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Investing requires expertise and experience. Making a profit requires a team. At Samla Capital, it consists of the operational management and the board of directors that complements the management, Senior Advisors, as well as an extensive external expert network.

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Samppa Lajunen

Purchases and portfolio management

samppa.lajunen@samla.fi

+358 40 555 2638

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Samppa Lajunen

Purchases and portfolio management

samppa.lajunen@samla.fi
+358 40 555 2638

Samppa Lajunen is Samla Capital Oy’s founder, main shareholder and member of the Board of Directors. Samppa is responsible for the portfolio management of the Samla Toimitilat and Samla Asunnot funds.

Samppa has a long experience in working to exceed goals that are set high. In Samppa’s Nordic combined career that started as a hobby, this was proven by winning 13 medals in premium competitions, the most recognised being three Olympic gold medals in the Salt Lake City 2002 Olympics. Samppa ended his top-level sports career already at the age of 24, after which he graduated from the University of Jyväskylä with a Master’s degree in Economics and Business Administration in 2007, concentrating on finance, accounting and management. After his studies, Samppa worked in the financial sector in the OP-Pohjola Group, the business development company Kuiskaaja Oy and the family company Jarmo Lajunen Oy that focuses on property investing. Samppa has been actively involved in investment activities since 1997. He made a sports marketing company founded in 2010 one of the most successful companies in the field in Finland in five years.

Regardless of the work’s focus, Samppa’s activities have always been guided by the same ideology: “Top results are achieved through work.”

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Hannu Saastamoinen

Managing Director

hannu.saastamoinen@samla.fi

+358 40 573 7514

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Hannu Saastamoinen

Managing Director

hannu.saastamoinen@samla.fi
+358 40 573 7514

Hannu is Samla Capital Oy’s managing director and in overall charge of Samla Capital Oy’s operations.

Hannu has solid banking experience from the financial sector. During his Nordea years (2011-2018), Hannu acted as the deputy director for the Finnish Lake District, as well as a corporate private banker at Nordea Private Banking and an investment director in Jyväskylä. At the OP-Group (2007-2011), he gained experience in corporate banking activities in Helsinki e.g. acting as a senior analyst and at Sampo Bank (2005-2007) as a financial expert.

His Master’s degree in Economics and Business Administration (2005) from the University of Jyväskylä included economics, finance, accounting and statistics. In addition, Hannu has completed the APV 1 Investment Services Degree, the APV 2 Investment Advisor Degree and Nordea Private Banking’s banker course.

In addition to his work, Hannu enjoys spending time with his family and reading about management and neuropsychology. You can also run into Hannu on the running trail, at the gym, on the ski trails and golf course, as well as orienteering points.

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Tapio Lyytinen

Investor relations management

tapio.lyytinen@samla.fi

+358 50 401 1954

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Tapio Lyytinen

Investor relations management

tapio.lyytinen@samla.fi
+358 50 401 1954

At Samla Capital, Tapio Lyytinen is responsible for investor relations.

During his work career, Tapio has been involved in sales and customer service, as well as sales and customer relationship management. He has worked at ManpowerGroup in service business customer acquisition, as well as sales and customer relationship management duties during the past 13 years. He also belonged to ManpowerGroup Contact Center Oy’s operational board during the past 8 years. Tapio received a Master’s degree in Economics and Business Administration (2011) from the University of Jyväskylä, focusing on accounting, finance and management.  His previous business studies at the university of applied sciences and university provide a good development platform for the world of real estate investing. His experiences during his sports career and studies strongly inspired him to collaborate with others and led to the world of sales.

In addition to work, he spends his leisure time with his family and sporting activities, such as golf, basketball and hunting.

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Jani Virtanen

Property Director

jani.virtanen@samla.fi

+358 44 406 3624

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Jani Virtanen

Property Director

jani.virtanen@samla.fi
+358 44 406 3624

Jan has more than 15 years of experience in various real estate roles, including office development, leasing, real estate and land development.

He graduated from Jyväskylä University of Applied Sciences in 2004 with a degree in real estate technology and project management engineering.

Jani’s responsibilities as a real estate manager include managing the maintenance and construction of real estate, supporting the acquisition process of real estate investment properties and taking over the properties. He also works closely with other Samla experts on matters related to office leasing.

Most recently, Jani has worked for more than nine years at the listed company Keskisuomalainen Corporation as Group Real Estate Manager, responsible for the Group’s operational real estate activities. Prior to that, he worked for Suomen Yliopistokiinteistöt Oy as the property manager of the Jyväskylä campus area.

Jan’s hobbies are sporty and you can find him every week on the padel court and in the gym.

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Teemu Harri

Property Manager

teemu.harri@samla.fi

+358 50 377 4489

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Teemu Harri

Property Manager

teemu.harri@samla.fi
+358 50 377 4489

Teemu Harri is responsible for property maintenance management. Teemu is also actively involved in real estate rental, purchases and property development projects.

As the property manager, Teemu is responsible for ensuring that the properties managed by Samla are in great condition – i.e. the necessary maintenances, renovations and repairs are done in a timely manner, so that the tenants are satisfied and the property values increase.

Previously, Teemu has worked for Caverion and Ovenia in real estate management. As the Real Estate Manager, Teemu’s responsibilities included property takeover, drafting PTS plans, monitoring energy efficiency, and ordering and overseeing maintenance and repairs. In addition, Teemu has worked as a project engineer in research and design. His solid experience in the real estate industry combined with Teemu’s hard work morale and positive character have made him a valued partner in the real estate industry.

Teemu graduated in 2007 from Vaasa University of Applied Sciences as an Electrical Engineer. The desire to learn and develop is also evident in Teemu’s hobbies and his desire to improve his skills in various sports, such as golf and skiing. In addition, Teemu enjoys running, ice skating and fishing.

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Petteri Pasanen

Investment Director

petteri.pasanen@samla.fi

+358 40 062 5852

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Petteri Pasanen

Investment Director

petteri.pasanen@samla.fi
+358 40 062 5852

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Ilari Joensivu

Leasing Manager

ilari.joensivu@samla.fi

+358 45 861 3088

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Ilari Joensivu

Leasing Manager

ilari.joensivu@samla.fi
+358 45 861 3088

Ilari is responsible for leasing business premises and managing and developing tenant relationships.

Matti is known as an analytical, long-term and collaborative sports person, as indicated by his 2011 World Cross-Country Skiing Championship. Matti has a bachelor’s degree in economics, majoring in marketing, and has been working in an entrepreneurial manner with various stakeholders from the early 2000’s. Active monitoring of economic and social affairs and networking have been part of Matti’s daily routine for more than 20 years. In his work, Matti strives to exceed goals by focusing on relevant issues and active interaction between people.

In his free time, Matti focuses on his family and people close to him. Matti’s hobbies include sports that support overall well-being, e.g. running, skiing, kayaking, badminton and reading.

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Lauri Tonteri

Controller

lauri.tonteri@samla.fi

+358 50 413 3322

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Lauri Tonteri

Controller

lauri.tonteri@samla.fi
+358 50 413 3322

Lauri has held various positions in financial management with the emphasis on external accounting and is the controller at Samla Capital.

Prior to working at Samla, Lauri held various financial management positions with the emphasis on external accounting. Lauri came to Samla from Neste Oy (2015-2019), where he was responsible for the legal accounting for two group companies while acting as the chief accountant. As the chief accountant, Lauri’s duties included monthly financial statements, as well as the quarterly and annual financial statements with the associated reporting obligations. Reporting to authorities as well as close cooperation with internal and external interest groups were part of Lauri’s main work duties.

Cooperation with internal interest groups emphasised sub-accounting, group accounting and internal accounting. Consulting and auditing cooperation were also part of his work duties. Lauri’s work experience as a chief accountant has given him a comprehensive understanding of the various financial management processes all the way to group accounting and external reporting.

Lauri received his Master’s degree in Economics and Business Administration in 2014 from the University of Eastern Finland in Kuopio. In addition, Lauri has completed the BBA degree and the Vocational Qualification in Business and Administration. His hobbies are running and going to the gym.

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Elina Venäläinen

Property Coordinator

elina.venalainen@samla.fi

Maternity leave

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Elina Venäläinen

Property Coordinator

elina.venalainen@samla.fi
Maternity leave

Elina has broad experience in a variety of positions in sales, customer service and real estate.

The Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Jyväskylä (2018) included management, commercial law, psychology and information systems science. In addition, Elina has a Bachelor of Science degree in Customer Service and Marketing.

Elina spends her freetime with family and friends. Her interests include sports, as well as hiking and fishing.

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Marjukka Jokinen

Head of Finance and Administration

marjukka.jokinen@samla.fi

+358 50 303 6701

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Marjukka Jokinen

Head of Finance and Administration

marjukka.jokinen@samla.fi
+358 50 303 6701

Marjukka has also previously worked in financial management in a property management company, and is therefore familiar with housing and real estate companies.

In addition to her work, Marjukka has completed a diploma in business administration, a diploma as a financial manager in the real estate sector and a specialised qualification in management and business administration.

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Emmi Korpela

Head of Customer Service

emmi.korpela@samla.fi

+358 45 121 2965

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Emmi Korpela

Head of Customer Service

emmi.korpela@samla.fi
+358 45 121 2965

Emmi has been working in the real estate sector for more than 10 years, in residential rental and sales. Her diverse experience in a variety of sales and customer service roles is reflected in her work. Emmi works at Samla as a customer service manager in Tampere.

In her previous positions at Realia Asuntovuokraus, Emmi has worked as a rental agent for several clients, including insurance companies and national housing funds. At Suomen Vuokrakoti Emmi took an active part in the various phases of new construction, from site meetings, pre-marketing to handing over apartments.

The ever-changing and innovative nature of the real estate sector, with a suitably routine structure, maintains Emmi’s enthusiasm for the sector.

Emmi graduated from Tampere University of Applied Sciences in 2006 with a degree in Business Administration, majoring in Entrepreneurship. She is a licensed real estate agent (LKV) and has also expanded her professional knowledge by studying interior design.

In his free time he enjoys family and sports activities such as running, skiing and downhill skiing. Emmi also actively follows interior design related channels, influencers and publications.

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Jori Leppänen

Analyst

jori.leppanen@samla.fi

+358 44 357 8007

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Jori Leppänen

Analyst

jori.leppanen@samla.fi
+358 44 357 8007

Jori’s responsibilities include investment target analyzation and cost accounting together with the portfolio manager.

Jori has previously worked in tenancy management for Colliers International Finland Oy, where he has gained experience in the tenancy administration as a whole and in cooperation with financial services and real estate investors.

Jori graduated with a master’s degree in economics from the University of Jyväskylä in 2020 majoring in accounting and minoring in finance. He is interested in investing and follows market events closely. In addition to this, Jori’s hobbies include gym training and jogging.

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Jana Sasko

Head Of Design

jana.sasko@samla.fi

+358 40 820 7767

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Jana Sasko

Head Of Design

jana.sasko@samla.fi
+358 40 820 7767

Jana works as an acquisition advisor, specializing in real estate market in Tallinn.

Jana has experience in the Estonian real estate market and a broad network of partners in the Baltic region. In her spare time, Jana is an avid sports enthusiast.

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Elisa Kääriäinen

Marketing Coordinator

elisa.kaariainen@samla.fi

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Elisa Kääriäinen

Marketing Coordinator

elisa.kaariainen@samla.fi

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Jaakko Koponen

Director of Real Estate Investment

jaakko.koponen@samla.fi

+358 45 634 1641

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Jaakko Koponen

Director of Real Estate Investment

jaakko.koponen@samla.fi
+358 45 634 1641

Jaakko is responsible for new real estate investments in Samla Capital-managed funds.

Jaakko has a diverse work history in real estate investment, entrepreneurship and business development. He has more than 15 years of experience in real estate investment, with a focus over the last 10 years on developing office projects, building facilities and, most importantly, acting as a landlord and managing freehold properties. Real estate investments have been made both through a family business and as a private individual.

Jaakko holds a degree in Industrial Engineering (2005) from Tampere University of Technology. After his studies, he worked as a business consultant, in a technology company and in municipal business services before real estate investment became a full-time job.

Free time is spent with family and seasonal sports activities. Golf has been Jaakko’s longest-standing hobby for over 30 years.

Our offices

Jyväskylä

Kauppakatu 18 C

35 40100 Jyväskylä

Office +358 50 303 6701

Tampere

Kuninkaankatu 24 B

33210 Tampere

Office +358 50 303 6701

 

Helsinki

Eteläesplanadi 2

00130 Helsinki

Office +358 50 303 6701

Billing details

E-Invoice

Operaattori: OpusCapita Solutions Oy
Operaattoritunnus: E204503
Verkkolaskuosoite: 003726842943
OVT-tunnus: 003726842943

Operaattori: OpusCapita Solutions Oy
Operaattoritunnus: E204503
Verkkolaskuosoite: 003726907049
OVT-tunnus: 003726907049

Operaattori: OpusCapita Solutions Oy
Operaattoritunnus: E204503
Verkkolaskuosoite: 003728227987
OVT-tunnus: 003728227987

Operaattori: OpusCapita Solutions Oy
Operaattoritunnus: E204503
Verkkolaskuosoite: 003729408704
OVT-tunnus: 003729408704

Paper Invoice

Samla Capital Oy (OpusCapita skannauspalvelu)
PL 28498
00063 LASKUNET

Samla Asunnot Ky (OpusCapita skannauspalvelu)
PL 34385
00021 LASKUTUS

Samla Toimitilat Ky (OpusCapita skannauspalvelu)
PL 20208
00063 LASKUNET

Samla Toimitilat II Ky (OpusCapita skannauspalvelu)
PL 99026
00063 LASKUNET