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Management Team

Chairman   Scott Callon

  • Chairman Scott Callon
  • Scott Callon has been our Chairman since October 2008. He is also the CEO of Ichigo Asset Management and one of the three judges for the Tokyo Stock Exchange's annual Corporate Value Improvement Award, given to the top listed company in Japan. He previously worked at the Japan Development Bank, Banker’s Trust, and the UK Prudential Group, and was Managing Director & Head of Equities of Morgan Stanley Japan.

    “This is your company. Ichigo’s mission is to repay the trust of our shareholders by driving sustainable growth in shareholder value. We will continue to work to build Ichigo’s capabilities and grow value for all shareholders and stakeholders.”

    Chairman Scott Callon

President   Takuma Hasegawa

  • President Takuma Hasegawa
  • Takuma Hasegawa joined Ichigo in 2002 after working in the real estate development business at Fujita Corporation. At Ichigo, he has engaged in fund and business development and also managed the real estate division. He launched a new business development in small-sized properties as well as ground leases in January 2011 and served as the President of Ichigo Estate. He is the President & Representative Statutory Executive Officer of Ichigo since May 2015.

    “Ichigo’s goal is to serve Japan’s prosperity and contribute to Japan’s future through Ichigo’s real estate activities. Together with all Ichigo employees, I will dedicate all of my strength to achieving this goal.”

    President Takuma Hasegawa

Executive Vice President & COO   Minoru Ishihara

  • Executive Vice President & COO Minoru Ishihara
  • Minoru Ishihara engaged in large-scale construction projects at Hazama Corporation prior to joining Ichigo in 2007. At Ichigo he has led major value-add projects of retail facilities and hotels that contribute to the revitalization of local communities. He holds a redevelopment planner's license.
    He was appointed COO in 2015 and has been overseeing the Sustainable Infrastructure business since 2021, helping to drive both business opportunities and solutions to social problems via sports, agriculture, and retail facilities. He oversees Ichigo's weightlifting, rifle, and track & field teams, supporting the training and development of our athletes as they work towards the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

    “Ichigo is working towards realizing a sustainable society and solving social problems by providing places where people can be people – enjoy eating, play sports, be deeply moved, love, and connect with others. We aim to achieve this by creating and operating new asset types and new platforms that attract hundreds of millions of people every year, and leverage technology to build an Ichigo-based community that connects people, companies, and real estate, and also contributes towards the revitalization of local communities.
    As the manager of Ichigo’s weightlifting, rifle shooting, and track & field teams, I will work hard together with our athletes towards the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. Thank you so much to our fans for your wonderful support. I will continue to work towards growing value for our shareholders and delivering on Ichigo’s mission. Thank you for your continued guidance and support.”

    Executive Vice President & COO Minoru Ishihara

Ichigo Investment Advisors President   Hiroshi Iwai

  • Ichigo Investment Advisors President Hiroshi Iwai
  • Hiroshi Iwai is President of Ichigo Investment Advisors, our asset management subsidiary. Prior to taking this position in March 2019, he was the head of Ichigo Hotel REIT (3463), a Tokyo Stock Exchange-listed J-REIT that currently manages 21 hotels across Japan. Since joining Ichigo in 2010, he has managed a wide range of real estate asset types including residences, offices, hotels, and ground leases. Iwai also has significant experience in managing private real estate funds deploying core-plus, value-add, and opportunistic investment strategies. Prior to joining Ichigo, he worked at realtor Ken Corporation and Simplex Investment Advisors.

    “Ichigo Investment Advisors manages the Tokyo Stock Exchange-listed Ichigo Office REIT (8975), Ichigo Hotel REIT (3463), and solar power producer Ichigo Green (9282), along with private real estate funds, on behalf of institutional and individual investors in Japan and globally. As asset management professionals, we work to constantly grow our investment capabilities to deliver best-in-class results for our investors.”

    Ichigo Investment Advisors President Hiroshi Iwai

Ichigo Estate President   Yasuhide Hosono

  • Ichigo Estate President Yasuhide Hosono
  • Yasuhide Hosono joined Ichigo Estate in September 2015, where he initially led asset acquisition and hotel value-add projects. He became President in March 2017. Prior to Ichigo, Hosono worked for ten years in the consulting, condominium planning & sales, and resort groups at Towa Real Estate Development (now Mitsubishi Estate) before joining Goldman Sachs in 2002, where he focused on real estate investment, value-add, and M&A.

    “Ichigo Estate’s core capability is value-add. As real estate professionals, we deploy our real estate expertise and know-how to increase the value of real estate. We are dedicated to working for the long-term success of all of our shareholders and stakeholders.”

    Ichigo Estate President Yasuhide Hosono

Ichigo Estate Executive Vice President   Ryutaro Yamamoto

  • Ichigo Estate Executive Vice President Ryutaro Yamamoto
  • Ryutaro Yamamoto has been Executive Vice President of Ichigo Estate since 2022. With extensive experience in real estate law and real estate asset management, Yamamoto joined Ichigo in 2011, working in legal affairs and Ichigo’s core Value-Add business of renovating retail and hotel assets. He rose to become a Director of Ichigo’s Miyako City shopping center subsidiary (2012); Head of Real Estate (Retail) (2013); Deputy Group Head of Real Estate (2017); Director of Ichigo Real Estate Services Fukuoka (2017); President of Ichigo Land (2017); and Head of Sustainable Real Estate (2021).

    “To further contribute to a sustainable society via Ichigo’s Value-Add capabilities, Ichigo Estate works to build long-lasting bonds of trust with local communities. Our mission is to serve the needs of society by working closely with local residents to build a better future, while ensuring the safety and security of local communities.”

    Ichigo Estate Executive Vice President Ryutaro Yamamoto

Ichigo ECO Energy President   Eiichiro Gotoh

  • Ichigo ECO Energy President Eiichiro Gotoh
  • Eiichiro Gotoh joined Ichigo in 2010. At Ichigo, he launched a real estate fund that grew through corporate acquisitions. Since November 2012, he has led Ichigo's clean energy business as President & Representative Director of Ichigo ECO Energy. Before joining Ichigo, he worked in the structured finance business.

    “The clean energy business, which has grown into one of Ichigo's core business segments, is quite meaningful in a country where the energy self-sufficiency ratio is only 5%. Total output from our solar plants – both operating and currently in development – is approximately 200MW, and this was possible only because of the cooperation we received from local communities. We consider the clean energy business as a way to serve the local communities and environment, as well as an effective way to utilize idle land.”

    Ichigo ECO Energy President Eiichiro Gotoh

Ichigo Owners President   Masahiko Koketsu

  • Ichigo Owners President Masahiko Koketsu
  • Masahiko Koketsu has extensive experience in developing retail and residential assets for developers, and working as a consultant in the development and branding of real estate products and distribution channels, as well as the leasing of retail assets such as large-scale shopping centers. He has served as a commentator for Japan’s public broadcaster, NHK, and a columnist for publications, and is a first-class registered architect specializing in architecture, real estate, and marketing. He joined Ichigo in 2011 as a founding member of Ichigo Estate. In May 2015, he became the President of Ichigo Estate and launched a real estate partner strategy team as an internal start-up. The team became Ichigo Owners in March 2017, and Koketsu has been the President of Ichigo Owners since its founding.

    “We are committed to serving real estate owners by always putting their priorities first. Deploying Ichigo’s value-add capabilities on behalf of our clients, we offer services and solutions to individual and corporate real estate investors, protecting and growing the value of their real estate holdings.”

    Ichigo Owners President Masahiko Koketsu

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