about Akelius

Akelius owns 45,000 rental apartments in metropolitan cities such as New York, Boston, Toronto, Paris, London, Berlin, Copenhagen and Stockholm.

Global locations of Akelius rental apartments

a better living

Akelius strives to give a better living in growing, soulful, metropolitan cities.

thriving metropolitan cities

Akelius owns properties in twelve thriving metropolitan cities in Europe and North America.

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highly sought after inner city locations

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.
The walk score of the portfolio is ninety out of one hundred.

walk score

upgrade buildings and apartments

Akelius acquires residential properties which often have upgrade potential.

The company’s policy is to never force any tenant out of their home, that is why apartments are only upgraded upon vacancy.

Akelius upgrades with careful attention to details,
the aim is to preserve the character of the building.

Neumannstraße 98, Berlin

Philippstraße 52, Cologne

461 Mass Ave, Boston

Lattenkamp 98, Hamburg

55 Croxley Road, London

Dachauer Straße 184, Munich

Ausschläger Weg 5, Hamburg

Lefèvrestraße 4, Berlin

Monumentenstraße 28, Berlin

Layout changes to the apartments are made to meet the expectations of tenants.
The company typically expands bathrooms and kitchens in apartments.

Akelius often divides large apartments to become several smaller apartments.
The demand for small apartments is higher than for large.

upgrade stories

create new apartment

Where possible we create new apartments through extensions and new development.
On average Akelius creates two hundred apartments per year.

The company estimates that it can create an additional five thousand apartments within its existing portfolio.


The company invests heavily in the digitalization of its operations.
Two hundred staff, whereof three quarters work in application development.
The aim is to improve quality and enhance efficiency,
and in the long term decommission external property management applications.

Akelius Business School

The company’s aim is to have the best educated staff in the residential real estate industry.
All staff receive extensive training through Akelius Business School.

profit remains in the company

For the past ten years the net of dividends and equity issuances is 750 MEUR.

strive for a minimum of BBB+ credit rating

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.

owned by a charitable foundation

The company’s main ultimate owner is the Akelius Foundation,
a charitable foundation.
Akelius Foundation is the world’s largest donor to SOS Children’s Villages.

the founder Roger Akelius

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 thirteen 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.