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Contacts of the Finnish Association for Real Estate Valuation


The association is led by a board of seven members. Members have traditionally been chosen to represent different interest groups in real estate appraisal. These and the personal deputy for each board member are elected by the associations annual meeting for two years at a time. The board members elect from among its members for one year at a time the Vice Chairman and, from among its members or from outside, the secretary and treasurer and, where applicable, other staff.

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 Members of the Board

Saija Toivonen, chairman

D.Sc. (Tech)

Lecturer, Real Estate Economics
Aalto University, saija.toivonen(at)

Seppo Koponen, vice-chairman

M.Sc. (Tech), Authorised property valuer (AKA), KHK, MRICS, CIS HypZert (MLV), REV, legalized real estate broker (LKV)

CEO, GEM-Property Oy seppo.koponen(at)

Arja Lehtonen

Authorised property valuer (AKA), KHK

Director, Catella Property Oy arja.lehtonen(at)

Jukka Lahtinen

Authorised property valuer (AKA), legalized real estate broker (LKV)

Entrepreneur, Jukka S Lahtinen LKV jukka(at)

Juha Nummi

M.Sc. (Tech), Authorised property valuer (AKA), MRICS, KHK

Senior Advisor, Partner at Newsec Valuation

Jorma Saarimaa


Managing Director at UMP Silvesta Oy jorma.saarimaa(at)

Mauri Asmundela

M.Sc. (Tech)

Director of Valuation Proceedings at
National Land Survey of Finland


Tuuli Vanhanen

Secretary and treasurer at SKAY

M.Sc. (Tech)
Cadastral Surveyor at City of Helsinki

Deputy Members of the Board

Jyrki Halomo

Lis.Sc. (Tech), M.Sc. (Tech), Authorised property valuer (AKA), KHK, MRICS

Chief Analyst at FinCap Kiinteistövarainhoito jyrki.halomo(at)

Antti Orama

M.Sc. (Tech), Authorised property valuer (AKA), KHK

Valuation Chief, Maanomistajien Arviointikeskus antti.orama(at)

Ari Laitala

Lis.Sc. (Tech)

Academic Coordinator, Aalto-yliopisto ari.laitala(at)

Hannu Ridell

M.Sc. (Tech), Authorised property valuer (AKA), MRICS, KHK

CEO, Partner at Newsec Valuation hannu.ridell(at)

Annina Salakka

M.Sc. (Tech)

Investment Manager, Brunswick Real Estate annina.salakka(at)

Mikael Postila


Chief Analyst, Orava Funds Plc mikael.postila(at)