Tokyo office vacancy rate rises for 2nd month

The office vacancy rate across Tokyo’s prime business districts increased for the second month in a row, with a 0.06 point increase to 1.56% in April. Chiyoda and Chuo wards saw vacancy rates shrink from the previous month. Chuo’s vacancy rate reached a new record low of 1.08%, down 0.06 points from March and down 0.94 points from April 2019.

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Office vacancy rates in January – Miki Shoji

According to Miki Shoji’s office report, the office vacancy rate in Tokyo’s five central business districts (Chiyoda, Chuo, Minato, Shinjuku and Shibuya) was 7.18% in January, down 0.16 points from the previous month and down 1.38 points from January 2013. Vacancy rates have been decreasing for the past 7 months.

The vacancy rate in brand new buildings was 14.42%, down 0.08 points from the previous month and down 9.79 points from last year.

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Tokyo office market in 2014

In 2014, the total office space expected to hit the market could amount to just half of the level seen in 2012. Meanwhile, vacancy rates are expected to continue their decline this year as companies shift to new offices and expand operations.

According to Miki Shoji, approximately 844,700 sqm of new office space is expected to be supplied in Tokyo’s central five business districts (Chiyoda, Chuo, Minato, Shinjuku and Shibuya) in 2014. This is a 4% increase from 2013, but is only half of the level seen in the last peak in 2012. 

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Office vacancy rates in November – Miki Shoji

According to Miki Shoji’s office report, the office vacancy rate in Tokyo’s 5 central business districts (Chyoda, Chuo, Minato, Shinjuku and Shibuya) was 7.52% in November, down 0.04 points from the previous month and down 1.24 points from last year. This is the fifth month in a row where vacancy rates have fallen.

The vacancy rate in brand new buildings was 16.71%, down 0.33 points from the previous month and down 14.15 points from last year.

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Office vacancy rates in September – Miki Shoji

PMO Kanda TsukasamachiAccording to Miki Shoji’s office report, the vacancy rate in Tokyo’s 5 central business districts (Chiyoda, Chuo, Minato, Shinjuku and Shibuya) was 7.90% in September, down 0.26 points from last month and down 1 point from last year. This is the third month in a row where rates have fallen. It is the first time since November 2009 that vacancy rates have been in the 7% range.

The vacancy rate in new buildings was 18.12%, up 0.19 points from last month but down 11.50 points from September 2012.

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Office vacancy rates in June – Miki Shoji

According to Miki Shoji’s Office Report for the month of June 2013, the vacancy rate in Tokyo’s 5 central business districts (Chiyoda, Chuo, Minato, Shinjuku and Shibuya) was 8.46%, up 0.13 points from last month but down 0.97 points from June 2012. This is the first time in four months that vacancy rates have increased.

The vacancy rate in new buildings was 11.60%, up 0.50 points from last month.

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Office vacancy rates in May – Miki Shoji

Miki Shoji released their Office Report for the month of May 2013. Vacancy rates in Tokyo’s central business districts (Chiyoda, Chuo, Minato, Shinjuku and Shibuya) dropped by 0.21 points from last month to 8.33%. This is the third month in a row where vacancy rates have reduced.

The vacancy rate in new buildings was 11.10%, down 6.21 points from last month. Three office buildings were completed in Tokyo in May: Kyobashi East Building, Sumitomo Shoji Kyobashi Building and PMO Yaesu Dori.

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