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Vacant House Utilization Co., Ltd. signs an agreement with Gotemba City, Shizuoka Prefecture to help solve the vacant house problem

Vacant House Utilization Co., Ltd. signs an agreement with Gotemba City, Shizuoka Prefecture to help solve the vacant house problem
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Press release: May 10, 2024
Vacant House Utilization Co., Ltd. signs an agreement with Gotemba City, Shizuoka Prefecture to help solve the vacant house problem *
Vacant House Utilization Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo; President and CEO: Wada
Takamitsu (hereinafter referred to as Akikatsu) is pleased to announce that we have concluded an agreement with Gotemba City, Shizuoka Prefecture, to help resolve the “vacant house problem”, which has become difficult to resolve. *

Through Akikatsu Navi, a matching platform operated by Akikatsu that connects vacant home owners, regions, businesses, and local
governments, we provide information on vacant homes nationwide and work to promote the distribution of vacant homes.
This time, we have entered into an agreement with Gotemba City, Shizuoka Prefecture to provide support for promoting the distribution of vacant houses in Gotemba City and solving the “vacant house problem.” Through our services, we hope to help solve the problem of vacant houses in Gotemba City by providing business matching with local companies and disseminating information about vacant houses. * ■ Comment from Gotemba City Mayor Masami Katsumata *
In order to prevent the occurrence of poorly managed vacant houses, our city has been working to create a system for distributing vacant houses, including a vacant house bank. The collaboration with Vacant House Utilization Co., Ltd., which has a track record of collaborating with local governments and private companies and is working on comprehensive vacant house countermeasures, will be of great significance in the city’s future vacant house countermeasures. I feel that there is. We have high hopes that our city’s vacant house countermeasures will further develop by leveraging our know-how in utilizing vacant houses and our ability to disseminate information, such as activating the vacant house bank.
* ■ Comment from Takamitsu Wada, Vacant House Utilization Co., Ltd. * Vacant House Utilization Co., Ltd. will start by supporting Gotemba City Vacant House Bank’s information dissemination through the web service “Akikatsu Navi” to create an influx of people from outside the city. The problem of vacant houses is a complex problem that involves a wide range of issues and cannot be resolved easily. First of all, we would like to start by disseminating information, not only real estate information such as vacant houses, but also the
simultaneous viewing of information on the city, financial services and guarantee services necessary for the distribution of vacant houses, and helping to create a sustainable town in Gotemba City. am thinking. We will take this opportunity to work with local residents to resolve issues that will revitalize the local economy.
* ■ About vacant house expert Takamitsu Wada, representative of Vacant House Utilization Co., Ltd. *
Born in Osaka in 1976
He inherited his father’s business at the age of 20 and closed it down at the age of 24. After that, he jumped into the real estate industry and after experiencing all kinds of work related to architecture and real estate, he became independent in 2010. In 2014, he established Vacant House Utilization Co., Ltd. with the desire to “solve Japan’s vacant house problem.” In January 2017, we dispatched our own investigators to investigate the actual situation of vacant houses. In August 2018, we raised 62.1 million yen through a third-party allotment and released “AKIDAS”, a vacant house utilization data system. In January 2019, the head office was moved to Tokyo. We have built the vacant house matching platform “Vacant House Utilization Navi,” a new initiative that connects local residents, businesses, and local governments to address the issues of vacant house owners. In November 2021, we started “Setagaya Vacant House Utilization Navi” in collaboration with Setagaya Ward, Tokyo, and in June 2022, we will launch a vacant house countermeasure package for local governments nationwide, from cloud management of vacant properties to utilization mediation. Announced the provision of the service “Akikatsu Local Government Support”.
In 2023, he published his first book, “Sell your parents’ house now (Kobunsha),” and is active in the media as an expert on vacant houses.

Awards (partial):
September 2017/Selected as a “model business operator for the utilization of vacant houses, vacant land, etc. in the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism region” in FY2017 June 2018/Selected as a “model business operator for the utilization of vacant houses, vacant land, etc. in the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism region” in 2018
November 2018/Won the “Excellence Award” at the SDGs Business Contest February 2019 / Received the Sharing Service Award and Good
Performance Award at Japan’s largest pitch event “Mirai 2019″. March 2019/Selected as a business consideration company for the accelerator program “Swing” sponsored by Seibu Holdings
July 2019 / Sumiyoshi Ward is recruiting private businesses to cooperate with vacant house measures, and the model of Vacant House Utilization Co., Ltd. is adopted as the first one
January 2020/Proposal for Tsukuba City, Ibaraki Prefecture selected at Cabinet Office Open Innovation Challenge
September 2020/The “Advanced project to improve the efficiency of vacant house surveys using remote sensing” proposed by Kakyaya Uzai Co., Ltd. was selected as part of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government’s “Tokyo Model Support Project for Measures against Private Vacant Houses.”
February 2021/Concluded a collaboration agreement with Nobeoka City, Miyazaki Prefecture regarding the “vacant house utilization model project”
April 2021/Concluded a collaboration agreement with Saitama Prefecture and Yorii Town regarding the “vacant house utilization model project” October 2021/Won the “SDGs Social Business Grand Prize” at the 2nd SDGs Business Awards hosted by the SDGs Institute
October 2021/Concluded a collaboration agreement with Misaki Town, Sennan District, Osaka Prefecture for a “vacant house utilization model project”
October 2021/Concluded a collaboration agreement with Joso City, Ibaraki Prefecture regarding the “vacant house utilization model project”
October 2021/Concluded an agreement with Setagaya Ward, Tokyo regarding the “vacant house utilization matching system”
November 2021 / Matching platform “Setagaya Vacant House Utilization Navi” launched in collaboration with Setagaya Ward, Tokyo
https://setagaya.akikatsu-match.com/
April 2022/Nobeoka vacant house utilization project “HYPHENATION in NOBEOKA” starts recruiting businesses
https://seminar.aki-katsu.co.jp/hyphenation_in_nobeoka
June 2022/Won the Excellence Award at “Smart City Osaka Pitch 2022” (Osaka Smart City Partners Forum)
July 2022/Concluded a partnership agreement with Kuriyama Town, Hokkaido regarding the “Regional Revitalization Entrepreneur System” November 2022 / Osaka City Ikuno Ward Office and Vacant House Utilization Co., Ltd. conclude a business collaboration agreement regarding measures against vacant houses in the ward.
April 2023 / Neba Village, Nagano Prefecture, and Vacant House Utilization Co., Ltd. conclude a business collaboration agreement regarding measures against vacant houses, etc. in the village. November 2023 / Chiba Prefecture, Kimitsu City and Vacant House Utilization Co., Ltd. conclude a collaboration agreement regarding measures for vacant houses, etc.
November 2023/Hyogo Prefecture/Kobe City and Vacant House Utilization Co., Ltd. conclude a business collaboration agreement to promote the utilization of vacant houses and vacant land.
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