President and CEO, Diamond Realty Management America
Masanobu possesses nearly 25 years of international finance and real estate investment experience and has been an integral part of Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) since 1996. As President and CEO of DRM, he provides leadership and vision to the firm’s acquisition strategy and manages the firm’s relationships with its key development and investment partners Diamond Realty Management Inc. (DREAM) and Diamond Realty Investments (DRI).
Prior to DRM, Masanobu was a Managing Director of Diamond Realty Management Inc., another wholly owned subsidiary of MC based in Japan. He was responsible for the private real estate asset management business and worked with non-Japanese institutional investors investing in Japan and Japanese investors investing overseas. He also worked as Deputy General Manager of Asset Management Development Department at MC and acquired and started businesses in the US, UK, Korea, and Hong Kong. He has extensive experience in corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions in Tokyo and New York. While in New York, he also worked at KPS Capital Partners LP, a turnaround private equity fund.
Masanobu has a Bachelor’s degree from Keio University, and an M.B.A. from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.