Akelius owns twenty thousand rental apartments in the metropolitan cities New York, Boston, Washington D.C., Austin, Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa, Quebec City, London, and Paris.
The target group consists of tenants who demand
- a desirable location
- quality of premises
- quality of service
A better living includes
- cleanliness and tidiness
- security and privacy
- fast service
- green areas
- art, light design, and low noise level
- conserved architectural and historical values
- sustainable solutions concerning energy, water, waste, and materials
- upgraded apartments and buildings
proportion of fair value, percent
Akelius focuses on locations with a high quality of life,
locations close to green space, parks, and with efficient transportation systems and low crime rate.
Tenants also value walkable locations.
The maximum walk score is 100.
Akelius walk score is on average 86, which indicates very walkable locations.
All employees receive internally developed training relevant to their roles.
Relevant education ensures that the company has the best educated staff in the real estate industry.
Akelius strives to be sustainable and honorable.
Akelius acts decently and honestly with all its stakeholders,
tenants, employees, contractors, the community.
To enhance business ethics, the company annually trains its staff on Code of conduct, anti-corruption, and the whistleblower procedure.
The company aims to reduce its carbon emissions with forty percent by 2025 and be fully decarbonized by 2050.
Renewable energy and co-generation projects lead to reduced energy consumption,
greenhouse gas emissions, and utility costs.
The financial policy stipulates that the company should strive for a BBB+ credit rating or higher.
The current rating is BBB with negative outlook.
The financial policy stipulates a loan-to-value below forty five 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 an age of eleven, 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.
In 1968, Roger became Sweden’s youngest lecturer at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg.
In 1974, he published a book about premium bonds that became a bestseller and made the name Akelius known to the masses.
Roger published the book Akelius Tax in 1982,
explaining in a simple and personal way how ordinary people can 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 seven metropolitan cities in Europe and North America.
Roger Akelius has for many years been engaged in charity through Akelius Foundation.
The Foundation has made several records in donations for people in need throughout the world.