our strengths

Our Client-first Investment Approach

Our group provides investment services with a client-first approach in accordance with our corporate philosophy that calls on us to be “leading professionals.” The varied needs of our clients are ascertained through detailed interviews by highly experienced professionals in order to harness collective efforts among our personnel and to pursue the best results at all times. This approach allows us to meet the expectations of our clients and to build a long-term, trusting relationship with them.

Ability to Assess and Manage Real Estate Investments

Since the founding of our company in 2004, the environment of the Japanese real estate market has gone under considerable change. Regardless of the market conditions, the First Brothers Group has always assessed investments with a calm mindset and approach required for professionals, and invested according to a performance-first belief. Consequently, our record of accomplishment translates to our confidence in our group and is also a source of the our competitive advantage. When investing, we take the initiative to proactively manage investments and maximize value rather than simply acquire and sell real estate without modification. Our key investment targets consist of offices, residences, and commercial facilities. Because of the complexity of operations, especially for commercial facilities, the ability of the operator is reflected in the performance of the asset. Since the value of these investment targets can potentially rise to a significant degree, if various measures are taken, this is an area in which we with extensive experience in managing commercial facilities enjoy a distinct competitive advantage.

A Family of Financial and Real Estate Professionals

The First Brothers Group is home to personnel active in the frontline of this industry since the dawning of the new era of securitization of real estate in Japan. Our group of professionals include accountants, real estate appraisers, attorneys, and other specialized experts.

Representative Director Tomoki Yoshihara

Founder of the First Brothers Group

Previously worked for a trust bank and for an investment bank.

Possesses extensive experience and performance results as well as an extensive personal network in the investment field.

Executive Director Kazutaka Tsujino

Joined First Brothers after working for a trust bank, investment bank, and for an asset management company.

Expert on compliance and risk management matters.

Real Estate Appraiser

Executive Director Yoshinobu Hotta

Joined First Brothers after working for a trust bank, auditing firm, and for a consulting firm.

Expert on investment structuring.

Certified Public Accountant, Real Estate Appraiser

Executive Director Kohtaro Tamura

Attorney, Partner at Ushijima & Partners

Chairman of the Real Estate Investment Market Policy Committee, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism

Legal expert in the area of real estate securitization

Executive Director (External) Tatsuo Watanabe

Previously held a number of posts, including the Secretary General of the Securities and Exchange Surveillance Commission, Financial Services Agency, the Director of the Deposit Insurance Corporation and vice-chairman of the Japan Security Dealers Association.

Former President, The Center for Financial Industry Information Systems

President, First Brothers Capital Co., Ltd. Taichi Kano

Previously served as a board member for a trust bank, and as a director of a J-REIT asset management company.

Possesses extensive experience and a wide-ranging personal network in the financial industry.

Senior Executive Managing Director, First Brothers Asset Management Co., Ltd. Daisuke Taniguchi

Previously worked for a major construction and development firm, and for multiple asset management firms.

Managed over 1,000 securitized assets worth JPY 1 trillion.

Adviser Tadashi Iwashita

Previously held a number of posts, including the head of the Policy Research Institute, which formerly operated under the authority of the former Ministry of Finance, envoy stationed in the United States, and as the director of the Japan Bank for International Cooperation.