Tokyo, August 9, 2016 – CBRE announced today that Eiji Sakaguchi has been appointed President and CEO of CBRE’s business in Japan, effective October 3. In this role, Mr. Sakaguchi will oversee all of CBRE’s Japan operations, encompassing 10 offices and 1,200 employees. He will report to Ben Duncan, North Asia President of CBRE, who has also been serving as CEO for Japan.
Mr. Sakaguchi is a seasoned industry veteran with over 26 years of real estate experience and an extensive financial background. He is widely recognized as one of the most prominent real estate professionals in Japan.
He joins CBRE from Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities where he was managing director and head of Real Estate. While there, Mr. Sakaguchi oversaw a range of successful asset transactions, as well as private and public capital market activities. Before joining Morgan Stanley in 2001, he spent 11 years at Mitsui Fudosan, where he held key roles in asset and property management, leasing, investment and development activity. Mr. Sakaguchi is a graduate of Hitotsubashi University with a Bachelor’s degree in law.
“Sakaguchi-san is a passionate leader who has outstanding business acumen and understands and appreciates the culture of our business,” said Ben Duncan, North Asia President of CBRE. “I’m very excited to have Sakaguchi-san lead the next phase of our development across Japan drawing on his decades of experience and the breadth of his relationships.”
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