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Meet our Expert Yukihiro Ogasawara | Managing Director & Chairman​


Every day is full of challenge and excitement. I enjoy working with our people who have enterprising spirit.

Meet Yukihiro Ogasawara, Country Head of Japan who has been a market-leading expert with more than 40 years' industry experience.

Why do you work at Colliers?
I work at Colliers because I have had the incredible opportunity to build scale, growing and expanding Colliers’ capabilities in Japan. It is my goal to make Colliers one of the top three real estate services providers in the market. Every day is both challenging and exciting, and I particularly enjoy being able to work with people who are professional, active and enterprising.

What do you do when you’re not leading our industry into the future? (The response to this should be fun, but should also touch upon the person’s interests outside of work)
I enjoy gardening (but mostly weeding) and going to gym with my wife at every weekend. I have been taking private lessons with a trainer so I am happy to say that I have built up a bit of muscles. 

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Yukihiro Ogasawara

Managing Director & Chairman


As Managing Director and Country Head of Japan, Yukihiro is responsible for leading the growth of Colliers’ business in Japan and oversees the Tokyo and Osaka offices.

With over 40years of industry experience, Yukihiro was Executive Managing Director of CBRE’s Capital Markets Division in Japan and champions the company’s strategy to capture more Japanese capital into regional and global markets. 

He brings comprehensive knowledge of sourcing on domestic and foreign funds; structuring finance deals; supervising international business initiatives; and overseeing the acquisition and management of office buildings, hotels, housing developments and land acquisitions.

He supervised all international business for Sumitomo and subsequently worked in the commercial real estate brokerage business at Sumitomo Real Estate Sales.  He also was the Board of Directors for Sumitomo Real Estate Investment Advisors.

Previously, he held the position of Senior Statutory Executive Officer Head of Real Estate Services at Ichigo Group Holdings. While there, he successfully developed and spearheaded the firm’s real estate sourcing and acquisitions businesses, in addition to leading its Osaka office.


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