CBRE has appointed Eiji Sakaguchi, the Head of Real Estate Group at Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley, as the CEO of its Japanese business. Sakaguchi will lead the country’s 1,200 staff across its ten offices.
Eiji Sakaguchi previously worked at Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley as the Head of its Real Estate Group, a role he took up in 2010 following the integration between the two firms. Sakaguchi joined Morgan Stanley in 2001, in his last role serving as Managing Director. Prior to that he worked at Mitsui Fudosan, where, since joining in 1989, he rose to the role of Deputy Manager.
Sakaguchi holds a Bachelor of Science in Laws from Hitotsubashi University.
Real estate consultancy CBRE has appointed the 26 year veteran Sakaguchi, one of Japan’s most prominent real-estate executives, as the new President and CEO of its Japanese business. Sakaguchi will take the helm of the organisation with a footprint in Japan of ten offices and 1,200 employees. Sakaguchi succeeds Ben Duncan – who will continue at the firm as the North Asia President of CBRE, with Sakaguchi reporting directly to him.
Duncan says, “Sakaguchi-san is a passionate leader who has outstanding business acumen and understands and appreciates the culture of our business. I’m very excited to have Sakaguchi-san lead the next phase of our development across Japan drawing on his decades of experience and the breadth of his relationships.”