund of Finland.
Additionally, Tomperi has held several positions of trust, and currently is vice-Chair of the management board at INREV and professor of practice (real estate investment) at Aalto University. Tomperi holds a PhD degree in Finance.
Added Tomperi: 'I am very pleased with my new role. The COO position is new in CapMan Real Estate’s organisation and the significance of the role is emphasised as assets under management and headcount increases and following the launch of new products and geographic expansion.
'I have very fond memories of CapMan from years back and look forward to developing CapMan Real Estate’s potential even further.'