News release

JLL names Ken Sakuramoto Japan Head of Equity Advisory

Sakuramoto will be responsible for expanding JLL’s international capital coverage in Japan.

January 21, 2021

TOKYO, 21 January 2021 – JLL (NYSE: JLL) today announced the appointment of Ken Sakuramoto as Head of Equity Advisory, Japan. Based in Tokyo, Sakuramoto will be responsible for expanding JLL’s international capital coverage, both inbound and outbound, and further developing its corporate finance capabilities in this priority market.

His primary focus will be major international and institutional client coverage for Japan. He will serve as part of JLL’s global and regional client programme and provide coverage to all international investors currently investing in, or actively looking to invest in Japan, advising on local market practices, corporate structuring and availability of debt. His international capital responsibilities will also extend to outbound capital coverage of Japanese investors already active and looking to increase offshore investment. 

For JLL, Sakuramoto will also be responsible for building a broader corporate finance and debt platform for JLL’s Japan Capital Markets business to meet client demands for joint ventures, capital raisings, and structured transactions.

He joins JLL from Eastdil Secured, a global real estate investment advisor, where he was Managing Director, Head of Japan. In this role, Ken was responsible for pairing buy-side clients with outbound real estate products in Japan, advising offshore investors entering the Japan market and sourcing and executing local transactions by leveraging global relationships. 

He also brings expertise from Bank of America Merrill Lynch where he was previously Head of Japan Real Estate, Gaming & Lodging, within its investment banking division, with responsibility for all client relationships within the listed / private real estate sector and J-REITs space. In total, he brings close to 20 years of Japan real estate advisory and banking experience to JLL. 

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