Tuesday, 17th January 2017

On Feb. 7, Asterisk Realty & Placement Agency will be holding “Real Estate Investment in Australia and Asia Seminar” for Japanese institutional investors. Speakers include PwC Japan, Australia and Singapore, M&G Real Estate, Ascendas-Singbridge and Propertylink.

Recognising the significant interests from Japanese investors towards global real estate and infrastructure, Asterisk previously held a seminar on US real estate investment last year <https://japanplacementagent.com/en/research/japanese-investors-survey-japanese-institutional-investors-for-global-real-estate-investment/>.

This time, Asterisk will cover Australia and Asia for the upcoming seminar. Regionally, developed markets such as Australia has been receiving growing strong interest from investors. The seminar will be specifically focusing on the current trends in taxation, law, and market aspects of real estate assets investment, as well as other relevant structures that are mainly applicable for Japanese investors including pension funds, financial institutions and real estate companies. And the registration for this seminar has reached the maximum number of 50.

Please see below for details of our upcoming seminar:

Date :  February 7th (Registration starts at 13:00)

Time : 13:30 – 17:00 

Location : PwC Tax Japan, Seminar Room 

               Kasumigaseki Bldg. 14F

               3-2-5 Kasumigaseki 

               Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo Japan

Attendees : Around 50 people

Eligible Applicants : Pension funds, institutional investors, listed and private REIT management companies, developers, general contractors, etc. 

Language : English and Japanese (with simultaneous interpreting)




(20 mins) 

Hiroshi Takagi

Tax Partner, PwC Japan

Topic: Tax considerations for Japanese investors investing into an offshore fund


(30 mins)

Scott Girard

M&G Real Estate

Topic: Core and Diversified investment in growing economy of Asia Pacific (tentative)


(40 mins) 

Teo Wee Hwee

Tax Partner, PwC  Singapore


1. Tax implications relating to investing in Asia core markets through Pan Asian Real Estate Fund with Singapore fund manager

2. An overview of tax implications associated with investing into real estate located in Indonesia and Malaysia.

(10 mins) Break

(40 mins)

Panel Discussion

Moderator:   Yukihiko Ito

                       Managing Director, Asterisk Realty & Placement Agency

Speakers:   Jonathan Yap

                     CIO, Ascendas-Singbridge

                     Stuart Dawes

                     CEO, Propertylink

Topic: Overview of Australian real estate market (tentative)


(35 mins) 

Natalie Kurdian

Legal Partner, PwC Australia

Topic: Legal structuring for fund/direct investment in Australian real estate


(35 mins)

Josh Cardwell

Real Estate Tax Partner/Leader, PwC Australia

Topic: Taxation for fund/direct investment in Australian real estate


For further details about this newsletter and our services, please contact: Yukihiko Ito (yuki@asteriskrealty.jp) / Yokaze (yokaze@asteriskrealty.jp)



Asterisk’s upcoming seminars for Japanese institutional investors:

EU & UK real estate investment (2017 March)

  • “The momentum & opportunities in post-Brexit”
  • “EU’s real estate market cycle, and what are the opportunities for each investment strategies? ”

Integrated resorts and real estate/hospitality development (Early 2017)

  • “Opportunities of luxury hospitality real estate with Integrated Resort”
  • “New real estate investment sectors created by Integrated Resort”



About Asterisk Realty & Placement Agency

Asterisk is a private fund placement agency for global alternative in Japan. Through our unique and extensive network of Japanese investors, we support global fund managers in accessing Japanese and Asian institutional investors (pensions, financial institutions, real estate developers, other business companies, etc.).

We provide access and strategies for overseas fund managers to bridge the gap between them and Japanese investors.

Asterisk Inc.,

3-29 Kioicho Gluckheim Suite 2003 , Chiyoda-ku , Tokyo , Japan

Telephone: 03-3263-9909

Email : info@japanplacementagent.com

Website : https://japanplacementagent.com/en/

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