Land prices continue to rise in first quarter of 2022

According to the latest quarterly LOOK Report issued by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT), land prices at 57% of the surveyed locations saw an increase in the first quarter of 2022. This is a vast improvement from a 28% share seen in the same quarter in 2021 and a 1% share seen in the second quarter of 2020 when the effects of the pandemic began to be known.

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Real estate investment appetite returns to pre-pandemic levels

Corporations in Japan are now taking a different approach to their real estate investment activities. Immediately following the initial shock of the pandemic there was a sudden move toward selling off key assets in order to prop up business sheets. Now that the pandemic is subsiding and business is returning to usual, corporations are back to seeking efficient real estate assets that provide stable revenue and allow for diversification out of traditional revenue streams.

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Central Tokyo apartment resale values have increased by as much as 111%

According to Tokyo Kantei, an apartment in greater Tokyo has seen a 19.8% increase in its resale price over the past 10 years. That’s the average across a wide-spanning region that includes suburban areas in Saitama, Chiba and Kanagawa. In central Tokyo, the rate of growth has been much more staggering with some locations seeing prices increase by between 70 ~ 111%.

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