• Investment by overseas investors in Japanese real estate in H1 2021 was down 42% y-o-y at US$4.3 billion. The main reason for the decline is a natural pullback from the spate of large-scale transactions exceeding $500 million completed in H1 last year. 
  • The healthy transaction volume witnessed so far this year has been underpinned by a steady inflow of global institutional funds into real estate amid a robust appetite for stable and relatively high-yielding real estate.
  • Japanese outbound real estate transaction volume rises 183% y-o-y at US$1.3 billion, but still 42% lower than that recorded in H1 2019.
  • According to an investor survey conducted by CBRE, approximately 60% of Japanese investors that said that their outbound investment volume would be the same as in 2019. However, a recent increase in COVID-19 infections has led to heightened uncertainty of recovery.