Global real estate firm Hines has named three new senior hires to its Japan team – Kiyohito Motoyama as director of logistics and industrial; Saiko Ishii as director of asset management; and Ryo Shiino as director of compliance – all of whom will be based in Tokyo and report to Jon Tanaka, senior managing director, Japan.
Motoyama will lead Hines’s efforts in business generation as the director of logistics and industrial to source new acquisitions and development opportunities focusing on the rapidly growing logistics sector in Japan.
He brings 15 years of experience in the Japanese real estate market, including 10 years specializing in logistics development and asset management. He joins the firm from Mitsubishi Jisho Investment Advisors where he originated logistics development and forward commitment acquisitions. Previously, he worked at Mitsui & Company, Logistics Partners and Fukuoka Realty and has completed 200 billion yen (US$2.9 billion) of acquisitions and dispositions, development and leasing of logistics properties.
Ishii, as director of asset management, will lead the asset management of acquisitions and developments across sectors within Japan. She comes with 20 years of experience in acquisitions, asset management and portfolio management in the Japanese real estate market. Most recently, as chief investment officer of Prologis REIT Management K.K., she oversaw acquisitions and dispositions, leasing and portfolio management of the real estate investment trust’s 865-billion-yen portfolio of logistics properties.
Shino, as director of compliance in Japan, plays an instrumental role in supporting the compliance activities for the firm’s investment management team in the Asia-Pacific region. Previously, he was the Asia-Pacific compliance officer for Heitman across Japan, Hong Kong and South Korea. Prior to this, he worked for 18 years collectively in audit and advisory services with Ernst & Young and PwC, primarily focusing on the real estate investment industry.
“Japan continues to be one of the most active markets with investors and developers looking to increase their footprint through strategic partnerships, acquisitions and platform investments,” Tanaka says. “With Motoyama, Ishii and Shiino providing their leadership talent and knowledge, we are strongly positioned to drive our growth trajectory in this dynamic market.”
Hines currently has more than US$1 billion assets under management across the residential, industrial and office sectors in six cities in Japan. It has established an industrial development platform that has grown to 2.7 million square feet under construction, and has pushed further into residential, growing its multifamily platform from zero to 16 assets since 2022.