Arte House – BIT005


The Arte House project consists of guest apartments in one of Tallinn’s most popular and quickly growing districts – opposite Telliskivi Creative City. The house’s dynamic external architecture tastefully uses the slopes that are characteristic to the industrial feel of the Telliskivi area. The impressive door portal of Arte House brings the characteristics of the external architecture smoothly to the spacious lobby.

The interior decoration solutions are inspired by the district and lifestyle. In the lobby one can encounter natural tones inherent to Kalamaja and both the macro photography of a leaf and the modern solution of embalmed moss have been skillfully used as design elements.

The investment case

Via BitOfProperty’s platform at, investors have the opportunity to invest in a 3 apartment bundle deal – units 38, 66 and 76. The total investment amount is €422,600, including all furnishing and other setup and acquisition costs. These are fully furnished two-room apartments with a gross floor area of 41,5 m2 per unit. Experience the apartments with a 3D walkthrough here, to get a better feel of the space.

We believe this investment opportunity comes with several advantages, such as:

  • Competitive rental return of 5,3% per annum
  • 5+5 year tenancy agreement signed on April 2019
  • Rental income distributions carried out monthly
  • The investment is asset backed
  • Strong local rental market
  • Consistent capital appreciation in the area
  • Fully furnished apartments in a newly developed residential building

With BitOfProperty, all investment sizes are welcome as the minimum investment size is as low as 50€ – just open up an account here and start your real estate investment journey.

The tenant

The tenant for these three units is a short-term rentals operator called Best Of Both Worlds (BOBW) – a tech-enabled hospitality company merging hotel-like consistency, services and amenities with the authenticity and livability of a home. They take long-term leases (5+5 years) for bundles of apartments of whole buildings, furnish the interiors according to an authentic and local design and rent out the single units short-term with hotel-like amenities and services. In the same building, they are operating 41 apartments in total.


Read more about them here.


Arte House is in one of Tallinn’s most popular and quickly growing districts – opposite Telliskivi Creative City. Since the privatization of the former Baltic Railway factory building in 2009, more than 200 creative industries companies have been established here. They have found a home in old industrial buildings that have been given new life. The district’s streets with high vegetation and parks with playgrounds make spending time in the open air enjoyable – and the most popular means of mobility there is a bicycle.

There you can find restaurants and street food, cafés, boutiques, hobby and art shops and also a bicycle studio and a massage studio. Next to the Creative City lies the newly finished Balti Jaama Turg, where you can buy whatever you need for your everyday life – to keep your stomach full and have fresh food products on the table.

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Property market

The average sqm price for an apartment in Tallinn grew 12.4% in 2017 reaching €1,962 per sqm in December 2017. Reasons behind the increased prices for apartments include: low interest rates, rising income levels, and the purchase of apartments for investment purposes. Another of the reasons behind such purchases is also energy efficiency (lower heating costs). Altogether 40% of the deals took place without a bank loan and overall 10-20% of the apartments were bought as investments. New apartments cost €2,300-€5,000 per sqm in the city centre and €1,600–€2,200 per sqm in the residential districts. Prices for apartments vary mainly according to location. Most transactions were in the city centre and involved apartments in good condition in modern or fully renovated buildings, with prices from €2,200 to €2,900 per sqm.

In 2017, rents for apartments in Tallinn increased by around 5% on average. Compared to sales prices, rental increases were lower due to an increased supply of new apartments on the market. At the end of 2017, the average asking price was €8.00-€9.00 per sqm for rental apartments in the suburbs of Tallinn and €10.00-€12.00 per sqm in the city center. In the center of the city, demand is highest for one or two-room furnished apartments, which rent for €450 to €550 per month, preferably with parking. Tenants pay their own utilities on top of the rent. The gross rental yield of apartments in Tallinn in 2017 was ca. 5.0-5.5% depending on the location and the property. Owners generally negotiate rental agreements of short duration and check tenant backgrounds very carefully.

Read more about the property market in Tallinn here.

The developer

Over its more than twelve years of operation, Perton Ehitus has set the creation of homely and comfortable living environments as its goal. When choosing sites for development, they pay attention to the location’s values and the opportunities that the new home could offer to its inhabitants.

Their professionalism has been acknowledged with a letter of thanks from the Cultural Heritage Department of the city of Tallinn, with the title of “Best renovated building in the area of cultural and environmental value 2016” along with many more awards.

They have built or renovated more than 40 dwellings mainly in the center of Tallinn and the surrounding subdistrict, and by doing so they have created a homely living environment for many families. Read more about their building and renovation works at


Build or Buy: The Pros and Cons of Investing in a New Development vs. an Existing Property

We live in a time when urban development is constant, and existing buildings constantly accumulate all around us. With all the opportunities to build from scratch or buy into an existing property, it can be impossible to settle on an informed decision about how to invest in real estate.

For those struggling with decision paralysis, we’ve prepared this guide to the pros and cons of building and buying investment property. In this article, the costs and benefits of new developments versus existing properties will be made clear. After reading, you should be ready to decide on the best form of real estate investment for you, and be fully prepared when launching into your next venture.

New Investment Properties: The Pros


An obvious choice for real estate investment is putting your money into new properties with high potential income from tenants who like their spaces new and modern in design. That’s logical, but it isn’t the only reason to invest in new developments.

Newly-built properties expose you to fewer costs in the form of maintenance. Since they’re new, your earnings won’t be diluted by repairs, maintenance, or other costs associated with keeping a building safe and ready for habitation. When everything from water to electricity is brand new, it’s all covered by warranties. If anything goes wrong, your cash flow will be compensated.

Modernity appeals to investors and tenants alike. New homes will cost a premium over older properties. But people are willing to pay extra to live in the new. The steady growth of those people will mean more tenants, and more income down the line.

You might not be sure your property will earn its value back.  Crazy as it seems, that’s an advantage! Because if you aren’t sure your property will earn its full potential value, you can benefit from the sweet depreciation benefits of an uncertain future. Since full return of investments aren’t definite, you trade that off with tax benefits by paying off its real value over time, instead.

New Investment Properties: The Cons

However, to reap those rewards, you have to pay the price, first.

That price is the cost of entry, and for new homes, it’s higher than average. You don’t just have to compensate the agent in charge of the property, but also the builders who put something in that property worth living in. That price might turn you off when the overall cost is something too high in today’s market.

Aside from the cost of entry, you have assess the overall value of the property. Why? You won’t always have the capital to make physical adjustments to increase it. Its initial value will usually remain the same for a long time, meaning low opportunity for further capital growth.

So, you’ve judged the property’s value, paid the cost of entry, and are waiting for the property to be liveable. What happens then? Construction takes time, and that time means stagnant income potential. You need to time your investments wisely, because income potential is tied while building. It’d be an overall loss if construction finishes, but the market values your property less than before.

Once your investment stands tall, remember that it’s standing against competition in every direction. Modern properties appeal to everyone at face value, so you’re going to have to compete against plenty of other real estate investors that had the same or better ideas as you.

Existing Investment Properties: The Pros



“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”. But if it is broken, with effort, anything can be fixed up to benefit you more than it originally could’ve. Don’t worry about being afraid to invest in new properties, because old properties are just as worthwhile a venue to put your money in.

You have the power to boost the equity of your chosen property. The magic of renovations to an old structure is their potential to upgrade a place’s utilities and amenities, all while being tax deductible. Your money goes directly towards increasing the value of your investment.

And since the property initially won’t be worth much, you have a more affordable cost of entry compared to new developments.

The property itself might not have a significant, explicit value, but remember the basic rule of any potential investment: location. Most likely, the reason the property exists is that it’s placed somewhere that sees a lot of attention and activity. And those two can only grow.

By the time you invest, the property will most likely be in a noisy, kinetic area, and people will want to rest their feet somewhere. With that concentration of people looking to settle, you get quick and reliable projected returns from the basically certain tenants’ rents.

Existing Investment Properties: The Cons

Of course, those rewards require time and effort. Renovations are an initial expense, but maintenance and repair will be more expensive compared to new developments because of aged utilities and systems. Some of your cash will be diverted towards the parts of your property that are inefficient or not easily rehauled.

An already-built property means you’re limited with design and remodeling choices. If you’re intent on boosting your equity, there won’t always be a pool of possibilities for you to fish from. You could always try partial deconstruction, but that’s basically the same problem as with new homes: stagnant time, stagnant income. Think carefully if the property you choose has potential past what it’s already been through.


Should you build or buy? It all depends on you! A new development is risky, but the return of investment will be premium and there’s greater compensation for your gambles. Existing homes take work to compete with modern options, however the income earned will be sure and consistent.

What you invest in will reflect if you’re entering the landscape bravely or wisely. But what matters is your willingness to take that first step into the world of real estate investment.Curious to learn more about the world of real estate investing? Visit us at BitOfProperty for the lowdown on real estate, investing, and everything else in between.


The Top 3 Investment Trends in 2019

The world’s analysts are on edge as 2019 shifts into gear, and for a good reason: last year showed 90% of all asset classes on the market posting negative returns. This is in stark contrast to data on the same metric in 2017, which saw a mere 1% of asset classes ending in the red.

With some calling 2018’s market performance the worst it’s been in a century, the question on everyone’s mind is, Where should I place my money in the year to come?

As early as now, a handful of investments are poised to do well this 2019. We’ll run through the top three of them, exploring their history as investment opportunities as well as the factors that lend to their upward trajectory.

1. Pot Stocks Are On The Rise

With marijuana legalization sweeping North America, and Democrats holding the US House of Representatives, things are looking bright for the cannabis industry and stocks in related companies. As federal-level legalization of recreational marijuana begins to look like an eventuality for many in the United States, companies are vying to establish a foothold in the emerging market, with investors keeping a close watch on developments.

Unlike other fledgling industries, medical and recreational marijuana have a significant cultural head-start, with high levels of demand being a foregone conclusion. You needn’t look much further than California pot company MedMen (MMEN), which reported $6 million in sales for 2017 –and this is without an infrastructure for delivery and in-house pickup.

Today, all signs point to significant growth for the industry. As early as mid-2018, investors have been sifting through the set of new “pot stocks,” hoping to catch the next Amazon-esque success story. Notably, firms such as Canopy Growth Corp. (CGC), Cronos Group (CRON), and Aurora Cannabis (ACB) entered the year on a promising note.

While the industry is bound to face the same growing pains as any newcomer, few products have had as much pre-existing demand and access to sophisticated tools for marketing, logistics, and payment collection. Effectively, marijuana is today what beer was at the end of prohibition; with 2019 as its backdrop, expect pot stocks to take the market by storm.



2. Artificial Intelligence Will Be An Intelligent Investment

Artificial intelligence (AI) is the field of technology that deals with building computers that can perform the same set of complex tasks as the human brain. Instead of straightforward, programmer-assisted functionality, AI aspires towards more independent machines that can learn and adapt to large amounts of input.

AI isn’t a new concept, but recent years have seen a boom in its development and implementation. Advances in data science, neural network programming, and microtechnology make unassisted machine learning a promising new reality.

One of the more visible deployments of AI in recent memory would be Tesla’s self-driving cars. The company’s entire fleet of vehicles comes equipped with sensors that send data to the cloud, and this data is used in turn to refine their cars’ ability to navigate and respond to conditions on the road. In line with its tradition of putting data analytics at the heart of their business identity, Tesla’s approach to AI aspires to minimize the role of programmers in process.

While there are many pretenders using outdated tools and claiming involvement with AI, companies like Nvidia (NVDA), Apple (AAPL), and Alphabet (GOOGL) can be reliably counted among the pioneers in AI development. On the other hand, companies such as Netflix (NFLX) and PayPal (PYPL) lead the charge in terms of applying AI to their product lines.

As an interesting note before closing this item on the list, the data that powers AI shows just as much promise as its end product. Researchers at McKinsey and Co. speculate that the market for data generated by electric and self-driving cars could hit a $750bn yearly value by 2030 –a hefty sum for a pile of 1’s and 0’s.

3. American Millennials Will Propel The Housing Market

Despite mortgage rates that are expected to rise in the year ahead, analysts speculate heavy demand for homes among millennials in the US. The generation is noted for preferring mobile lifestyles and rental models over all-in property investment, but those old conclusions bear scrutiny now that the rate of young and first-time homeowners is experiencing an uptick.


The increase in millennial homeowners owes to a variety of factors. First and foremost is the simple matter of time: the millennial demographic is growing older, getting married, and nearing the point where settling down and investing in a single asset makes financial sense. With age also comes career advancement, and therefore an increase in purchasing power: more millennials can simply afford to play the housing game.

These are coupled with the number of mortgage lenders experimenting with friendlier lending policies and the big changes expected from the new UltraFICO score to make optimism in the US housing market a fair bet.

Make no mistake: millennials are still the same disruptive demographic as ever. The trend is significant, but it doesn’t upend years of market data and survey results. So while this won’t diminish the rental market by any means, real estate investors would be wise to keep an open mind to traditional housing.

For those who choose to invest in millennial housing, the same rules also apply. Your investment would go best with an agent or strategy that taps social media for reach and awareness, satisfies a market that knows how to do its homework, and gets creative with matching their doable price point.


2018 was quite the ride, and 2019 will likely be no different. Stability is hard to come by in today’s economic and political landscape, but as with any period in history, opportunities abound for those with the savvy to spot them.

While an upswing is highly likely after last year’s dismal performance, some trends are too promising to ignore. This is by no means a definitive list, but the three trends we’ve outlined above are worth following with interest.

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What You Need to Know About the Property Market in Osaka

If you’ve been following our work, then you know that the Japanese property market is looking bright. Our previous articles have covered the reasons why we’re optimistic, which is why this article will focus on one particular city that’s caught our eye: Osaka.

The port city of Osaka stands out as a prime location for property investment, and since it pays to be informed, have a look at the following must-know details about the area. If you’re interested in growing your assets, you might want to take some notes.

The Exceptional Growth of Osaka Real Estate

Let’s get the most important point out of the way first: the Osaka real estate market is experiencing growth at a stellar rate. Commercial real estate investment grew to the tune of over 35% from 2016 to 2017, and is projected to continue to grow for at least the next two years.

There are a handful of contributing factors that continue to drive this growth. First are the numerous government developments in the region, such as the Umekita project centered around Osaka’s rail station, and the 390 hectare, man-made island called Yumeshima, which is situated near the port of Osaka and is planned to host a fully integrated resort once finished.

Second is the shift of investors’ focus from the established and saturated Tokyo market to Osaka’s up-and-coming regional market. In 2017, Osaka’s share of investments coming into Japan increased to 16%, while Tokyo’s remained steady. Credit for this must go to Osaka’s land becoming more and more profitable. According to the 2017 ,annual government land survey, land prices in Osaka increased by 4.7%, whereas Tokyo only rose by 3.7%. In fact, the average commercial land prices in Osaka are the second highest in Japan, only falling behind (you guessed it) the country’s capital city.

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Finally, there is a huge demand for land within Osaka itself. Due to its limited office supply and land area, Osaka is the 2nd most densely populated region in Japan (again only being beaten by Tokyo). Despite this, Osaka contains over 200 thousand foreign residents beating out over 40 other prefectures in terms of immigrant population.

All of these factors have manifested in the costs city’s cost of living. Osaka ranks 49th out of 447 cities in the world in terms of cost of living, with the average cost to rent an apartment ranging from around 51,846 to 131,250 yen (460 – 1164 USD) depending on location with respect to the city center and the number of bedrooms. Likewise, the cost to own an apartment unit ranges from 400,000 to 500,000 yen per square meter (3546 – 4432 USD).

Neighborhoods on the Rise

While Osaka as a whole continues to reach greater heights, here are some of the notable neighborhoods that are getting there faster than the rest.


As previously mentioned, the Japanese government’s Umekita project is currently underway. It aims to make the area a “collective center of knowledge, uniting global technology and awareness to create new value.”

Located in the heart of Osaka, this area is expected to become a hub for tourists and locals alike, featuring convention centers, hotels, offices, and more. Being centered around Osaka’s rail station, Umekita is particularly attractive to local and foreign entrepreneurs given its designation as a special zone by the government which entails a plethora of support and potential tax incentives to businesses that meet certain conditions.

It is also planned to be a green area, with approximately 8 hectares allotted for urban greenery. The Japanese government’s plans to combine nature with innovation is expected to turn the Umekita area into a playground for researchers and corporations both local and foreign.

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Currently being redeveloped, Nakanoshima is projected to become a meeting point for art, culture, science, and technology. An island measuring 3 kilometers east to west with approximately 50 hectares worth of area, Nakanoshima is the heart of politics, business, and culture within Osaka.

Once its redevelopment is completed, the island hopes to house a museum-complex zone as well as a global communication zone. These futuristic zones perfectly complement the numerous convention and cultural facilities already present in Nakanoshima, making it a sector that tourists and foreign businessmen will adore.

Entering the Osaka Real Estate Market

We’re sure that obtaining land in Osaka is a very tempting prospect. Luckily for smaller investors, it’s not that difficult to enter –you don’t need the weight of a whole investment firm to join in on the action.

Japan has no restrictions regarding real estate ownership, be it land or a building. This means that any foreigner (regardless of their visa status) has the right to purchase property in Japan, so the only real hurdles you’ll face when trying to buy land are financial ones. These purchases however do not entitle foreigners to special rights or visas, so if you’re planning to live in Osaka you’ll still have to settle those papers.

In the event that you do manage to buy real estate in Osaka, you will have to submit a notification form containing your full name and the cost of your acquisition to the Minister of Finance through the Bank of Japan within 20 days of your purchase.

This report isn’t necessary however if:

  • You acquired real estate with the intent of you or your relatives living in it
  • You run a non-profit in Japan and you acquired real estate for business activities
  • You plan to use the real estate for your own business’ office
  • You purchased the real estate from another non-resident.

The notification form is formally known as Report Format Style 22, and is one of the requirements presented in the Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Control Act, Article 55-3


Osaka is a shining example of why investors are confident in Japan’s real estate market. Short-term investors have the possibility of liquidating with a significant profit margin, and longer-term investors with the sense to buy into quality office and residential structures are likely to collect dividends from rent for quite a while.

Any venture is risky, but if you’re looking to diversify your personal finances and earn from the world’s rising stars, bet on Osaka.


4 Good Reasons to Invest in Property in Japan

Those with the money to invest in an overseas real estate market have a whole world of options to choose from—and we mean that literally. Shopping for an investment property in your home country can be difficult, but going international is guaranteed to be a herculean task if you lack direction.

Every country’s property market has its pros and cons, but we’ll be using this article to make a strong case for why you should invest in real estate in the Land of the Rising Sun.

1. The Japanese Property Market is Growing

We covered the figures behind the Japanese property market in our last article, so this first entry will be a bit of a recap.

To cut a long story short, things are looking optimistic for real estate in Japan’s urban centers. Prices have climbed significantly in the last decade thanks to the Abe government and its expansionary policies, with low interest rates, a devalued yen, and a pivot towards greater infrastructure spending setting the stage for the real estate sector’s steady growth.

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Their government’s efforts are compounded by a range of social changes, such as the rising number of dual income households and the droves of Japanese youths choosing life in the city over a rural existence. Demand for living spaces close to the country’s commercial hubs are facing a steady uptick, which could optimistically last well into the future.

Billions of dollars are flowing into Japan, all driven by the same, high level of optimism in the country’s future. So don’t take our word for it: the world’s tycoons are in agreement that if you can invest in property in Japan, you definitely should.

2. Tourism is Booming

Japan remains to be a popular destination for tourists of all backgrounds.

There’s been a steady upward trend in the volume of foreign visitors to Japan over the course of this decade, with the numbers expected to climb even higher as the island nation consolidates gains from its 2012 Tourism Nation Promotion Basic Plan. In 2018 alone, Japan managed to attract upwards of 28 million foreign tourists—that’s 20 million more visitors than in 2010!

Japan’s appeal spans far and wide, thanks to a combination of it’s government’s efforts to entice new guests and the influence of its culture. People fly in to visit heritage sites, immerse in popular culture, and witness Japan’s orderly society firsthand.

For property investors, all of this means that rental properties are particularly viable investments. Whether you’re aiming for a share of the traditional luxury housing market (ex. a high-end hotel) or a facility for extended stays (ex. an Airbnb unit), you can rest assured of high demand for rental space in Japan and a reliable source of passive income.

Screenshot 2018-12-18 at 12.40.10Image from JTB Tourism Research & Consulting Co.

3. The 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games are Drawing Closer

In case you missed it, Japan is set to host the 2020 Summer Olympics. Beyond the prestige and media attention this will undoubtedly bring to the country, speculators are expecting a massive spike in demand for accommodations.

The short to medium-term benefits of hosting the Olympics are well-documented. Host cities enjoy significant increases in local spending on food, lodgings, and other goods and services patronized by tourists. In a little over a year’s time, Tokyo will be no different.

Buying into the property market as early as now ensures two things: cheaper access to what will very soon become prized real estate, and a share of the windfall once the event comes around. After the event has run its course, investors have the option of cashing out or hanging on—depending on their appetite for risk and their faith in Japan’s plans for sustainability after the games.

4. Barriers to Entry are Shrinking

It was easy enough to invest in property in Japan to begin with, what with the country’s lack of restrictions on foreign ownership of property. However, as technology advances and financial tools become more convenient, owning Japanese real estate can be as easy as buying a movie ticket online.

Blockchain technology provides investors with a safe way of purchasing and proving ownership of all manner of goods and services –in the case of platforms like Bit of Property, real estate. What’s more, today’s aspiring property owners can benefit from regular and secure dividend payments, such as returns from rent, thanks to blockchain.


Japan is a boon for investors looking to diversify their assets and earn from one of the world’s most optimistic markets. Put your idle assets to work for you, and invest in Japanese real estate before the opportunity passes you by.


The Residential Real Estate Market in Japan: Why Now is the Time to Buy?

Property investors are flocking to secure a piece of Japan’s real estate industry ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Naturally, this means a lot of activity by larger, wealthier, and more well-connected investors —however, smaller buyers may soon find themselves empowered to ride the wave thanks to recent developments in technology.

In this article, we’ll be explaining the reasons behind the health and appeal of the real estate market in Japan, and how investors of all sizes and backgrounds can share in the gains.

“Abenomics” and the Three Arrows of Progress

When Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe took office in 2012, he set a new direction for the country’s economic fate. Abe’s expansionary plans, dubbed “Abenomics”, aimed to revitalize Japan’s markets through the use of three measures (“three arrows”) of policy: currency devaluation, greater infrastructure spending, and quantitative easing.

By weakening the yen, lowering exchange rates, and jump-starting the industries for real estate and construction, Abenomics turned Japan into fertile ground for local and international investors.

While the overall impact of Abenomics has met its fair share of criticism, the housing sector has undoubtedly won big. Slow overall growth has done little to stop the steady rise in housing prices over the past few years. If you bought a condominium unit in Tokyo back in 2006, for example, then the value of your investment would have grown by nearly 75% today.

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Low interest rates and an exceptionally friendly currency make investment appealing, but ultimately, it was the focus on infrastructure that sealed the deal for foreigners looking to profit off of the Japanese experiment.

Local Demand for Real Estate

Of course, government intervention isn’t the only driver of growth in Japan’s housing sector. Local demand has shifted in the past few years, with more people moving to the country’s urban centers.

Despite its enduring rural tradition, a growing number of Japanese youths heed the call of the city: leaving fields and rivers for streetlights and bullet trains. This decline in rural living is a major force in raising the prices of houses, apartments, and condominiums in the city.

Likewise, an increase in the number of double-income households sees more families looking to live closer to the office—aiming for housing within Japan’s numerous commercial hubs instead of facing the challenges of the daily commute. The desire to work close to home is universal, and Japan is experiencing a surge in demand for more accessible living spaces to the benefit of those with the opportunity to provide them.

Finally, demand for housing is on the rise as an externality of the increase in foreign investment that we explained in the last section. As more foreign businesses set up shop on Japanese soil, executives and employees find themselves needing somewhere to stay. By boosting the demand for housing, investors and the people they’ve employed make Japan all the more lucrative for capitalists looking to join in on the fun.

Tokyo 2020

There’s one more force propelling the market for housing in Japan, and it’s the most dramatic by far. With the Japanese capital set to host the Summer Olympics in 2020, luxury housing projects (e.g. hotels, serviced apartments) are on the rise. The Japanese, alongside foreigners with the money and interest, are laying the groundwork for the most well-attended and high-valued global event until Paris hosts the competition in 2024.


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Billions of dollars are on the move, and all roads lead to Japan. The country has seen massive deals moving at high speeds in recent times, and it shows no signs of slowing down as the clock ticks towards 2020. Norway’s government pension fund, for instance, has partnered with Tokyu Fudosan to invest roughly $1.2bn in five different commercial buildings ahead of the global event.

Whether the gains last beyond Olympics season is anyone’s guess, but the staggering medium-term growth between now and the competition proper are a sure deal.

Buying Into Japanese Real Estate

Anyone with the means to invest in housing in Japan is moving to get in on the action. This means the stereotypical club of businessmen and corporations shuffling numbers around to the tune of billions: more of the same old song and dance.

However, recent advances in blockchain technology have inspired the personal finance sector to innovate the way real estate is traded on an international scale.

BitOfProperty, for example, is a crowd investment platform that specializes in real estate assets. Our listed properties represent real houses, apartments, and condominiums in countries like Japan, which our users can purchase in shares (or “Bits”) similar to how the stock exchange works. Unlike many other financial tools, however, Bits of property can yield dividends—monthly income that goes straight to investors when the property begins earning rent.

All of this is protected by Ethereum Blockchain to provide users with immutable records of ownership. Once you’ve secured an investment in property through the platform, your investment is safe from theft and any other unsanctioned activity.

We are confident that our own venture into the Japanese housing market will be a success, thanks in large part to our strategic shareholder: LIFULL. By partnering with LIFULL, a reputable and publicly traded real estate and finance firm, we’re making good on our commitment to educate our investors and help them understand more about Japan and its real estate market.

This is just the first of many projects to come from Japan, and the start of a bigger collaboration between BitOfProperty and LIFULL. Soon, the dream of cashing in on Japan’s soaring property market will be open to investors of all sizes—including private individuals who can spend €50 or higher for a cut of the impending windfall. Anyone with a reasonable budget to invest can cash in on an Airbnb unit in Shibuya during peak seasons, or a serviced apartment in the heart of Ginza.


Whatever you might hear about the Japanese economy for better or worse, the market for urban housing is on a steady climb. Thanks to a variety of conditions that make investing in property in Japan a more affordable and comparatively smarter decision than elsewhere in the region, units, homes, and buildings are a hot commodity.

Developments in the personal finance sector make buying into the investment a reality for smaller investors, so time is of the essence. The best time to buy was a few years ago, but the door remains wide open for the enterprising few who are willing to seize the opportunity.


Meet BitOfProperty in Helsinki

BitOfProperty is organizing an event in Helsinki to give better insight and overview of a current real estate investment opportunity, DepotHouse. We will also cover the situation of current real estate investment market in Tallinn.

The event will take place on 31.10.2018 at 17.30 in Nets building (Teollisuuskatu 21, 00510 Helsinki).

Topics covered during the seminar:

  • About BitOfProperty
  • Real estate market situation in Tallinn
  • General information about DepotHouse investment opportunity
  • Introduction to the developer Koidu Ehitus OÜ
  • Structure of the opprtunity
  • Location of DepotHouse
  • Investment case and various scenarios

Light snack and drinks are complementary by BitOfProperty!

Come join other likeminded real estate investors in Helsinki by signing yourself up HERE

In case, you are unable to join the event on the spot, but you are interested to participate nevetheless, then please let us know via email,, and we will do our best to connect you via Internet.


Looking forward to see you at the event!