about Akelius

Akelius owns 19 thousand rental apartments in the metropolitan cities New York, Boston, Washington D.C., Austin, Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa, London, and Paris.

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a better living

The target group are tenants who demand

  • a desirable location
  • quality of premises
  • quality of service

A better living includes

  • clean and tidy
  • security and privacy
  • fast service
  • green areas
  • art, light design, and low noise level
  • conserving architectural and historical values
  • sustainable solutions concerning energy, water, waste, and materials
  • upgraded apartments and buildings

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attractive locations in metropolitan cities

Akelius focuses on locations with a high quality of life,
which means close to green space, parks, and with efficient transportation systems and low crime rate.

Also, walkable locations are sought after.

The maximum walk score is 100.
Akelius walk score is on average 86, which indicates very walkable locations.

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An in-house development team aims to provide the best digital tools in residential real estate,
and in the long term develop all applications inhouse.

All self-developed applications are tailored to Akelius’ needs as a global company.

The best digital tools drive the growth of the business and enable better living for the Akelius’ tenants.


To ensure that the company has the best educated staff in the real estate industry,
all employees receive internally developed training relevant to their roles.

an honorable and sustainable company

The company is dedicated to being sustainable and honorable.

Akelius acts decently and honestly with all its stakeholders, such as tenants, employees, contractors, the community.

To enhance business ethics, staff is trained on Code of conduct, anti-corruption, and the whistleblower procedure each year.

The company targets to reduce its carbon emissions with forty percent by 2025 and be fully decarbonized by 2050.

Renewable energy and co-generation
projects lead to the reduction of energy consumption,
greenhouse gas emissions and utility costs.

strive for a minimum of BBB+ credit rating

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.

owned by a charitable foundation

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

The founder Roger Akelius grew up in Stora Mellby in the southwestern part of Sweden.

At eleven years old 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.

1968 Roger became Sweden’s youngest lecturer at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg.

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 could 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 and has made several records in donations for people in need throughout the world.