Tokyo apartment prices increase for 22nd month

Second-hand apartment prices across greater Tokyo have continued to climb. In February, the average sale price was 625,100 Yen/sqm, up 8.4% from last year and the 22nd month in a row to see a year-on-year increase. The average apartment size shrank by 1.7% to 64.36 sqm (693 sq.ft) while the average building age grew by 1.33 years to 23.27 years. In other words, apartments were getting smaller, older, and more expensive.

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Hyatt Regency Tokyo on the market for 100 billion Yen

On February 28, the Nikkei Shimbun newspaper reported that the Odakyu Electric Railway company is considering the sale of the Hyatt Regency Tokyo hotel. The total sale proceeds of the hotel, along with partial ownership of a neighboring office building, could be in the 100 billion Yen (approx. US$870 million) range. Several funds have already expressed interest.

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Land prices continue to recover in 2021

Land prices are on the rise again, according to the latest quarterly LOOK Report published by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT). In the fourth quarter of 2021, a total of 55 of the 100 surveyed locations saw land prices increase. This is up from just 15 locations in the fourth quarter of 2020.

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