According to REINS, 4,117 second-hand apartments were reported to have sold across greater Tokyo in March, up 18.2% from February and up 7.8% from last year. This is the 3rd month in a row to record a year-on-year increase in transactions. The average sale price was 34,900,000 Yen, up 0.3% from the previous month and up 3.6% from last year. The average price per square meter was 539,600 Yen, up 1.3% from the previous month and up 3.6% from last year.
A Tokyo-based real estate company has acquired a 91-year old townhouse in Tokyo’s Nihonbashi district with plans to refurbish it into an event space. Reservations will start from April 15.
Landowners in the Tsukuda 2 Chome address in Tokyo’s Chuo ward are considering a large-scale redevelopment. Current considerations are for a mixed-use project including a hotel, retail and apartments.
On December 18, Tokyu Land announced the formation of a project agreement with the Next Shibuya Sakuragaoka District Town Area Redevelopment Preparation Committee.
The following is a selection of apartments that were reported to have sold in central Tokyo during the month of March 2019:
On January 30, Mitsubishi Estate and Tokyo Broadcasting System Holdings (TBS) announced the formation of business agreement for the redevelopment of the Kokusai Shin-Akasaka Buildings (East, West and Annex). These office towers are located just above Akasaka Station and across the street from Akasaka Biz Tower and the TBS TV Studios.
According to the Real Estate Economic Institute, a total of 2,323 brand-new apartments were released for sale across greater Tokyo in February, up 22.3% from the previous month but down 6.7% from last year. This is the second month in a row to see a year-on-year decline in supply.
On March 15, Shinjuku ward issued a town planning approval for the Nishi Shinjuku 3 Chome West District Redevelopment. This project includes two 65-storey, 235 meter tall apartment towers that will be the tallest purely-residential towers in Japan based on total floor count and the second largest development based on total unit count.
Something that is on every local investor and real estate agent’s calendar is the announcement of the Chika-Koji assessed land prices by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT). This year’s results came as no surprise to those in the industry, with average land prices increasing for the fourth year in a row. A 1.2% increase nationwide was reported in 2019, a 0.5 point increase from 2018.
According to REINS, 3,484 second-hand apartments were reported to have sold across greater Tokyo in February, up 30.6% from January and up 1.8% from last year. The average sale price was 34,730,000 Yen, up 5.4% from the previous month and up 3.6% from last year. The average price per square meter was 531,600 Yen, up 3.3% from the previous month and up 3.8% from last year.