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Coverage of various third-party market reports and our findings

  • Loans to real estate continues to increase, balance at almost Y95tn 02.13.2018

    The balance of outstanding loans granted by domestic financial institutions to the real estate industry continues to set new record highs in amount. According to the data announced by the Bank of Japan on February 8, the balance as of the end of 2017 was 94.9449 trillion yen [$850 billion]. It was an increase by 5.8%, 5.2068 trillion yen [$46 billion] from the end of the previous year. >>

  • Loans to real estate hits record Y94tn, growth rate declines 12.07.2017

    As of September 2017, the balance of outstanding loans granted by domestic financial institutions to the real estate industry reached 93.9332 trillion yen [$810 billion], the highest amount ever recorded. The increase in the first half of fiscal 2017 (April to September) was 2.1267 trillion yen [$18 billion] with a growth rate of 2.3%. Its ratio to the total balance of outstanding domestic loans, including other industries, has also risen steadily. As of September, it was 15.9%, approaching the 16% range for the first time. >>

  • Tokyo drops sharply to 12th in Asian city to invest in: ULI 02.17.2017

    Tokyo that was ranked first in the city investment prospects in the Asia Pacific region until 2016 dropped sharply to 12th in 2017. Bangalore, India was ranked first instead. The city investment prospects ranking has largely changed according to the investors survey jointly prepared by real estate association Urban Land Institute (ULI) and accounting and consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) every year.>>

  • Real estate investment market levels off: JREI Survey 11.29.2016

    The current real estate investment market has reached its peak in the market cycle. It has become clear that many institutional investors have this understanding from the results of the October 2016 Japanese Real Estate Investor Survey publicized by appraisal institution Japan Real Estate Institute (JREI) on November 24. >>

  • New loans to real estate exceed Y7tn in first half of FY2016 11.18.2016

    New loans granted by domestic private and public financial institutions to the real estate industry in the first half of fiscal 2016 (April to September) amounted to 7.2176 trillion yen [$67 billion]. This compiles new loans for "equipment installation capital" targeting acquisition and development of real estate properties for lease and indicates an impressive 14% increase year-on-year. Setting a new record for the April to September period, it shows that financial institutions' lending attitudes remain proactive. >>

  • Private fund market expands for first time in four years 10.05.2016

    The domestic private real estate fund market has expanded after four years of shrinkage, show the results of Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Research Institute’s (SMTRI) survey of real estate asset management companies that it has conducted twice a year since 2003. According to the survey, after the total AUM of private funds (including the domestic assets of global funds) peaked at 18.1 trillion yen [$170 billion] in June 2012, it shrank to 14.8 trillion yen [$140 billion] in the last survey in December 2015 without ever turning upward. >>

  • Overseas pension funds proactive to invest in Japan: Research 08.01.2016

    According to the report of Urban Research Institute, movements to proactively make long-term investments in Japan by major overseas pension funds have been gradually seen while transactions of Japanese real estate by foreign investors are turning to a trend in which selling exceeds buying.>>

  • Japan moves up in transparency, though issues remain: JLL 07.22.2016

    On July 20, Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) announced the 2016 results of its biannual Global Real Estate Transparency Index. Japan's market came 19th in the composite world ranking. Helped by expansion of the REIT market, this was a big jump from 26th in 2014.>>

  • Loans to real estate hits record high; Y2tn increase in 1Q 2016 06.02.2016

    The balance of outstanding loans granted by private and public financial institutions to the real estate industry exceeded the past high by reaching approximately 86 trillion yen [$760 billion] as of the end of March 2016. Compiled by the Nikkei Real Estate Market Report based on the Bank of Japan's data, the amount of increase reached 2.2 trillion yen [$19 billion] in the first quarter (January to March) of 2016 alone. The capital inflow to the real estate market is accelerating. >>

  • Decrease in expected cap rate for Tokyo offices stops at multiple sites: JREI 05.27.2016

    The decrease of the expected cap rate for Tokyo’s Class A office buildings stopped at seven sites, half out of the total 14 sites. This trend has become visible from the results of the April 2016 Japanese Real Estate Investor Survey publicized by Japan Real Estate Institute (JREI) on May 24.>>


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