H1 2018 Japanese outbound real estate transaction volume falls 64% y-o-y to US$ 577 million


The volume of Japanese outbound investment in existing real estate declined by 64% y-o-y to US$ 577 million in H1 2018. By region, most investment occurred in the Americas (US$ 363 million), although this figure marked a decline of 74% compared to the same period last year, which pushed down the overall total. Transaction volume in EMEA was US$ 214 million, compared to no transactions in this time last year. No transactions were reported in other regions. By asset type, most investment was in the office sector, accounting for 77% of the total.