1 hr 8 min

Japan's Counterintuitive Real Estate Market - Ziv Nakajima-Magen The Eccentric CEO

    • Entrepreneurship

Today we do a DEEP dive into Japan's real estate investment landscape. We discuss what makes it unique, and look at both the buyer's and seller's sides.


My guest is Ziv Nakajima-Magen, the cofounder of Nippon Tradings International - a firm that has helped broker international property deals in Japan for 10 years.


If you're a modern real-estate investor, this is probably the single-most informative piece of content you'll need to understand this market.


 


1:42 - Bad for capital gains, great for cash flow


3:35 - Why local realtors often don't work with foreigners


8:44 - How an old population and low birth rate affect the market


13:10 - The buildings themselves: legislations, maintenance costs, etc


16:53 - Attractive areas in the commercial sector


23:21 - COVID impact: why the residential sector still did very well, etc


27:56 - Financing and mortgages, both pre- and post-COVID


31:36 - Rents: the numbers


36:22 - Rent negotiation


40:02 - Why people sell despite low capital gains and high cash flow?


44:28 - Who typically invests in Japanese real estate?


51:08 - Other emerging markets like Latin America and Africa


53:31 - Buyer's journey through Nippon Tradings


1:00:19 - Property price negotiation and competition in Japan


1:04:38 - Challenges for Nippon Tradings as a company


 


 


 


 

Today we do a DEEP dive into Japan's real estate investment landscape. We discuss what makes it unique, and look at both the buyer's and seller's sides.


My guest is Ziv Nakajima-Magen, the cofounder of Nippon Tradings International - a firm that has helped broker international property deals in Japan for 10 years.


If you're a modern real-estate investor, this is probably the single-most informative piece of content you'll need to understand this market.


 


1:42 - Bad for capital gains, great for cash flow


3:35 - Why local realtors often don't work with foreigners


8:44 - How an old population and low birth rate affect the market


13:10 - The buildings themselves: legislations, maintenance costs, etc


16:53 - Attractive areas in the commercial sector


23:21 - COVID impact: why the residential sector still did very well, etc


27:56 - Financing and mortgages, both pre- and post-COVID


31:36 - Rents: the numbers


36:22 - Rent negotiation


40:02 - Why people sell despite low capital gains and high cash flow?


44:28 - Who typically invests in Japanese real estate?


51:08 - Other emerging markets like Latin America and Africa


53:31 - Buyer's journey through Nippon Tradings


1:00:19 - Property price negotiation and competition in Japan


1:04:38 - Challenges for Nippon Tradings as a company


 


 


 


 

1 hr 8 min