Real estate investment management company approved by the Japanese Financial Services Agency with a demonstratable investment track record showing out-performance in the major Japanese real estate sectors
Investment experience through multiple cycles and across the risk-return spectrum, including corporate private equity (e.g., rehabilitation/reorganisation investments), nonperforming loan investments, development management, value-add and manage-to-core strategies
Team conducts real estate-related investment operations on behalf of clients worldwide, through deal origination, executing bespoke tax and debt structures, accretive asset management and risk mitigation to disposition strategy and investment realisation
Offerings and mandates include the successful closed-end Japan Value Fund series as well as separate accounts and strategic partnerships with institutional investors
Our team has proven itself to be a consistent and reliable participant in the Japanese property market and has originated, invested in and transacted USD 5bn+. The team is jointly headed by Tadaaki Kurozumi and Tom Silecchia, who each bring over two decades of experience, including over six years’ successful track record together at Merrill Lynch. They jointly co-founded Merchant Capital in 2005 and subsequently joined us in 2014 following the acquisition of the firm.
Our Japanese team has cultivated a distinct sourcing framework to detect, analyze and execute on various investment opportunities. We have extensive experience with complex transactions, including debt workouts and structuring for tax efficiency, with a reputation for transacting quickly and discretely.