Property Investment / Management in Japan (Uni-Asia Capital (Japan))
Leveraging on the experience of our subsidiary, Uni-Asia (Capital) Japan Ltd ("Uni-Asia Capital (Japan)"), in the property investment and management business in Japan, we focus on providing property investment opportunities and asset management service in Japan. Our asset management portfolio mainly comprises residential property funds and hotel funds. We have also invested a small portion of equity in those private property funds as a co-investor, which demonstrates our commitment to our clients.
Our asset management portfolio of residential property consists of large and medium-sized high-quality properties, as well as small-sized stylish designer apartment properties. As for the large and medium-sized residential properties, Uni-Asia Capital (Japan) operates those properties under the GCAP Fund and Stable Residential Fund. Both funds are joint projects with Grosvenor Fund Management Japan Limited, a subsidiary of the Grosvenor Group, an international property development and investment group. Diamond Realty Management Inc, a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corporation, one of the largest trading houses in Japan, is also involved in Stable Residential Fund. In 2004, we branched out into small-sized residential fund. During our peak, we managed a total of 60 properties in Tokyo metropolitan area, where the population is expected to grow. These properties are a collection of small flats that are located within a walking distance from train stations, where majority of the tenants are single working men and women.
With regard to our hotel fund management business, we are the assets manager of seven hotel properties including one which we wholly own as of the end of December 2012.
In addition to our asset management function, we also provide the following services in relation to property investment.
During the initiation of an investment, we support investors in their decision making process by providing the required information as part of our Investment Advisory Service.
Providing Solution for Property Investment Fund
Leveraging on our experience as an asset manager, we provide advisory services and solutions in relation to restructuring a fund structure, cash flow management, disposition strategy and other fund related issues to improve the fund performance.
Small Residential Property Development Project Advisory and Management
Uni-Asia Capital (Japan) initiates and arranges small residential property development project for investors, by providing advisory on the optimal unit mixture and quality control. We also initiate proposals for the purpose of the minimising development costs during construction period. We focus on such small residential development project due to ample experience of Uni-Asia Capital (Japan) in dealing with similar residential project in the past, the solid demand by aged wealth individuals and the favourable supply-demand situation.
Being an experienced asset manager in various areas, we have been building up a strong network of investors both locally and overseas. Based on this, we are further promoting ourselves as a brokerage service provider to bridge property owners and investors.
Finance Arrangement Service
In the process of investment, we provide finance arrangement services to support our investors' financing strategy.