Shibuya Upper West Project Details Released

On July 21, Tokyu Corporation and L Catterton Real Estate (a US-based investment company) released details of their planned redevelopment of the Tokyu Department Store in Shibuya. The joint venture will see a 164.8-meter tall mixed-use high-rise containing retail, a small luxury hotel, and high-grade rental apartments.

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Office rents on the rise as Shibuya returns as Japan’s IT hub

The major redevelopment projects currently underway around Shibuya Station are, as expected, pushing up office rents. The announcement that Google Japan will relocate their head office to the recently completed Shibuya Steam building next year has heralded the return of Shibuya as Japan’s ‘Bit Valley’ and has been the driving force behind the district’s booming office market.

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