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Century 21: Your Real Home Wherever in the World

We are the premium estate agent for expatriates relocating to Tokyo. Our friendly approach and 30 years of experience operating in Japan help us make things easy for you. We know how difficult it can be to move to a new, unfamiliar city, and we are here to help guide you.

Our Typical Process:

1. It often starts with a phone call, or perhaps an email. We want to know what you are looking for—not only what your basic requirements are, but also what would make up your dream home or office! With this we go to work and will provide property information, layouts and photos of what is available.

Clients may also search for themselves directly in our online database. You can even register on our website to receive daily updates on the latest properties that match your requirements.

2. The next step is refining the search to determine which properties and areas best serve your needs, and in particular, where the best deals are.

3. Our bilingual agents will then drive you around to view properties together.

4. Once you’ve selected your favorite property, we will negotiate the best terms and conditions.

5. Lastly—and importantly—we will remain as your agent to help deal with any problems, often until you leave or vacate the premises.


Residential Leasing:
“We help people find their dream home.”

Century 21 SKY Realty leases Western-style apartments and houses in Tokyo. We have developed an extensive database of quality properties in central and suburban Tokyo, including economical apartments, spacious homes for families and luxury residential high-rises.

We also provide introductions to furniture suppliers and interior design services, and we offer orientation services for first-time expats. Century 21 SKY Realty will negotiate with landlords to secure improvements to properties, installation or upgrades of curtains and household appliances, installation of high-speed Internet, and access to cable or satellite television services.

Office Leasing:
“We help business find room to work.”

Century 21 SKY Realty has access to a vast database of commercial office space available for lease in central Tokyo. Through associated companies, we can also provide information on available office space in other parts of Japan. We can assist with property searches, financial analyses, lease negotiations, lease language, and documentation and market research.

Our negotiations encompass rent-free periods, reduced security deposits, landlord-funded building upgrades, rights to option space, rights of first refusal and timely return of excess space. Our additional lease-related services include introduction to service providers and the facilitation of competitive bidding for interior design services, office furniture suppliers, and information processing assessment, as well as installation services.

Asset and Property Management:
“We manage space.”

Century 21 SKY Realty manages a substantial portfolio of centrally located, mid-size commercial spaces and luxury residential properties. Occupancy levels are consistently maintained above market averages.
Our asset and property management services include portfolio review, marketing, operations and accounting.

Investment Transactions:
“We negotiate deals.”

The Century 21 SKY Realty team is recognized in Tokyo for its local market savvy and ability to influence negotiations. We help our clients maximize the value of their real estate assets, and we’re prepared to guide them through a variety of complex transactions.

Our investment services include: portfolio analysis, strategy formulation, transaction procedure guidance, property search and selection, title search, financial analysis, negotiations, public and private invitation bidding and marketing. •

You have a friend in Tokyo!

Yatsuka Building 1F
1-3-8 Higashi-Azabu
Minato-ku, Tokyo
+81 (0)3 3585 0021