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Kohtaro Tamura

Tel:
Work +81-3-5511-3258
Email:
Web:
www.ushijima-law.gr.jp/en/
Ushijima & Partners

Work Department

Real Estate; Financial Regulations; Finance / Securitization; General Corporate; Litigation / Arbitration

Position

Partner

Career

Admitted in Japan (1983); Visiting Attorney at Morrison Foerster’s Los Angeles office (1990-1991)

  • Chairman of the Real Estate Investment Market Policy Committee, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism
  • Technical advisor of the advisory body regarding Real Estate Securitization Model Projects Utilizing the Real Estate Specified Joint Enterprise, Japan Real Estate Institute
  • Advisor of the Consultation Desk for the Structure Regarding the Real Estate Securitization including the Real Estate Specified Joint Enterprise, Japan Economic Research Institute
  • Chairman of the Review Committee Regarding Guidelines on Utilization of Healthcare REITs investing in Hospitals, etc., Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism
  • Chairman of the Review Committee Regarding Guidelines on Utilization of Healthcare REITs investing in Homes for Seniors, etc., Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism
  • Member of the Experts Conference Regarding Real Estate and Infrastructure Investment Market Activation Measures, Cabinet Office
  • Chairman of the working group on Real Estate Specified Joint Enterprise Act, ARES
  • Chairman of the Committee on Real Estate Investment Market Strategy, Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism
  • Chairman of the Study Group on Growth of J-REIT Market, ARES
  • Member of the Forum for Establishment of Real Estate Investment Market Trusted by Investors, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism
  • Chairman of the Review Committee Regarding Establishment and Management of Real Estate Market Stabilization Fund, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism
  • Member of the Workshop on Real Estate Transactions and Trust Laws, Real Estate Transaction Improvement Organization
  • Chairman of the Investigative Commission for Preparation of Real Estate Investment Index, The Land Institute of Japan, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport and Tourism
  • Chairman of the Investigative Commission for Improvement of Real Estate Investment Market, Economic Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Construction

Languages

Japanese, English

Member

Dai-ni Tokyo Bar Association

Education

The University of Tokyo (LL.B., 1981)


Japan: Real estate and construction

Real estate and construction – Independent local firms

Within: Leading individuals

Kohtaro Tamura (Bengoshi) - Ushijima & Partners

Within: Real estate and construction – Independent local firms

Ushijima & Partners' real estate practice head Kohtaro Tamura has substantial expertise in the transactional and securitisation space; he recently teamed up with Hiroki Awahara to advise a securities company on the sale of five central Tokyo properties to a joint venture SPC. Recently promoted to partner, Masahiro Shiotani was part of the team appointed by a government entity to review and reform a crucial regulatory clause. On the contentious front, Motohiro Kuroki is a name to note. The group also acts for investment funds and the Urban Renaissance Agency.

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