Mitsui Fudosan UK Ltd (‘Mitsui Fudosan’) has announced it has appointed Eiichiro Onozawa as Managing Director, effective from 1 April 2016. Eiichiro succeeds Hideto Yamada who is returning to Mitsui Fudosan’s Tokyo business, following eight years managing and growing the property company’s UK and European arm.
Eiichiro boasts over 26 years’ global real estate experience and joined Mitsui Fudosan UK in 2014. Prior to this, he was Senior Vice President of Mitsui Fudosan America, Inc where he held his position for four years. Eiichiro will draw on his experience to further expand the business’s portfolio in Europe, working in close partnership with Stanhope plc, in which Mitsui Fudosan UK has a stake.
During his tenure, Hideto successfully and significantly grew Mitsui Fudosan UK’s presence, having delivered the development of 5 Hanover Square, 8-10 Moorgate, 70 Mark Lane and 1 Angel Court, which is currently under construction. Hideto also oversaw the acquisition of the BBC’s Television Centre and Media Village, now known as Television Centre and White City Place.
Eiichiro Onozawa, commented: “This is an exciting period for Mitsui Fudosan UK and I am looking forward to harnessing the skills and expertise of the team to ensure the continued success of the company. Our focus remains sharply set on developing the solid relationships we have with our business partners and identifying opportunities to grow our portfolio through investing in and developing prime commercial projects in strong locations.”
Hideto Yamada, added: “It has been a privilege to lead Mitsui Fudosan UK, having capitalised on strong property fundamentals to expand our operations in this key growth market, in-line with our strategic objectives. Eiichiro is very well placed to lead the team moving forward, as I look to my next new challenge in Tokyo.”