Arne Hvidsten

Arne Hvidsten was born 4 July 1967 in Oslo and founded the Norwegian operation, Hvidsten Eiendom AS, in July 1991. He attended college, where he majored in economics and studied law and philosophy briefly at the University of Oslo. Creativity and the capacity to deliver are his strongest trademarks.

The Norwegian firm has specialised in the acquisition and conversion ofcommercial properties into residential and mixed-use developments – usually with a young and modern character. Arne Hvidsten is the personality behind the company’s distinctive profile; the ability to innovate marketing of real estate. According to several media sources Hvidsten was the first property developer to introduce the concept of ‘branding’ to the housing market in Norway. Many have since followed, proving this was a successful strategy.