CEO Message

We fulfill the diverse needs of our clients as the core real estate asset management arm of the Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank Group. President, CEO Mitsuo Kimura

In April 2012, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Real Estate Investment Management Co., Ltd. (“SuMi TREIM”) made a fresh start as the real estate asset management company of the Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Group (“SuMi TRUST”), Japan’s only independent financial group specialized in trust banking. Since then, playing a critical role in the group’s business model, we have earned the trust of both domestic and foreign investors, achieving steady growth in the real estate asset management business.

With financial and investment activities growing increasingly global and borderless, developments in the global market now have a strong impact on Japan’s real estate market. Further, in Japan, while there is hope for a positive economic impact from the infrastructure construction and increase in foreign visitors ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, the rapidly aging population, the swelling public debt and other long-term issues inherent to Japan remain; in our view, all these various factors intertwine to complicate, and bring changes to, the real estate investment market.

We will endeavor to adapt rapidly and flexibly to developments in the global markets and real estate investment markets as we provide comprehensive real estate asset management services that meet our clients’ needs.

It is also our intention to give unstinting effort to maintain a robust governance system that places the highest importance on compliance, so that we can earn the trust not only of our investors, but of the real estate investment market overall. We ask for your continued support.

Hidehiko Natori
President, CEO

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