Japan's Footprints

How We Started

Since its inception in Japan in 1952, Colliers International and its people have redefined the meaning of real estate consultancy services in this market.

Colliers International acts solely in the interest of the client as an advisor, partner, and team member, without the dual representation and conflicts of interest common in Japanese real estate.  Numerous multinational corporations appoint Colliers International to represent them exclusively for all their real estate requirements.

A Few Key Milestones


In September 1952, K.K. Halifax Associates was established as the first foreign capital real estate firm in Japan


Completion of Roppongi HQ building


Jardine Matheson becomes a 50% owner of the business


Joined Colliers International


In 2006 Halifax Asset Management was established as the asset management arm of Colliers Group in Japan


HongKong Land purchases 50% share from Jardine Matheson


2010 marks a significant milestone in the history of Colliers International. Globally, our operations combines with FirstService Real Estate Advisors and runs under the holding company FirstService Corporation who owns 70% of the business worldwide.


Today, Colliers International (Japan) Limited continues to break new ground in advising our clients on strategic real estate transactions, and helping them achieve their property investment goals.

Do You Know

Colliers International was the first foreign capital corporation in Japan to qualify and obtain a Japanese real estate license.

Recent Recognition

For six years straight, Colliers has made the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals’ “Global Outsourcing 100” list