GPIF’s Announcement for the First Overseas Real Estate Fund of Fund Manager

GPIF’s Announcement for the First Overseas Real Estate Fund of Fund Manager

Friday, September 21st 2018   GPIF- the world’s largest pension fund with AUM 158.6 trillion JPY(1. […]

Japan ESG Real Estate Investment Symposium on October 24th

Japan ESG Real Estate Investment Symposium on October 24th

Global leaders will explain application of ESG at real estate asset management level to Japanese institutional […]

Integrated Resorts and the Effect on The Japanese Luxury Hospitality Market

Integrated Resorts and the Effect on The Japanese Luxury Hospitality Market

How the Integrated Resort Candidate sites are affecting luxury developments across Japan Tuesday, August 14th […]

Shichousonren – over USD 100 billion AUM Japanese Public Pension exploring alternative investments with ESG

Shichousonren – over USD 100 billion AUM Japanese Public Pension exploring alternative investments with ESG

Tuesday, August 7th 2018 Japanese public pensions accelerating alternative investments. GPIF and Chikyoren are […]

The Next Niseko

The Next Niseko

Foreign visitors to Hakuba increase by 45% in 2017-2018   Thursday, August 2nd 2018   Foreign ski visitors to […]

The Luxury of Experience- Game Changers for the Japanese hospitality and Integrated Resorts market

The Luxury of Experience- Game Changers for the Japanese hospitality and Integrated Resorts market

Caesars Entertainment and Belmond Share How To Offer Unique Experiences To Inbound Tourists   Wednesday, July […]

Japan’s 2nd largest public pension fund extends its alternative arms to private debt

Japan’s 2nd largest public pension fund extends its alternative arms to private debt

Tuesday, July 17th 2018 On July 13th, Chikyoren (Pension Fund Association for Local Government Office = PAL) t […]

GPIF reveals portfolios of alternative investment for the first time

GPIF reveals portfolios of alternative investment for the first time

Tuesday, July 10th 2018   On July 6th, GPIF (Government Pension Investment Fund, Japan)  has released their po […]

GPIF, the Japan’s 1.44 trillion USD pension fund to widen its investable universe

GPIF, the Japan’s 1.44 trillion USD pension fund to widen its investable universe

According to GPIF’s latest discussion minutes,GPIF is gradually exploring non-investment grade assets, a […]

GPIF makes another step into global alternative investment – 2nd Announcement for Fund of Fund Manager for Global Infrastructure

GPIF makes another step into global alternative investment – 2nd Announcement for Fund of Fund Manager for Global Infrastructure

Tuesday, February 27th 2018   On February 27th, GPIF- the world’s largest pension fund with AUM 162 tril […]

The Rise of ESG Real Estate in Japan

The Rise of ESG Real Estate in Japan

Survey Highlights from ARES in Japan tracks initial movements of ESG interest for real estate investment. Thur […]

Japanese Demand for Next Level of Wellness Tourism

Japanese Demand for Next Level of Wellness Tourism

  Tuesday, January 23rd 2018 With the inbound tourist numbers reaching 28 million in 2017, and expected to inc […]

How and Why Japanese Investors are Entering The Global Real Estate Market at This Stage

How and Why Japanese Investors are Entering The Global Real Estate Market at This Stage

  Wednesday, January 10th 2018   After the Japanese bubble in the 1980’s ~ 1990’s, the presence of “Japan […]

Perspective for 2018 : Global real estate investment from Japanese investors

Perspective for 2018 : Global real estate investment from Japanese investors

Wednesday, January 3rd 2018   On December 19th 2017, GPIF “Government Pension Investment Fund” in Japan a […]

GPIF Annouces First Real Estate Fund-of-Funds Manager

GPIF Annouces First Real Estate Fund-of-Funds Manager

Tuesday, December 19th 2017   On December 19th, GPIF- the world’s largest pension fund with AUM 157 tril […]

Entering the Japanese Hotel Market

Entering the Japanese Hotel Market

How international investors and hospitality operators can get into the locally dominated Japan market Thursday […]

ESG : Polar Star For Japanese Investors in Global Real Estate Investment

ESG : Polar Star For Japanese Investors in Global Real Estate Investment

GPIF’s strong commitment on ESG initiate Japanese institutional investors interest in ESG global real estate i […]

Japan’s Sleepless City Concept To Make A New Real Estate Sector

Japan’s Sleepless City Concept To Make A New Real Estate Sector

Night Time Economy Movement and Its Effects on the Real Estate and Integrated Resort Market Tuesday, October 1 […]

Emerging Trends in Japanese Real Estate

Emerging Trends in Japanese Real Estate

Japanese Inbound and Outboud Real Estate Trends Wednesday, September 6th, 2017 Today we will be sharing insigh […]

Dai-ichi Life Invests Overseas Real Estate After 26 Year Hiatus

Dai-ichi Life Invests Overseas Real Estate After 26 Year Hiatus

Japanese giants accelerating overseas real estate investment Dai-ichi Life Invests Overseas Real Estate After […]

Marriott and MGM – Japanese Business Opportunities with Luxury Hospitality and Integrated Resort

Marriott and MGM – Japanese Business Opportunities with Luxury Hospitality and Integrated Resort

Asterisk Realty collaborates with Baker & McKenzie to hold Part II of their Branded Residence and Integrat […]

Japanese investors show strong appetite for global diversified real estate investment

Japanese investors show strong appetite for global diversified real estate investment

Over 65 Japanese institutional investors attended Asterisk Realty’s seminar to hear forecasts on the UK, EU, N […]

Part 2 – GPIF revealed its first stage of alternative investment

Part 2 – GPIF revealed its first stage of alternative investment

Friday, 28th April 2017 Today, GPIF – Government Pension Investment Fund, Japan (AUM : 144.8 Trillion JP […]

GPIF revealed its first stage of alternative investment

GPIF revealed its first stage of alternative investment

A long awaited GPIF’s trigger is finally announced   Thursday, 26th April 2017      At the beg […]

Ouverture : GPIF’s overseas real estate investment

Ouverture : GPIF’s overseas real estate investment

GPIF, The world’s largest pension fund announces their call for application for new global real estate a […]

Making Luck and Making Relationships – The Japan Casino Investment Race

Making Luck and Making Relationships – The Japan Casino Investment Race

Partnerships with local entities is key for overseas investors and casino operators, as the Japanese governmen […]

Osaka City selects Hoshino Resorts to ignite South Central Osaka’s regeneration

Osaka City selects Hoshino Resorts to ignite South Central Osaka’s regeneration

New hotel development as the center of Osaka`s next decade developments, opportunistic project in the rapidly […]

Survey: Japanese institutional investors for global real estate investment – 2017 March

Survey: Japanese institutional investors for global real estate investment – 2017 March

Survey from Asterisk’s EU & UK real estate investment seminar highlights what Japanese investors expects f […]

Japanese institutional investors with total asset of over 10 trillion USD are eyeing global real estate investment

Japanese institutional investors with total asset of over 10 trillion USD are eyeing global real estate investment

    With significant increase of demand, now majority of Japanese investors are considering global real e […]

Strategic investment is FAST PASS for Japanese asset managers for global real estate business

Strategic investment is FAST PASS for Japanese asset managers for global real estate business

Tuesday, 21st February 2017   In February 2017, news on Japanese companies acquiring the stakes of overseas as […]

Asterisk’s seminar for Japanese institutional investors on UK and EU real estate investment

Asterisk’s seminar for Japanese institutional investors on UK and EU real estate investment

Monday, 13th February 2017 On March 9th, Asterisk Realty & Placement Agency will be holding “Real Estate I […]

GPIF appoints “Yamada Hideto”, the legendary expert of overseas real estate

GPIF appoints “Yamada Hideto”, the legendary expert of overseas real estate

Hideto Yamada as a head of real estate to lead real estate investment of the world’s largest pension fund Wedn […]

Osaka heads out for Japan’s casino development, aiming for No.1 in the country

Osaka heads out for Japan’s casino development, aiming for No.1 in the country

Osaka, the front-runner for Japan’s casino development, revealed economic assessment show enormous prosperity […]

Asterisk’s seminar on Australia and Asia real estate investment for Japanese institutional investors

Asterisk’s seminar on Australia and Asia real estate investment for Japanese institutional investors

Tuesday, 17th January 2017 On Feb. 7, Asterisk Realty & Placement Agency will be holding “Real Estate Inve […]

Triggered by the casino bill, Japan’s hospitality and tourism industries are expected to be the country’s core industry

Triggered by the casino bill, Japan’s hospitality and tourism industries are expected to be the country’s core industry

  The hospitality and tourism sector is now set for a longer market cycle and a higher growth stage, where the […]

Japan legalising Integrated Resort set greater investment opportunities in real estate and hospitality industries

Japan legalising Integrated Resort set greater investment opportunities in real estate and hospitality industries

Japan finally pass the controversial bill to legalise Integrated Resorts, creating further opportunities in re […]

Japanese Investors Survey: Investment & Development of Luxury Hotels and Branded Residences

Japanese Investors Survey: Investment & Development of Luxury Hotels and Branded Residences

Survey from Asterisk’s hospitality investment and development seminar reveals Japan’s upsurging interest in lu […]

Sands, Rosewood, Asterisk – The game changers show market future to Japanese investors and authorities

Sands, Rosewood, Asterisk – The game changers show market future to Japanese investors and authorities

Friday, 2nd December 2016 On Dec.1, Asterisk’s seminar for hospitality investment was held for selected Japane […]

Japanese insurers suffer from negative interest rates, strengthening their focus on alternative investment

Japanese insurers suffer from negative interest rates, strengthening their focus on alternative investment

Interim financial results of Japan’s top 9 life insurance companies including Japan Post Insurance reveals the […]

Japanese Investors Survey: Japanese institutional investors for global real estate investment

Japanese Investors Survey: Japanese institutional investors for global real estate investment

Survey from Asterisk’s US real estate investment seminar highlights what Japanese investors expects from the g […]

Asterisk’s seminar for Japanese institutional investors on US real estate investment

Asterisk’s seminar for Japanese institutional investors on US real estate investment

Wednesday, 5th October 2016 On Oct. 4, Asterisk Realty & Placement Agency held “US Real Estate Investment […]

The largest Japanese insurance company debuts for alternative investment

The largest Japanese insurance company debuts for alternative investment

Japan Post Insurance announces the creation of the new division for alternative investment   Wednesday, 2 […]

Japan’s big four public pension finally kickstarts for overseas real estate and infrastructure

Japan’s big four public pension finally kickstarts for overseas real estate and infrastructure

Japanese public pension, Chikyoren, has announced its first fund manager for overseas real estate and infrastr […]

How BREXIT impact on revitalised Japanese outbound real estate investments?

How BREXIT impact on revitalised Japanese outbound real estate investments?

The shocking results of Brexit opened the door to the uncertain future. How will the UK leaving the EU affect […]

J-REITs going abroad

J-REITs going abroad

Japanese listed REITs stepping out for oversea investment Wednesday, 11th May, 2016 On April 25, 2016, AEON RE […]

Japanese public pension’s RFP requirements for global real estate & infrastructure asset management

Japanese public pension’s RFP requirements for global real estate & infrastructure asset management

Wednesday, 27th April , 2016 On April 18, GPIF (Government Pension Investment Fund, AUM : 1.25 trillion USD) a […]

Universe of Japanese investors : Time to flourish

Universe of Japanese investors : Time to flourish

Japanese institutional investors consists several potential group of investors in global real estate market. L […]

GPIF’s discussion minute hints Japanese Public Pension’s real estate investment model

GPIF’s discussion minute hints Japanese Public Pension’s real estate investment model

GPIF’s delayed consideration of in-house investment management.   Monday, 14th March 2016 The Ministry of […]

Japan’s Regional Banks, USD 3 trillion group, are forced to invest to alternative and real estate assets globally

Japan’s Regional Banks, USD 3 trillion group, are forced to invest to alternative and real estate assets globally

Super low revenue in Japanese market, and BoJ’s negative interest rate policy pressure Japan’s regional bank t […]

Japan’s negative interest rate pushes global real estate investment by Japanese investors

Japan’s negative interest rate pushes global real estate investment by Japanese investors

Bank of Japan’s negative interest rate measure may accelerate Japanese investors’ portfolio rebalancing to all […]