Our staff

  • Yutaka Kumada

    Yutaka Kumada
    Representative Director
    Yutaka Kumada joined Daiwa Real Estate Advisory Services in 2014 and is now responsible for the management. He started his career at The Sumitomo Trust and Banking (currently Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank) where he managed many brokerage transactions of corporate real estate. Sent to the New York branch in 1985, he developed cross border real estate transaction businesses, facilitating more than 40 overseas institutional real estate transactions for Japanese clients and, after returning to Tokyo, served as an investment advisor for foreign institutional investors interested in acquiring Japanese real estate. In 2009, he moved to The Norin-Chukin Trust and Banking, where, as a director, he was engaged in real estate trustee business, real estate lending and equity investments.

    He has a Bachelor of Commerce from Hitotsubashi University and is a Licensed Real Estate Appraiser, Licensed Real Estate Broker and a Certified Master of Association of Real Estate Syndication (ARES).
  • Hitoshi  Watanabe

    Hitoshi Watanabe

    General Manager, Business Department

    Hitoshi Watanabe joined Daiwa Real Estate Advisory Services in 2015 and is now responsible for the promotion of real estate advisory businesses. He started his career in 1994 at Towa Real Estate Development (currently Mitsubishi Jisho Residence), where he engaged in condominium development business, acquiring sites, planning products and promoting sales. He joined Daiwa Real Estate Appraisal in 2002 and extended real estate appraisal services to institutions on their various types of properties such as office, residential, retail, logistics and hospitality, including converted nursing homes from company residences, forests and sites for disposal of waste soil. In 2015, he moved to Daiwa Real Estate Advisory Services and, taking advantage of his experience, knowledge and network in the industry, is expanding the horizon of the firm’s advisory activities.

    He has a Bachelor of International Politics, Economics and Business from Aoyama Gakuin University and is a Licensed Real Estate Appraiser, Licensed Real Estate Broker and a Certified Master of Association of Real Estate Syndication (ARES).
  • Compliance and Corporate Governance Staff

    Satoshi Nogami
    Auditor and General Manager of Internal Audit Department

    Shinji Muraki
    Director and Compliance Officer