- February 1, 2023: Vol. 15, Number 2

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Japan expert: A roundtable discussion on the nation’s economy and real estate prospects

by Dr Jennifer Molloy

As global GDP growth slows on the heels of rising interest rates to combat inflation, how should property investors interested in Japan view the country’s markets and investment opportunities? In December 2022, Institutional Real Estate Asia Pacific senior editor Dr Jennifer Molloy spoke with three experts on Japan, and their responses are collected below. The Q&A includes Kenneth Fridley, president and CEO, Strategic Asset Solutions K.K.; Naoki Suzuki, president and representative director, KJR Management; and Jon Tanaka, senior managing director, Japan country head, Hines.

Given macroeconomic concerns, what is the current health of Japan’s economy? What indicators should institutional investors be watching?

Suzuki: The Japanese real estate market and economy remains one of the largest and most important markets for real estate investors in the world.

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