The Finnish Real Estate Federation

The Finnish Real Estate Federation (FREF) is the central association of property owners and landlords in Finland. Nowadays there are over 27,000 member properties.

FREF has 24 member associations, 23 local and one nationwide. The nationwide association represents private landlords and the local associations predominantly represent housing companies.


FREF is consulted directly over draft legislation affecting its members interests. FREF also takes initiatives to change legislation.

Members Services

FREF provides advice on legal, technical, fiscal and economic matters. The most important activities are legal counselling by phone and written statements regarding member issues. Our staff also provide lectures to members concerning various different matters in this field.


FREF has its own research projects and it participates in the management of others. All phases of the building’s lifecycle are taken into account, the aim being to develop systems and practices for use by the members. Another important aspect is collecting and preparing background information for lobbying.


FREF publishes the professional magazine The Finnish Real Estate Journal (in Finnish Suomen Kiinteistölehti) ten times a year, as well as information bulletins, research reports, guides, professional literature and codes of practice.

European Property Federation

FREF is a member of the European Property Federation (EPF). FREF is also a major shareholder in Finnish Real Estate Training Institute, a professional training company providing education and training to managers, and other staff members, in various real estate and maintenance organisations.


The Finnish Real Estate Federation 

Annankatu 24, FIN-00100 Helsinki

tel. +358-9-1667 6761


President Matti Inha (
Managing Director Harri Hiltunen
Chief Economist Jukka Kero
Head of Legal Jenni Hupli
Director of Communications (Deputy Maganing Director) Timo Tossavainen