As the economic recovery becomes a reality in Japan, the country's five biggest real estate companies are mulling over securitization, and how it can help them seize new business growth opportunities. Japan's economy has spent more than a decade in stagnation.

Mitsubishi Estate Co., Mitsui Fudosan, Tokyo Tatemono, Tokyo Land Corp. and Sumitomo Realty and Development have all previously used securitization in the acquisition of commercial properties. The companies say attracting institutional investors to CMBS has enabled them to increase their return on assets without increasing their own holdings.

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