Hines appoints new Japan country head

Hines appoints new Japan country head
Jon Tanaka

Hines has appointed Jon Tanaka as senior managing director / country head in Japan.

Jon Tanaka will oversee new business initiatives throughout the country alongside managing director, Drew Huffman. He will report to Ray Lawler, CEO of Asia Pacific.

“We are very excited to welcome Jon to Hines as our Japan country head,” commented Lawler. “With his experience and demonstrated expertise, we look forward to elevating our Japanese platform and capitalizing on the growing market opportunities in the country.”

Tanaka brings more than 20 years of Japan real estate development and investment experience to the firm. Before joining Hines, he was managing director, head of Japan Real Estate and member of the investment committee for Angelo Gordon’s pan-Asia real estate investment team. Previously, he was managing director at RREEF Japan.

Tanaka is a Global Governing Trustee of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and served as vice chairman of ULI Japan. He holds a B.A. degree in East Asian Studies from Harvard University and an MBA from the University of California at Berkeley. Jon also attended the Graduate School of Architecture at Kyoto University. He is fluent in Japanese and English.

“I am excited to be joining Hines and leading the team in Japan,” said Tanaka. “I look forward to growing the platform and expanding our investment activity throughout Japan as part of the initiatives across the wider Asia Pacific region.”

Hines said this new hire further demonstrates the firm’s commitment to become vertically integrated throughout Asia by elevating the investment management platform and capitalizing on opportunities in the region.

In the current economic outlook, investors are increasing their focus and allocations toward Asia. With strong underlying economic growth, the risk-adjusted returns present Hines and their investors with compelling opportunities, according to the company.