Unique experiences. Places that inspire.

We create lasting experiences

Carucel has a long history of working in venue and property development with projects like Oslobukta, Nusfjord, and Posthallen. With creativity and the ability to execute, Carucel purchases and develops properties of a high quality. We enter each lease agreement with a passion for a joint project where the tenant feels seen, secure, and motivated. With its investment area Carucel Living, the group offers comprehensive residential options under its brand Alva, as well as co-living and serviced apartment solutions. Furthermore, the group has other business areas in capital management and shipping, as well as the newly founded Krefting Foundation.

Our business areas

Real estate

Carucel Eiendom is a Norwegian real estate developer that develops, leases, buys, and sells residential and commercial properties.


At Carucel Finance, we seek good companies that take a long-term view, and our portfolio primarily consists of publicly listed companies.


Carucel’s business activities in shipping are conducted through the enterprise Thorviks Rederi AS. This company is 100 percent owned by Carl Erik Krefting on a private basis, but it is operated by Carucel.

We’ve breathed life into Oslo’s new cultural and culinary hotspot

Real estate project
Carucel has a committed role in the development of Oslobukta, which has now become an attractive nexus for restaurants, culture, and shopping.

Among other things, you can find Operagata, Oslo’s latest shopping street here, with rich shopping options from various leading parties in the fashion and high street segments.

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Director of Living & Leisure
Pierre Puggaard
Managing director
Hege Brattlid
Camilla Lilledahl
Property management head
Fredrik Lekven Lien
Team lead @Alva
André Sannerhaugen
Property management head
Joachim Wolf Stensland
Christian Østby
Board chairperson
Carl Erik Krefting
  • Founder of Carucel, with over 30 years of experience as a real estate investor.

  • Before founding Carucel, Carl Erik Krefting was part of the founding of Søylen Eiendom.

  • Krefting has spent more than 20 years as a partner of the law firm Thommessen Krefting Greve Lund (Thommessen) and holds a cand.jur. from the University of Oslo (UiO)

Board member
Caroline Krefting
  • The head of real estate investment and development at Carucel since December 2016

  • Experience as Asset Management Officer at Steen & Strøm and Associate of both Deal Advisory and Audit at KPMG.

  • Krefting has a master’s degree in applied economics and finance and a bachelor’s degree in business management from the Copenhagen Business School

Board member
Kjersti Hobøl
  • Administrative director of the retail company Nille

  • Experience as board member of XXL, Aspelin Ramm, Byggmax and Elektroimportøren

  • Broad experience from a background in the boards of retail companies and many other leadership positions

Board member
Hans Petter Høegh
  • Finance director of Kristian Gerhard Jebsen Group and administrative director of KGJ Eiendom.

  • Wide-ranging board experience from real estate firms such as Søylen, Winta Eiendom, and BSA Berlin, as well as from investment companies such as Procerta AS.

  • Høegh has held multiple positions as finance director and holds a master’s degree in economics and administration from Université de Lausanne

Board member
John Giverholt
  • His experience includes the position of administrative director of Ferd, group director of DNB, and assistant finance director at Hydro

  • Wide-ranging board experience from organisations such as Kongsberg-Gruppen, Telenor, Scatec Solar, and Gjensidige

  • Giverholt has a bachelor’s degree in economics from University of Manchester and is a state-authorised auditor from the NHH Norwegian School of Economics (NHH)