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  • Loans for individuals decreased 20% and for real estate reach turning point 08.16.2018

    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. >>

  • J-REIT market exceeds Y20tn; ARES 08.09.2018

    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. >>

  • No celebration despite Japan rising to 14th in RE transparency: JLL 07.26.2018

    Japan was ranked 14th globally in terms of the transparency of its real estate market. On July 25, Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) released the 2018 results of its biannual Global Real Estate Transparency Index. Japan's market came 14th in the composite world ranking, five spots up from the previous survey where it ranked 19th. However, looking at the substance of the report, the reality is that this simply cannot be celebrated. >>

  • Brick-and-mortar stores increases despite expansion of e-commerce: CBRE 06.04.2018

    The e-commerce (EC) market is expanding while the overall retail market remains sluggish. In such a situation, CBRE conducted a questionnaire survey targeting retailers that have brick-and-mortar stores in Japan. When asked about the number of brick-and-mortar stores in 2030, a little over 60% of the respondents said it will increase, revealing that the outlook was unexpectedly optimistic. >>

  • Grade A office vacancy in Nagoya falls below 1%: CBRE 05.25.2018

    Tokyo will have a massive supply of office buildings in the near future, but in other regions where the supply is opposite of that in Tokyo and poor, a sense of tightness in demand and supply of offices is further increasing. According to a survey conducted by CBRE, the vacancy rate of grade A office buildings fell below 1% in Nagoya following Osaka. >>

  • Loans to real estate hits highest ever at Y97tn; momentum likely to peak out 05.21.2018

    It has been revealed that the balance of outstanding loans granted by domestic financial institutions to the real estate industry has again set a new record highest amount ever, reaching 96.888 trillion yen [$860 billion] as of the end of March 2018. The amount increased by 5 trillion yen [$45 billion] in a year until March 2018. The increase rate is 5.4%. >>

  • 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. >>

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