Helsinki is located in the Uusimaa region. It is the biggest city in Finland and one of the richest in Europe. It is home to approximately 650 thousand people. Interestingly, women exceed men almost by 7% here. It is the third largest city in Scandinavia - the first two are Stockholm and Oslo. Helsinki has also won a few honorable titles: The World Design Capital 2012 and the city most comfortable for life in the world according to the Monocle magazine. Only one-third of the city’s territory is land, two-thirds are covered with the Baltic Sea with 315 islands. Helsinki’s water quality is very high - it comes from the mountains through the world's longest water tunnel Päijännetunneli. The city even exports drinking water to Saudi Arabia.
Helsinki has an extensive commercial real estate market. Without a doubt, you can find exactly what you need for your team and type of business with such a huge variety. We have comprehensive office listings updated daily on our site: choose the desired location, are, and price range, order free detailed information, and book a viewing to rent a new cozy home for your business.
Finland is globally famous for its education – it is considered one of the best in the world. Therefore, the country has a lot of highly-qualified workforces who speak many languages. The economy of Finland in general, and Helsinki, in particular, is rapidly developing. According to the Bank of Finland, the growth was 1.6% in 2017. The capital produces around one-third of the country’s GDP - it is 1.5 times higher than the average in Finland. One of the top-performing industries in Finland is IT: Helsinki has the second highest number of software developers whose apps were a commercial success in the world after San Francisco’s Silicon Valley.
The other well-developed industries in the city are finance, logistics, paper, timber, textiles, and shipbuilding. The industry and construction sectors employ 25% of the city’s workforce. Some of the biggest companies in Scandinavia are headquartered in Greater Helsinki, such as Sampo Group(insurance), Nokia(technology), Fortum(utilities), UPM-Kymmene ( materials), etc.
Due to its convenient location and a constantly developing infrastructure, many international and Finnish companies prefer to rent workspaces in Greater Helsinki, especially in the city's business districts: Duetto Business park (Käpylä), Aitio Business Park (Ruskeasuo), Health Innovation Village (Vallila), Opus Business Park (Herttoniemi), and new business districts are under construction in Kalasatama, Jätkäsaari, and Pasila. One interesting example is Airport City Aviapolis, located near Helsinki Airport in Vantaa. It hosts over 1,700 companies and offers top class connections and flexible workspaces. However, there are plans to take the idea of co-working to a new level and build residential properties in the district. Therefore, businesses will be able to rent not only flexible office space but also enjoy all the benefits of co-living in the hi-tech environment.
Business centers in Helsinki offer multiple advantages to their clients. Firstly, many of them are located in the city center or prestigious business districts of Helsinki, which helps create a positive corporate image. As the competition is growing, providers of flexible workspaces in Helsinki offer more and more facilities and comprehensive services that are already included in the price: reception, gym, cafeteria, networking events, etc. Moreover, shared facilities allow decreasing operational costs as they are divided among all business tenants. The concept of serviced offices or executive suites is evolving: provider strives to create strong business communities, which is perfectly in line with Helsinki business culture with its many start-ups and clusters.