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Management Team

Taisuke Miyajima

Taisuke Miyajima

President & CEO

Mr. Miyajima joined Kenedix in 1998 and is currently the President & CEO of Kenedix. Prior to assuming current position in 2013, he had been the Executive Director of Kenedix Office Investment Corporation & Representative Director of Kenedix Real Estate Fund Management, Inc.("KFM") Prior to joining Kenedix, he served as Manager of the Capital Markets Department at the Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation Head Office in Tokyo beginning in 1987 and was transferred to Mitsubishi's Los Angeles Agency where he served as First Vice President of Real Estate Finance. He has more than 25 years of experience in capital markets including asset securitization as well as corporate and real estate finance in the U.S. and Japan.
Bachelor of Law, Keio University

April 1985 Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation("MUTB")(formerly The Mitsubishi Trust and Banking Corporation)
April 1992 Los Angeles Branch, MUTB
April 1998 Kenedix, Inc.
October 2004 Representative Director, KW REIT Management, Inc.
May 2005 Executive Director, Kenedix Office Investment Corporation (formerly Kenedix Realty Investment Corporation)
February 2012 Corporate Advisor, Kenedix, Inc.
March 2012 Director, Kenedix Asset Management, Inc.
Director, Kenedix, Inc.
March 2013 President & CEO, Kenedix,inc. (present post)
April 2013 Representative Director, Kenedix Asset Management, Inc.
March 2017 Director, Space Design Inc. (present post)
June 2017 Director, Bit Realty, Inc. (present post)
Soushi Ikeda

Soushi Ikeda

Managing Director, Head of Strategic Investment Department

Mr. Ikeda joined Kenedix in 2003 and is responsible for deal sourcing and acquisition of investments. Prior to joining Kenedix, he served in the real estate industry for about a decade, having worked for Tokyu Land. He joined Sumitomo Life Insurance Company, most recently engaged in structured finance department until he joined Kenedix in June 2003. He has over 20 years of experience in the property investment industry with Tokyu Land Corporation, Sumitomo Life Insurance Company and Kenedix.
Bachelor of Engineering, Kyushu University

April 1990 Tokyu Land Corporation
October 1999 Sumitomo Life Insurance Company
June 2003 Kenedix, Inc.
October 2004 Director, Head of Investment Management Department, KW REIT Management, Inc.
April 2008 Executive Officer, Head of Investment Business Department, Kenedix,Inc.
January 2010 Executive Officer, Head of Strategic Investment Department
March 2014 Director, Head of Strategic Investment Department
March 2018 Managing Director, Head of Strategic Investment Department (present post)
Koju Komatsu

Koju Komatsu

Director (Responsible for Corporate Planning Department, and Equity Investment Department), Head of Equity Investment Department

Mr. Komatsu joined Kenedix in April 2005 and was involved in all aspects of REIT operations as a Director and Head of the Investment Management Department and compliance officer at Kenedix Office Investment Corporation, where he contributed to the growth of this corporation. In October 2012, he was named Head of the newly established Equity Investment Department where he oversees investment decisions for Kenedix principal investments and the completion of these acquisitions. His career spans more than 20 years, including assignments in the real estate and finance operations of Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, Limited which he joined in 1996. Licensed real estate appraiser, member of the Security Analysts Association of Japan.
Bachelor of Law, Waseda University

April 1996 Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank (formerly The Mitsui Trust and Banking Co., Ltd.)
December 2003 Citytrust & Banking Corp.
April 2005 Kenedix, Inc.
June 2007 Compliance Officer, Kenedix REIT Management, Inc.
September 2009 Head of Investment Management Department
February 2012 Director, Head of Investment Management Department
October 2012 Head of Equity Investment Department, Kenedix, Inc.
March 2014 Executive Officer, Head of Equity Investment Department
March 2017 Director (Responsible for Corporate Planning Department, and Equity Investment Department), Head of Equity Investment Department (present post)
Koju Komatsu

Marie Kitsuda

Director, Head of Corporate Communications Office

Ms. Kitsuda joined Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation (formerly The Mitsubishi Trust and Banking Corporation) in 1985 and worked primarily in real estate operations during her 33-year career at the bank. In the late 1980s, she was a member of the bank’s land trust section. She subsequently spent 10 years in the bank’s corporate finance section, which included overseas operations. Most recently, she was assigned for many years to positions involving real estate appraisal and real estate market surveys and research. Ms. Kitsuda has written reports and books concerning real estate. In May 2012, she was appointed general manager of the Real Estate Consulting Department, becoming the first woman to head a department at Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation. She is qualified as real estate appraiser. Due to her expertise of appraise, she is delegated as an Expert Advisor of the Land Appraisal Committee of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism and a member of the Fixed Assets Valuation Review Committee of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government.
Bachelor of Economics, Keio University

April 1985 Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation (formerly Mitsubishi Trust and Banking Corporation)
July 1993 Singapore Branch
July 1995 Corporate Finance DivisionDepartment
April 2002 Real Estate Consulting DivisionDepartment
May 2012 Head of Real Estate Consulting DivisionDepartment
April 2018 Director, Head of Corporate Communications Office, Kenedix,Inc. (present post)
Akihiro Asano

Akihiro Asano

Director, Head of Finance & Accounting Department(Responsible for General Administration & Human Resources Department)

Mr. Asano joined Kenedix in 2004 and was assigned to acquisitions where he gained experience in every step from sourcing to bank financing for retail, logistics, office, residential and many other types of properties. He was then named a director and COO of Kenedix Real Estate Fund Management, Inc., where he was the head of the Retail REIT Division. In this position, Mr. Asano played a central role in the IPO of Kenedix Retail REIT Corporation and was the executive for asset management at this REIT for about five years. Before Kenedix, Mr. Asano was at Mitsubishi Corporation, where he was assigned to real estate brokerage and commercial real estate, helped establish Mitsubishi Corp. – UBS Realty Inc., and was involved with the IPO of Japan Retail Fund Investment Corporation. In all, he has more than 20 years of experience in the fields of finance and the management of real estate investments.
Bachelor of Engineering, the University of Tokyo

April 1994 Mitsubishi Corporation
January 2004 Kenedix, Inc.
January 2013 General Manager of Strategic Investment Team 1 of Kenedix, Inc.
March 2014 Executive Officer, Senior Manager of Strategic Investment Department
September 2014 Director & COO, Head of Retail REIT Department, Kenedix Real Estate Fund Management, Inc.
October 2014 Executive Officer, Kenedix Retail Investment Corporation
February 2020 Head of Finance & Accounting Department, Kenedix,Inc.
March 2020 Director, Head of Finance & Accounting Department(Responsible for General Administration & Human Resources Department)(present post)
Takahiro Uchida

Takahiro Uchida

Executive Officer, Head of Business Development Department

Mr. Uchida had been engaged in the establishment and execution of plans for real estate investments in Japan and other countries at The Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co., Ltd. After that, he joined GE Japan Corporation where he was responsible for risk management and investments in the real estate business. He was involved with more than 1 trillion yen of real estate transactions during that time. At Kenedix, Inc., Mr. Uchida is the Head of Business Development Department, where he supervises the creation of new businesses from new perspectives that can contribute to growth in the future.
In all, his career in the real estate finance sector spans more than two decades. As a result, Mr. Uchida has expertise in deal sourcing, investor relationships, risk management and many other fields in Japan and overseas.
Bachelor of Law, Hitotsubashi University

April 1990 The Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co., Ltd. (formerly The Tokio Marine & Fire Insurance Co., Ltd.)
July 2003 GE Japan Corporation("GE Japan") (formerly GE Real Estate Corporation)
April 2009 Senior Operating Officer, Head of Risk Management, GE Japan
April 2012 Executive Managing Director, Head of Investments, GE Japan
October 2014 Executive Officer, Head of Business Development Department, Kenedix, Inc. (present post)
March 2016 Director, Space Design Inc. (present post)
June 2017 President, Bit Realty, Inc.
February 2018 Director, Bit Realty, Inc. (present post)
Akihiro Nakao

Akihiro Nakao

Executive Officer, Head of Digital Securitization Office, Business Development Department

After joining Kenedix in June 2007, Mr. Nakao was assigned to the Corporate Planning Department where he was involved with corporate strategy planning, fund raising, capital restructuring, investor relations and other activities. In August 2011, he joined the project team for the establishment of Kenedix Residential Investment Corporation. He played a key role in the growth of this new J-REIT by overseeing operations involving capital markets activities. In June 2015, he was appointed to oversee operations for Kenedix Asia Pte. Ltd., which is a local corporation in Singapore, and expanded business activities in Asia. In January 2020, he was appointed as an Executive Officer, Head of Digital Securitization Office, Business Development Department. Before joining Kenedix, he worked in the investment banking divisions of SMBC Nikko Securities Inc. and Citigroup Global Markets Japan Inc. He has considerable experience with large fund procurement activities, mergers and acquisitions, and other investment banking activities.
Bachelor of Law, Hitotsubashi University

April 1997 SMBC Nikko Securities Inc.(formerly Nikko Securities Company Limited)
February 1999 Citigroup Global Markets Japan Inc.(formerly Nikko Salomon Smith Barney Securities)
June 2007 Kenedix, Inc.
August 2011 Head of Financial Planning Department, Kenedix Residential Partners, Inc.
October 2013 Head of Planning Division, Residential REIT Department
April 2015 Executive Officer, Kenedix, Inc.
June 2015 President, Kenedix Asia Pte. Ltd.
January 2020 Executive Officer, Head of Digital Securitization Office, Business Development Department, Kenedix, Inc. (present post)
Atsushi Kawashima

Hikaru Teramoto

Executive Officer, Head of Corporate Planning Department

Mr. Teramoto joined Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (formerly The Sakura Bank, Ltd.) in 1994. Subsequently he worked in the investment banking business for more than 10 years at both Japanese and foreign companies. Next, he joined Goldman Sachs Realty Japan and acquired experience involving private real estate fund operations. After joining Kenedix in 2012, he contributed to the growth of Kenedix Office Investment Corporation as the head of the Planning Division, Office REIT Department at Kenedix Real Estate Fund Management, Inc. Responsibilities included fund procurement and investor relations at this REIT. In March 2017, Mr. Teramoto became the head of the Corporate Planning Department of Kenedix, Inc.
He has experience in the J-REIT field dating back to the first days of J-REITs as well as expertise involving corporate finance, M&A and other fields. Overall, his career in the finance and real estate fund sectors spans more than 20 years.
Bachelor of Social Sciences, Hitotsubashi University
MBA from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.

April 1994 Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation(formerly The Sakura Bank, Ltd.)
July 2000 Daiwa Securities Co. Ltd. (formerly Sakura Securities Co. Ltd.)
April 2001 Daiwa Securities Co. Ltd. (formerly Daiwa Securities SMBC Co. Ltd.)
September 2007 Goldman Sachs Japan Co., Ltd.
July 2010 Goldman Sachs Realty Japan Co., Ltd.
June 2012 Kenedix, Inc.
August 2012 Director, Head of Financial Planning Department, Kenedix REIT Management, Inc.
October 2013 Head of Planning Division, Office REIT Department
March 2017 Head of Corporate Planning Department, Kenedix,Inc.
September 2017 Director, Kenedix Property Management, Inc. (present post)
March 2019 Executive Officer, Head of Corporate Planning Department, Kenedix,Inc. (present post)