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Haseko acquires 15,000 m2 of land in Nagoya from Panasonic

Haseko Corporation, a housing contractor, acquired 15,234 m2 of land in Meieki-Minami, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya City. The transaction took place in June 2018 and the seller was Panasonic.>>

Sun Frontier purchases Hatchobori, Chuo-ku office building

Real estate company Sun Frontier Fudosan acquired Fuji Building in Hatchobori, Chuo-ku. The transaction took place in March 2018 and the sellers were Kichibei Shoten of Chuo-ku and multiple individuals.>>

Loadstar Capital starts equity-based RE crowdfunding

Loadstar Capital, a real estate investment company, started soliciting funds through equity-based real estate crowdfunding. It formed an investment instrument targeting an office building in the Akihabara area using the first investment scheme in Japan based on the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act. It will solicit investors for the instrument, which the company has set as the first project in the series, from August 10. >>

Loans for individuals decreased 20% and for real estate reach turning point

Apartment loans for retail investors are slowing down rapidly. According to the data announced by the Bank of Japan on August 9, the amount of new loans in the second quarter (April to June) of 2018 was 693.2 billion yen [$6 billion] (Figure 1). It decreased by 20% year-on-year and by 36% from the first quarter (January to March) of this year. >>

MetLife Insurance acquires Ikebukuro office building

MetLife Insurance of Chiyoda-ku acquired Nishi-Ikebukuro Park Front Building, an office building in Nishi-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku in June 2018. >>

Mitsubishi private REIT increases interest in Shinjuku Eastside Square

Private REIT Nippon Open Ended managed by Mitsubishi Jisho Investment Advisors of Chiyoda-ku, purchased a 10% quasi co-ownership interest in Shinjuku Eastside Square in Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku. The transaction took place in March 2018. The seller was Mitsubishi Estate, which sponsors the REIT.>>

J-REIT market exceeds Y20tn; ARES

According to the survey conducted by the Association for Real Estate Securitization (ARES), the size of the J-REIT market exceeded the 20 trillion yen [$170 billion] mark in the second quarter (April to June) of 2018 by total AUM on an acquisition price basis. >>

WHAT'S IN THE MONTHLY REPORT: AUGUST 2018Past Monthly Reports

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Spotlight on Co-working

Fears loom among landlords but reduction in office demand limited

Co-working spaces are increasingly the topic of conversation. Although it seems that it will grow rapidly and contribute to the expansion of the rental office market in the short term, due to the nature of the sharing economy, there is a strong fear in the real estate industry that it will reduce the market in the medium to long term. Building owners and brokerage companies are likely to be forced to respond because there is the possibility that it will bring about qualitative changes in the market.>>

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