The word Pilotage dates from 17th Century French and means guidance or piloting.

We at Pilotage are experts in project development within retailing and project management of commercial property developments. We are a highly experienced and independent consulting company with international and Swedish clients with very exacting demands. Our client projects include both new builds and complex redevelopments.

Once you commission us to join your project we will support you every step of the way – before, during and after the project. We put our heart and soul into everything we do.

Please feel free to contact us so we can get to know each other better.

Commercial thinking, technical solutions

About us

Our vision

It is challenging to think ahead and dare to roll up your sleeves. In our way of thinking, Pilotage would be the natural partner of choice in any Scandinavian shopping centre project.

Our business philosophy

The driving force and business philosophy behind Pilotage is our passion for creating fantastic projects that generate fantastic experiences.

We are huge fans of the word great. If you look in a thesaurus, synonyms for great include:

We are huge fans of the word great. If you look in a thesaurus, synonyms for great include:


Partnering Pilotage should simply feel great, whether you are a client, employee or supplier.

Management and ownership structure

Even though Pilotage is a young company, we have many years of experience between us. In 2013, founders Johan Karela and Magnus Andersson joined forces and merged their respective businesses into a single company. In 2014, Michael Swall joined as CEO and part-owner.

Pilotage has extensive experience of managing commercial property developments in the role of consultant, contractor and project developer.

Michael Swall

+46 725 44 62 40

Johan Karela

+46 708 32 48 35

Magnus Andersson

+46 704 71 42 22

Water does not wear through stone by strength but through persistence

What we do

Project management and property development

We have extensive experience of project managing commercial property projects. Our combined experience as project managing consultants, contractors and property developers spans development projects large and small. Please call us as early as the ideas stage to discuss your project.

What we can offer you

  • Advice at the early stages
  • Hand picked team for your project
  • Project management
  • Tenant Coordination
  • Tenant Management
  • Tenant Development
  • Technical Due Diligence
  • Analysis for investment decisions
  • Technical or financial reports
  • Procurement
  • Planning management
  • Inspection Officer for planning and building regulations
  • Contract inspection

Naturally, we can also help you with construction management, HSE training, cost calculations, construction administration etc.

Are you deadlocked? Are there differences of opinion in your project you cannot resolve yourselves? With the aid of healthy dialogue and our practical experience, we can act as a catalyst when it comes to tying up all loose ends.

“Just because I give you advice, it doesn’t mean I know more than you. It simply means I’ve done more stupid things than you!”

Ongoing projects

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Mölndal Galleria

Client: NCC Property Development Assignment: Tenant Management, Tenant Coordination. Advice and preliminary calculations in pre-letting phase.

Valbo Shopping Centre

Client: CBRE Global Investors Assignment: New façade plus renovation and new addition to convert former DIY store into shops. Advice, project management, planning management and construction management.

Burlöv Center

Shoppingcenter: Burlöv Center Project management and tenant coordination. 45.000 m2 GLA containing 70 stores, restaurants and cafeés. For further information: www.burlovcenter.com

Mall of Scandinavia

Mall of Scandinavia offers the ultimate combination of international and Scandinavian retailing names. There has never been a better opportunity to create flagship stores and innovative store concepts on the Nordic market – 250 stores and some 101,000 m2 of…

Galleria Boulevard Kristianstad

Project management and tenant coordination 86,000 m2. 28,000 m2GLA with 70 stores, restaurants and cafés. 150 apartments, seven storey car park with 1,100 parking spaces. www.kristianstadnyagalleria.se

Emporia Malmoe

Project management and tenant coordination for a property of 220,000 m2. 93,000 m2 GLA consisting of 200 stores, restaurants and cafés, 13,000 m2 offices. 16,700 m2 apartments, seven storey car park with 3,500 parking spaces. www.emporia.se  

Sollentuna Centrum

Sollentuna Centrum was completed in early 2010. It has since become the largest shopping centre in Stockholm with some 120 stores and 1,500 parking spaces. It is the first design led shopping centre in Sweden where extra special care and…

Ongoing projects

Project experience

  • Shopping centres
  • Establishing bank branches
  • Stores in AA locations
  • Municipal housing companies
  • Restaurants in AA locations
  • Offices in AA locations
  • Properties within infrastructure projects
  • Due Diligence in association with property transactions
  • New builds and complex redevelopments with sitting tenants

“The determination to succeed is greater than the fear of failure”


Pilotage framröstad till bästa konsult 2016 i NCSC Awards på Urban Arena

Publicerat: Mar 20, 2017

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Tuna Park, Eskilstuna

Publicerat: Oct 13, 2017

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Valbo Shopping Centre

Client: CBRE Global Investors Assignment: New façade plus renovation and new addition to convert former DIY store into shops. Advice, project management, planning management and construction management.

Publicerat: Oct 13, 2017

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Join us

Do you have as much heart as brain? Do you want to put your heart and soul into everything you do?
Like us, do you think that service, modesty, teamwork and not forgetting a healthy dose of knowledge of commercial property projects are important in finding the perfect balance? Are you courageous, fun loving and like communicating clearly? Do you want to work where there is plenty of of laughter, challenging projects, a sense of harmony and space and opportunity to develop?

If you also possess retail project development know-how and/or project management skills so much the better. In which case, you could be a perfect match for Pilotage.

Please call Michael Swall on +46 (0)725 44 62 40 for an informal discussion on the way we think, where we are going and how we could maybe make this journey together.