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Takashi Misawa - Executive Vice President
Born and raised in Tokyo. Takashi’s real estate career started in 1989 at Alvarez, Hyland & Young (former brokerage firm of Hilton & Hyland) where specialized with Hollywood celebrities as first Japanese Realtor in Beverly Hills after helping his uncle established FENDI franchise store at Rodeo Drive in 1980. And then being scouted by Prudential California Realty as Director of International Marketing in 1991. Also worked along with its franchisor, Prudential Real Estate Affiliates (PREA) to establish Prudential’s global network.
His passion towards real estate business has created not only luxury home transactions but also dedicated building the relationships among international real estate organizations. Working at National Association of Realtor (NAR) as Asia/Pacific Regional Coordinator and a first Japanese Liaison during past 17 years until 2008 has developed tremendous network among US-Japan real estate industry, and other Asian countries such as Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, The Philippines, Hong Kong and China.
His latest contribution was to bridge between Europe and Japan, to establish Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) UK in Japan, and also connect Association for Real Estate Securitization (ARES) along with Japan Association of Real Estate Appraisers (JAREA) and Japan Real Estate Institute (JREI) with RICS in 2012.
Takashi used to teach as an instructor of NAR’s international program CIPS (Certified International Property Specialist) in both U.S. and Europe.
Takashi had been an advisor for various Japanese companies such as Mitsui Fudosan Realty, RECRUIT for years. He occasionally holds his seminars for Japanese real estate organizations and related companies, and writes real estate articles to Japanese housing and real estate industry media aside from his International Real Estate Business Consulting work.