Real estate veteran Kohei Kawai to lead and further grow the research capability of Colliers Japan.
TOKYO, JAPAN, 1 JULY 2021 – Leading diversified professional services and investment management firm Colliers (NASDAQ and TSX: CIGI) today announced that Kohei Kawai has been appointed as Director and Head of Research | Japan.
Kawai will be responsible for leading the research team in Japan with his strong capabilities in the field while moving into a more client-focused role, working closely with our existing client base and internal stakeholders across multiple functions. Reporting into Yukihiro Ogasawara, Managing Director | Japan, Kawai will lead and grow the local research capability with clear and ambitious targets for our clients, producing strategic, rigorous and actionable research that integrates our services across the region.
Kawai joins Colliers from XYMAX Corporation, where he was responsible for analysing real estate market data for internal and external dissemination at XYMAX Real Estate Institute. He also contributed to developing business strategy plans and making management decisions, leading a team to produce data analyses for the company’s various businesses.
Ogasawara commented: “We are delighted to have Kawai join us to accelerate the success of our clients and our people in Japan. His enterprising spirit and 17 years of experience in the real estate sector will further strengthen the capability of our Research team to lead our industry into the future.”
Kawai commented: “I am very honoured to join Colliers as Head of Research for Japan. The Japanese real estate market, which is an important real estate market globally, is undergoing some changes due to the recent developments in Japan’s social conditions. I look forward to contributing to Colliers by leveraging our global network and superior resources to provide objective and accurate analyses and insights to add value to our clients in Japan.”
Colliers in Japan has over 70 experts based in Tokyo and Osaka, providing clients with an array of services, including investment sales, lease brokerage, valuations, workplace consultancy, design services and property and project management to domestic and international investors, occupiers and developers of real estate.