With demolition looming for its landmark building in Ginza, the Apple Store will be moving into new digs from August 30. The store is relocating to a Kengo Kuma-designed hybrid wood and steel building in the Ginza 8 Chome address.
On July 17, apparel giant Sanyo Shokai announced the sale of their flagship building in Ginza. Temporary store closures during the pandemic have hit the brick-and-mortar retail sector hard, with some cashing out of their real estate holdings to shore up cash reserves. Real estate developers are having a field day as struggling companies reach out to offload long-held and highly-prized assets.
As part of their expansion in investment in the Ginza district, real estate company HULIC has acquired the Tiffany Ginza Building from SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son this month. This was a joint purchase with Fuyo General Lease, a Mizuho Financial Group company.
Shioi Kosan, the private asset management company for fast-food bento maker Hotto Motto, has paid 25 billion Yen (approx. 230 million USD) to acquire the 8th floor of the Ginza Six retail and commercial building in Tokyo’s Ginza district. The sale price is more than double the price that the floor sold for 7 months prior.
Articles appearing in both the Nikkei Business Publication and the Business Journal have suggested that a block of land (with building) alongside Ginza’s main shopping street will be sold for a record price of up to 64 million Yen per square meter (approx. 570,000 USD/sqm or 53,000 USD/sq ft).
Price when new: 66 ~ 219 million Yen (approx. 1,300,000 Yen/sqm) Size range: 58.05 ~ 100.42 sqm (625 ~ 1,081 sq.ft)
Area: Akashicho, Chuo-ku
Sales began in August 2017.
Proud Ginza Higashi Residence is located 1,100 meters, or a 14 minute walk from Ginza’s main shopping avenue and 500 meters from Sumida River. It is a 2 minute walk from Shintomicho Station on the Yurakucho Subway Line.
The 12-storey building includes 102 two and three-bedroom apartments, and 22 car spaces. The resident lounge interior has been designed by Hirsch Bedner Associates (HBA). This firm has also done interiors for Four Seasons, Shangri-La and the Grand Hyatt.