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Akira Nishimura

Senior Managing Director, Investor Relations, Japan
Joined in September 2008
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Akira Nishimura

Akira Nishimura joined LaSalle in 2008 and is responsible for raising capital for LaSalle’s private and real estate securities funds in Japan. He developed LaSalle’s key distribution relationships for both real estate securities and private real estate funds and proactively seeks mandates from new clients. He has contributed to a significant growth of LaSalle’s real estate securities business platform which currently manages more than US$10 billion of assets from Japanese investors. As a senior relationship officer to institutional clients, he is also responsible for new business development in Japan and seeks for potential business partners for LaSalle.

Akira started his career at Fuji Bank where he spent almost 10 years in the US for asset financing areas including aircraft finance, tax-oriented lease, and off balance sheet financing for real estates, containers and other tangible assets. After he was relocated to Japan, he started his real estate investment career at Morgan Stanley Japan, where he was the credit officer for CMBS transactions. He joined Credit Suisse as an institutional sales representative for fixed income and alternative products including real estate funds, private equity funds, hedge funds, CMBS and CDO/CLO, to major financial institutions such as mega banks, central banks, life insurers and casualty insurers. He spent almost a year at Credit Suisse’s London office as a London Japan Desk Sales Representative before he joined LaSalle in 2008.

Akira holds a BA in Economics from Keio University and a Masters in Industrial Administration from Carnegie Mellon University. He is a Chartered Member of Security Analyst Association of Japan, Registered Real Estate Transaction Manager, a Certified Master with the Association for Real Estate Securitization and a US CPA, Maryland.