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Connecting Japan‘s key private real estate leaders with the world

The PERE Investor Forum: Tokyo Virtual Experience on 17 September 2020 reinvigorated fundraising activities by connecting with regional leaders and global senior decision-makers in testing times.

The Forum is Japan’s #1 real estate meeting place and the final Forum at PERE’s industry-leading Japan Korea Week. The 5-day Japan Korea Week virtual experience allows you to arrange unlimited 1-to-1 video meetings around your schedule with the region’s leading institutional investors.

Gain immediate insights from live-streamed and on-demand sessions,  catch up with global peers about pressing topics in private real estate, and secure your next capital allocation in your own time.

Get access to Japan’s most influential community of institutional investors, fund and asset managers, strategic partners, and advisors to broaden your network and advance your fundraising for global private real estate.

Discover how to adapt to a covid-19 world

2020 featured speakers include:

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Virtual experience includes unlimited networking, live-streamed content, connectivity with fellow attendees.

Explore the premium content, including trending discussion topics such as:

  • How to fundraise from the giant, medium and small Japanese LPs
  • Opportunities in the global and Japanese markets
  • Japanese LPs’ strategies and appetite
  • Emerging trends: Integrated resort, the role of ESG
  • What’s more for your portfolio: Architect, design and service management perspectives

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The PERE Global Passport connects you to the virtual community of real estate decision-makers that attend all six of PERE’s industry-leading event series with special perks that gives you the advantage to secure capital commitments and finalize your next project over your peers. All without leaving your (home) office!

Confirmed Japanese LP attendees:

Connect with leading Japanese LPs in private real estate investment, share the latest market insights and shape global capital flow at PERE Investor Forum: Tokyo
Advantest Corporate Pension Fund
AISIN Employees' Pension Fund
Aozora Bank
Asahi Mutual Life Insurance
Bank of Yokohama
DENSO Pension Fund
Farmers’ Pension Fund
Japan Co-Op Insurance Consumers' Co-Operative Federation
Japan Post Bank
Japan Post Insurance
Mitsui & Co
Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance
National Federation of Mutual Aid Associations for Municipal Personnel
National Kyosai Federation of Japan Agricultural Cooperatives (ZENKYOREN)
Nomura Funds Research & Technologies
Nomura Trust And Banking
ORIX Life Insurance Corporation
Osaka Shoko Shinkin Bank
Pension Fund Association
Resona Bank
Shinkin Central Bank
Shinsei Bank
Sumitomo Life Insurance
The Dai-ichi Life Insurance
The Gibraltar Life Insurance
The Norinchukin Bank
Tokio Marine Asset Management
Tokyo University of Science
Trust Capital

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Connect with Japan's largest LPs. Turbocharge fundraising.

Demonstrate your unique value-add capabilities to Japanese LPs allocating capital to oversea private real estate to turbocharge your fundraising in 2020 and beyond. Exchange ideas with prominent global GPs, developers, and strategic advisors to enhance your investment strategies across Asia, Europe, Australia, and the Americas.

Confirmed 2019 LP attendees included

AISIN Employees' Pension Fund
Aozora Bank
Development Bank of Japan
Farmers’ Pension Fund
Fuji Xerox Pension Fund
Gibraltar Life Insurance
Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF)
Idemitsu Pension Fund
Ivanhoe Cambridge
Japan Co-Op Insurance Consumers' Co-Operative Federation
Japan Post Bank
Manulife Life Insurance
NBRE Management Japan Advisors KK
Nippon Life Insurance
Nomura Asset Management
Nomura Funds Research and Technologies
Norinchukin Bank
Orix Life Insurance Corporation
Pension Fund Association
Resona Bank
Shimizu Corporation
Shinsei Bank
Sumitomo Life Insurance
Sumitomo Mitsui DS Asset Management
Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank
Tokio Marine Asset Management
Tokyo Star Bank
Tokyo University of Science

Valuable Insights. Enhance your strategies.

Utilizing PERE’s position as the most prestigious private real estate specialized publication, the Forum is your gateway to access to the most exclusive market insights.

See below the 2020 agenda.  For any enquiries on the 2021 programme, please contact Andrew Wolff on at


Day 1 Day 2
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Agenda - Wednesday 16th

Wednesday, 16 September 2020
18:00 - 20:00

VIP cocktail for sponsors and investors (by invitation only, TBC)


Agenda - Thursday 17th

Thursday, 17 September 2020
08:30 - 08:50

Registration and networking

08:50 - 09:05

PERE welcome

09:05 - 09:50

Keynote Panel: Putting Japanese capital to work in global markets

  • How can Japanese investors get more comfortable about actively participating in the
    global real estate markets?
  • Investing in EU vs. UK in the post Brexit world
  • The US: is it one market or many? How should Japanese investors look at it?
09:50 - 10:20

Keynote Presentation

10:20 - 11:05

Panel: Real Estate opportunities beyond core sectors

  • Understanding mid-market investing opportunities
  • Value add and Opportunistic funds, should Japanese investors be taking a closer
11:05 - 11:35

Networking coffee break

11:35 - 12:05

Presentation: Economic trends in the US

12:05 - 12:50

Panel: Current investing trends in the Japanese market

  • Japan Post-Olympics – What are the most important themes for investors?
  • How has the coronavirus impacted the market?
  • Why are investors increasingly interested in the residential sector?
12:50 - 13:50

Networking lunch

13:50 - 14:30

Panel: Real estate debt

  • Debt vs Equity – for the Japanese investor, what is best now and why?
  • Debt opportunities – USA vs EUR vs Japan vs elsewhere such as Australia
  • Senior vs. Mezzanine – for the Japanese investor, what are the pros and cons?
14:30 - 15:10

Panel: Integrated resorts, hospitality and the impact of Covid-19

  • Assessing the impact of Covid-19 in Japan on the industry
  • Perspectives and lessons learned from international and domestic investors
  • Distressed opportunities for investing in the sector
15:10 - 15:30

Networking coffee break

15:30 - 16:10

Panel: Investing in sector specific vs diversified funds

  • Understanding the pros and cons to investing sector specific vs diversified funds
  • Japanese LPs have shied away from sector specific funds, why should they reconsider them?
  • Overview of sector specific funds such as in residential and logistic sectors
16:10 - 16:40

Country Case Study: India

16:40 - 17:30

Panel: What do Japanese LPs want? The secrets to relationship building in Japan

  • How do more experienced LPs evaluate their RE portfolio of investments so far?
  • What is preventing other LPs from deploying into the market?
  • LP Scorecard: How do LPs assess their current relationships with GPs so far?
17:30 - 18:30

Close of conference & cocktail reception

For enquiries on speaking at the PERE Investor Forum: Tokyo 2020 conference, please contact Andrew Wolff at

Arakawa Mitsuhiro

Mitsuhiro Arakawa

Executive Consultant, Russell Investments Japan

Mitsuhiro Arakawa is Executive Consultant, Consulting Dept. for Russell Investments Japan. He joined Russell in January 2007. Prior to joining Russell, he held positions at Daiwa Institute of Research Ltd. (DIR) as Chief Consultant in Pension Investm… Read full bio

Kevin Colket

Founder and CEO, GHIG

Kevin Colket is the Founder and CEO of the Global Hospitality Investment Group (GHIG), a real estate private equity firm incorporated in January 2019. GHIG invests in distressed and under-valued hotels (single assets, portfolios, and operating compan… Read full bio

Matt Dimond

Managing Director, Global Head of Business Development, Mayfair Capital

Matt joined Mayfair Capital in May 2018 as Managing Director, Global Head of Business Development. Matt’s primary responsibility is to expand the array of global capital sources investing in European real estate managed by Mayfair Capital and the bro… Read full bio

Ari Druker

Director – Corporate Development North Asia, FLOW Digital Infrastructure

Ari recently joined FLOW Digital Infrastructure, PAG’s newly launched regional data centre platform, that aims to capitalize on the rapidly growing demand for digital infrastructure in Asia. Prior to FLOW, Ari was a member of the Investment Banking C… Read full bio
Tetsuya Fujita

Tetsuya Fujita

Country Manager and Managing Director, CBRE Investment Management Japan

Mr. Fujita has over 30 years of experience in real estate industry. He started his career at Sumitomo Realty & Development Co. Ltd. with which he spent 5 years for residential condo development in Japan and over 13 years in U.S. to oversee Sumito… Read full bio

Shai Greenberg

Senior Vice President, Genkai Capital Management

Shai is a Senior Vice President at GENKAI Capital Management- a trailblazing Japanese Asset Management Firm. In addition to investing throughout the capital stack in commercial real estate Shai is investing in and supporting groundbreaking innovation… Read full bio

Charles Haase

Managing Director, Aetos Japan

Mr. Haase is a Managing Director of Aetos Japan, LLC, and is responsible for investor relationship management globally. Prior to joining Aetos Japan in 2018, Mr. Haase served as a General Manager in the U.S. Planning Group with Tokyu Land Corporation… Read full bio
James Haines

James Haines

General Manager and Head of Global Real Estate Structured Debt, Aozora Bank

J.J. Haines is the Head of Global Real Estate Structured Debt at Aozora Bank. He is responsible for the bank’s ex-Japan real estate lending activity, which focuses on developed markets such as the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia.… Read full bio

Barry Hirschfeld

President and Chief Executive Officer, Asia Investment Partners (AIP)

Barry Hirschfeld co-founded Asia Investment Partners in the fall of 1998 and currently serves as its President & CEO. Mr. Hirschfeld brings with him over two decades of experience in the Japanese real estate private equity market including leadin… Read full bio
Akihisa Hoshino

Akihisa Hoshino

Associate General Manager, Alternative Funds Investment Department, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank

Akihisa Hoshino joined the Mitsui Trust and Banking Company, Limited (current "Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, Limited") in 1992. Since 2005, he has been a fund manager in the pension fund management department and in charge of investing entrusted money… Read full bio
Toyokazu Imazeki PERETOKYO20

Toyokazu Imazeki

Chief Analyst, Sanko Estate

Dr. Imazeki is the chief analyst of Sanko Estate as well as the representative director of Commercial Property Research Institute. Based in Tokyo, Dr. Imazeki analyzes major office markets across Japan for over 20 years and publishes their market rep… Read full bio

Takeshi Ito

Senior Investment Officer & Chief Operation Officer, AISIN Employees' Pension Fund

Takeshi Ito is the Senior Investment Officer of AISIN Employees' Pension Fund. Ito has been supervising the investment and management of the pension’s funds since 1998 when he joined Aisin Seiki Co., Ltd. Ito started his career at Nomura Investment M… Read full bio
Laurent Jacquemin AXA IM

Laurent Jacquemin

Head of Asia-Pacific, Real Assets, AXA IM – Real Assets

Laurent is currently Head of Asia-Pacific at AXA IM – Real Assets. He is responsible for all operations in the Asia-Pacific region, including overseeing investment, asset management and capital raising activities from the offices in Japan, South Kore… Read full bio

Harumi Kadono

Head of Fund Management Department and Managing Director, IDERA Capital Management

Harumi Kadono has over 15 years of experiences in real estate investment and finance. Ms. Kadono oversees all of IDERA's fund management activities, including investment strategy development, capital raising and investor reporting. She joined APJ in… Read full bio
Shinji Kawano, Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance

Shinji Kawano

General Manager, Alternative Investment Group, Global Investment Department, Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance

Shinji Kawano is a Head of Alternative Investment Group in Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance (TMNF) and spearheads its alternative investments across private equity, private debt, hedge fund and real estate. Prior to assuming the current post… Read full bio
Arshiya Khullar PERETOKYO20

Arshiya Khullar

Senior Reporter, PERE

Arshiya Khullar is a senior reporter for PERE. Based in New York, Arshiya covers news and trends in the private real estate markets across the Americas. Arshiya moved to the US in 2019, after spending five years leading PERE’s Asia-Pacific news cover… Read full bio

Daisuke Kitta

Head of Real Estate Japan, Blackstone

Daisuke Kitta is the Head of Real Estate Japan based in Tokyo, and he is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Real Estate group’s investment activities in Japan. Since joining Blackstone in 2008, Mr. Kitta has been involved in analyzing v… Read full bio

Kunihiko Okumura

Head of Acquisitions - Japan, LaSalle Investment Management

Kunihiko ‘’Nick’’ Okumura is Head of Acquisitions and Asset Management in Japan and is responsible for managing the Acquisitions and Asset Management Team in Tokyo, sourcing opportunities for various mandates and overseeing the investment and asset m… Read full bio
Naoko Saito PERETOKYO20

Naoko Saito

Senior Vice President, Leasing, Prologis

Naoko Saito, Senior Vice President, heads the leasing team in Japan managing all leases in the operating portfolio. Until June 2018, Naoko managed the Strategic Planning & Investment team charged with disposition/acquisition activities as well as… Read full bio
Yasuyuki Sanami PERETOKYO20

Yasuyuki Sanami

Chief Operating Officer, Diamond Realty Management

Yasuyuki Sanami serves as Chief Operating Officer and Board Member of Diamond Realty Management Inc(DREAM), a private equity real estate platform established by Mitsubishi Corporation. He is responsible for business development, fund management and c… Read full bio

Martin Schulz

Chief Policy Economist, Fujitsu Ltd

Martin is Chief Policy Economist in the Strategy Planning Division of Fujitsu Ltd, Japan’s leading ICT services company. His work focuses on the economics of technology, corporate strategy, market analytics and economic policy. He is widely quoted in… Read full bio
Kiyosei Sugioka

Kiyosei Sugioka

Managing Director, Head of Alternative Investments, ORIX Life Insurance

Kiyosei Sugioka is a Head of Alternative Investments in ORIX Life Insurance Corporation, covering Private Equity, Private Debt, Infrastructure and Real Estate. Prior to joining ORIX Life in 2019, he was in Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) wh… Read full bio
Shusaku Watanabe Nuveen

Shusaku Watanabe

Managing Director, Head of Japan Real Estate, Nuveen Real Estate

Shu is Managing Director, Head of Japan Real Estate at Nuveen Real Estate who is responsible for and leads all direct real estate investments in Japan. Shu joined the Nuveen in 2016 completing Nuveen's first, debut investment in Japan investing in Gi… Read full bio

PERE Investor Forum: Tokyo offers a unique opportunity for organisations to raise their profile by meeting with a global audience of senior decision-makers in the private real estate industry.

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