Our Japan Property Market Report for 2022

2022 was a year of turmoil for markets, with interest rate rises, high inflation, and ongoing supply chain disruptions. Japan did not suffer to the same extent, with interest rates and inflation remaining low. The stable domestic conditions favored the real estate market with prices continuing to rise throughout the year.

Please feel free to view or download the PDF of our annual Japan Property Market Report, linked below.

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Expected rental yields on Tokyo real estate assets hit 23-year low

Investors are expecting lower rental yields from office and residential assets in Tokyo. According to the Japan Real Estate Institute’s investors survey published on November 2022, the expected rental yield on Class A office space in Tokyo’s Marunouchi and Otemachi district was 3.2% as of October 2022, down from a 3.3% expected yield in April.

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Japan’s property price index illustrates recent growth in house and land prices

On November 30, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) released the nationwide property price index for the month of August 2022. What is interesting to note is the recent growth in residential land and detached house prices. Both segments had remained somewhat flat for around 10 years, but have seen a surge in price appreciation since mid-2020.

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Kajima eyes potential in Japan’s luxury real estate sector

Last month, construction giant Kajima Corporation announced plans to enter the luxury sector of the real estate market, and has already kicked things off with the acquisition of two properties from British developer Grosvenor. Within the year, the company is also expected to complete the purchase of luxury housing to lease to wealthy domestic and foreign tenants.

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