Japan Real Estate Market Peaks Out in 2016-17
A survey to real estate professionals in Japan revealed that the Japan real estate market will peak out in 2016-2017.
NLI Life Institute, a Japanese think tank backed by the largest insurance company in Japan – Nippon Life Insurance Company, has been conducting an annual real estate market survey. The respondents include Japan-based real estate fund managers, property managers, brokers, contractors, and consultants. The 11th installment, which was released on January 29, 2015, revealed:
1. Current status of Japan’s real estate market: Good
- 54.3% answered that the current status of the market “good”.
- 36.2% answered that the current status of the market “fairly good”.
- 5.2% answered that the current status of the market “moderate”.
- 4.3% answered that the current status of the market “fairly bad”.
- 0% answered that the current status of the market “bad”.
2. Japan’s real estate market is expected to peak out in 2016-2017
- 51.7% of the respondent answered that the price will peak out during 2016-2017 – before the Summer Olympic Games.
- 24.1% answered that the current stage is already at the peak.
- 1.7% answered in 2020, the Summer Olympic Games year will be the peak.
- The other 1.7% answered the peak will be after 2021.
3. Influence from overseas investors widens
In 2014, Japan saw the largest amount of foreign-investment in real estate. Because of this trend, non-Japanese players are becoming one of the core factors to influence the Japanese market.
Risk/influence factors for the real estate market in Japan
- Economy of the world: 23.0%
- Domestic business activity: 22.0%
- Interest rate: 14.6%
- Foreign exchange rate: 8.4%
- Politics and diplomacy: 6.5%
- Rental market: 5.9%
- Earthquake: 5.0%
- Aging population: 3.1%
- Supply of apartment: 3.1%
- Counter-terrorism measure: 1.2%
- Other: 4.3%
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