The owner gets more with Ouman HeatGuard
ICECAPITAL is a group that concentrates on investment bank operations and real estate funds. Apartment houses owned by Icecapital have clearly benefited from Ouman HeatGuard.
”Yesterday we were looking at the situation in couple of places and we noticed that the benefits have been significant even for a short time,” says ICECAPITAL’s Property Director Juha Haapakoski. The first Ouman HeatGuards were installed to the sites owned by ICECAPITAL about a year ago and they have made more installed more along the year.
The decision about the first installations was based on ICECAPITAL’s willingness to optimize the use of the properties. The decision making was accelerated by the risk-free investment. ”The people from Ouman promised to dismantle the equipment without extra costs if they didn’t make any savings. The installation was completely risk-free for us”, recalls Haapakoski. Now they have found out that they do not need to dismantle the equipment and the investment pays itself back, including the installation work, already in a couple of years.
Income from savings
ICECAPITAL’ real estate fund operation concentrates on building and developing properties. The companies administrating real estate funds are responsible for the buying and selling of properties, the purchase of administration, financial organisation and renting services of properties and the monitoring and the conservation and increases of values of properties. ICECAPITAL’s strengths in real estate financing are e.g. optimizing property-specific operation.
”My responsibility is to maintain properties and guarantee their functions” ,Haapakoski clarifies his own role in cooperation with Ouman. Because all ICECAPITAL’s sites are quite new apartment houses, also the planning ordinances and general discussion on the importance of green value are influential. The most important reason for implementing the Ouman HeatGuard was to cut down the costs created by the use of the properties. ”When the costs can be cut down, the income from the rent stays with eh owner more easily” , Haapakoski says.
More constant heat, better profit
The ICECAPITAL’s sites are all rental housing companies. Property managers have given positive feedback for decreasing the heating costs but there are no comments from individual residents. ”Residents may not even notice the use of Ouman HeatGuard other than a more constant heat”, says Haapakoski.
When asking about the recommendation, Haapakoski says without hesitation: ”I would definitely recommend it. First, I think about the owners of large rental house properties, such as Sato and VVO.” After a while, Haapakoski is ready to expend his recommendation also for municipal rental housing companies and why not to each property owner who wants to gain bigger profits from their sites.