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Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels Says Tokyo Hotel Performance Grows Beyond Pre-Earthquake Levels

Tokyo, 13 April 2012 - Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels is pleased to announce the release of the final update on Japan’s Hotel Market After The Quake, which was originally issued right after the 3-11 earthquake last year.

With continuous interest from investors, lenders, and hotel operators regarding the earthquake’s recent impact on Japan’s hotel industry, “FocusOn: Japan’s Hotel Market After The Quake” summarizes influential factors and trends on hotel trading performance as well as hotel capital markets in Japan.

Mr. Tom Sawayanagi, Managing Director Japan Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels noted, “While inbound volume to the country is still some 10% behind last year’s same month, monthly hotel trading performance in December 2011 for the Tokyo Full-Service Hotel sector showed positive 3.7% growth as compared to the same month of the previous year for the first time since the 3-11 earthquake occurred. The pace of the recovery is, in fact, much faster than our original estimation.”

Mr. Sawayanagi added, “The number of hotel sales transactions grew from 42 to 55 in 2011 despite the natural disaster. That said, five were sold for redevelopment for non-hotel use and only two were sold at more than JPY5 billion. We expect more transactions based on stabilized cash flows and cap rates this year.”

“FocusOn: Japan’s Hotel Market After The Quake – Final Update as of April 2012” is available for download below.

FocusOn : Japan’s Hotel Market After The Quake - Final Update as of April 2012

Japanese / English version


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