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Details released for Akasaka Twin Tower Redevelopment Site

Details were released earlier this month on the Akasaka 2 Chome Project near Tameikesanno Station in Tokyo. The project has received special permission under the National Strategic Special Zones Law and town planning approval is expected in 2017 or 2018. Completion is tentatively scheduled for 2022.

The 11,866 sqm site is owned by Mori Trust and currently used as a car park. It was previously home to the 18-story Akasaka Twin Tower Building which was built in 1983 and demolished in 2015.  The new office tower is likely to include an international hotel on the upper floors. Details on height and floor count have yet to be announced, although it could potentially be as tall as the Akasaka Tower Residence Top of the Hill apartment building located directly to the west of the site. (more…)

All, Hotel News, New Construction, Office/Retail News & Information, Real Estate News, Tokyo

Japan’s new apartment supply in 2016 reaches 24-year low

The supply of brand new apartments released for sale across Japan in 2016 reached the lowest level seen since 1992. Transactions of second-hand apartments, however, reached a record high with sales up 6.9% in greater Tokyo and the highest level seen since record-keeping began.

According to the Real Estate Economic Institute,  a total of 76,993 new apartments were released for sale across the country, down 1.4% from 2015. This was the 3rd year in a row to see a year-on-year decline in supply. (more…)

All, Market Information, Osaka, Real Estate News, Tokyo

Tokyo apartment asking prices in January 2017

According to Tokyo Kantei, the average asking price of a 70 sqm (753 sq ft) second-hand apartment in greater Tokyo was 35,680,000 Yen in January 2017, showing no change from the previous month but up 6.9% from last year. The average building age was 22.4 years.

In the Tokyo metropolitan area, the average asking price was 48,240,000 Yen, down 0.3% from the previous month but up 3.9% from last year. The average building age was 22.0 years.

In Tokyo’s 23 wards, the average asking price was 53,170,000 Yen, down 0.2% from the previous month but up 3.0% from last year. This is the first time in 3 months to record a month-on-month decrease. The average building age was 21.8 years.

In Tokyo’s central six wards (Chiyoda, Chuo, Minato, Shinjuku, Bunkyo and Shibuya) the average asking price was 72,820,000 Yen, down 0.4% from the previous month but up 2.0% from last year. The average building age was 20.1 years.

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All, Market Information, Nagoya, Osaka, Real Estate News, Tokyo

215m tower for Minato Mita District

Details on Sumitomo’s redevelopment of a 4 hectare site just west of Mita Station in Tokyo have been released. The Mita 3 and 4 Chome District Redevelopment will include a 215m tall, 42-storey office tower, as well as several low-rise residential buildings. Construction is scheduled to start in 2018 with completion by 2023. (more…)

All, New Construction, Office/Retail News & Information, Real Estate News, Redevelopment & Reconstruction, Tokyo

Average apartment rent in January 2017

According to Tokyo Kantei, the average monthly rent of a condominium-type apartment in greater Tokyo was 2,681 Yen/sqm in January 2017, down 1.4% from the previous month but up 4.4% from last year. The average apartment size was 60.24 sqm and the average building age was 20.3 years.

In the Tokyo metropolitan area, the average monthly rent was 3,186 Yen/sqm, down 0.4% from the previous month but up 1.9% from last year. The average apartment size was 58.03 sqm and the average building age was 18.4 years.

In Tokyo’s 23 wards, the average monthly rent was 3,330 Yen/sqm, down 0.7% from the previous month but up 1.5% from last year. This was the first time in 3 months to see a decrease, although prices have remained fairly constant around the 3,300 Yen/sqm range since August 2016. The average apartment size was 57.65 sqm and the average building age was 17.8 years.

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All, Nagoya, Osaka, Real Estate News, Rental Market, Tokyo

Sendai apartment prices reach record high

In 2016 the average price of a brand new apartment in the greater Sendai area reached 44,427,000 Yen, an increase of 5.1% from 2015 and the highest level to be recorded since data-keeping began in 1988. The average apartment size was 75.64 sqm (814 sq ft).
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All, Market Information, Real Estate News

New apartment prices in Tokyo up 25% in January

According to the Real Estate Economic Institute, 1,384 new apartments were released for sale across greater Tokyo in January, down 80.2% from the previous month and down 7.4% from last year. 852 apartments were sold, resulting in a contract ratio of 61.6%, down 15 points from the previous month but up 3.0 points from last year.

167 apartments in high-rise buildings (over 20 stories) were released for sale, up 122.7% from last year. The contract ratio was 77.8%, up 45.8 points from last year.

The average price of a new apartment across greater Tokyo was 69,110,000 Yen, up 36.1% from the previous month and up 24.1% from last year. The average price per square meter was 976,000 Yen, up 29.3% from the previous month and up 25.0% from last year. (more…)

All, Market Information, Real Estate News, Tokyo

Post-2020 Real Estate Developments in Tokyo

Construction in Tokyo does not look like it will slow down after the 2020 Olympics, with several major projects already in the pipeline.

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390m tall tower for Tokyo Station (2021 ~ 2027)

Located just 300 meters north of Tokyo Station, the Tokiwabashi District Redevelopment will include two high-rise towers – a 37-storey, 230m tall office tower due for completion in 2021 and a 61-storey, 390m tall office tower due for completion in 2027. This will be Japan’s tallest building when complete. (more…)

All, New Construction, Real Estate News, Redevelopment & Reconstruction, Tokyo

Modernist building in Yokohama to be demolished next month

One of Yokohama’s early examples of modernist architecture will soon be demolished. The Prefectural Police Headquarters Onoecho Government Building was built in 1952. The 3-story concrete building with a curved exterior, floor-to-ceiling glass windows and no front entrance is considered one of the city’s modernist masterpieces. (more…)

All, Demolition, Historic Properties ,

Two new 56-story apartment towers for Kachidoki island

Two high-rise apartment buildings are planned for Toyomicho, an area which adjoins the Kachidoki address on a man-made island in Tokyo Bay.

The Toyomicho District Redevelopment will include two 56-story buildings containing a total of 2,150 apartments and 631 car parking spaces. Construction is scheduled to start in 2020 with completion by 2025. With a total height of 189 meters, the buildings will be slightly shorter than the nearby The Tokyo Towers (193 meters). Due to its proximity to the water, a seawall will be built to protect the building from flooding or tidal inundation. (more…)

All, New Construction, Real Estate News, Tokyo
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