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Savills IM launches Japan real estate fund

Tokyo cityUK-based Savills Investment Management has announced the first close of its Japan Residential Fund II after raising US$200 million. The fund is the real estate specialist’s fourth Japanese fund and its first open ended core fund for Asia. It will primarily target residential investments in the Greater Tokyo market which is the location of its first committed acquisition – a portfolio of nine residential assets. The fund launch comes on the back of Japan’s ongoing urbanisation and demographic shifts to smaller household sizes, which support high occupancy rates and rising tenant demand for quality multifamily units in Greater Tokyo and the major regional cities. “The defensive nature of low-risk assets such as Greater Tokyo multifamily strikes a strong chord with investors during these times of global uncertainty,” said co-heads of Japan, Tadaaki Kurozumi and Tom Silecchia.  © 2020 funds global asia

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