Chairman – Japan Valuers Co., Ltd.
Hiroyuki Isobe is the chairman and founder of Japan Valuers Co., Ltd. in Tokyo, Japan. He has been actively engaged in real estate valuation since 1978, as a certified real estate appraiser (Japan). Since establishing his appraisal firm in 1983, Mr. Isobe has performed various consulting in regard to city planning, project, feasibility studies, and market researches on behalf of the public sector and developers in Japan during 1980s, as well as advisory services for U.S. real estate investment by Japanese investors and standard appraisal services. He has overseas valuation and advisory experience in the U.S., specifically New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Illinois, North Carolina, California, and Hawaii, as well as Saipan. Valuation and advisory services have also been provided to the Embassies of the U.S., Peru, and Australia in Tokyo. Recently, Japan Valuers Co., Ltd. has also performed the valuation and advisory in Myanmar, Malaysia, New Zealand, Guam, California, Hawaii and Texas.
Since the mid‐1990s, Mr. Isobe has been working for various U.S./European‐based institutional investors for the purpose of due diligence at the time of acquiring non‐performing loans and distressed properties. He is one of the few Japanese appraisers who seriously applied the discounted cash flow analysis into the real estate valuation. After the real estate securitization scheme came into effect in early 2000s, Mr. Isobe has been involved in numerous appraisals of domestic and global J‐REITs and private funds.
In April, 2016, Mr. Isobe established “Japan Valuers (Myanmar) Co., Ltd.”, the first Japanese real estate counseling firm in Yangon, Myanmar for the purpose to provide with various valuation and advisory services. Therefore, he has been actively visiting Myanmar recently.
Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan (BA in Economics, 74)
Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA, USA (MS in Real Estate & Urban Affairs, 82)