2021 sees continued demand for real estate in Tokyo

Although Tokyo’s office vacancy rate has been climbing for the past 20 months, institutional investors are not shying away from the nation’s capital. With vacancy rates on the rise and rents falling, real estate prices should typically decrease. However, in a low interest rate environment investors are content with lower yields and are paying more to secure prime real estate.

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Canadian firm to invest US$9.5 billion in Japanese real estate

On October 12, the Nikkei newspaper reported that Canadian investment firm BentallGreenOak (BGO) plans to invest up to 1 trillion Yen (approx. US$9.5 billion) in Japanese real estate over the next two to three years. The company is anticipating that corporations will start selling off their office and hotel real estate holdings as the global pandemic continues, creating buying opportunities. 

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