Omotesando retail sells for over 5 billion Yen

A 3-story retail building alongside Kotto-dori Street in Omotesando has reportedly sold for 5.383 billion Yen (approx. US$37 million). The seller was the Japan Metropolitan Fund Investment Corporation, a J-REIT. The buyer was not disclosed but is a domestic corporation.Read more

Omotesando office/retail buildings sold to domestic buyer

Two buildings alongside Omotesando’s Kotto-dori Street have been sold to a Kobe-based realtor.Read more

Luxury rental apartments planned for 7,000 sqm site in Omotesando

Action is finally underway for the long-idle site of the former Floracion Hotel in Minami Aoyama with Sumitomo Realty & Development announcing plans for a 70-unit luxury rental apartment building.Read more

Avex looks to sell Omotesando headquarters

On November 10, Toyo Keizai Online reported that major music producer Avex is making moves to sell its 18-story headquarters in Minami Aoyama, Tokyo. Avex would then lease the building back from the buyer.

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Yoku Moku acquires Omotesando retail building

Long-established confectioner Yoku Moku has acquired a commercial building across the street from their flagship Aoyama store.

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The ARGYLE aoyama opens

On June 19, the 20-story mixed-use redevelopment of Aoyama Bell Commons reached completion. The 90-meter tall building, named the ARGYLE aoyama, includes office, hotel and retail.

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180-meter tall office tower planned for Omotesando

The Urban Renaissance Agency, a semi-governmental housing corporation, is planning a 180-meter tall office tower for the northern end of the former Aoyama Kitamachi Apaato public housing block in Omotesando.

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TOD’S Omotesando Building sold to Kering

Gucci owner and global luxury group Kering has purchased the Tod’s Omotesando building through a special-purpose company. The seller was a subsidiary of Tod’s. 

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Omotesando retail sells for 12.2 billion Yen

A small retail building behind the Prada Boutique in Omotesando has sold for 12.2 billion Yen (approx. 108 million USD). The Japan Retail Fund Investment Corporation, an affiliate of Mitsubishi Corporation, acquired the trust beneficiary rights to the property on October 25.

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Former apartment building in Omotesando to be redeveloped into retail

The vintage Minami Aoyama 571 apartment building in Omotesando has been demolished to make way for a retail store. The former building was privately developed in 1988 with 4 apartments over 4 floors. Back in early 2015 a full floor apartment was listed for sale for approximately 270 million Yen - a relative steal since it included a 130 sqm share of the land. Unfortunately several of our clients passed on this opportunity. Not long after, the apartment owners appear to have sold the building and land at an undisclosed but potentially attractive price. It was demolished several months ago by the new owner - a large real estate developer.

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