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Real Estate

11, 01. 2004
Real Estate industry organizations
THE ASSOCIATION FOR REAL ESTATE SECURITIZATION (ARES)

The association conducts research and survey on securitization of real estate. Comprised of 78 regular members and 142 support members.
http://www.ares.or.jp/en/index_en.html

Main members
Mitsui Fudosan
Largest real estate developer. Also major seller of condominium buildings. Helping to revitalize Nihonbashi district, central Tokyo.
http://www.mitsuifudosan.co.jp/english/
Mitsubishi Estate
Second largest real estate developer. Promoting re-development of Marunouchi business district near Tokyo station. Investing a major condominium-selling company TOWA Real Estate.
http://www.mec.co.jp/index_ef.htm
Sumitomo Realty & Development
Third largest real estate developer. Pioneer in highrise condominiums. Leasing many modern complex buildings in central Tokyo.
http://www.sumitomo-rd.co.jp/heights/english/ (Apartments Information)
http://www.sumitomo-rd.co.jp/ir/zaimu_annual.html (annual report)
Tokyu Land
Fourth largest real estate developer affiliated with Tokyu Group, whose business varies from transportation to retail to hotel.
http://www.tokyu-land.co.jp/english/
Nomura Real Estate Development
Fifth largest real estate company.
http://www.nomura-re.co.jp/ltd/english/
Tokyo Tatemono
Focusing on sales of condominiums and leasing buildings. Promoting business in securitization of real estate assets.
http://www.tatemono.com/english/
The competent authorities
Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport
The ministry is in charge of supervising policies on land planning and housing. Statistics on construction are available on the website.
http://www.mlit.go.jp/english/
Ministry of the Environment
The ministry deals with policies on environment. Information on environment, including statistics and white papers, is offered on the website.
http://www.env.go.jp/en/
Urban Renaissance Agency
Independent administrative agency established for infrastructure development. The agency mainly deals with houses, parks and transportation in urban areas.
http://www.ur-net.go.jp/profile/english/
Other organizations related to the industry
Japan Real Estate Institute (JREI)
The institute conducts experimental studies on real estate and aims streamlining of operations in the industry. Statistics on the industry, including urban land price index, are available on the website.
http://www.reinet.or.jp/e/

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