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Insights and analysis on the Japan market.

Seibu to sell hotels, ski resorts & golf courses

Jul 17, 2021

Seibu is planning to offload a large number of hotels, ski resorts and golf courses across Japan. Many of them are non-core and non-performing assets. It will be interesting to see if they sell some of their prime Tokyo and Karuizawa real estate over time. More asset sales are expected to be announced by major railroad companies over the coming months.

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Mitsui, CPPIB & Fidelity announce major data centre investment

Jul 13, 2021

Mitsui, CPPIB and Fidelity plan to invest US$1.3bn in the development of three large data centres in Greater Tokyo and Kyoto. This is part of a greater plan for Mitsui to invest up to US$2.7bn in the sector by 2026. The DC space is certainly heating up in Japan, similar to many other major markets.

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Sale of Dentsu's HQ building in Tokyo imminent

Jul 5, 2021

The board of Dentsu has approved the sale and leaseback of the company’s HQ building in Shiodome in central Tokyo. It is expected to trade at circa US$2.4bn, which will make it Japan’s largest single asset transaction ever when it completes in the coming months.

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