Corporate History

Kowa Real Estate Co., Ltd.
October 1952 Kowa Real Estate Co., Ltd. established
August 1964 Completion of No. 1 Kowa Bldg. (Akasaka, Minato Ward, Tokyo)
February 1965 Completion of Homat Imperial , the industry's first upscale rental housing geared specifically toward foreigners (Roppongi, Minato Ward, Tokyo)
March 1997 Kowa Real Estate Sales Co., Ltd. established
November 1998 Completion of Shinagawa Intercity (Konan, Minato Ward, Tokyo), the first of a series of development projects in the East Exit district of Shinagawa Station
September 2004 Kowa Real Estate Co., Ltd and Kowa Real Estate Sales Co., Ltd. merge and split into newly re-established Kowa Real Estate Co., Ltd. and Kei-R Real Estate Co., Ltd.
February 2005 Akasaka Intercity/Homat Viscount (Akasaka, Minato Ward, Tokyo) was completed by reconstructing buildings, including Kowa Bldg. No. 1, in a redevelopment project
September 2017 Completed Kara Blanc (Minami-Azabu, Minato Ward, Tokyo), a luxury rental apartment near Arisugawa-no-miya Memorial Park
March 2011 Completed Hamarikyu Intercity/Sky House Hamarikyu (Kaigan, Minato Ward, Tokyo), a combined office and residential building complex surrounded by water and greenery
Nippon Steel City Produce, Inc.
April 1961 Fuji Iron and Steel Co., Ltd . established (name changed to Nittetsu Co., Ltd. in July 1970)
March 1965 Yawata Real Estate Co., Ltd. established (name changed to Nittetsu Real Estate Co., Ltd. in May 1970)
October 1966 Completion of the Nissho Bldg. (currently Nittetsu Nihombashi Bldg., Nihombashi, Chuo Ward, Tokyo),
October 1985 Merger of Nittetsu Real Estate Co., Ltd. and Nittetsu Co., Ltd. to establish Nittetsu Life Corporation (name changed to Nippon Steel City Produce, Inc. in April 2001)
March 1986 Completion of Kamimeguro Ogawazaka Heights reconstructed public corporation condominiums, the first public housing rehabilitation project in Japan (Kamimeguro, Meguro Ward, Tokyo)
March 1997 Completion of land development project for Fair Village Ayamino land readjustment and residential land/stand-alone house project (Otsu Ward and Katsuhara Ward, Himeji City, Hyogo Prefecture)
April 2002 Nippon Steel City Produce, Inc. and the Urban Development Business Unit of Nippon Steel Corp. merge to newly re-establish Nippon Steel City Produce, Inc.
June 2006 Completed Muse City (Minami Ward, Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture), part of a trailblazing redevelopment project for building complexes
September 2007 Completion of Kasumigaseki Common Gate (Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda Ward), Japan's first urban renewal project combining the PFI (Private Finance Initiative) approach with urban redevelopment
September 2008 Completed Shibaura Island (Shibaura, Minato Ward, Tokyo), a block renovation project conducted through government-citizen collaboration
March 2009 Full completion of Shibaura Renasite (Shibaura, Minato Ward, Tokyo), a project to develop a building complex that includes a university, offices, and a hotel on the former site of the Shibaura Institute of Technology

October 2012
Nippon Steel Kowa Real Estate established through business merger

April 2014 Nippon Steel Community Service Co., Ltd. absorbs Kowa Real Estate Residence Service Co., Ltd.
October 2014 Absorption-type company split of the Building Management Division of Nippon Steel Community Service Co., Ltd. into Kowa Real Estate Facilities Co., Ltd.