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AXA Launches Tokyo Office Property Fund

Globe St 03.09.2012
AXA has created a new office property investment fund.

TOKYO-AXA Real Estate Investment Managers has launched the Tokyo Office Property Fund. At the first close of this fund, it provides US $126-million equity to invest in mid-size Tokyo office properties.

Mori Trust Co. President and Chief Executive Officer Akira Mori. Photographer: Akio Kon/ Bloomberg

Billionaire Akira Mori, the owner of Japan’s most profitable closely held developer, said he has formed a company to invest in China and advise Japanese companies on expanding there.

Chinese “spy” was making a living in the Japanese real estate

The Chinese diplomat who hastily returned to his country before being detained by the Japanese police for spying allegations was making money in Japan from the real estate business, according to sources close to the matter.

More Japanese investors eye VN’s real estate

After a period of exploration, Japanese investors are starting to enter the Vietnamese property market, especially office buildings, residential areas and industrial properties.

Rental Value of Grade A Office Space in Tokyo

Rental values in the Tokyo office market are expected to fall by 3-5% in 2011 as a result of the slowdown in demand caused by the deterioration in corporate profits following the Tohoku Earthquake, as well as the relocation and withdrawal of multinational companies. The earthquake has also increased awareness of the seismic compliance of buildings with companies moving to Grade A buildings with better seismic design, according to a research report by Jones Lang LaSalle, a professional services firm specializing in real estate.

Impact of Japan earthquake puts property fund in limbo

Graham Ruddick The Telegraph 20.03.2011

AP Land sees potential in Niseko

Property Report 09.03.2011
Tokyo's bright lights go dark: Many buildings in Tokyo have turned off lights as part of electricity saving efforts to avoid widespread power outages. Photo: AP

Commercial property has become the latest industry to be struck by concerns about a nuclear accident in Japan after a major German fund banned investors from withdrawing money because it cannot value its assets in Tokyo.

AP Land sees potential in Niseko

An ever increasing number of tourists and investors, primarily from Asia and Europe are set to continue their dominance of the property market in the ski resort of Niseko in Hokkaido, the northern island of Japan.

JICA appoints Colliers to sell its former premises

Kanchana Paha Property Report 17.12.2010
JICA appoints Colliers to sell its former premises

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has recently appointed Colliers International Thailand (CIT) as a sole agent to sell its former office building on the land next to the former Embassy of Japan.

Japan's commercial properties have largest debt-funding gap in Asia Pacific

SINGAPORE : Japan's commercial properties have the largest debt-funding gap in Asia Pacific, at US$70 billion. This is according to research by real estate firm DTZ.

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