• RICS appoints Japan Chief Representative

    2 June 2015

    (Japan, 1 June 2015) RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) announces today the appointment of Mr Hajime Kojima as the Chief Representative in Japan. Mr Kojima assumed office on Monday 1 June 2015.


    Mr Kojima is responsible for overseeing RICS’ business development and delivering business plans in Japan.  Working closely with council and members in Japan, he will bring in global professional standards of the land, construction, property industries and built environment to Japan; promote the recognition of RICS standards and qualification; and expand RICS membership in the country.

    Mr Kojima is a seasoned management professional in Japan’s real estate and asset management industry. For the past 30 years, he served in the leadership team of a number of major global corporations including Nissan Motor Company and Cerberus Capital Management. He was the Managing Director of Manulife Life Insurance Company for eight years overseeing the asset portfolio of the company before he joined RICS. Mr Kojima was a graduate from the University of Washington in the United State of America.

    “Japan has seen growing traction with global real estate markets in recent years.” Jason Ho, RICS North Asia Managing Director, expressed. “The addition of Hijime Kojima to our team will help local professionals advance beyond the domestic market, and lead RICS’ development towards the recognition of professional standards and expansion of member services in Japan.”

    RICS is an independent professional body originally established in the United Kingdom by Royal Charter. Since 1868, RICS has been committed to setting and upholding the highest standards of excellence and integrity. RICS promotes and enforces the highest professional qualifications and standards in the development and management of land, real estate, construction and infrastructure. Our name promises the consistent delivery of standards – bringing confidence to the markets we serve.


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