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Expanding Residential Project Development in Taiwan
Decision Made to Participate in Joint Condominium Projects with Cathay Real Estate Development in New Taipei City and Tainan Two Properties (Approx. 1,200 units)

October 20, 2020
Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd.
Mitsui Fudosan Residential Co., Ltd.

Key Points of the Project

  • Mitsui Fudosan Group’s first joint condominium projects with Cathay Real Estate Development, a major Taiwanese developer
  • Two properties total (approx. 1,200 units) in New Taipei City (Taipei metropolitan area) and Tainan
  • Both companies intend to continue jointly developing residential projects throughout Taiwan, centering on large-scale properties

Tokyo, JAPAN –October 20, 2020 – Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd., a leading global real estate company headquartered in Tokyo, and Mitsui Fudosan Residential Co., Ltd. announced today their decision to participate in two condominium projects, the Zhonghe Bannan Road Project (tentative name) in New Taipei City (944 units) and Tainan Yonghua Road Project (tentative name) in Tainan (264 units), though their joint venture and local affiliate Mitsui Fudosan Taiwan Co., Ltd., which is headquartered in Taipei, and also announced the signing of a joint development agreement with project partner Cathay Real Estate Development Co., Ltd. (“Cathay Real Estate Development”).

The Zhonghe Bannan Road Project (tentative name) is located within five kilometers of Taipei Station in downtown Taipei, and is a two-minute walk from Zhongyuan Station on the MRT Circular Line (opened March 2020). It is a large-scale project consisting of four towers with a site area of over 17,000 m2. The project plans to make use of its station-front location to attract various facilities for convenient living to the property’s lower floors, and a variety of shared facilities are being planned befitting such a large-scale property.

The Tainan Yonghua Road Project (tentative name) is located in a land readjustment zone in the Anping District, which is home to the Tainan City government and other government institutions. The south side is adjacent to a large park, Fuping Park, and the area has an open atmosphere as the ocean can be seen off in the distance. There are supermarkets and eateries within walking distance, and Shin Kong Mitsukoshi Xinyi Place, the city’s largest commercial complex, is seven minutes away by car, so the location is highly convenient for daily living. In the Tainan area, Mitsui Outlet Park Tainan (tentative name) is scheduled to open in 2022 next to Tainan Station on the Taiwan High Speed Rail.

Cathay Real Estate Development, the project partner, is a long-standing company established in 1964, was the first developer in Taiwan to have its shares publicly listed and has a strong reputation for residential product planning and quality. It is also Mitsui Fudosan’s partner for the Dunhua North Road Hotel (tentative name), a hotel project being promoted in Taipei. Fully leveraging the knowledge accumulated by the Mitsui Fudosan Group in residential development in Japan and other countries, Mitsui Fudosan plans to develop the residential business jointly with Cathay Real Estate Development throughout Taiwan, centering on large-scale residential projects.


Computer rendering of the completed Zhonghe Bannan Road Project (tentative name) (1)

Computer rendering of the completed Zhonghe Bannan Road Project (tentative name) (2)

Property Overview

Zhonghe Bannan Road Project (tentative name)

Location No. 622 Bannan Road, Zhonghe District, New Taipei City, etc.
Access 2-minute walk from Zhongyuan Station on the MRT Circular Line
Site Area Approx. 192,566 ft2 (17,890 m2)
Total Floor Area / Floors Approx. 177,649 ft2 (165,042 m2) / 31-32 above ground, 5 below ground
Units 944
Schedule Phase I (452 units): Construction to start in 2023, completion and transfer in 2027
Phase II (492 units): Construction to start in 2024, completion and transfer in 2028

Tainan Yonghua Road Project (tentative name)

Location No. 132 Jinhua Road, Anping District, Tainan
Access 3-minute walk from Jiankang 2nd St. bus station
Site Area Approx. 79,523 ft2 (7,388 m2)
Total Floor Area / Floors Approx. 643,778 ft2 (59,809 m2) / 23 above ground, 4 below ground
Units 264
Schedule Construction to start in 2021, completion and transfer in 2025

Mitsui Fudosan's Overseas Strategy

One of the aspirations of VISION 2025, the Mitsui Fudosan Group Long-Term Vision, is to "evolve into a global company." Accordingly, the Group will continue to seek robust growth in the overseas business. Mitsui Fudosan has been conducting business in countries and regions in Asia, in addition to Western countries such as the US and UK. Residential projects are being promoted in Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, China and Taiwan. In the area of commercial facilities, the Group is developing the outlet park business in Kuala Lumpur and Taiwan, and the LaLaport business in Shanghai, Kuala Lumpur and Taiwan. In addition, the Group is promoting the hotel business in Taiwan and logistics park business in Thailand. In these and other ways, the Group has been actively pursuing business in Asia with the view of capturing growing consumer spending and expanding profits at the earliest opportunity in conjunction with contributing to local communities. Going forward, the Group will continue to aim for further expansion of business, including in condominium projects.

The Mitsui Fudosan Group’s Business in Taiwan

In 2016, the Mitsui Fudosan Group established Mitsui Fudosan Taiwan Co., Ltd., a subsidiary in Taiwan, as an investment base. The Group is developing 11 properties in Taiwan, including retail properties, hotels, and housing, and plans to expand the business into logistics facilities and mixed-use developments going forward.

Main purposes Location Property name Opening / completed
Outlet park Linkou District, New Taipei City MITSUI OUTLET PARK LINKOU January 2016
Section 10, Taiwan Blvd., Taichung MITSUI OUTLET PARK TAICHUNG PORT December 2018
Gueiren District, Tainan MITSUI OUTLET PARK TAINAN (tentative name) 2022 (planned)
Regional shopping center Nangang District, Taipei Mitsui Shopping Park LaLaport NANGANG (tentative name) 2022 (planned)
East District, Taichung Mitsui Shopping Park LaLaport TAICHUNG (tentative name) 2022 (planned)
Hotel Da'an District, Taipei MGH Mitsui Garden Hotel Taipei Zhongxiao August 2020
Zhongzheng District, Taipei Zhongshan Zhongxiao Hotel (tentative name) 2022 (planned)
Songshan District, Taipei Dunhua North Road Hotel (tentative name) 2024 (planned)
Housing Sanchong District, New Taipei City Sansong MPARK 2021 (planned)
Anping District, Tainan Tainan Yonghua Road Project (tentative name) 2025 (planned)
Zhonghe District, New Taipei City Zhonghe Banan Road Project (tentative name) 2027 (planned)