Hemsö commenced operations in 2001 when it acquired its first properties for public use. Hemsö currently manages a portfolio of slightly more than 350 properties in Sweden, Germany and Finland.
From the very start, the company's focus has been to own and manage properties for public sector tenants, such as the state, municipalities or county councils, who are responsible for the operations conducted on those premises.
Milestones in Hemsö's history
In 2009, Hemsö becomes an independent company, having previously been part of Kungsleden. This company is owned equally by the Third Swedish National Pension Fund (AP3) and Kungsleden.
In 2011, Hemsö acquired 17 properties in Germany, thereby increasing its German portfolio.
In 2012, Hemsö established an office in Germany. AP3 acquired 100 per cent of Hemsö.
In 2013, Hemsö initiated its first bond programme as part of efforts to secure even more stable funding. The company made an entrance into the Finnish market through the acquisition of Turku University of Applied Sciences. Together with AB Sagax, AP3 formed the company Hemsö Intressenter, which acquired 30 per cent of Hemsö.
In 2014, Hemsö completed a number of strategic acquisitions and sales, thereby focusing the property portfolio. Hemsö initiated a number of development projects, primarily in Sweden. An office was established in Finland.
In 2015, together with SveaNor, Hemsö founded the project development company Vitartes to increase focus on the development of life science properties. Hemsö choses to include sustainability in its business model. The company received a credit rating of A- from Standard & Poor's.