Tokyo-based IT strategy firm Tateru Inc. launched Tateru-BuySell to provide various real estate trading services using big data, in February. It currently lists more than 1,000 properties.
Announced late last month, this collaboration will give Tateru-BuySell users access to 6,000 property listings from PropertyAccess, which operated in at least 10 Southeast Asian countries. It’ll also help users make sense of overseas business practices.
Tateru will use PropertyAccess to introduce foreign investors to investment properties in Japan.
PropertyAccess was launched in March. It uses artificial intelligence and deep learning technology from Japan and Singapore to make the process of buying and selling property smoother. It has offices in Japan, Singapore, the Philippines, and Malaysia.
Unlike RakuMachi.jp, Rare-One.jp, ReThink Tokyo and JikaPro — that showcase income-producing properties in Japan for overseas and local investors — PropertyAccess features investment properties from the Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, and England, for Japanese investors.
Local businesses are taking a keen interest in collaborating with foreigners-focused property classifieds. Rakuten Lifull Stay Inc., co-owned by Rakuten Inc. (51 percent) and Lifull Co. Ltd. (49 percent), tops in this arena and has signed listings-sharing agreements with seven rental sites.