Japan Infographics - Japanese Outbound Investment 2016
- Outbound real estate investment by Japanese investors in 2017 was US$2.5 billion, an increase of 74% compared to last year (US$1.4 billion), due to more big-ticket transactions.
- The most favoured region was the Americas accounting for 86% of the total investment volume. Japanese investors remain focused on offices, accounting for 80% of the total. The most active investors were real estate companies and general trading companies accounting for 75% of the total.
- This results show that more Japanese investors were inclined towards stability on the back of uncertainty in the global economic and political environment.
- Real estate companies or trading companies were seen to have acquired some properties for the purpose of setting up global property funds. The main reason to date for outbound investment had been the anticipation for diminishing domestic demand. However, capital flow from institutional investors, who are increasingly facing difficulties to meet their return requirements, may also be the driver for outbound investment going forward.