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I am responsible for leading the Japan business overall, as well as helping to drive the development and execution of Grosvenor Property Asia's strategy in the region.
Kozo Hiratani joined Grosvenor in February 2021 as President, Japan, and is responsible for leading and overseeing the Japan business. He is also a member of Grosvenor Property Asia’s Board and Executive Committee.
Kozo has extensive experience in the property and real estate industry, having previously worked at Mitsui Fudosan Co, Ltd for 25 years in various roles before joining Grosvenor. Whilst in his capacity as General Manager for Mitsui Fudosan Investment Advisors, he oversaw the Investment Advisory and Global Investment Management divisions. He was specifically in charge of acquisition and disposition for the Private REIT and Private funds, and formation of private funds and leasing management.
Kozo graduated from the University of Tokyo, with a Bachelor's and a Master's degrees in Civil Engineering before being elected for an MBA sponsorship and later became a graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (“MIT”).