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Average apartment rent in April 2017

Average apartment rent in April 2017

According to Tokyo Kantei, the average monthly rent of a condominium apartment across greater Tokyo in April 2017 was 2,654 Yen/sqm, down 1.0% from the previous month and down 0.5% from last year. The average apartment size was 60.29 sqm and the average building age was 20.2 years. In the Tokyo metropolitan area, the average…

Average apartment rent in March 2017

Average apartment rent in March 2017

According to Tokyo Kantei, the average monthly rent of a condominium apartment in greater Tokyo in March was 2,681 Yen/sqm, up 0.6% from the previous month and up 3.6% from last year. The average apartment size was 60.35 sqm and the average building age was 20.0 years. In the Tokyo metropolitan area, the average monthly…

80-yr old Osaka department store to be converted to luxury serviced apartments

80-yr old Osaka department store to be converted to luxury serviced apartments

The East Annex Building of the Takashimaya Department Store in Osaka’s Nipponbashi district may soon be refurbished and converted into high-end serviced apartments catering to foreign visitors. Takashimaya is expected to enter into an agreement with major Singapore developer CapitaLand later this year. The 7-story Renaissance-style building has a total floor area of 40,000 square…

Average apartment rent in February 2017

Average apartment rent in February 2017

According to Tokyo Kantei, the average monthly rent of a condominium-type apartment in greater Tokyo was 2,666 Yen/sqm in February 2017, down 0.6% from the previous month but up 5.5% from last year. The average apartment size was 60.09 sqm and the average building age was 20.4 years. In the Tokyo metropolitan area the average…

Average apartment rent in January 2017

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…

Average apartment rent in December 2016

Average apartment rent in December 2016

According to Tokyo Kantei, the average monthly rent of a condominium-type apartment in greater Tokyo was 2,720 Yen/sqm in December 2016, down 0.7% from the previous month but up 3.5% from December 2015. The average apartment size was 59.84 sqm and the average building age was 20.2 years. In the Tokyo metropolitan area, the average…

The residential vacancy rate situation in Tokyo

The residential vacancy rate situation in Tokyo

According to the Statistics Bureau and the Tokyo Shimbun, the number of towns, cities and wards within the greater Tokyo area with vacancy rates below 10% has halved in the 10 years since 2003. In 2013, there were 56 districts with vacancy rates below 10% and 65 districts with vacancy rates over 15%. Growing vacancy rates…

Vacancy rates for apaato-type buildings reach 30% in Tokyo

Vacancy rates for apaato-type buildings reach 30% in Tokyo

Vacancy rates in Tokyo and Kanagawa have been steadily climbing due to an oversupply of ‘apaato’-type rental buildings (low-rise blocks of rental flats usually built from wood or light-weight steel) in recent years. According to TAS Corp, vacancy rates for wood-frame or light-steel-frame apartment buildings are over 30% in the greater Tokyo area, and as…

Average apartment rent in November 2016

Average apartment rent in November 2016

According to Tokyo Kantei, the average monthly rent of a condominium in greater Tokyo was 2,738 Yen/sqm in November, up 1.5% from the previous month and up 4.3% from last year. This is the fifth consecutive month to see a month-on-month increase in rents. The average apartment size was 59.12 sqm and the average building…

Average apartment rent in October 2016

Average apartment rent in October 2016

According to Tokyo Kantei, the average monthly rent of a condominium in greater Tokyo was 2,697 Yen/sqm in October, up 1.3% from the previous month and up 0.6% from last year. The average apartment size was 59.29 sqm and the average building age was 20.1 years.  In October, apartments in the Tokyo metropolitan area accounted…

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