or Connect
AppleInsider › Forums › General › General Discussion › Apple reportedly moving Japan headquarters to Roppongi Hills
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Apple reportedly moving Japan headquarters to Roppongi Hills

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 
Apple is supposedly planning on relocating its Japan headquarters to an office tower in the upscale Roppongi Hills complex in Tokyo, with the move said to be happening as soon as April.

Roppongi Hills
View of the centerpiece Mori Tower at Roppongi Hills. | Source: Roppongi Hills


Citing people familiar with the move, Bloomberg reports that Apple will take over two floors in the main Mori Tower at Roppongi Hills, a high-end property development built by Mori Building Co. for an estimated $2.2 billion.

The sources go on to say that Apple informed management at its current base of operations in Tokyo Opera City Tower, and plans to terminate the existing lease by the end of June.

Apple's new location is already home to big financial firms like Goldman Sachs and features a Grand Hyatt hotel, an office tower, apartments, the Mori Art Museum, shops, restaurants and other facilities.

According to the publication, Apple could be taking advantage of a decline in Tokyo rental prices, which have been falling for nearly five years.

?Rents of large office buildings in central Tokyo peaked in the second quarter of 2008 and have fallen 40 percent from the peak,? Kayoko Hirao, head of Japan research at DTZ Research in Tokyo told Bloomberg. ?It is a good time to consider an office relocation to the central business area and it should a good chance for Apple. The office rental market will recover this year.?

The area to which Apple is expected to relocate is currently showing prices at 46 percent of peak, says local property broker Jones Lang LaSalle Inc.
post #2 of 8
Odd that they haven't simply purchased some prime property instead of continue to rent.

Proud AAPL stock owner.

 

GOA

Reply

Proud AAPL stock owner.

 

GOA

Reply
post #3 of 8
That's right, closer to the visa-less Kenyans that harass you to go to their clubs and buy over-priced (and potentially spiked) drinks.
"Picasso had a saying, 'Good artists copy, great artists steal.' And we've always been shameless about stealing great ideas."
Reply
"Picasso had a saying, 'Good artists copy, great artists steal.' And we've always been shameless about stealing great ideas."
Reply
post #4 of 8

Tokyo has some radioactive areas from the reactor meltdowns, maybe Apple was looking toward lower dosimeter readings for their workers.

"That (the) world is moving so quickly that iOS is already amongst the older mobile operating systems in active development today." — The Verge
Reply
"That (the) world is moving so quickly that iOS is already amongst the older mobile operating systems in active development today." — The Verge
Reply
post #5 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by AeronPrometheus View Post

That's right, closer to the visa-less Kenyans that harass you to go to their clubs and buy over-priced (and potentially spiked) drinks.

Hahaha, so so so true, can't walk around harajuku without getting harassed either, ahh good times :) 

 

Isn't Roppongi a red light district? 

post #6 of 8
Apple is definitely looking to expand in Asia. Really helps in handle Samscum in those areas.
post #7 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by SpamSandwich View Post

Odd that they haven't simply purchased some prime property instead of continue to rent.

Makes the balance sheet more 'asset-light'....... Same reason that, e.g., Walgreens leases rather than builds/owns.
post #8 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zozman View Post

Isn't Roppongi a red light district? 

 

As Red Light as you can get in Japan... save for maybe the alleys around Ueno station. It's a shame too, Roppongi is totally different during the day. All the odd shops around there are really neat. Stick to Shibuya for the night life.

"Picasso had a saying, 'Good artists copy, great artists steal.' And we've always been shameless about stealing great ideas."
Reply
"Picasso had a saying, 'Good artists copy, great artists steal.' And we've always been shameless about stealing great ideas."
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: General Discussion
AppleInsider › Forums › General › General Discussion › Apple reportedly moving Japan headquarters to Roppongi Hills