KVKL – In English

The Central Federation of Finnish Real Estate Agencies (KVKL=Kiinteistönvälitysalan Keskusliitto ry) is the nationwide advocacy and umbrella organization for the real estate brokerage industry in Finland

The Central Federation of Finnish Real Estate Agencies (KVKL), the nationwide advocacy and umbrella organization for companies and associations engaged in the real estate brokerage business in Finland, looks after the interests of its members and seeks to wield influence in order to attain the common goals.

The new umbrella organization was created when the major players in the field, namely Realia Group, Kiinteistömaailma, OP-Pohjola Group Central Cooperative, and the Finnish Association of Real Estate Agents (SKVL), founded the Federation on 18 March 2008. The membership of the Federation comprises the said four groups that together employ a total of over 3,300 real estate professionals. In addition from the beginning of year 2011, Aktia Kiinteistönvälitys Oy (ltd) joined KVKL and in 2013 RE/MAX Finland joined KVKL, which enhances KVKL’s structure further on. Consequently, the Federation represents approx. 80 per cent of professional real estate agents in Finland.

The goals of the Central Federation of Finnish Real Estate Agencies are to promote and develop research and training in the real estate brokerage industry and to further related ethical and legal regulation. Additionally, the Federation promotes projects designed to ensure a higher standard of competence of agents, increase the quality of the services offered by the agencies, and guarantee compliance with good real estate brokerage practice and, consequently, safer housing transactions in Finland.

The headquarters of KVKL is located in the city center of Helsinki. The organization is led by the CEO Jukka Malila (M.Sc.)

Fields of activity:

The Federation serves as an umbrella organization for, and representative of, the real estate brokerage industry on the national level. Its fields of activity are:

  • Development of professional procedures in the industry;
  • Enhancement of the standard of training;
  • Improvement of the operating conditions of the industry (e.g. by issuing opinions on legislative matters);
  • Cooperation in research;
  • International activities.

The Federation’s primary goals include:

  • Attainment of a higher standard of professional competence in the brokerage industry:

Creation of clearer and more transparent ground rules for the industry;

  • Compliance with good real estate brokerage practice.


While seeking to attain these goals, the Federation also looks after the interests of clients and increases the transparency of housing transactions, thereby contributing to greater security in these matters.

The Federation’s values:

Reliability, integrity, expertise, transparency, compliance with good real estate brokerage practice.

The Federation’s view of the real estate brokerage business:

Real estate brokerage is a trust-based expert service designed to secure safe housing transactions for and on behalf of the customers. Success in the profession calls for diverse customer service skills, a high standard of professional competence and compliance with a strict code of conduct.

Accordingly, the Central Federation of Finnish Real Estate Agencies is tasked to promote developments in its operating environment, at companies and among members that help reinforce and attain this vision: the real estate brokerage sector is called upon to shape its own future!

The Federation’s visions up to 2020:

We want the real estate brokerage industry to be: attractive, dynamic, growing, successful and highly respected.
We want the agents and agencies to be: highly qualified with a wide range of skills, responsive to customers, service-minded and successful.
As an organization, we want to be: strong and customer-oriented while closely monitoring current developments.