Yasuyuki Kojima, First Vice President, joined CBRE in January of 2010 and works in the Capital Markets, Investment Properties division. Mr. Kojima is a native of Japan and has worked in the real estate industry for more than 30 years. He is bilingual and bicultural and possesses extensive knowledge of both U.S. and Japanese real estate and financial practices.
Mr. Kojima’s career includes experience in both the United States and Japan. Prior to joining CBRE, he was the Managing Director and Head of Business Development for Morgan Stanley Japan’s Real Estate Investment Banking Division, focusing on Morgan Stanley Real Estate Funds (MSREF) in Tokyo. During his nine years with Morgan Stanley, Mr. Kojima initiated many of the largest, most complex and highest-profile real estate transactions in Japan, including the purchase of the Daikyo Kioicho Building and the Mitsubishi Corporation Shinagawa Headquarters Building. He also acquired non-performing loans and distressed assets including the Shuwa Shiba Park Building and Tennosu First Tower.
Prior to joining Morgan Stanley in 2000, Mr. Kojima spent 11 years as Vice President, and later Chief Financial Officer, of Haseko (USA) Corporation in Los Angeles, California. Haseko is Japan’s largest condominium construction firm. As CFO, Mr. Kojima oversaw financial operations and investment strategies for Haseko (USA)’s offices in New York, California and Hawaii. He joined Haseko Corporation in Japan in 1984 and for most of the five years preceding his move to Los Angeles, he worked procuring real estate for development projects. However, for one year in 1987, Mr. Kojima was seconded to Taiwan for language and culture study in preparation for the company’s entry into the Chinese market.
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