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Press release: Real estate company Capital Mill will upgrade its commercial buildings in the Baltics with an electric car charging network

Today, public charging stations for electric cars were opened at the Tiskre Prisma supermarket and the Skyon office building in central Tallinn, both managed by Capital Mill. Eleport, which develops charging infrastructure for electric cars, will provide charging stations to a total of 60 sites managed by Capital Mill. There are currently 16 under construction, 12 of which are shopping centres.

‘The installation of electric car charging stations for the shopping centres and commercial buildings managed by Capital Mill is, on the one hand, a forward-looking initiative. On the other hand, however, that future is already here – the share of electric cars in the local car fleet is steadily increasing and car manufacturers are offering more and more new electric models,’ said Tanel Samuel, Member of the Management Board of Capital Mill.  ‘As a developer, Capital Mill has followed green building standards for many years, and part of that green thinking is to provide charging infrastructure for environmentally friendly electric vehicles where people work, shop, etc.’

According to Tanel Samuel, it is becoming more and more important for customers visiting a shopping centre to find a convenient and fast charging station for their electric car, ‘Today, shopping is not just about shopping in a store, but also about providing an emotional experience for visitors. Electromobility will play an increasingly important role. The customer experience and the service we provide starts at the car park.’

According to the Country Manager Estonia of Eleport, Kaupo Eerme, the aim of Eleport is to provide a public charging service. ‘It is not feasible or rational for all electric car owners to install a charging station at home. That is why we consider it important to establish charging stations for commercial real estate and retail premises, so that owners of electric cars can conveniently use our service during their daily commutes,’ said Eerme. It is now possible to charge four cars at the same time at both the Skyon office building and the Tiskre Prisma supermarket. The next step is to open charging stations at the Raudalu Konsum supermarket.

Capital Mill is a company established in 2008, which is focused on real estate investments in the Baltic States. Its current portfolio reaches 500 million euros. Its team has many years of experience in real estate development. Capital Mill manages a number of highly regarded commercial buildings in Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania.

Eleport is a company established in 2016 that develops charging networks and related software in the Baltics and Poland. The growth of Eleport has been financed by Ambient Sound Investments, an investment firm co-invested by Gren, Bolt, Scandium Energy, and Skype, and 100 million euros will be invested in the coming years to expand the current charging network in Central and Eastern Europe. This makes Eleport one of the largest and fastest-growing companies in its sector, offering charging services from 100% renewable energy sources certified in the European Union.

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Press release: Charity stair race at Skyon raised 3,874 euros for children

On Thursday, a charity stair run was held in the 26-storey Skyon office building, raising donations of nearly 3,874 euros for the My Dream Day foundation. Wrestler Heiki Nabi also participated in the stair race.

The Skyon star race, organised for the third consecutive year by Capital Mill, brought together 149 people for a sporting challenge as well as a pre-Christmas charity event. Participants could choose between walking and running, but only the fastest one to reach the top won the challenge.

Capital Mill donated 26 euros for every participant for every 26 floors of Skyon to the charity My Dream Day, which makes the dreams of seriously and chronically ill children come true. A total of 3,874 euros was raised in donations.

‘The donation of Skyon to the My Dreams Dream Foundation will help bring joy to the most vulnerable target group of society – seriously ill children. Our foundation makes the dreams of seriously or chronically ill children come true to provide emotional support to children and their families, which is an important part of the whole treatment process,’ said Margarita Ingel, CEO of the My Dream Day Foundation. ‘Sadly, the number of seriously ill children has not decreased over the years. Fortunately, with each passing year, the number of dream days we have been able to offer to these children has increased.’

According to Margarita Ingel, this also helps to grow the community which includes the target children, their families, and partner associations. In addition to personalised dream days, the foundation organises family days where families with similar experiences can get to know each other, spend quality time together, and gain essential support and contacts. ‘We are sincerely grateful for this important donation and cooperation: the charity stair race last year meant that we were able to organise two dream days and the Winter Family Day this year with the participation of children, families, and associations of our target group,’ she added.

This year, two-time world Greco-Roman wrestling champion Heiki Nabi also took part in the Skyon charity stair race. ‘It was definitely a challenge,’ the athlete admitted. ‘I have never taken part in a stair race before, but I really enjoyed it, especially because the aim was charitable – to support the My Dream Day Foundation. I invite others to take part in the stair race next year as well.’

The winner of this year’s stair race was Sander Kaur, who is a professional stair runner with a time of 2.04.

To reach the top, 545 steps had to be climbed over 26 floors. Kaarel Loigu, CEO of Capital Mill, who also completed the race, said that the charity stair race has now become a beautiful tradition, which is popular both among people working in high-rise buildings and others – evidenced by the participation of professional stair runners this year. ‘It does not matter how fast you get to the last floor of Skyon – each participant is doing a small gesture of kindness by this participating. This time, for example, there was a participant who climbed the stairs ten times,’ he said.

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