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  • ESR forms development fund and investment fund 06.25.2019

    ESR closed its first term subscription offer to investors for RJLF III, a development fund it newly formed, by raising an equity of $630 million in May 2019. The investment target is Japanese logistics facilities and the total investment capacity including the borrowings was $1.8 billion at the first closing. In addition, ESR commenced management of New Japan Core Fund, which is its first core investment fund, in December 2018. >>

  • Sumitomo Corp to join Bangladesh industrial park development project 06.06.2019

    Trading firm Sumitomo Corporation will join the development of an industrial park in Bangladesh. It concluded a joint venture agreement with the Bangladesh Economic Zones Authority in May 2019.>>

  • Mitsubishi joins office building development in Thailand 06.05.2019

    Mitsubishi Estate announced in May 2019 that it will jointly develop a large office building in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, with major local developer Raimon Land. >>

  • Daiwa Securities and Samty form capital alliance 06.03.2019

    Daiwa Securities Group and Osaka-based developer Samty concluded a capital and business alliance agreement on May 30. Daiwa will become the largest shareholder of Samty by subscribing to the shares to be issued through the third-party allotments and the two companies will aim for expansion of the asset management business, promotion of large-scale development and development of business in Asia.>>

  • Takara Leben, Fujita developing condominium in Vietnam 06.03.2019

    Housing developer Takara Leben and general contractor Fujita started construction of a large for-sale condominium building in Hai Phong, Vietnam in May 2019. >>

  • Sekisui House to enter into U.K. housing market 05.31.2019

    Sekisui House concluded a joint business agreement in May 2019 with Homes England, which is an administrative organ of the U.K., real estate company Urban Splash and others. It will enter into the housing market in the U.K. on a full scale. >>

  • Kajima acquires student housing developer in Poland 05.29.2019

    General contractor Kajima acquired 90% of the shares in Student Depot of Warsaw through its local subsidiary Kajima Europe. Student Depot is a student housing developer in Poland.>>

  • Allianz to invest in GLP’s logistics facility development funds 05.29.2019

    Allianz Group, which is a major German insurance organization, committed $600 million to GLP’s logistics facility development funds. Allianz Real Estate, which is engaged in real estate investment, will invest assets entrusted from multiple group companies of Allilanz into the funds. Allianz will expand investments in advanced logistics facilities in Japan and China through this commitment.>>

  • NTT Urban acquires office building in Boston, U.S. 05.28.2019

    NTT Urban Development acquired 10 Post Office Square, an office property in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., through local company UD USA. The transaction took place in May 2019.>>

  • Sakura Sogo REIT rejects merger proposal by Star Asia 05.20.2019

    With regard to the proposal on the merger with REIT Star Asia made by Star Asia Group to the unitholders of Sakura Sogo REIT, Chiyoda-ku based Sakura Real Estate Funds Management, which is an asset management company of Sakura Sogo REIT, expressed opposition to the merger on May 17.>>


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