Real estate investor and manager, Cromwell Property Group (Cromwell) has today officially confirmed Pontus Flemme Gärdsell in the role of Head of Nordics, having been Interim Head since the beginning of 2020.
During the year, Pontus successfully managed Cromwell’s initial COVID-19 response in the region while also further increasing the depth and experience of the local team. This has included the recent arrivals of Sofia Sandh and Rickard Slagbrand to the roles of Investment Manager and Transaction Manager respectively.
Pontus joined Cromwell in 2011 as Group Accountant for Sweden and became Head of Finance for Sweden just over two years later. He was then appointed Head of Finance for the entire Nordics region in early-2017.
Mark McLaughlin, Managing Director, Europe, commented, “Pontus has an in-depth knowledge of the Nordic real estate industry combined with nearly ten years’ worth of experience with Cromwell.”
“His promotion, and the other additional hires we have made, are all in direct accordance with our broader ambitions to grow assets under management in the region.”
Pontus Flemme Gärdsell added, “Cromwell has managed a significant number of assets in the Nordic region for a variety of different investors over the last decade. We have also since demonstrated our ability to execute our investment and asset management initiatives, even during difficult circumstances like the current COVID-19 pandemic.”
“I’m excited about the role, new additions to the already strong team and the opportunities that lie ahead,” he concluded.
Pontus holds a Master of Business and Economics from Lund University. Prior to joining Cromwell, he worked at Deloitte for five years.
In the Nordics region, Cromwell has offices in Copenhagen, Helsinki, Malmo and Stockholm and, as at 30 June 2020, managed 46 office, retail and industrial/logistics assets let to 873 tenant-customers and covering over 329,000 sqm.