Corporate History

A Pioneer in the Real Estate Securitization and Fund Businesses in Japan

2000
March Establish PI Technology Co., Ltd.
April Establish Asset Managers Co., Ltd.
2001
August Asset Managers arranges the securitization of assets from the Ikebukuro store of The Seibu Department Stores, Ltd.
September Merger between Asset Managers and PI Technology

Successful Public Listing, Accelerated Business Expansion

2002
November List on NASDAQ Japan (now JASDAQ)
2006
May Set up a board committee system to support corporate governance
November Acquire an equity stake in CITIC International Assets Management Limited, part of the CITIC Group, China's largest banking and financial services group
2007
April Establish asset management company (now Ichigo Investment Advisors Co., Ltd.)
2008
March Establish group holding company

Ichigo Trust Becomes Major Shareholder,
Focus on the Core Business of Japanese Real Estate Asset Management

2008
August Bolster capital through a third-party allotment of new shares to Ichigo Trust
October Appoint Scott Callon and Kenji Iwasaki as Chairman and President, respectively
2009
February Win noteholder approval to strengthen Group balance sheet by revising terms of the Zero Coupon Convertible Notes due March 18, 2011

Full-Service Real Estate & Clean Energy

2010
February Ichigo Trust becomes our controlling shareholder
September Change in company name to Ichigo Group Holdings Co., Ltd.
2011
January Enter J-REIT business with the acquisition of Japan Office Advisors, Inc., the asset manager of Japan Office Investment Corporation (Securities Code 8983)
Establish Ichigo Estate Co., Ltd., specializing in highly-liquid small- to mid-sized assets and ground leases
March Japan Office REIT becomes Ichigo Real Estate Investment Corporation (Securities Code 8983)
August Acquire Fund Creation REIT Advisers Co., Ltd., the asset manager of FC Residential Investment Corporation (”FCR”, Securities Code 8975),
November Merger between FCR and Ichigo Real Estate Investment Corporation (Now “Ichigo Office REIT Investment Corporation”, Securities Code 8975)
Merger between the two REIT asset management companies
2012
July Merger between J-REIT and private equity real estate fund management companies (Now "Ichigo Real Estate Investment Advisors Co., Ltd.")
Merger between Ichigo Estate and Ichigo Solutions Co., Ltd. (Now “Ichigo Estate Co., Ltd.”)
Establish Ichigo Global Capital Co., Ltd., specializing in cross-border fund-raising and M&A advisory
November Establish Ichigo ECO Energy Co., Ltd., specializing in clean energy
2013
November Ichigo and Ichigo Office REIT simultaneous PO (Japan's first double PO)
2014
January Announce Shift Up 2016 Mid-Term Business Plan to drive earnings growth
2015
August Simplify English corporate name to Ichigo Inc.
September Ichigo Real Estate Investment Corporation becomes Ichigo Office REIT Investment Corporation; Transition from a multi-asset REIT to a specialized office REIT
November Move to Tokyo Stock Exchange First Section (Securities Code 2337)
List Ichigo Hotel REIT on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (Securities Code 3463)
2016
April Announce new mid-term business plan Power Up 2019
August Ichigo’s Miyake wins her second Olympic medal at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics
September Change in subsidiary company name to Ichigo Investment Advisors Co., Ltd. from Ichigo Real Estate Investment Advisors Co., Ltd.
2017
March Establish Ichigo Owners Co., Ltd., a real estate owner services company