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  • Toshima Ward makes open call for developers of land in Ikebukuro 10.15.2018

    Toshima Ward started an open call based on the proposal method for developers of the Utilization Project of Former Site of Ikebukuro Public Health Center after its Relocation in Higashi-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku in October 2018. The land area is 609 m2. The minimum sales price presented by Toshima Ward is 3 billion yen [$26 million] and the target sales price is 4 billion yen [$34 million]. >>

  • Aetos Japan hires Haase from Tokyu Land 10.05.2018

    Minato-ku based Aetos Japan, the Japanese arm of U.S. based Aetos Capital Real Estate, hired Charles Haase as Managing Director on October 1. >>

  • Tokyo calls for fixed-term leaseholders for land in Shiba, Minato-ku 10.05.2018

    From September 2018, the Bureau of Transportation of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government started soliciting for leaseholders of the fixed-term leasehold for business use for 187 m2 of land owned by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government in Shiba, Minato-ku. >>

  • Morgan Stanley owned Novotel Okinawa Naha opens 09.28.2018

    Okinawa Miyako Hotel in Naha City reopened after it went through renovations and was turned into Novotel Okinawa Naha, which is under the brand of France-based Accor Hotels, on September 13. It is a hotel owned by a real estate fund operated by Morgan Stanley and opened after undergoing full-scale renovations which took approximately half a year. >>

  • JR West brings 'Kansai guest house' Nara Hotel under its umbrella 09.12.2018

    West Japan Railway Company (JR West) turned Nara Hotel into its wholly owned subsidiary at the end of August. It already holds 50% of the shares of the operating company but additionally acquired the remaining 50% this time from railway company Kintetsu Group Holdings. >>

  • Chubu Electric to become largest Es-Con shareholder 08.30.2018

    Chubu Electric Power (a.k.a. Chuden) will acquire a little over 30% of the shares of real estate developer Es-Con Japan on September 7 and make it an affiliated company accounted for by the equity method. >>

  • Shinoken to establish apartment REIT with eye on listing 08.10.2018

    Shinoken Group, which is engaged in development of rental apartments, will establish tentatively-named Shinoken REIT Investment Corporation, which will invest mainly in apartments. The REIT aims to be listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange after being operated as a private REIT for a certain period. This was announced on August 8. >>

  • Itochu Advance Logistics REIT to be listed on September 7 08.06.2018

    REIT Itochu Advance Logistics Investment Corporation will be listed on September 7. Its initial assets will be seven logistics facilities including i Missions Park Inzai. The acquisition price based AUM will be 53.84 billion yen [$470 million]. The application to be listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange was approved on August 1. >>

  • SMBC Trust Bank’s real estate management to reach Y140bn 07.10.2018

    SMBC Trust Bank revealed that its balance of AUM in the real estate asset management business will reach approximately 140 billion yen [$1.2 billion] as of July. This will be achieved in approximately one and a half years from its entry into the business. SMBC Trust Bank will aim to achieve a scale of 200 billion yen [$1.8 billion] at an early stage. >>

  • Colliers hires two executives from CBRE 07.09.2018

    Minato-ku based Colliers International Japan will strengthen its real estate appraisal business. It newly established the Valuation & Advisory Services and announced appointing Masahiro Fuse as the head in June.>>


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