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  • REIT Sankei Real Estate to be listed in March 02.12.2019

    REIT Sankei Real Estate will be listed on March 12. It is a REIT with a portfolio that mainly consists of office buildings and is managed by Chiyoda-ku based Sankei Building Asset Management, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sankei Building. The acquisition price based AUM upon listing will be approximately 43.4 billion yen [$390 million] in eight properties. >>

  • Tokyo to make open call for provisional business in market outside Toyosu 02.04.2019

    Tokyo Metropolitan Government revealed in January 2019 the application requirements of the provisional business using part of the project site of Senkyaku Banrai Facility which will be established in the Toyosu wholesale market. Applications for proposals will be accepted on February 4 and 5. The submission of proposals is scheduled for February 28 and the successful applicant will be announced around April. >>

  • Kenedix and NRI JV kicks off crowdfunding with Roppongi hotel investment 01.29.2019

    Kenedix and Nomura Research Institute’s (NRI) joint venture, Chiyoda-ku-based BitRealty, is starting real estate crowdfunding. Its first project is Remm Roppongi Building near the Roppongi intersection. Solicitation of funds will begin at noon on January 29.>>

  • FPG newly embarks on hotel acquisition and developer businesses 01.24.2019

    FPG acquired The Hedistar Hotel Kyoto Nijo in Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto City in November 2018. It also completed the development of FPG Links Omotesando in Kita-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo in the same month. Both of them are new efforts concerning FPG’s business to turn real estate into instruments for small-lot investment. >>

  • Yokohama City makes open call for developers of city office site 01.17.2019

    Yokohama City started an open call for developers to utilize the Current Yokohama City Office Site in Minatocho, Naka-ku in January 2019. The open call is made due to the relocation of the city office buildings scheduled to take place in June 2020.>>

  • Developers of Minato Mirai Block 62 undecided 01.10.2019

    Yokohama City announced in December 2018 that although there were two proposals for Block 62 of the Minato Mirai 21 District in Nishi-ku, Yokohama City where it was soliciting developers, both of them were not adopted as a result of the screening. It plans to make an open call again. >>

  • Escon Japan REIT to be listed in February 12.27.2018

    Escon Japan REIT obtained approval for listing from the Tokyo Stock Exchange on December 25 and will be listed on February 13, 2019. It is a diversified REIT investing mainly in community-based retail facilities and their leased sites, and its initial acquisition price based AUM will be approximately 41.6 billion yen [$360 million] in 25 properties. >>

  • Star Asia REIT to conduct third investment in mezzanine loans 12.25.2018

    Star Asia REIT, which is sponsored by Star Asia Group, will conduct its third investment in mezzanine loans on December 26. It is a non-recourse loan claim against a special purpose company that will acquire a rental apartment building in Minato-ku on the same date. >>

  • Two REIT asset managers under Mori Trust to merge 12.18.2018

    REIT asset management companies Mori Trust Asset Management (MTAM) and Mori Trust Hotel Asset Management (MTHAM), both based in Minato-ku, entered into a merger agreement on December 14. It is effective March 1, 2019. The surviving company will be MTAM and will manage the assets of two REITs. >>

  • 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.>>


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