Local Leadership

JAPAN

Todd Olson

Executive Managing Director

Todd is Executive Managing Director, North Asia and Managing Director of C&W’s Japan operations. He also serves as a member of the Asia Pacific Executive Leadership Council. Todd worked in the commercial real estate market and lived in Japan for over 25 years. Fluent in Japanese, he focuses on Capital Markets and Tenant Representation projects in Japan and throughout Asia Pacific and has served as account manager from many major corporations consulting on their Japan real estate portfolios and implementing transaction strategies. Prior to joining C&W in 2007, Todd worked 10 years for JLL Japan serving in several posts including Head of Corporate Solutions overseeing all Tenant Representation, Project Management and Facilities Management Services for Japan. He was also a member of their Global Tenant Representation Board. He also worked 5 years for the largest Japanese office leasing brokerage firm, IKOMA Corporation and served as asset manager for Sky Court’s overseas investment portfolio. (Washington State, U.S., Real Estate Brokerage License (inactive), Member of the Japan Chapter of the Urban Land Institute)

Yoshiyuki Tanaka

President and CEO of Asset Management

Yoshiyuki is President and CEO of Cushman & Wakefield Asset Management K.K. In 1997, he started his career at the Mitsubishi Trust & Banking Corporation. At the trust bank, he was responsible for the brokerage and land trust businesses. In 2001, he joined Cushman & Wakefield K.K. as a real estate broker and real estate consultant representing foreign clients in Japan as well as Japanese firms with requirements overseas. In addition, he established the investment advisory business for C&W in Japan. (Member of the Japanese Association of Real Estate Appraisal)

Isao Suga

Executive Director, Retail Services

Isao is Director, Retail Services. Prior to joining C&W, he worked for 17 years at Mitsui Fudosan, where he played a key role in the expansion of their retail business. He is expanding C&W’s presence in the areas of brand representation, retail consulting, landlord representation and exporting Japanese retailers abroad through C&W’s global retail network.

Manami Chisaki

Director, Tenant Advisory Group

Manami is Director, Tenant Representation. Her responsibilities include managing office lease transactions nationwide throughout Japan, landlord negotiations, major account management, qualitative and quantitative analysis and market research. Manami’s experience in the real estate business spans more than 13 years.

Sumihiro Nakajima

Director, Construction Consulting

Sumihiro assumed the role of Director, Construction Consulting in 2017. His background includes previously working for one of the major Japanese general contractors, Kajima Corporation both in Japan and in the UK. This experience gives him direct knowledge of local market pricing and practice allowing him to effectively negotiate project budgets with landlord designated contractors adding value and creating savings for clients. (Certified Facility Manager Japan, Certified Security System Engineer, Committee Member of Japan Facility Managers Association)

Hiroyoshi Takayama

Director, Capital Markets

Hiroyoshi is Director, Investment Sales, Capital Markets. He joined Cushman & Wakefield in 2005. He has over 20 years of professional experience in the commercial real estate field in Japan. He is involved in all areas of Valuation and Advisory Services. Prior to joining Cushman & Wakefield, Hiroyoshi worked as Vice President and Senior Analyst at Moody’s Japan involved in the valuation of commercial real estate. He was a pioneer in the Japanese CMBS market, and was a leader in the Rating Committee for real estate valuations. (Member of RICS (UK), Licensed Real Estate Appraiser (Japan), Member of the Japanese Association of Real Estate Appraisal)

Eigo Okayama

Senior Director, Asset Management Division

Eigo’s main role is to manage operations of existing portfolios as Senior Director, Asset Management Division. In 1981, Eigo joined Tobishima Corporation. Over the course of 18 years, he built his career in the real estate business through a number of development and investment projects in Europe and North America. Subsequently, he joined AIG where he was responsible for overseeing the Asset Management Department as well as Project and Construction Management teams in Japan. In 2011, he joined Cushman & Wakefield Asset Management. He has an MSBA from the University of Illinois at Urbana.

 

Kosuke Ogi

Executive Director, Investment Management Division

Kosuke is Executive Director, Investment Management Division. Kosuke has a broad experience in the real estate fund business spanning 16 years. In 2009, He was appointed to be Director of the Investment Planning Division of Cushman & Wakefield Asset Management K.K. (Member of RICS (UK), Registered Real Estate Consultant (Japan),Chartered Member of the Securities Analyst Association of Japan)

Norimasa Shimizu

COO for Asset Management

Norimasa is COO for Cushman & Wakefield Asset Management. He oversees the central functions of the firm including Risk Management, Finance, Accounting, HR, PR, and Administration. He started his career at the Sumitomo Trust & Banking Corporation in 1986. He was responsible for various roles including corporate loan service, real estate business, risk management, IT and internal auditing over the course of 21 years. (CPA(USA), Member of RICS (UK), Licensed Real Estate Appraiser (Japan), Certified Internal Auditor (USA))

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