Complex urban development

Description of business

We are engaging in complex urban development involving commercial, office, hotel and conference facilities. Along with the ground design in view of the history and the future of the local community, cooperation and coordination in the community and among various business entities, and expertise on cultivating valuable "towns" based on a long-term vision. We are accumulating achievements in urban development by our unique ideas founded on the two pillars of investment/development and facility operation.

Actual cases

Grand Front Osaka that creates an encounter with various people and impressions

Grand Front Osaka was developed under the "Umekita Advanced Development Zone Project" for the north side of the JR Osaka station by 12 private developers (as of 2013) including ORIX Real Estate. The concept of the urban development is to create a base for bringing together and exchanging international information and human resources, and through various types of innovation generated in this "town", to contribute to the growth and development of Osaka, Kansai, and Japan as a whole.
Various urban functions are integrated such as hotels, offices, condominiums, shops and restaurants, Umekita Plaza, a space for relaxation of approximately 10,000m2, as well as the core facility Knowledge Capital. It aims at building the organic relationship of respective urban functions to achieve urban development with synergistic attraction, joint influence and continuous change.

Grand Front Osaka

Knowledge Capital, the field for creating new values

Knowledge Plaza
Knowledge Plaza

To fuse "sensitivity" and "technology" of each business person, researcher, creator and ordinary people to create a new value. It is what Knowledge Capital, the place for intellectual creation and exchange aims at. The "place" and "function" are provided through collaborations across fields to contribute to starting new projects and elaborating such projects by offering feedback based on the opinions of those in the general community.

Efforts to realize a sustainable society

Umekita Plaza
Umekita Plaza

As a "Low-CO2 Residence and Building Leadership Project" of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, the plaza has been developed with the thorough consideration for the environment by "adopting the low-CO2 technology with high performance" such as large-scale rooftop planting, zone greening, and photovoltaic generation, while "establishing a sustainable management system". Also, by employing the environment-conscious exterior and high-efficiency heat source facilities, it is ranked "S class in CASBEE-Osaka" environmental assessments.

Sasashima Live 24 Global Gate, the international welcome-exchange base

Global Gate
Global Gate

Sasashima Live 24 is a large-scale redevelopment project of a former freight station site (approx. 12.4 ha) at the south of the Nagoya station. It is a bustling complex urban development having aimed at the formation of an "international welcome-exchange base" through collaboration of industry, government and academia with the key words of "exchange", "environment" and "disaster prevention". The compound facility Global Gate which serves as a core in the town was developed with the proprietor "Sasashima Live 24 special purpose company" invested by five private entities including ORIX.

Place where people come together across borders and cultures

The compound facility Global Gate, the core of Sasashima Live 24 is composed of offices, hotels, conference facilities, commercial facilities providing shopping and dining opportunities along with close contact to the natural environment to create new business, international exchange, energy and culture.

Fusing nature and urban environments while focusing on disaster prevention

Open Air Plaza
Open Air Plaza

The avenue of zelkova trees, rooftop gardens, and green walls are prepared to fuse the city and nature. Seismic control structures ensure a high level of earthquake resistance, and the power is supplied by two lines, a main line and a backup line. Equipped with emergency generators and fuel that can run for approximately 48 hours to enhance business continuity for tenants.

CROSS GATE KANAZAWA, the place for new exchange where people, experiences, and goods intersect

CROSS GATE KANAZAWA(conceptual image)
CROSS GATE KANAZAWA(conceptual image)

It is a project for developing a mixed-use complex facility at the west exit of the JR Kanazawa station as an "international brand hotel project" for which a public appeal was made by Kanazawa City. It is to be composed of two foreign-affiliated hotels, Hyatt Centric Kanazawa and Hyatt House Kanazawa, the condominium The Residence Kanazawa and commercial facilities, with a rooftop garden Mirai-no-oka.
The facility was named based on the wish to contribute to the development of the area as the entrance of Kanazawa, which aims to be the "Hub of International Exchange" where people, experiences and information gather from inside and outside Japan and a new value is created through such exchange. Scheduled to open in 2020.

Commercial area fusing "From Kanazawa" with "Coming to Kanazawa for the First TIme"

First floor of commercial area (conceptual image)
First floor of commercial area (conceptual image)

The first and second floors of the commercial area will have a line-up of 34 stores such as the confectionary shops and restaurants fusing things "From Kanazawa" and "Coming to Kanazawa for the First Time", such as stores of local-origin, stores that have been launched in Kanazawa for the first time and stores in new business lines, with a concept of "Premium foods and restaurants" that can entertain people in the area, as well as visitors to Kanazawa.