Ray Takeshita brings more than 20 years of real estate and private equity investment experience to his role as Managing Director of the firm’s Strategic Planning Department, where he spearheads corporate strategy planning and investor relations.

Previously, Ray led the Strategic Investment Department at Diamond Realty Management (DREAM), a leading asset management company in Japan, with a primary focus on US debt and equity markets. He was instrumental in growing DREAM’s assets under management in the U.S. to more than $1 billion.

Prior to DREAM, he served as the Director of Japan Industrial Solutions (PE Fund) and led a Hong Kong based JV private equity investment as Managing Director focusing on mid-small cap corporate investments. Earlier in his career, Ray was acquisition manager of Mitsubishi Corporation UBS Realty Inc. and guided the firm’s investments in industrial assets.

Ray holds an ME from Tokyo Institute of Technology and an MBA from MIT’s Sloan School of Management.