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  • UBS and APG launch Y20bn Japan investment 12.13.2018

    Swiss financial group UBS and Netherlands public pension fund management institution APG agreed to launch an investment program targeting rental apartments in Japan. APG is committing to the initial equity of $175 million.>>

  • Japan Valuers enters real estate appraisal business in Vietnam 12.04.2018

    Chiyoda-ku based real estate appraisal institute Japan Valuers concluded a business partnership with DCF Viet Nam Corporation (DCF), which is a Vietnamese real estate appraisal and consulting company. >>

  • Heiwa to operate apartment development business on full scale 12.03.2018

    Heiwa Real Estate will operate the apartment development business targeting land under leasehold on a full scale. It recently secured three development sites in Kita-ku and Sumida-ku. It will also eye transferring the apartments after completion to Heiwa Real Estate REIT that is under its umbrella. >>

  • Takara Leben to take over project from Mitsubishi Jisho Residence 11.30.2018

    Housing developer Takara Leben will take over the for-sale condominium project in Ageo City, Saitama Prefecture which was being progressed by Chiyoda-ku based Mitsubishi Jisho Residence. Takara Leben will use the contracts for the benefit of third parties.>>

  • Mitsubishi UFJ and CPD to invest Y100bn in logistics facilities 10.24.2018

    Mitsubishi UFJ Lease & Finance and asset management company Center Point Development (CPD) announced that the two companies along with a major U.S. real estate investment company will form an investment program with an aim to achieve an asset size of 100 billion yen [$860 million] over the next three years. >>

  • REITs and Ichigo announce properties using KYB’s non-compliant dampers (updated) 10.24.2018

    KYB and Kayaba System Machinery had falsified inspection data and distributed seismic isolation and seismic control oil dampers that do not comply with the standards. By October 22, Ichigo, Daiwa House REIT and Hulic REIT have respectively revealed that such products are used in one of their properties.>>

  • Tozai conducts outbound business in Hawaii 10.22.2018

    Tozai Asset Management of Minato-ku supported Japanese investors in acquiring a retail facility in Hawaii, as its first outbound business. The property in question is 280 Beach Walk, a retail facility for Waikiki resorts. It changed hands in September 2018. Tozai Asset Management was established in 1998 with investments by companies such as a U.S. real estate investment company. Until now it has managed domestic real estate for overseas investors as its main clients. >>

  • 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. >>


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