Enliven Japan through real estate
The potential that real estate holds is infinite. It allows you to create rooms for anything such as homes, offices, restaurants, or schools. New goods and services together with new demand are generated by providing and producing real estate properties. We believe that by channeling our success in business we can enliven businesses and operators, working people and their families, and Japan as a whole.
What’s more as an island nation, Japan has shaped a unique culture rare in the world. Through real estate dealings replete with aspects of our nation’s history and culture, we would like to convey Japan’s greatness both within her borders and overseas.
At Japan Properties, our mission is to use real estate as a medium to contribute to stimulating the Japanese economy, to pass down Japanese history and culture, and to enliven the nation.
Representative Director and CEO
Shoji Koh was born in Tokyo's Katsushika Ward in 1985. The ancient shitamachi neighborhood where I grew up was full of warm-hearted people.“Build your own castle. Be good to your friends. Better to be betrayed than to betray. Live honestly.” These are the things my father used to tell me. I respected my father, a beloved man around whom people always seemed to gather, and who’s creed was to live “thoughtfully.” From a young age the influence of my entrepreneurial father and uncle further, drove my desire to someday start a business.
In 2006, I joined Savills Japan Co., Ltd. (headquartered in the U.K.). I took part in planning the company’s launch in the Japanese market for office leasing business. Even as a young man, I contributed to growing the company’s sales and to building the company’s foundation in the Japanese market.
In 2012, I established Japan Properties Co., Ltd. From listed companies to venture companies, we have a broad network of operators around the world.。
Director of Corporate Planning Office
I was born & raised in Japan. I attended Northwestern University in the U.S. where I majored in Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences as well as Economics. For five years I worked at Boston Consulting Group, where I was engaged in the drafting and execution of mid-to-long-term marketing strategy mainly for major Japanese consumer product companies. It was through my position as the director of an apparel company that I joined the company.
As the Director of the Corporate Planning Office at Japan Properties, my work integrates a wide-range of areas including management and business strategy, branding, and personnel recruiting.
A family crest is the symbol of unity of a family and its members. Our company staff puts thought into their desire to back strong unity with our customers.
The main design is a motif of the trees and flowers growing in the land where my family has its roots. A probable theory about the origins of the name "Roppongi," the place where our office has been established since its foundation, is said to be the place where six pine trees once stood.
The trunks of the evergreen pine trees are compared to buildings and carry the meaning of an ideal company and urban planning that will never fade.