Creating attractive living spaces
Regeneration condominiums and improving the value of housing (rebuilding, prolonging life and renovation)

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"Air Hills Fujisawa": Creating new value in condominiums through rebuilding

It is claimed that there are approximately 790,000 condominiums built in the era of the old quake-resistance standards (1981 and earlier). As buildings and residents are becoming older, not to mention other issues, the question of how to rehabilitate condominiums has become a social issue. Fujisawa Residence was a cluster of seven buildings and 170 units subdivided for sale in 1965, faced with multiple problems including the aging of buildings and residential facilities, etc. and the need to consider making improvements for barrier-free access in line with the aging of its residents. A resolution for its full-scale rebuilding was passed on the condition that the right holders’ wishes are reflected as much as possible in terms of the layout of each room, communal areas, etc. and that designs are modified in accordance with their budget. We successfully rebuilt Fujisawa Residence into a single-building condominium consisting of 360 units, which has not only resulted in the rehabilitation of the buildings themselves, but has also led to the increase in new residents and even the revitalization of the town. (Construction completed in August 2018.)

Air Hills Fujisawa, after rebuilding
Air Hills Fujisawa, after rebuilding
Fujisawa Residence, before rebuilding
Fujisawa Residence, before rebuilding

Haseko Group's rebuilding history (Examples of rebuilding works completed since fiscal 2012)

<Tokyo Metropolitan Area>

  • LIVIO Musashino Nakacho (Musashino City, Tokyo)
  • FOREST Minamimachida (Machida City, Tokyo)
  • OBER Ofuna Marks Court (Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture)
  • BRANCHERA Ichikawa Gyotoku (Ichikawa City, Chiba Prefecture)
  • OBER Grandio Kichijoji I (Mitaka City, Tokyo)
  • CITY HOUSE Kawasaki Fujimikoen (Kawasaki City, Kanagawa Prefecture)
  • Air Hills Fujisawa (Fujisawa City, Kanagawa Prefecture)
  • BRANCHERA Hakusan (Bunkyo Ward, Tokyo)

<Kinki region>

  • GRAND MAISON Senri Chuo Higashigaoka (Toyonaka City, Osaka Prefecture)
  • ATLAS Senriyamahoshigaoka (Suita City, Osaka Prefecture)
  • BRANCHERA Senbayashi Omiya (Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture)
  • BRANCHERA Yamamotochominami (Yao City, Osaka Prefecture)
  • SIMFONIA Shinsenriminami Gardens (Toyonaka City, Osaka Prefecture)
  • BRANCHERA Ikeda Ishizumi (Ikeda City, Osaka Prefecture)
  • CITY TERRACE Senri Momoyamadai (Toyonaka City, Osaka Prefecture)
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Collaboration within the Group to prolong the life of condominiums

There is growing demand for prolonging the life of condominiums as a way of rehabilitating condominiums. For the purpose of developing an internal framework to meet various needs of old condominiums as a one-stop shop, Haseko Corporation, Haseko Reform, Inc. and HASEKO PROPERTY MANAGEMENT HOLDINGS INC. have started conducting studies and making proposals in collaboration with each other. We intend to make comprehensive condominium rehabilitation proposals for rebuilding condominiums and prolonging their lives, and by doing so, help create opportunities for service-related businesses.

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Survey on management of old condominiums and direction of communities and rehabilitation

In old condominiums, residents are also becoming older; moreover, many old condominiums have poor earthquake resistance and require seismic retrofitting, etc. On the other hand, appropriate maintenance and management as well as healthy communities are deemed to facilitate the resolution of various issues and help ensure the safety of buildings and improve their quality. With this in mind, HASEKO RESEARCH INSTITUTE had been conducting a fact-finding survey on old condominiums that are more than 40 years old in Yokohama City, jointly with Professor Minoru Takamizawa and Associate Professor Yasuhiro Fujioka at the Institute of Urban Innovation, YOKOHAMA National University, and the Housing and Community Foundation. Survey results revealed that even though the level of satisfaction tended to be particularly low among owners and residents with respect to old condominiums’ aseismic performance and barrier-free access, few residents felt that despite the seismic inadequacy, nothing could be done but to accept the current conditions. We believe that the task of ensuring the safety of buildings and improving their quality becomes a tough challenge as residents get older, and that healthy communities help promote the resolution of issues in old condominiums, such as quake-proofing initiatives.

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Haseko's "renovation business"

Distribution of existing housing accounts for a lower percentage of the total housing distribution volume in Japan than in Western countries. The increase in vacant houses has become a social problem due to a mix of various factors, and one of its causes is the number of houses in stock exceeding the number of households due to the aging and shrinking population combined with the declining birth rate. Haseko Real Estate, Inc. is promoting the "renovation business," which involves purchasing a unit in a condominium subject to unit ownership and selling the unit again after renovating it. We will contribute toward the distribution of existing housing by increasing the asset value of homes through the business.

[Example of renovation] Life Hills Kamatori (construction completed in 1999, constructed by Haseko Corporation and sold by Haseko Urbest.)

After renovation
After renovation
Before renovation
Before renovation