Alecta’s Head of Real Assets Leaves for Heimstaden


Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Frans Heijbel is leaving his role as Alecta’s Head of International Real Assets to join residential real estate investor and manager Heimstaden as Managing Director, Strategy and M&A. This announcement follows the departure of Johanna Strömsten Friberg from her role as Portfolio Manager for International Real Assets at Alecta to join infrastructure manager Niam Infrastructure.

“Frans brings us considerable experience, after his 20+ years in the property and finance industries in Stockholm and London,” comments Christian Fladeland, Chief Investment Officer at Heimstaden – the second largest residential real estate company in Europe. “He knows us well through Alecta’s nine years of investing in Heimstaden Bostad,” he adds. “I am confident that he will support significantly the development and growth of our business units.”

“Frans brings us considerable experience…I am confident that he will support significantly the development and growth of our business units.”

Frans Heijbel worked for a little more than nine and a half years at Alecta, most recently as Head of International Real Assets. He joined Alecta in January 2013 as Head of Investment in Swedish and Nordic real estate. “During my years of involvement with Heimstaden I have seen it develop into a top-tier real estate manager with a unique culture and ownership mindset, and a true passion for making a positive impact on its tenants’ lives,” comments Frans Heijbel. “I am looking forward to forming and executing on our strategy.”


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Eugeniu Guzun
Eugeniu Guzun
Eugeniu Guzun serves as a data analyst responsible for maintaining and gatekeeping the Nordic Hedge Index, and as a journalist covering the Nordic hedge fund industry for HedgeNordic. Eugeniu completed his Master’s degree at the Stockholm School of Economics in 2018. Write to Eugeniu Guzun at

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