Report from Asia: Overlooked opportunities in the Land of the Rising Sun

Institutional real estate investors tend to overlook Japan, despite good opportunities in the Land of the Rising Sun. That is the word from Shusaku “Shu” Watanabe, a director at Nuveen Real Estate. Why is Japan routinely overlooked? What opportunities are going unnoticed? Why is Japan’s aging citizenry and shrinking population not a red flag for the housing industry? What are some of the precautions would-be investors should take into account before making financial commitments to Japan’s housing sector? We discuss. (03/2019)

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