Akira Nishimura

International Director at Jones Lang LaSalle

Akira Nishimura

Akira Nishimura

International Director at Jones Lang LaSalle

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Akira joined LaSalle in 2008 and is responsible for raising capital for LaSalle’s private and real estate securities funds in Japan. He developed LaSalle’s key distribution relationships for both real estate securities and private real estate funds and proactively seeks mandates from new clients. He has contributed to a significant growth of LaSalle’s real estate securities business platform which currently manages more than US$10 billion of assets from Japanese investors. As a senior relationship officer to institutional clients, he is also responsible for new business development in Japan and seeks for potential business partners for LaSalle.

Akira started his career at Fuji Bank where he spent almost 10 years in the US for asset financing areas including aircraft finance, tax-oriented lease, and off balance sheet financing for real estates, containers and other tangible assets. After he was relocated to Japan, he started his real estate investment career at Morgan Stanley Japan, where he was the credit officer for CMBS transactions. He joined Credit Suisse as an institutional sales representative for fixed income and alternative products including real estate funds, private equity funds, hedge funds, CMBS and CDO/CLO, to major financial institutions such as mega banks, central banks, life insurers and casualty insurers. He spent almost a year at Credit Suisse’s London office as a London Japan Desk Sales Representative before he joined LaSalle in 2008.

Akira holds a BA in Economics from Keio University and a Masters in Industrial Administration from Carnegie Mellon University. He is a Chartered Member of Security Analyst Association of Japan, Registered Real Estate Transaction Manager, a Certified Master with the Association for Real Estate Securitization and a US CPA, Maryland.

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Chief Executive Officer-Asia Pacific at LaSalle Investment Management, Inc.

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Chief Executive Officer-Japan at LaSalle Investment Management, Inc.

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Head of Research & Strategy-Asia Pacific at LaSalle Investment Management, Inc.

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LaSalle Investment Management invests across a range of real estate capital and operating markets including private and public, debt and equity. The firm invests through a variety of investment vehicles including separate accounts, open and closed ended funds, public securities, mutual funds and entity level investments.

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Jones Lang LaSalle is a financial and professional services firm specializing in commercial real estate services and investment management. Our more than 40,000 people in 1,000 locations in 70 countries serve the local, regional and global real estate needs of those clients, growing our company in the process. In response to changing client expectations and market conditions, we assemble teams of experts who deliver integrated commercial real estate services built on insight and foresight, sound market research and relevant knowledge. We attract, develop and reward the best, and most diverse, people in our industry, challenging them to develop enduring client relationships built on quality service, collaboration and trust.

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