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  • 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.>>

  • Daiwa Securities Group to merge two REIT asset managers 07.02.2018

    Daiwa Securities Group will merge two REIT asset managers under its umbrella. The two companies are Chuo-ku based Daiwa Real Estate Asset Management, which manages Daiwa Office REIT, etc. and Minato-ku based Mi-Casa Asset Management, which manages REIT Japan Rental Housing Investments, and the merger will take place on October 1. >>

  • Takara Leben REIT to be listed on July 27 06.27.2018

    Takara Leben Real Estate Investment Corporation, a REIT, will be listed on July 27. The initial AUM will be approximately 64.4 billion yen [$580 million] in 27 properties including NT Building, an office building in Oimachi, Shinagawa-ku. The application to be listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange was approved on June 25. >>

  • JLL hires Negishi, former DekaBank Japan rep 06.25.2018

    Jones Lang LaSalle hired Kenichi Negishi who formerly worked at the Japanese arm of Germany-based DekaBank. He is working as the Deputy Managing Director of Capital Markets from June 1. He also serves as the head of the newly established Institutional Client Group at JLL. He will be engaged in the advisory business for major clients by utilizing his extensive experience in the industry as an expert of real estate finance.>>

  • Kajima commences management of private REIT 06.21.2018

    Chiyoda-ku based Kajima Real Estate Investment Advisors, a subsidiary of general contractor Kajima, commenced management of Kajima Private REIT on June 20. The initial AUM is approximately 25 billion yen [$220 million]. It aims to expand its asset size to a scale of 100 billion yen [$890 million] in five years. >>

  • Tokyo calls for developers of leased land in Bunkyo-ku 06.20.2018

    From June 2018, the Bureau of Transportation of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government started soliciting for leaseholders of the fixed-term leasehold for business use for 7,255 m2 of land owned by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government in Otsuka, Bunkyo-ku. The land will be leased from March 2019 for 30 years to 40 years and the minimum monthly rent will be 10.70 million yen [$96,000], or 1,475 yen [$13] per m2.>>

  • Open call for Sengakuji Station developers restarts 06.14.2018

    Tokyo Metropolitan Government started an open call for collaborators on the Sengakuji Station District Category II Urban Redevelopment Project again on June 12. Procedures for expressing the intent to participate in the open call can be conducted until June 18. >>


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