What is the current pricing and yields on multi family assets in Tokyo?

To gain a bit more insight into Tokyo's multi-family market, we took a sample of 20 apartment buildings currently advertised for sale across Tokyo’s 23 wards, each priced above 1 billion Yen and with at least 10 units per building.


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Japan’s land values continue to rise throughout 2023

Land values across Japan are rising at an increasing pace after suffering some declines during the pandemic. The rising prices are due to improving economic conditions, strong demand for apartments, and signs of a recovery in retail demand.  According to the latest quarterly LOOK report published by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT), 97.5% of the surveyed locations saw positive growth in the 3rd quarter of 2023 - the highest share seen on record. No locations saw a drop in prices.Read more

Properties we sourced in November

These are some of the off-market properties we sourced for our clients last month. A couple of places we looked at back in October have already sold.Read more

Tokyo's luxury real estate market is even cheaper now

Luxury housing in Tokyo still remains the cheapest amongst the top global cities by a long shot, and it has only become cheaper as the year progresses.Read more

Historic Gakushi Kaikan to be partially demolished

Demolition of half of the historic Gakushi Kaikan (学士会館) will start in 2025. The property was built in the 1920s and 1930s as club facilities for graduates of several national universities, and registered as a National Tangible Cultural Property in 2003.Read more

Tokyo skyscraper to have 1000kW solar panel facade

A 230-meter tall skyscraper in central Tokyo will be the first high-rise in the world to incorporate a large-scale perovskite solar cell (PSC).Read more

Banyan Tree hotel to open in Hakuba

In an interesting shift in plans, Banyan Tree’s first ski resort hotel in Japan will now be located in Hakuba instead of Niseko. A 156-room hotel across six buildings is planned for a 33,000 sqm site adjoining the Happo-One ski slopes in Hakuba, with opening tentatively scheduled for 2026.Read more

Luxury hotel for Tottori Sand Dunes

In 2026, Marriott International will open a The Luxury Collection-branded hotel near the Tottori Sand Dunes alongside the Sea of Japan.Read more

Office vacancy rate in Tokyo hits 33-month low

The office vacancy rate for existing buildings in central Tokyo’s five business districts reached a 33-month low in October. According to office brokerage Miki Shoji, the vacancy rate was 5.36%, down 0.71 points from last year and the 16th month in a row to record a year-on-year decrease.  During the month, around 4,000 tsubo (13,220 sqm or 142,000 sq.ft) of space was absorbed thanks to some large-scale leases.Read more

Foreign tourist arrivals finally exceed pre-pandemic level

Last month, inbound tourist arrivals exceeded pre-pandemic levels for the first time. A total of 2.51 million foreigners visited Japan, up 0.8% from October 2019. The rate of increase is 28% if tourist numbers from mainland China are excluded.Read more