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PATRIZIA strengthens Japan business and appoints new leadership

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  • All real estate investment, asset, fund management activities now under one PATRIZIA brand
  • Takehiko Uehara appointed new PATRIZIA Japan Country Manager effective immediately
  • Highly experienced leader will run fully integrated PATRIZIA businesses in Japan
  • PATRIZIA Japan to offer more international investment opportunities for Japanese clients and attractive investments in Japan for its growing international client base

Augsburg/Tokyo, 12 August 2020. PATRIZIA, a leading partner for global real assets, announces the appointment of Takehiko Uehara as PATRIZIA Japan Country Manager, effective immediately, reporting directly to PATRIZIA’s Co-CEO Thomas Wels. His formal job title in the Japanese business is Representative Director & President of PATRIZIA Japan K.K.

Mr Uehara is a highly experienced leader and pioneer in the Japanese real estate sector. Previously he was the Chief Investment Officer (CIO) of PATRIZIA Japan K.K. and prior to that the CIO of KENZO Capital Corporation. Before joining KENZO, Mr Uehara was Deputy President & COO of Genkai Capital Management, a renowned real estate asset management company. From 2008 to 2016, he headed the Japanese subsidiary of Deutsche Pfandbriefbank.

“I’m really pleased that Uehara-san has stepped up to this new leadership role in an increasingly important growth market for PATRIZIA,” said Thomas Wels, PATRIZIA Co-CEO. “I am convinced Uehara-san will help us grow our institutional client relationships locally under one strong PATRIZIA brand and thereby attract more Japanese capital to our global real estate markets. At the same time, he will help develop attractive investment opportunities in Japan for our growing international client base.”

With the appointment of Mr Uehara, the company has now successfully completed the integration of its Japan businesses with all investment, asset and fund management activities previously managed by KENZO, now assumed by PATRIZIA in Japan. PATRIZIA Japan K.K. was established in 2019 in order to acquire the fund business of KENZO Capital Corporation.

PATRIZIA with its strong track record in Asia has raised over EUR 3 billion in equity over the past few years from Asian investors. PATRIZIA has been growing its reach in recent years and now has 24 offices globally, including client relationship hubs in Japan, Hong Kong, South Korea, Australia, and the US, as well as across Europe.

Over half of PATRIZIA’s institutional clients globally invest in multiple PATRIZIA products. With its presence in Japan, PATRIZIA gives Japanese institutional investors the opportunity to diversify their portfolios – for all asset classes, all risk profiles in all major European countries – via a local platform as part of an established pan-European organisation.


PATRIZIA: A leading partner for global real assets

As a company with operations around the world, PATRIZIA has been offering investment opportunities in real estate and infrastructure assets for institutional, semi-professional and private investors for 36 years. PATRIZIA manages more than EUR 45 billion in assets and employs over 800 professionals at 24 locations worldwide. Through its PATRIZIA Children Foundation, PATRIZIA is committed to social responsibility. The Foundation has helped over 220,000 children in need worldwide over the last 20 years. You can find further information at www.patrizia.ag

Greg Morsbach                                               
Corporate Communications                            
Phone: +44 7889 995604                               


Notes for the Editor:

Biography of Takehiko Uehara, PATRIZIA Country Manager, Japan

Employment History

Nov 2019 – Present                  Chief Investment Officer, PATRIZIA Japan K.K.

Sep 2018 – Oct 2019                Chief Investment Officer, KENZO Capital Corp.

Sep 2016 – Aug 2018               Deputy President & COO, Genkai Capital Management

Jul 2004 – Aug 2016                 Hypo Real Estate Capital Japan Corporation, Representative Director & President, Country Manager

Apr 1983 – Mar 1999                Japan Leasing Corporation (JLC), Deputy General Manager, International Department


Apr 1979 – Mar 1983                Keio Gijuku University
                                                  BA of Law


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