Katja Holmström. Credit: Sponda

Katja Holmström appointed as Head of Sponda’s Retail business

Sponda has appointed Katja Holmström as Director, Retail and a member of the company’s Extended Management Team. Holmström will start in her new position in early August and she will be responsible for developing and managing Sponda’s Retail business.

Holmström has 15 years of experience in real estate development, especially in the shopping centre sector, with a number of different companies. She will transfer to her new position from Nuveen Real Estate, where she has worked as Senior Portfolio Manager with responsibility for the company’s Finnish operations and for the Kamppi shopping centre property.

During her career, Holmström has been involved in the development of numerous shopping centre properties for a number of different companies, with responsibility for leasing and commercial development. In her most recent position, she has had overall responsibility for the asset management of Kamppi and for planning and implementing the commercial renovation of the shopping centre. Holmström has also previously worked at Sponda as the head of shopping centre leasing. She will now return to the company after three years.

“Sponda has developed considerably recently, and I believe I have a lot of new ideas to offer. I look forward to getting involved in the development of the renewing Sponda and collaborating with my new and former colleagues”, says Katja Holmström.

“Katja’s diverse expertise in the real estate and shopping centre industry brings new strength and added value to our organisation. We are very pleased to have Katja join our team and take our Retail business forward with her strong experience”, says Christian Hohenthal, President and CEO of Sponda.

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