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
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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
Akelius has an open-door policy.
Anyone may approach anyone.
No symbols of prestige or status.
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
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
Read more about Business School here.
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.
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.
Every second year Akelius has its companywide event, the Biennial – an opportunity for all employees in the ever growing Akelius to get together.
The purpose of the Biennial has been the same from the very beginning.
To gather all staff together, get to know one another better and learn from each other.
The Biennial is a mix of education, building relationships, along with sightseeing and dining together.
The first Biennial was held in Riga, the capital of Latvia.
Subsequent Biennials have been spread throughout Europe.
The 2019 Biennial was the longest and most geographically spread out one to date.
One thousand participants went on a Baltic cruise starting and ending in Stockholm.
The cruise visited
The 2019 Biennial
One voice about the Biennial is Art Director Isabelle Archambault, Montreal.
Isabelle attended the Biennials in London 2013, Warsaw 2017 and Stockholm 2019.
It was very enriching to meet and discuss on a personal level with people that I have only exchanged emails with,
As with many who attended, Isabelle’s agenda was busy.
Giving presentations and training, but also sightseeing and activities with colleagues.
Not to mention the finale dinner in Stockholm’s City Hall, in the same venue and style as the Nobel Prize banquet.
The venue was amazing, the entertainment was perfect and the food delicious.
It was a perfect evening, says Isabelle.
banquet, City Hall
the Biennial through the years
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.
Read more about Akelius Technology Department here.