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Working for Akelius, you will get benefits that are in the top quarter within the real estate industry.
This includes pension schemes, health care, sports and training, education.

In all countries you get

  • offices in central locations with fast internet and comfortable furniture
  • paid public holidays
  • 36 months unpaid parental leave
  • fruit and refreshments in the office
  • compassionate leave
  • health and keep-fit allowance
  • Biennial every second year
  • industry specific education within Akelius Business School
  • paid time off, special holidays
  • time off for helping immediate family in case of accident or illness
  • internal recruitment policy
country specific benefits
United Kingdom

you will work for an honorable company

Akelius’ staff turnover is low.
Sick leave is low, two percent.

We promote a healthy work environment,
where respect and fairness are paramount.

A key feature that I have always respected within Akelius is that the best idea wins.
No matter who comes up with it,
This drives the company and emboldens everyone to present their ideas.

Ralf Spann, CEO

open-door policy and flat hierarchies

Akelius has an open-door policy.
Anyone may approach anyone.

No symbols of prestige or status.

internal recruitment policy

You can develop quickly and make a career within Akelius.

Akelius’ policy is to promote in-place staff to higher positions.

As soon as there is a vacancy Akelius seeks to find a candidate among in-place staff before seeking externally.

During my years with Akelius I have hired 150 employees.
I have learned that attitude and ambition beat CV.
That it is better to focus on a person's attitude and ambition and less on CV.

At Akelius we look to promote internally before we look elsewhere,
eighty percent of Akelius’ top thirty leaders have been recruited internally.

Ralf Spann, CEO

service center manager

Leanna Wilding

Service Center Manager

Asset manager

Emelie Olsson

Asset manager

Head of North America

Shelly Lee

Head of North America


Julio Viana

Head of Montreal

Akelius Business School

You will receive training to become a specialist in your field and in real estate.

Akelius is a world-leader in the real estate industry at educating staff.

All new staff attend Welcome to Akelius,
a two day session focused on Akelius’ history, culture, values, policies and business idea.

All staff receive training adapted to their profession.
After completion, you get an “Akelius license” to your profession.

The next step is the MBA.
Here you are trained in leadership, asset and property management, property transactions, construction management, service, media, project management and how to act and speak on stage.
Books, instructions, tests are written by Akelius’ internal experts – with real life experience – who are also teachers at the MBA.

Akelius benefits greatly from having its own business school.
I myself was part of the first MBA program and have continued to take courses that they offer.

We put a lot of effort into educating our staff and I know that every time my staff attend a course with the Business School I know they will return better educated.

Ralf Spann, CEO

offices in good locations

Akelius owns its own office buildings in most cities.
Akelius strives to give its clients a better living,
and its staff a better office.

Spacious, fast internet, comfortable furniture, central locations, and art.

international career opportunities

Akelius has operations in thirteen metropolitan cities such as New York, Boston, Toronto, London, Paris, Berlin, Copenhagen and Stockholm.
You will work for a company that welcomes and promotes international careers.

Akelius - international career opportunities

an Englishman in New York

the Biennial

Every second-year Akelius organizes the Biennial.
All staff are invited.
At the Biennial you will attend training, exhibitions, enjoy sightseeing and dining in the cities we visit.


year location
2005 Riga plus one-concept
2008 Berlin plus one-concept
2011 Haparanda, Sweden
2013 London plus one-concept
2015 Potsdam
2017 Warzaw plus one-concept
2019 Stockholm

charity work

Akelius’ main owner is the Akelius Foundation,
the main purpose of which is charity.

Akelius Foundation has donated EUR 100 million to SOS Children’s Villages, Doctors without Borders, UNICEF.

The work done by the Akelius Foundation is something to be proud of,
and I believe the majority of our staff are proud to contribute.

Ralf Spann, CEO


Akelius invests heavily in the digitalization of its operations.
Probably more than any other real estate company.

Technology Department employs two hundred staff.
Their main duty is to develop our own applications in a close cooperation with the operations.