Hankyu REIT, Inc. shall acquire and manage properties on the premise of long-term ownership.
Zoning and investment ratio: Emphasis on investment in retail-use zones
Hankyu REIT shall invest in retail-, office-use, and complex facilities.
In principle, retail-use zone investment as a percentage of the total investment amount of the entire portfolio shall be 50% or more (on an acquisition price basis) as of the end of each fiscal period.
"Retail-use zone*" refers to a zone in which visitors receive goods and services in return for payment at offices, stores, restaurants, amusement facilities, clinics, private preparatory schools (juku), schools, beauty salons, rental meeting rooms, halls, theaters, hotels and entertainment facilities, as well as a supplementary zone that provides goods and services.
"Office-use zone" refers to a zone and a supplementary zone intended for office use.
A zone that does not fall in either the retail- and office-use categories, such as residents, is called a "Zone for other uses."
* Effective December 1, 2008, hotels shall be included as part of “retail-use zone”. Originally, the share of the hotel-use portion with respect to the entire assets under management of Hankyu REIT shall not exceed 10% in principle, the ratio has been raised to 20% in principle effective January 22, 2015.
Region and investment ratio: Investment focus on the Kansai region
Investment target areas of Hankyu REIT shall be the Tokyo metropolitan area, government-ordinance-designated cities nationwide, and other comparable major cities. In principle, investment in the Kansai region shall be 50% or more of the entire portfolio (on an acquisition price basis).
Gross product of the Kansai region - equivalent to the nineteenth in the world
The gross product of the Kansai region in fiscal 2013 was about 16% of Japan's gross domestic product (GDP). In comparison with foreign nations, Kansai's gross regional product exceeded the 2013 GDP of Saudi Arabia, which ranked nineteenth, and that of Swizerland, which ranked twentieth.
Source: The Economic and Social Research Institute, Cabinet Office, Fiscal Year 2013 Prefectural Accounts: Gross Prefectural Domestic Product (nominal) (Fiscal Year 2013)
Source: Kansai Region: The Economic and Social Research Institute, Cabinet Office, Fiscal Year 2013 Prefectural Accounts: Gross Prefectural Domestic Product (nominal) (Fiscal year 2013)
Foreign nations: The Statistics Bureau of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Chapter 3 National Accounts, 3-3 Gross Domestic Product (in U.S. dollars) (2013) in Sekai-no-Tokei (The World Statistics) 2016.
(Note) The above graph juxtaposes GDP in foreign nations in calendar year 2013 and gross regional product of the Kansai region in fiscal 2013 ended March 2014.