All things Japan

December 7, 2016 admin

Beautiful sakura cherry blossom light up and Tokyo Tower landmark at Chidorigafuchi Tokyo

Japan, particularly its capital city of Tokyo, remains a safe haven for investors still craving core real estate.

Japanese markets remain particularly appealing to investors because of the “positive yield spread between real estate assets and the cost of capital,” according to Emerging Trends in Real Estate Asia Pacific 2017, a forecast survey jointly published by the Urban Land Institute and PwC:

“One reason for this is the Bank of Japan’s ongoing bond repurchase program, which has soaked up most of the Japanese government bonds that are held by domestic banks or otherwise available on the open market. Banks are left with few investment alternatives than to lend to real estate at ‘ridiculously cheap’ rates.”

As we prepare — as best we can — for what 2017 will offer investors, here are some of the news stories and features on Japan published by Institutional Real Estate, Inc. this past year:

Jennifer-Molloy91x119The views, statements and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Institutional Real Estate, Inc.

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Jennifer Molloy is senior editor of Institutional Real Estate Asia Pacific.

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