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Coverage of various third-party market reports and our findings

  • Tokyo drops sharply to 12th in Asian city to invest in: ULI 02.17.2017

    Tokyo that was ranked first in the city investment prospects in the Asia Pacific region until 2016 dropped sharply to 12th in 2017. Bangalore, India was ranked first instead. The city investment prospects ranking has largely changed according to the investors survey jointly prepared by real estate association Urban Land Institute (ULI) and accounting and consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) every year.>>

  • Real estate investment market levels off: JREI Survey 11.29.2016

    The current real estate investment market has reached its peak in the market cycle. It has become clear that many institutional investors have this understanding from the results of the October 2016 Japanese Real Estate Investor Survey publicized by appraisal institution Japan Real Estate Institute (JREI) on November 24. >>

  • New loans to real estate exceed Y7tn in first half of FY2016 11.18.2016

    New loans granted by domestic private and public financial institutions to the real estate industry in the first half of fiscal 2016 (April to September) amounted to 7.2176 trillion yen [$67 billion]. This compiles new loans for "equipment installation capital" targeting acquisition and development of real estate properties for lease and indicates an impressive 14% increase year-on-year. Setting a new record for the April to September period, it shows that financial institutions' lending attitudes remain proactive. >>

  • Private fund market expands for first time in four years 10.05.2016

    The domestic private real estate fund market has expanded after four years of shrinkage, show the results of Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Research Institute’s (SMTRI) survey of real estate asset management companies that it has conducted twice a year since 2003. According to the survey, after the total AUM of private funds (including the domestic assets of global funds) peaked at 18.1 trillion yen [$170 billion] in June 2012, it shrank to 14.8 trillion yen [$140 billion] in the last survey in December 2015 without ever turning upward. >>

  • Overseas pension funds proactive to invest in Japan: Research 08.01.2016

    According to the report of Urban Research Institute, movements to proactively make long-term investments in Japan by major overseas pension funds have been gradually seen while transactions of Japanese real estate by foreign investors are turning to a trend in which selling exceeds buying.>>

  • Japan moves up in transparency, though issues remain: JLL 07.22.2016

    On July 20, Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) announced the 2016 results of its biannual Global Real Estate Transparency Index. Japan's market came 19th in the composite world ranking. Helped by expansion of the REIT market, this was a big jump from 26th in 2014.>>

  • Loans to real estate hits record high; Y2tn increase in 1Q 2016 06.02.2016

    The balance of outstanding loans granted by private and public financial institutions to the real estate industry exceeded the past high by reaching approximately 86 trillion yen [$760 billion] as of the end of March 2016. Compiled by the Nikkei Real Estate Market Report based on the Bank of Japan's data, the amount of increase reached 2.2 trillion yen [$19 billion] in the first quarter (January to March) of 2016 alone. The capital inflow to the real estate market is accelerating. >>

  • Decrease in expected cap rate for Tokyo offices stops at multiple sites: JREI 05.27.2016

    The decrease of the expected cap rate for Tokyo’s Class A office buildings stopped at seven sites, half out of the total 14 sites. This trend has become visible from the results of the April 2016 Japanese Real Estate Investor Survey publicized by Japan Real Estate Institute (JREI) on May 24.>>

  • 2016 land price survey show Ginza's Yamano Music at record high 03.28.2016

    The publicly announced land prices, or Koji Chika, as of January 1, 2016, announced by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) on March 22 show that the land price of Yamano Music's flagship store in Ginza 4-chome (4-5-6 Ginza, Chuo-ku) was 40.1 million yen per m2 [$350,000 per m2], the highest publicly announced land price on record. This is 18.6% higher than last year.>>

  • Six-month outlook looking pessimistic: NLI 02.25.2016

    When asking property professionals and specialists in the real estate field about the overall current real estate investment market sentiment, responses of "Good" or "Somewhat good" have accounted for nearly 90% for three consecutive years. On the other hand, regarding the six-month outlook, the total of "Worse" or "Somewhat worse" responses outnumbered the total of "Better" or "Somewhat better" responses. These are the latest results of the Japanese Property Market Survey conducted annually by NLI Research Institute.>>

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