Akelius owns 45,000 rental apartments in metropolitan cities such as New York, Boston, Toronto, Paris, London, Berlin, Copenhagen, and Stockholm.
The company provides a better living by offering residential properties in growing, soulful cities.
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Akelius’ holdings are located in walkable, sought after inner city locations.
Eighty percent of the properties are located within ten kilometers of the city center.
An inhouse development team aims to improve quality and enhance efficiency,
and in the long term develop all applications inhouse.
To ensure that the company has the best educated staff in the real estate industry,
all employees receive extensive training through the Akelius Business School.
The company is dedicated to being sustainable and honorable.
With a target of reducing carbon emissions by fifty percent by 2025,
the company invests in renewable energy and co-generation projects at its properties.
Renewable energy and co-generation
projects lead to the reduction of energy consumption,
greenhouse gas emissions and utility costs.
For the past ten years the net of dividends and equity issuances is 750 MEUR.
The financial policy is to strive for a BBB+ credit rating or higher.
The current rating is BBB with stable outlook.
Loan-to-value is forty percent,
from 2020 the financial policy stipulates a loan-to-value below forty percent.
The company’s main ultimate owner is the Akelius Foundation,
a charitable foundation.
Akelius Foundation is one of the world’s largest donors to SOS Children’s Villages.
The founder Roger Akelius grew up in Stora Mellby in the southwestern part of Sweden.
At eleven years old he started his first summer job at a dairy.
With his first two paychecks he bought a camera and a tent.
With his third paycheck he bought his first property – a summer cottage.
1968 Roger became Sweden’s youngest lecturer at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg.
1974 he published a book about premium bonds and made the name Akelius known to the masses.
The book became a bestseller.
The book Akelius Tax was published in 1982,
explaining in a simple and personal way how ordinary people could legally reduce their taxes.
In 1985 Roger was the first in the world to sell fiscal declaration programs.
In 1994 Roger bought properties in Gothenburg, Helsingborg and Trollhättan.
Today, Akelius owns residential properties in twelve metropolitan cities in Europe and North America.
Roger Akelius has for many years been engaged in charity through the Akelius Foundation and has made several records in donations for people in need throughout the world.