Schroder Real Estate appoints Makoto Fukui to drive strategic partnerships

Schroders is today announcing the appointment of Makoto Fukui as a senior member of its real estate business, into a newly created role of Director of Strategic Partnerships.

Makoto joins Schroder Real Estate after 19 years at major Japanese property company Mitsui Fudosan. There he spent the past nine years building its London development business leading investment and joint venture transactions such as 5 Hanover Square in Mayfair, One Angel Court in the City of London, Television Centre in White City, and a strategic corporate investment in property developer Stanhope PLC.

At Schroders Makoto will be focused on developing strategic partnerships with major global investors, arranging joint ventures and executing bespoke investment and asset management initiatives.  Based in London and reporting to the Head of Real Estate Capital Chris Ludlam, Makoto will be responsible for formulating client investment strategies, capital raising, managing joint venture investments, and working with the UK and European investment teams on sourcing and disposals.

Duncan Owen, Global Head of Real Estate at Schroders commented:

‘We are delighted to welcome Makoto to our team. He has extensive investment and development experience, and a strong network amongst global investors as well as the UK and European real estate community. We have recently undertaken a number of significant strategic partnerships in London, Paris, Berlin and Brussels and Makoto’s significant experience and multifaceted skill-set  will allow us to continue to grow this successful part of our business further.’

Makoto will also assist in developing key Japanese and Asian relationships as well as contribute to the acquisition and implementation of large specialist projects primarily in major markets such as London, Paris and Berlin.

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