OBOS is one of the largest housing developers in Scandinavia. OBOS engages in the development and sale of homes and properties, banking and financial solutions, property management, real estate brokerage and other forms of service production in the housing and property sector.
The organisation is a cooperative owned by its over 450,000 members that was established in 1929 to provide a solution to Oslo’s housing problems. All post-tax profits are reinvested in the organisation in order to achieve the goal to build homes for its members. The organisation is active in Norway and Sweden, has around 2,600 employees and is headquartered in Oslo.
In Sweden, OBOS sells homes through the brands OBOS, OBOS Kärnhem, Myresjöhus and SmålandsVillan.
What is tenant-ownership?
The key point of this solution is that it’s a secure form of tenure with just the right combination of freedom and responsibility.