(TOKYO, JAPAN) – Hines, the global real estate investment, development, and property manager, announces today new leadership additions to the Japan team. Kiyohito Motoyama joins Hines as director, logistics and industrial; leading the asset management of acquisitions as director is Saiko Ishii; and Ryo Shiino will assume the director of compliance position. All three will be based in Tokyo, reporting 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.
Motoyama 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, Inc. where he originated logistics development and forward commitment acquisitions. Previously, he worked at Mitsui & Co., Logistics Partners Limited and Fukuoka Realty Company, and has completed ¥200 billion of acquisitions and dispositions, development and leasing of logistics properties.
Motoyama has promoted acquisitions and dispositions, leasing and development of J-REIT and private funds equivalent to JPY200 billion in appraised value of logistics properties.
As director of asset management at Hines, Ishii will lead the asset management of acquisitions and developments across sectors within Japan.
Ishii 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 REIT’s JPY865 billion portfolio of logistics properties.
As director of compliance in Japan, Shiino plays an instrumental role in supporting the compliance activities for the firm’s investment management team in Asia-Pacific.
Prior to joining Hines, Shiino was the Asia Pacific compliance officer for Heitman across Japan, Hong Kong, and South Korea. Previously, 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,” said Tanaka. “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.
Hines is a global real estate investment, development and property manager. The firm was founded by Gerald D. Hines in 1957 and now operates in 30 countries. We manage nearly US$96B1 in high-performing assets across residential, logistics, retail, office, and mixed-use strategies. Our local teams serve 685 properties totaling nearly 216 million square feet globally. We are committed to a net zero carbon target by 2040 without buying offsets. To learn more about Hines, visit www.hines.com and follow @Hines on social media.
¹Includes both the global Hines organization and RIA AUM as of December 31, 2022.