Land boom gives boost to REIT bonds

Business / Financial Markets Feb 20, 2014

Land boom gives boost to REIT bonds

The nation's real estate investment trusts are offering the most bonds since 2012 as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's stimulus steps spark a property-market boom and cut costs for REITs to refinance. Five issuers, including Sekisui House SI Investment Co. and GLP J-Reit, have sold ¥25 ...

Business / Economy Jul 17, 2013

Property transactions jump 50% on 'Abenomics': JLL

Property transactions jumped 50 percent in the first half of 2013, headed for the highest level in five years, amid efforts by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to boost the economy, Jones Lang LaSalle Inc. said. Sales of offices, warehouses and retail space rose to ¥2.1 ...

Business Apr 13, 2013

Teachers fund to invest abroad as J-REITs become expensive

The Teachers' Mutual Aid Cooperative Society will invest as much as ¥6 billion in real estate investment trusts mainly abroad this fiscal year after REITs at home became expensive. The pension fund, with about ¥600 billion in assets, invested ¥5 billion in Japanese REITs in ...

Ups and downs on Japan's property ladder

Lifestyle Sep 28, 2008

Ups and downs on Japan's property ladder

by Edan Corkill

Foreigners and the Japanese property market — the two sound like unlikely bedfellows, but in recent years their "liaisons" have been the focus of much media attention — and not all of it positive. First it was investments by foreigners driving up land prices; now ...