As soon as the government-owned Yawata Steel Works (in Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture) launched operations in 1901, Japan's modernization kicked off. This was also the beginning of our history of creation of towns and cities. For the sake of tens of thousands of workers and their families, we needed to provide them with all types of city functionality, such as commercial facilities, hospitals and parks, not to mention houses. In our history of more than 100 years, we have chalked up a track record of creating towns, accumulating know-how and methods of our own along the way. Currently, our wealth of expertise and numerous methods are leveraged for changing zoning, readjusting land or securitizing real estate when developing old factory sites and massive idle land. In addition, we optimally exploit our accumulated manufacturing insights when developing logistics facilities on industry sites. Furthermore, in consulting on soil contamination, we have taken countermeasures when selling or renting properties. Finally, we also offer a full scope of brokerage and consulting services when handling highly public or regulated properties.
Yahata Higashida General Development Project
Yahata Higashi Ward, Kitakyushu City
In 1901 a new page was added to history in the Yahata Higashida district, i.e. the birthplace of Japan’s industrial revolution, when an integrated ironworks launched operations. On the former site of the Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Yawata Steel Works that covers 120 hectares, a grand challenge called the “Yahata Higashida General Development Project” is underway through industry-government-academia collaboration to create a sustainable hub in Kitakyushu City, which aims to become an global environmental capital. A number of its pioneering efforts and initiatives, including social demonstrations of a smart community or hydrogen energy, have attracted domestic and overseas attention. These are deployed in an eco-friendly future city, where workplace, residence, learning and play are integrated, based on a sophisticated urban infrastructure underpinned by the Higashida Cogeneration Project, a self-distribution energy supply system, and the e-PORT green IT base, including one of Japan’s largest-scale data centers.
Otsu and Katsuhara District Development
Otsu and Katsuhara Wards in Himeji City, Hyogo Prefecture
The Otsu and Katsuhara District Development is a complex development project on the site of Nippon Steel Sumitomo Metal Hirohata Works' company housing. Initially, we subdivided the land and sold "Fair Village Ayamino," made up of approximately 600 lots. Based on the district plan and rules for streetscapes, we made an effort to keep a comfortable and beautiful living environment intact. After that, we went on to promote several projects, such as the Aeon Himeji Otsu Shopping Center and the Asahi Sports Club (BIG.S Himeji), thereby both stimulating the local community and enhancing asset value.
Sakai Large-scale Reclamation and Development Project
Sakai Ward in Sakai City, Osaka
This is a pioneering project in which a vast area of idle reclaimed land for factories in the Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Wakayama Iron works (Sakai District) was converted into a site to house various businesses. About 40 ha of the total site covering approx. 95 ha and designated as an urgent urban renewal area was converted into amusement facilities, a space with water and greenery and a park while utilizing zoning relaxation based on district planning. In addition, we also engage in businesses featuring leasing logistics facilities and develop investment to liquidize land after the project is launched on idle land in the surrounding area as well.
Itabashi Logistics Center
Funato in Itabashi Ward, Tokyo
Completed in October 2006
NSKRE developed logistics facilities for storage and distribution for Big-A, which operates supermarkets, on the site where Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Kimitsu Ironworks [Tokyo District] once stood and entrusted its collective operations to Oji Transportation Co., Ltd. The site is located in an industrial zone in the northern part of Tokyo’s Itabashi Ward, where demand for logistics centers is brisk. We capitalized on the easing of restrictions under the Factory Location Act and installed greening environmental facilities on the roof and walls, which helped us make the best possible use of the land.
- Commercial Buildings Business
- Condominium Business
- Luxury Rental Apartment Business
- Large-scale regional development
- CRE Services