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RICS Global Commercial Property Monitor: What’s next for Japan?

Thursday 28 Jan 17.00 - 18.00

On January 28, RICS Senior Economist Sean Ellison will share insights from RICS’s latest Global Commercial Property Monitor, comparing how Japanese property is performing relative to other key markets.

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Written by Sarah Backley

Almost a year since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, its scarring on the global economy is still very much apparent. Topped with record-high spikes in cases across Europe and the US, followed by the threat of a no-deal Brexit looming, as well as hopeful prospects of mass vaccination and the postponed Olympic and Paralympic Games, 2021 is full of uncertainty. So how does this translate to the global property market, and its outlook for 2021?

On January 28, RICS Senior Economist Sean Ellison will share insights from RICS’s latest Global Commercial Property Monitor, comparing how Japanese property is performing relative to other key markets in Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas, and how global property is expected to perform throughout the coming year. Joining the panel are local experts in the field, Shigeko Mizutani (CBRE) and Koji Tanaka (Circle Field Associates), who will take a deeper dive into the dynamics that will drive Japan’s market throughout 2021 and beyond. Join us, to hear how the Japanese market is expected to recover compared to other global sectors, and how the increase in agile working and adoptions of new technology are forecasted to impact the future of Japan’s real estate market.

Sean Ellison | Senior Economist, Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors

Sean is responsible for the RICS Economics team’s global research output. He launched the RICS Global Construction Monitor in 2018, which tracks market conditions in more than 30 countries worldwide. He has also been responsible for transforming the RICS Global Commercial Property Monitor, creating the Global Commercial Property Sentiment Index, and Hong Kong Residential Property Survey into the most comprehensive data gathering tools of their kind. In addition to frequent public speaking engagements, Sean also contributes economic updates to the profession as well as contributing to RICS advisory capacity to international policy organizations. He also publishes reports including Greater Bay Area: A 2030 Outlook, a collaboration with Colliers.

Sean is responsible for the RICS Economics team’s global research output. He launched the RICS Global Construction Monitor in 2018, which tracks market conditions in more than 30 countries worldwide. He has also been responsible for transforming the RICS Global Commercial Property Monitor, creating the Global Commercial Property Sentiment Index, and Hong Kong Residential Property Survey into the most comprehensive data gathering tools of their kind. In addition to frequent public speaking engagements, Sean also contributes economic updates to the profession as well as contributing to RICS advisory capacity to international policy organizations. He also publishes reports including Greater Bay Area: A 2030 Outlook, a collaboration with Colliers.

[moderator] Shigeko Mizutani | Head of Valuation Advisory & Consulting Services for Japan, CBRE

Shigeko leads valuation, real estate advisory and consulting business with primary focus on supervision of assignments, client management for cross border investors and corporations, as well as new business developments.

She is a Licensed Real Estate Appraiser of Japan and holds MRICS and MAI designations. Shigeko has over 15 years’ experience in real estate investment industry, having substantial experience in valuation advisory for different types of investment properties, management of sizeable portfolio analysis valuations and market advisory assignments. She started her career in financial industry; prior to joining CBRE, she has worked for MUFG Bank, UBS Global Asset Management and Fitch Ratings.

Shigeko leads valuation, real estate advisory and consulting business with primary focus on supervision of assignments, client management for cross border investors and corporations, as well as new business developments.

She is a Licensed Real Estate Appraiser of Japan and holds MRICS and MAI designations. Shigeko has over 15 years’ experience in real estate investment industry, having substantial experience in valuation advisory for different types of investment properties, management of sizeable portfolio analysis valuations and market advisory assignments. She started her career in financial industry; prior to joining CBRE, she has worked for MUFG Bank, UBS Global Asset Management and Fitch Ratings.

Koji Tanaka | Founder and CEO, Circle Field Associates

Born in 1969 in Osaka, Koji graduated the Graduate School of Engineering at Kyoto University in 1994 and worked for Shimizu Corporation and Mitsui Fudosan for 20 years, mainly on overseas construction and development projects.

Since 2015 he has been based in London as the CEO and Director of Circle Field Associates Limited providing property & construction services. He is also a drafting member of International Standards-IPMS, ICMS and IES, and a member of RICS, RIBA, CIArb and JIA.

Born in 1969 in Osaka, Koji graduated the Graduate School of Engineering at Kyoto University in 1994 and worked for Shimizu Corporation and Mitsui Fudosan for 20 years, mainly on overseas construction and development projects.

Since 2015 he has been based in London as the CEO and Director of Circle Field Associates Limited providing property & construction services. He is also a drafting member of International Standards-IPMS, ICMS and IES, and a member of RICS, RIBA, CIArb and JIA.

Miho Asano | CEO, Daiwa Kantei International/ Real estate appraiser, MRICS

Miho Asano graduated from Sophia University and worked as a real estate developer before entering the real estate appraisal industry, becoming a registered real estate appraiser in 2000.

After she had done enough evaluation practice in Japan, in 2017, she moved her base to Singapore and established Daiwa Kantei International in Singapore, a wholly owned subsidiary of Daiwa Real Estate Appraisal Co., Ltd. Currently, she provides a variety of real estate consulting services, not limited to appraisal, for Japanese companies looking to invest in Southeast Asia and foreigners looking to invest in Japan.

Miho Asano graduated from Sophia University and worked as a real estate developer before entering the real estate appraisal industry, becoming a registered real estate appraiser in 2000.

After she had done enough evaluation practice in Japan, in 2017, she moved her base to Singapore and established Daiwa Kantei International in Singapore, a wholly owned subsidiary of Daiwa Real Estate Appraisal Co., Ltd. Currently, she provides a variety of real estate consulting services, not limited to appraisal, for Japanese companies looking to invest in Southeast Asia and foreigners looking to invest in Japan.