Japan's most influential gathering of private real estate leaders

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

Supercharge your fundraising at the 9th edition of the PERE Investor Forum: Tokyo on 17 September 2020 by connecting with regional leaders and global senior decision-makers.

The Forum brings together Japan’s most influential community of institutional investors, fund and asset managers, developers, technology and strategic partners, and advisors to enhance fundraising for global private real estate.

Examine the investment strategies of the largest Japanese LPs, including year-on-year attendees GPIF, Japan Post Bank, Japan Post Insurance and many more, and discuss the future of the asset class on a global and domestic scale.

Trending discussion topics at the Forum include:

  • 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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Discover the Investor Forum: Tokyo

Key discussion topics included

  • Japanese LP report card: How do they assess their current investments?
  • International GP views on the latest global real estate trends
  • Discover the Japanese investment opportunity
  • Japan success stories: Investing in hotels and hospitality
  • Real estate debt: What can it offer that equity can’t?
  • People, context and reinvention: A layered approach to creating a sense of place

2020 speakers include:

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Thanks to our sponsors

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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 2019 agenda.  For any enquiries on the 2020 programme, please contact Andrew Wolff on at andrew.w@peimedia.com


Day 1 Day 2
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Day 1 - Wednesday 16th

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

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


Day 2 - 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 andrew.w@peimedia.com.

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 Chief Executive Officer, Global Hospitality Investment Group

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 focuses on investing in under-valued hotels (single assets, portfolios, and operating companie… Read full bio

Ari Druker

Director, Loan Origination - Real Estate, Investment Banking Coverage, Deutsche Securities

Ari is a member of the Structured Products Origination team within the Corporate Finance group. Ari specializes in originating real estate and private equity related financing opportunities. Previously, Ari held senior positions at Tokyo Star Bank an… Read full bio
Tetsuya Fujita

Tetsuya Fujita

President, CBRE Global Investors 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 heads the International Business group at GENKAI Capital Management- a Japanese Asset Management Firm where he is leading the global investment strategy and international fund-raising activities. Shai started his real estate career at a New York… 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
Akihisa Hoshino

Akihisa Hoshino

Deputy General Manager, Investment Management 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

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

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

Shinji Kawano

Head of Overseas Property Investment, Tokio Marine Asset Management

Shinji Kawano is a Head of Overseas Property Investment in Tokio Marine Asset Management. Prior to assuming the current post in 2012, Shinji held various senior positions in fund management, asset management, business development or market research i… Read full bio
Daisuke Kitta

Daisuke Kitta

Senior Managing Director, Head of Japan, Blackstone

Daisuke Kitta is the Head of Blackstone Japan, Head of Real Estate Japan and is a Senior Managing Director at Blackstone based in Tokyo. Mr Kitta is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Real Estate group’s investment activities in Japan a… 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

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

Midori Suzuki-Tsushima

Executive Manager, Tosei Asset Advisors

Midori has nearly 25 years of professional experiences in real estate. Currently she acts as Relationship Manager for offshore institutional investors at Tosei Asset Management and helps clients navigate in today’s rapidly changing real estate invest… Read full bio
Shusaku Watanabe PERETOKYO20

Shusaku Watanabe

Director of Capital Transactions, Real Estate, Asia Pacific, Nuveen Real Estate

Shu is a director at Nuveen Real Estate responsible for evaluating, structuring and originating acquisitions across the Asia region, supporting the business in its aspirations to deploy significant capital into the region. Shu joined the business in… Read full bio
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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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