Will Johnson and Ataru Hayashi have been appointed as Associate Directors on the Japan investment team.

Reporting into Tom Silecchia and Tadaaki Kurozumi, co-heads of Japan, Will’s role is to develop house views on the Japanese real estate market and conduct investment research for specific transactions. Will was formerly the Head of Research and Consultancy at Savills Japan, where he provided bespoke consultancy studies for a range of private developers, real estate investors and corporate occupiers based in Japan and abroad.


Prior to joining Savills, Will worked for the London-based research consultancy Property Market Analysis LLP, where he focused primarily on the UK office and industrial sectors. He holds a Master’s degree in International Real Estate and Planning from University College London.


Ataru will also report to Silecchia and Kurozumi, focusing on underwriting, execution, and monitoring of asset management. He joins from BlackRock Japan where he was in charge of acquisitions product development, working on over 30 billion yen of investments for opportunistic and core plus funds. Prior to that, he was an Investment Banker at Mizuho Securities and has also worked at The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ.






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  • 20 July 2015