City Developments Limited (CDL), through its established special purpose company, Iconique Tokutei Mokuteki Kaisha, has signed an agreement with Mitsui Fudosan Residential Co.,Ltd, that is responsible for the residential property development and sales of Mitsui Fudosan Group, to acquire a 20% stake in a prime residential project in Tokyo.

Mitsui Fudosan Group is one of Japan’s largest integrated real estate developers with more than 70 years of experience in property development across the residential, commercial, retail, hotel and logistics segments.

Named Park Court Aoyama The Tower, the project has a total gross development value of over JPY 50 billion (approximately S$668 million). Strategically located in the prestigious area of Aoyama within Minato ward, Park Court Aoyama The Tower sits on a prime freehold land site. Aoyama is one of Tokyo’s most popular entertainment and residential areas, well known for its fashion houses, restaurants and shopping. Minato ward is the centre of business activities where many multinational corporations’ offices and foreign embassies are situated. Residential units in Aoyama are thus highly desirable among both locals and expatriates.

Park Court Aoyama The Tower is within a short walking distance to the Aoyama-itchōme Station which is connected to the Ginza, Hanzōmon and Toei Ōedo Lines. Residents will also have convenient access to the cafes, restaurants, stores, museums and offices within the well-known Tokyo Midtown urban district, a short walk from the project.

Comprising a 26-storey tower with 163 apartments and facilities such as a swimming pool, gym, sky lounge, private garden and 93 parking lots, Park Court Aoyama The Tower is targeted at high-end domestic and foreign buyers. A range of one-bedroom, two-bedroom and three-bedroom units are available for selection. Apartment sizes range from 389 to 3,789 square feet.

Mr Sherman Kwek, CDL Deputy Chief Executive Officer, said, “This investment is in line with CDL’s diversification strategy to accelerate our overseas expansion. Japan’s real estate sector, in particular within Tokyo, is experiencing a strong boom in its residential market with robust demand for well-located condominiums in the central five wards. In land-scarce Tokyo, this is a rare opportunity to participate in a prime freehold residential development. We are honoured to be in a joint venture with Mitsui Fudosan Group which has been an excellent partner on our Singapore projects for over 40 years. I am delighted that our historic partnership on residential projects now extends to Japan as well.”

Source: CDL