October 23, 2014 — Just back from an excellent week in Tokyo that kicked off on Thursday evening with a presentation to the Australian and New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Japan about the Ten Things You Need to Know Before Buying International Real Estate. Thank you to Emil Gorgees and to the ANZCCJ’s Kitaoka-san and Sakaue-san for organizing the event, which allowed me to showcase Landed Global in Tokyo.
Like Landed Global, the presentation is designed to help prospective buyers understand the process of buying international real estate, including common pitfalls, legal and financial concerns, and the need for strong interpersonal skills.
On Monday, October 20, I joined a panel discussion about the construction quality of Japanese homes. The event was hosted by the Urban Land Institute and moderated by John Mader of Lend Lease. The panel included Richard Koo from Nomura Research Institute, Alastair Townsend from Bakoko and Kaoru Yoshino from the Japan Real Estate Institute. Thanks to Tokyu-Livable‘s Tim Gregersen for organizing the event and to Yoko Nishi for the photographs.