The Counselors Of Real Estate Announces Formation Of New Asia Chapter

Chicago, IL, June 23, 2023 — The Counselors of Real Estate today announced the launch of The Counselors’ Asia Chapter with Hiro Isobe, CRE, of Tokyo, Japan, serving as Founding Chair.  Formation of this new entity represents a significant expansion of the Counselor brand into an economically and culturally vibrant part of the world.

Charter members of the chapter—the organization’s 27th—also include Yoshio Nakayama, CRE, Atsuhiko Tomita, CRE, Masayuki Yoshimura, CRE, Shogo Ono, CRE, Yasushi Kinoshita, Esq., CRE, Chihiro Shimizu, Ph.D., CRE, Takeshi Kitamura, CRE, Robert Wilkinson, CRE, and Kyeung-Min Kim, Ph.D., CRE.

“The Counselors of Real Estate and its global membership proudly welcome our new Asia Chapter and its members into the organization,” said 2023 Global Chair William McCarthy, CRE.  “Counselors are recognized internationally as thought leaders, strategic thinkers, and problem solvers.  With a new Chapter and a growing presence in Asia, our members will be even better positioned to counsel and advise on the issues and challenges of today and beyond in an ever-shrinking world.  The Counselors sincerely thanks its Asia members and looks forward to working with them.”

Like all chapters of The Counselors of Real Estate, the Asia CRE Chapter is synonymous with access, collaboration, and thought leadership.  The enduring passion and energy from Hiro Isobe, Jon Yamaguchi, former chairs Michel Couillard, Noah Shlaes, and Bill Ramsayer, and president and CEO Mary Walker Fleischmann have made this day and notable achievement possible.

“More than ever, the extraordinary CRE Network is more powerful in its reach, more diverse in its professional disciplines, and more influential worldwide,” said Fleischmann.