Sumitomo Realty & Development
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|Sumitomo Fudosan Kabushiki-gaisha|
|Izumi Real Estate Co., Ltd. (1949 - 1957)|
|Traded as||TYO: 8830|
|Industry||Real estate development|
|Founded||December 1, 1949|
|Headquarters||Shinjuku NS Building|
4-1, Nishi-Shinjuku 2-chome,
It is one of the three largest real estate developers in Japan, alongside Mitsubishi Estate and Mitsui Fudosan. As of 2018, it has the second-largest real estate portfolio in Japan (after Mitsubishi), with a total value of 5.7 trillion yen.
The company's first high-rise project was the Shinjuku Sumitomo Building, completed in 1974. This building became the company's head office. At the time of its completion, it was the tallest building in Tokyo (but was overtaken by the nearby Shinjuku Mitsui Building several months later), and its elevators were the fastest in the world.
Sumitomo entered the real estate leasing and brokerage businesses in the late 1970s; commercial and residential leasing now accounts for the majority of its income.
Sumitomo actively invested in California and Hawaii real estate during the 1970s. In 1987, Sumitomo acquired the Tishman Building at 666 Fifth Avenue in New York City, which it sold at a loss in 1998. In 1989, Sumitomo acquired the JW Marriott hotel in Century City, Los Angeles for $85 million. Sumitomo also set up subsidiaries in Washington, D.C. and Sydney during the 1980s.
In the mid-1990s, Sumitomo began a home renovation and remodeling business known as Shinchiku Sokkurisan.
Historically, Sumitomo has followed a policy of never selling the properties that it develops.
Sumitomo owns around 220 office buildings in Tokyo, most of which are located in the city's seven central wards. Its largest developments include:
- Shinjuku Sumitomo Building (1974)
- Shinjuku NS Building (1982)
- Izumi Garden Tower (2002)
- Shinjuku Oak City (2003)
- Tokyo Shiodome Building (2004)
- City Tower Takanawa (2004)
- Shinjuku Grand Tower (2011)
- Tokyo Nihombashi Tower (2015)
- Roppongi Grand Tower (2016)
Sumitomo Realty operates the Hotel Villa Fontaine chain, which has a total of 15 properties in Japan (Tokyo, Kobe and Osaka).
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