Corporate History

Established in October 1952, Kowa Real Estate began its business in areas such as real estate rentals and sales.
It ventured into the office building rental business in earnest in the 1960s, before expanding into the rental and sale of premium condominiums targeting foreign residents.
In October 2012, Kowa Real Estate Co., Ltd. and Nippon Steel City Produce, Inc. merged to form Nippon Steel Kowa Real Estate Co., Ltd. and set out to further strengthen the company's management foundations as a general developer.
(The chronological table below shows the history of both Kowa Real Estate Co., Ltd. and Nippon Steel City Produce, Inc. until their merger in October 2012.
Events related to Nippon Steel City Produce, Inc. are indicated with a *.)

October 1952 Kowa Real Estate Co., Ltd. established
*April 1961 Fuji Iron and Steel Co., Ltd . established (name changed to Nittetsu Co., Ltd. in July 1970)
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 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 NihombashiBldg., 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,rebuilding of public corporation condominiums(Kamimeguro, Meguro Ward, Tokyo)
March 1997 Kowa Real Estate Sales Co., Ltd. established
March 1997 Completion of land development project for Fair Village Ayamino land readjustment and residential land/detached house project (Otsu Ward and Katsuhara Ward, Himeji City, Hyogo Prefecture)
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
*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.
September 2004 Kowa Real Estate Co., Ltd andKowa Real Estate Sales Co., Ltd.merge and split into newlyre-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 rebuilding and redevelopment
*September 2007 Completion of Kasumigaseki Common Gate (Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda Ward) was completed by urban renewal project
September 2007 Completed KARA BLANC (Minami-Azabu, Minato Ward, Tokyo), a luxury rental apartment near Arisugawa-no-miya Memorial Park
September 2008 Completed Nagoya Intercity
*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), university, office and hotel complex development project
March 2011 Completed Hamarikyu Intercity/Sky House Hamarikyu (Kaigan, Minato Ward, Tokyo), a combined office and residential building complex
October 2012 Nippon Steel Kowa Real Estateestablished through businessmerger
December 2012 Completed Terrace Shibuya Mitake
April 2013 Completed Grand Front Osaka
April 2013 Completed The Jingumae Residence (Jingumae, Shibuya Ward, Tokyo), a large-scale condominium re-building
April 2014 Nippon Steel Community ServiceCo., Ltd. absorbs Kowa Real Estate Residence Service Co., Ltd.
October 2014 Absorption-type company split of the Building Management Division (Tokyo Area) of Nippon Steel Community Service Co., Ltd. into Kowa Real Estate Facilities Co., Ltd.
March 2015 Completed Livio Maison Nishi-Shinjuku
February 2016 Completed Musashi-Urawa SKY & GARDEN
August 2017 Completed Akasaka Intercity AIR (Akasaka, Minato Ward, Tokyo), an office, residential, and commer-cial building complex that also features spacious green areas
November 2017 Completed new Bizcore Jimbocho medium-size upscale office building in the city center (Kanda, Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo)
March 2018 Company headquarters relocated to Akasaka Intercity AIR (Akasaka, Minato Ward, Tokyo)
February 2019 Completion of LOGIFRONT Koshigaya I logistics facility (Nishikata, Koshigaya)
March 2019 Completed Nittetsu Nihombashi Bldg.
March 2019 Completion of LOGIFRONT Koshigaya I logistics facility (Nishikata, Koshigaya)
April 2019 Name changed toNippon Steel KowaReal Estate
July 2019 Completed Okura Prestige Tower (Toranomon, Minato Ward, Tokyo)
June 2021 Completion of Homat Sharon, an upscale rental housing complex geared specifically toward foreign residents (Minami-Azabu, Minato Ward, Tokyo)
July 2022 NSKRE HOSPITALITY CO., LTD. established
September 2022 Acquired The Dakota at Druid Hills, rental apartment complex in metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A.
March 2023 Established permanent condominium experience salon, LIVIO Life Design! SALON (Konan, Minato Ward, Tokyo)
April 2023 NIPPON STEEL KOWA REAL ESTATE Private REIT,Inc. established