July 2010

Boston, MA – The Stevens Group, the Boston Affiliate of The International Tenant Representative Alliance (ITRA), has announced that Stockholm-based Newsec AB, the leading commercial real estate consultancy firm in Northern Europe, was recently selected as the Northern European affiliate for ITRA. With more than 500 professionals on staff, Newsec has 12 offices in seven countries and has recently represented clients in transactions  totaling more than € 9 billion.

“Newsec  has long been a major force in the industry and has developed a stellar international reputation”, says Debra Stracke Anderson CCIM, SIOR, chairman of ITRA. “Having Newsec on board immeasurably bolsters our capacity to serve this crucial region as we continue to focus on strategic global expansion to meet the needs of our clients.”

“We are very excited and are looking forward to becoming a member of ITRA,” says Helén Silverstolpe, a Newsec partner and Head of Corporate Real Estate. “We are convinced that the ITRA affiliation will add tremendous value to our service delivery and open new global markets to us. Newsec is the full service property house in Northern Europe and the ITRA membership will strengthen us as we continue to be the leading player in our markets.”

As head of corporate real estate for Newsec and an established figure in international real estate circles, Ms. Silverstolpe has 20 years experience as an advisor on corporate real estate issues for organizations such as Telia, EQT, IPG Group, and many other clients from the international corporate, private equity and industrial sectors. She has extensive expertise in strategic planning and negotiating leases that minimize costs and maximize value.

With coverage in more than 85 global markets throughout the United States, Asia Pacific, Latin America and Europe, ITRA is the largest tenant representation organization in the world, offering a unique approach to Corporate Real Estate Services. While other real estate organizations represent both landlords and tenants, ITRA’s North American offices represent only corporate users of space, eliminating the potential conflicts that exist within traditional brokerage firms. ITRA offices are comprised of principal-level brokers and consultants offering lease and renewal negotiations, acquisitions, dispositions and consulting services. In addition, ITRA provides highly specialized advisory services in the areas of state and local incentives, lease auditing, lease management, location analysis, project management, strategic consulting, space planning and more, all with the objective of achieving for clients the best financial, business and lease terms.