4 April 2014
The Weekly

LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton's real estate arm L Real Estate and three Japanese companies are collectively investing 83bn Yen, or about $800mn, to jointly develop a new retail and multi-purpose development in Tokyo's Ginza district. Construction starts this month on the new building, which will feature 495,140 ft2 of retail space, as well as offices a theatre and a rooftop garden. Scheduled to open in November 2016, the 13-story structure will redevelop an approximately 1.4-hectare site including the former site of the Matsuzakaya Ginza department store. Developers said the retail section of the new building will house 250 to 300 premium tenants including fashion and luxury goods brands as well as restaurants and cafes. L Real Estate is joining forces with Japanese retailer J. Front Retailing and real estate developers Mori Building and Sumitomo Corporation for the project.