Our Team – Kensho Realty Corporation
President & CEO Kensho Realty Corporation
The President and CEO of Kensho Realty Corporation has been committed to developing the Japanese real estate market since 2008. Ken Nagao acquired his expertise in real estate development, as well as asset and property management, as a partner in an urban developer in Seattle (USA). After that he was responsible for the growth of a family office for seven years. He then built up a team of advisors for Asian family offices and institutional investors looking to enter the Japanese market. His team convinced clients with their deep understanding of real estate and market analyses from both the macro and micro perspectives, and of the homogeneous integration of real estate in their environment. Within the Kensho Group, Mr. Nagao develops optimal investment strategies alongside investors, and implements those strategies transparently.
Head of Business Development, Member of the Board of Directors, Kensho Realty Corporation
The Head of Business Development of Kensho Realty Corporation draws on 10 years of experience of international positions and projects in Japan. After studying economics and cultural studies with a focus on East Asia, Hendrik Bierwirth headed the quality management team for navigation, telecommunications and driver assistance systems at the Japanese subsidiary of the car manufacturer BMW. He then switched to the venture capital side and worked in a leading position with ex-top managers from the Sony Group in a software start-up. In 2021 he completed an Executive MBA from Hitotsubashi Business School in Tokyo. Mr. Bierwirth is a partner in Kensho and leads the group’s corporate development.
Head of Sales and Brokerage, Kensho Realty Corporation
The Head of Sales and Brokerage at Kensho Realty Corporation worked for a long time as a broker for the large real estate company Sumitomo Real Estate Sales Co., Ltd.. Throughout his brokerage career, Mr. Takasaki brokered transactions with portfolios of residential, office and hotel properties for institutional and private investors. In addition to compliance and fiduciary duties, he pays particular attention to minimizing the risk of real estate transactions. In his brokerage tasks for the Kensho Group, Mr. Takasaki focuses on trusting customer relationships and a high degree of transparency in the selection of properties.
Executive Officer, Kensho Realty Corporation
Mr. Omura began his career at Japan’s major survey design company. Afterwards, he moved into the real estate industry, where he performed acquisition, management and sales of office buildings and residential properties in the first instance and at major real estate company. He went further into brokerage of rental properties and sales properties, real estate consulting, fund sourcing, as well as M&A of owner companies of real estate. Mr. Omura is qualified for various licenses related to real estate business, such as a Registered Surveyor, a Registered Real Estate Transaction Specialist, an Apartment Management Expert, a Real Estate Consulting Master, a Certified Property Manager, an Affiliated Building Manager, and Affiliated Financial Planner.
Transaction Manager, Kensho Realty Corporation
Yoko Miura has been engaged in real estate related business since April 2004. Starting her real estate career in an asset management company, she engaged in acquisition of private equity funds, asset management, development of office buildings, development of residences for lease. After shifting to a financial institution, she engaged in origination of non-recourse loans for private equity funds, portfolio management and analysis, and loan review operations. In the asset management division of a real estate brokerage firm, she further worked on origination and management of new funds, development of resort hotels, and then moved to another real estate company to work on brokerage services for foreign investors and foreign corporations, lease management, purchase and resale, and M&A. Before joining Kensho’s transaction management team, she was also focusing on asset management for commercial facilities and office buildings. Her wide variety of relevant business experience is a strong asset for Kensho Realty’s core business activities.
Sales Manager, Kensho Realty Corporation (Apts.jp)
As the sales manager for Apts.jp Mr. Golden strives to make the leasing process as smooth as possible for expats living in Tokyo. After graduating from the Croft Institute at the University of Mississippi with a major in International Studies and a focus on East Asia, he moved to Japan and enjoyed working as an English teacher for 6 years. His career as a leasing agent began in 2020 and he has since assisted many Apts.jp clients with navigating the leasing process in Japan while accommodating their specific needs. Mr. Golden’s drive to constantly upgrade internal processes in order to provide an ever-improving house hunting experience for expats led to his rapid ascension to sales manager in April of 2022. As manager, he has excelled at sales strategies on a macro and micro level, leading to a fast growth in revenue in a short amount of time. In his spare time, Mr. Golden enjoys escaping to the outdoors to camp and barbeque with friends and family.
Sales Agent, Kensho Realty Corporation (Apts.jp)
Mr. Thibaut Lepage arrived in Tokyo in 2010, after graduating from Charles de Gaulle University – Lille III in France. Prior to joining the Apts. jp leasing team in 2020, he started his real estate career in the short to mid-term rental industry, catering to over 400 tenants. Along with being formed by the best veterans in the expat leasing industry, his deep understanding of the city, local culture and language gained throughout his 12 years in Tokyo contribute to providing smooth and efficient service leading to an outstandingly high satisfaction rate. More than just the leasing transactions, clients value him for his overall guidance and help in the context of their relocation in the capital.
Sales Assistant, Kensho Realty Corporation (Apts.jp)
Ms. Pyykkö started her career as a librarian in Finland, but a life-long interest in Japan brought her to Tokyo. First navigating the real estate world as a client, she is now committed to help other expats overcome the various hurdles in looking for their ideal home in Japan’s capital city. With extensive customer service experience, knowledge of Japanese language and culture, as well as familiarity with the Tokyo area, Ms. Pyykkö is passionate about making apartment hunting as smooth and easy as possible for clients of the Kensho Group retail brokerage arm, Apts.jp.