Partner / Managing director
Erlend Aagesen is partner and managing director in commercial property agency, where he works on transactions. He has been with UNION since 2011 and, in addition to commercial property, has broad experience of management consulting and corporate finance from Innovation (now Bain & Company) and Steinvender (now Nordhaven Corporate Finance). Erlend has also work on auditing at Ernst & Young. He holds an MSc in business from the Nord University Business School in Bodø and a law degree from the University of Oslo.
Preben E. Klausen
Partner / Transactions
Preben Klausen is a partner in our commercial property agency, where he works on transactions. He has been with UNION since 2004. Preben worked previously on the sale of products to the commercial property sector. He has an MBA, majoring in finance, from Queensland University of Technology and a BSc economics and administration from Central Queensland University.
Partner / Transactions
Alexander Gundersen is a partner in commercial property agency, where he works with transactions. He has been with UNION since 2010. Alexander has worked previously on Capital Management at Orkla Finans, with Corporate Finance Real Estate at Pareto Private Equity, and as a team leader on Investment Consulting at Vaagen Investering in Oslo. Alexander has a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Master of Applied Finance from Macquarie University in Sydney.
Didrik Sagbakken Berg
Didrik Sagbakken Berg is a transaction adviser in commercial property agency. He previously spent two years as a financial consultant with the Schjødt law firm. Didrik has a BBA, specialising in finance and IT, from Stetson University in Florida and an MSc in property development from the Norwegian University of Life Sciences. He worked part-time with UNION NNM while studying for his master’s degree.
Thor Olav Bogen
Thor Olav Bogen is a transaction advisor in
commercial property agency. Thor Olav has extensive experience in sales and marketing, and has worked for over 10 years in finance, of which 9 years as a stockbroker in DNB Markets. Thor Olav has a degree from BI, the Norwegian School of Management and the University of Friborg, Switzerland.
Marius Bye works as a transaction advisor in our commercial property agency. He has spent four and a half years in UNION besides studies. First one and a half years in the rental department, then three years in the analysis department. Marius holds a master's degree with a specialization in finance from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) and Norwegian Business School (BI).
Partner / Head of leasing
Frithjof Foss is managing director and partner in our commercial property agency, with 11 years of experience from the property sector. That includes three years as marketing manager at Höegh Eiendom, which included responsibility for developing retailing and commercial operations on the Arcus site at Hasle. Before that, he spent eight years on acquisition, sale and development of commercial property at Pareto Eiendom. Frithjof also has experience from the shipping business as a broker and charterer, and studied business management at the BI Norwegian Business School in Oslo.
Partner / Leasing
Torbjørn Hatløy is a partner and letting advisor in our commercial property agency. He has a total of eleven years of experience from the property sector, with the last nine years spent as a letting advisor. Torbjørn holds a BSc in economics and administration from the BI Norwegian Business School.
Mons Knudtzon is a letting advisor in our commercial property agency. He has experience from SEB, where he worked for three years in the wealth management department while studying. Mons has also been a trainee in Pecunia. He has a BSc from the USA and the BI Norwegian Business School, specialising in economics and entrepreneurship, and an MSc from Cass Business School with a thesis on property development.
Henrik Syversen works as leasing advisor in
commercial property agency. Henrik got his education from the Norwegian Business School BI, with a Bachelor of Business Administration. He has experience from Arctic Securities, and has worked both in Oslo and in New York.
Øystein A Landvik
Partner / CEO
Øystein A. Landvik is a founding partner, owner and CEO in UG. He has more than 38 years of experience from the Norwegian property market as a partner in or owner of the companies he has worked in. Øystein helped to establish UNION Gruppen in 2002 and Norsk Nærings Megling AS (NNM) in 1984. He is a certified commercial investment member (CCIM).
Terje Synsvoll Holsing
Terje Holsing is CFO of UNION and works primarily with corporate reporting for UNION and UFO Holding, including financial and liquidity management. He joined UNION in 2019, and has previously 17 years of experience from the real estate industry as Finance Director in Sektor Gruppen AS and Citycon Norway AS. Terje has a Master of Business and Economics from BI Norwegian Business School in Oslo, and a Master of Business Administration (State Authorized Accountant) from Norwegian School of Economics in Bergen.
Siv Blanca Børge-Ask
Head of legal and compliance
Siv Blanca Børge-Ask is Head of legal and compliance for UNION Gruppen, working primarily on legal consultancy and following up on the group’s various business areas including compliance and risk. She has previously worked as legal vice president and group lawyer for Storebrand, and as a lawyer and deputy judge. Siv holds a law degree from the University of Oslo.
Karin Reinholdt Hagen
Head of marketing
Karin R Hagen is head of marketing and communications for UNION, responsible for marketing, communication, PR and events. She has eighteen years of experience in marketing and communication work, and eight years of property experience. Karin has also worked on the agency side as project manager, consultant, marketing manager and chief operating officer. She studied for four years at the Norwegian School of Marketing, specialising in service management and marketing.
Head of research
Robert Nystad is head of research for UNION, supporting both clients and colleagues with analyses and information-related assignments. He has worked on analysis since joining the company in 2010. Robert is a Master of Business Economics from the BI Norwegian Business School, specialising in financial economics.
Ann Kristin Aure
Ann Kristin Aure is a senior analyst at UNION, supporting both clients and colleagues with analyses and information-related assignments. She has a number of years of experience as an analyst of commercial property, and has also worked on analysis for housing development. Ann Kristin has a background as an economist from the University of Bergen.
Olivia Jansen Mouneimne
Olivia Jansen Mouneimne works as a research assistant in UNION. She has previously experience as a credit consultant at the financial institution Thorn Private Finance. Olivia is now in her final year of a bachelor’s degree in business administration at BI Norwegian Business School.
Lars Even Moe
Partner / Managing director
Lars Even Moe is Managing Director of UNION and a Partner and owner of UG. Mr. Moe focuses on the purchase, financing and sale of properties. Prior to co-founding UNION in 2004, Mr. Moe was responsible for setting up Norway’s first property fund for institutional investors as the Portfolio Manager for Aberdeen Property Investors. Mr. Moe has over 25 years’ experience of principal investing in Norwegian real estate. Mr. Moe holds a Master of Science (MSc) in Economics and Business Administration at the Norwegian Business School (BI) in Sandvika.
Marianne Meyer Morris
Marianne Meyer Morris is the accounting manager for UNION, where she has worked since 2006. She has more than 30 years of experience with finance, accounts and administration, including 20 years as financial manager at Opticom ASA and associated parent companies. Marianne studied at the Trondheim Business School and the BI Norwegian Business School.
Birgitte Winther works as accounting manager in UNION and associated subsidiaries where she has been employed since 2021. Birgitte has a Bachelor of Business Administration from the Norwegian School of Economics, a Master’s degree in Philosophy in European Culture from the University of Oslo, and is an authorized accountant. Birgitte has more than 30 years of varied work experience in finance, accounting, and administration, with special expertise from private investment companies and the Investment Banking industry.
Marianne Grimstvedt Sydsæter
Marianne Grimstvedt Sydsæter is back office manager at UNION, with main responsibility for the back office function, support and reception. She has more than 20 years of experience from sales support, office functions and administration in various sectors. Marianne previously worked for eight years in Optimum ASA as office and administration manager, and for two years in Medtronic Norge AS as sales support supervisor and tender coordinator. She studied market economics at the Business Academy.
Bjørn Henningsen is a Partner and owner of UG. Mr. Henningsen is involved in the purchase and sale of properties. Prior to co-founding UNION in 2004, Mr. Henningsen spent 17 years in the Norwegian property market, including 4 years working with property investments and 12 years in banking. Mr. Henningsen has a Bachelor of Business Administration from the Herriot-Watt University in Scotland.
Hroar Nilsen is a partner, owner of UNION, and responsible for investor relations. He has many years of experience in sales and marketing from various posts in Rank Xerox and Nokia. His previous positions include vice president in Christiania Markets and a total of nine years of service with First Securities as vice president corporate finance. Hroar has been with UNION since 2011. Previously he worked in Sector Asset Management for seven years as a partner and head of sales.
Partner / Director Fund Raising
Kristian Bartnes is a partner and director for fund raising and investor relations in UNION Eiendomskapital. He works with all our alternative investment funds, and primarily our Norwegian investors in UNION Eiendomskapital. In addition, he has responsibilities within business development. Kristian has been with UNION since March 2020 and has wide experience from Norwegian pension and life insurer Storebrand, focused on asset management, pension and client management. Kristian holds a Master of Science in Business & Administration from Norwegian School of Management BI.
Anders Pedersen is primarily responsible for managing the property portfolio in UNION Core Real Estate Fund, one of UNION’s alternative investment funds. Prior to joining UNION in 2016, he harnessed 10 years of experience from the Norwegian Hull Club, primarily as an investment director. The latter role included administering the property portfolio as well as different directorships in property companies/ funds. Anders also has an auditing/ consulting background from EY and holds an MSc in Business Economics from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH).
Partner / Transaction
Pål Kumle is a partner and works primarily on new and existing investments in commercial property for UNION’s alternative investment funds. He has been with UNION Eiendomskapital since 2015 and has earlier experience from UNION Corporate and BDO Transaction Advisory Services. Pål has an MSc specialising in finance from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH).
Partner / Transaction
Håkon Sundbye is a partner in UNION Eiendomskapital. He works primarily with investments in and the development of UNION’s alternative investment funds – UNION Real Estate Funds. He is also responsible for certain project investments in property. Håkon has been with UNION Eiendomskapital since the autumn of 2006, and was previously with Obos. He has an MSc in Real Estate Investment from the Cass Business School in London.
Investment analyst UEK
Hanna Killingstad works as an investment analyst, primarily on potential investments for UNION’s alternative investment funds. Hanna also assists with property transactions. Hanna took part in UNION’s trainee program in 2020/ 2021 She previously worked for Maersk during her studies, and holds a Master’s degree in finance and investments from Copenhagen Business School.
Anders Bjørnsen works with new investments for UNION’s alternative investment funds. Previously Anders worked as an Investment Analyst for Stor-Oslo Eiendom and Senior Associate at the PwC Deals team. Anders holds an MSc in finance and investments from Copenhagen Business School.
Partner / Head of fund administration
Torgeir Røstberg is a partner and works primarily on economic and financial “follow-up” and reporting of UNION’s alternative investment funds to banks and investors. He also administers, “follows up” and reports on project investments in property. Torgeir has been with UNION Eiendomskapital since 2006 and has a Master of Business Economics from the BI Norwegian Business School in Bodø.
Marius Alfredsen works primarily on economic and financial “follow-up” and reporting of UNION’s alternative investment funds to banks and investors. He also administers, “follows up” and reports on project investments in property. Marius has been with UNION since 2011 and has an MSc in business economics from the Norwegian School of Economics and qualified as a chartered accountant there.
Partner / Head of asset management
Pål Bolstad is a partner of UNION Eiendomskapital and head of the Asset Management Team. He was previously the managing director of UNION Management AS. His responsibilities comprise property development, technical advice, project management and technical operation for owners and tenants. Previously, he worked as CEO of DriftsCompagniet AS, and has worked on more than 200 technical due diligence processes as well as development projects of various sizes. Pål has more than 27 years of experience in technical operation of commercial properties.
Glenn Tore Stray
Partner / Asset management
Glenn Tore Stray is a partner and works primarily with management and development of the property portfolios in UNION’s alternative investment funds – UNION Real Estate Funds, and UNION Core Real Estate Funds, as well as “following up” certain project investments in property. He has been with UNION since 2007 and has several years of experience as a property developer and administrator. Glenn Tore worked previously as a commercial broker at MeglerCompagniet AS in Oslo. He has a Masters of Business Economics from the BI Norwegian Business School.
Partner / Asset management
Pål Saga is a partner and works primarily with administration and development of the property portfolios in UNION’s alternative investment funds – UNION Real Estate Funds, and UNION Core Real Estate Funds, particularly in the retail segment. Pål has been with UNION since 2017. He has 25 years of experience with letting and developing commercial property, particularly from the shopping centers in Steen & Strøm Norge AS. Pål studied engineering in Gothenburg and in the Gjøvik Engineering College.
Stine B. Sørgen
Stine B Sørgen works primarily with “follow-up” and administration of the property portfolios in UNION’s alternative investment funds – UNION Real Estate Funds, and UNION Core Real Estate Funds. She previously spent seven years as a letting agent in our commercial property agency before joining capital management in 2015. Stine has 28 years of experience with residential estate agency/property settlements, including as a manager in DnB Eiendom, and qualified as an estate agent from the BI Norwegian Business School.
Partner / Asset management
Lars Erik Wogsted is a partner and works primarily with development of the property portfolios in UNION`s alternative investment funds. He joined UNION in 2019. Lars Erik has 16 years of experience in the property industry in the areas of development, transaction, leasing and concept development for commercial property. In recent years, he has been a partner in Stor-Oslo Eiendom. He has a MSc in Industrial Economics and construction from the University of Agder and Oslo.
Kristin Madsen works primarily on “following up” and administering the property portfolios in UNION’s alternative investment funds – UNION Real Estate Funds, and UNION Core Real Estate Funds, as well as coordinating Due Diligence in property sales. Kristin has been with UNION since 2011. She had previously harnessed 18 years of experience in contract and property administration with employers such as ForvaltningsCompagniet AS.
Siri Strømshovd “follows up” and administers the property portfolio in Frost Retail Properties AS. With a total of 30 years of experience from contract and property management, she has spent the past 20 years at Frost Retail Properties.
August Aakenes Nysted
August Aakenes Nysted is a technical/ commercial manager in capital management, primarily working with ESG-related tasks. August has a BBA from Creighton University - located in Omaha, Nebraska, USA - and an MSc in real estate developement and -management from the Norwegian University of Science Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim. August also has work experience from IPI Group, CBRE and Statsbygg.
Asset management analyst
Ragnhild Bøe works as an asset management analyst primarily on existing investments in commercial property for UNION’s alternative investment funds. She holds a Masters degree in finance and accounting from Copenhagen Business School. Ragnhild took part in UNION’s trainee program in 2020/ 2021, and has previously worked for Danske Bank, SEB and Equinor during her studies.
Ingar Rognås is a technical adviser with responsibility for technical operation, project management and advice – particularly technical due diligence. He previously spent seven years with DriftsCompagniet, was an operations manager for Aberdeen Property Investors and worked for Ingeniørbygg. Ingar has more than 20 years of experience with operation and maintenance of commercial properties.
Jan Sørlie is a technical administrator in capital management, primarily responsible for the technical operations of the properties. That includes establishing and “following up” common and landlord budgets, rehabilitation and maintenance. He has been with the company since its establishment in 2010, and previously held similar resposiilities with DriftsCompagniet AS, Marius Management AS and Saga Petroleum AS. Jan has 25 years of experience as an electrician and foreman on major building projects and is a business economist.
Kenneth Meland is an administration manager in our capital management team in Stavanger, primarily responsible for all contract dealing in administrative and operational services. He has spent five years working on housing administration at Obos and also has a background on domestic payment processing at SpareBank 1. Kenneth studied at the BI Norwegian Business School in Stavanger and has a BSc in Market Communication.
Erik Røbech is managing director in project management, a provider of services within development of commercial property. This includes advisory, project management and engineering. Erik has over 25 years of experience from commercial property with focus on management and project development. He has previously worked in i.a. Selmer Furuholmen AS (Skanska), Kåre Hagen Byggelederfirma AS, Thermax AS, Venator AS and Møller Eiendom AS. Erik is a construction and fire engineer from the University of Gjøvik (HiG).
Camilla Henningsen works as a project leader for Union Project Management. She has a Double Bachelor degree in Economics and Politics from Griffith University in Australia. She has previously worked in C&I at Danske Bank.