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Genting and Melco compete for Yokohama IR

Jun 12, 2021

Genting and Melco Resorts are the only two gaming companies to progress to the next stage of Yokohama’s integrated resort operator selection process. Genting has teamed up with Japan’s Sega Sammy Holdings and Kajima Corporation, and Melco is partnering with Taisei Corporation. It will be interesting to see which consortium prevails.

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Goldman ramps up investment plans

May 31, 2021

Goldman Sachs, one of the largest real estate investors in Japan since the 1990s, is looking to ramp up its investment in the market. Focus will be on logistics facilities, data centres, multi-family and other asset classes with growing demand.

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Starwood Capital's J-REIT moves

Apr 6, 2021

Starwood Capital has launched a takeover bid for Invesco’s Office REIT in Japan. The REIT has been attracting the attention of analysts for some time for its performance vs peers. It will be interesting to see if other private equity funds join the bidding process. If successful, this will be the first REIT buyout in the market since the Star Asia Group acquired the Sakura Sogo REIT in early 2020.

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