Senate Properties has two business areas: Special Premises and Offices. These business areas comprise customers with similar activities, properties and service needs. The business areas have centralised responsibility for customer relationships as well as for matters related to their customer group’s properties such as building projects, property acquisitions, strategic planning and land use issues.
The business area has a diverse customer base and specialised property portfolio.
The core customer base comprises government actors specialising in security such as prisons, the Finnish Border Guard, Customs and emergency and crisis management centres. The premises are user specific and designed for special needs. The property portfolio includes ordinary office, storage, accommodation and training premises as well as high-tech special facilities as well as a significant number of underground premises.
Customers also include ministries, research institutes and cultural institutions, mainly in the capital area, such as the Finnish National Opera and the Finnish National Gallery. In addition, customers include some individual special schools and hospitals. These customers often occupy prominent, protected buildings and premises that have been specially designed for research institutes. The maintenance and development of these buildings require special skills.
The business area’s client base consists of a lot of different government administrative bodies and agencies such as Judicial Administration, the Police Board, Tax Administration, regional government, the National Land Survey and other national clients as well as central government. The property portfolio is diverse ranging from offices in properties from the 1800s to modern office buildings. Premises are mainly located in city centres in the main municipalities. The greatest concentration of premises is in Helsinki and Vantaa.
The business area’s properties vary from large office complexes with one or many users to smaller office buildings and sets of offices in a building. The business area’s client agencies also rent a significant amount of office space from other landlords either directly or sub-letting through Senate Properties.