DWS appoints Koichiro Obu to head of real estate, Japan
DWS has appointed Koichiro Obu as head of real estate, Japan, in addition to his current role as head of real estate research, Asia Pacific.
In his expanded position, Obu will be responsible for developing the strategic direction of DWS’s real estate platform in Japan, focusing on capitalizing market opportunities and trends in the local real estate market. Leading a team of investment, asset management and research professionals, he will maintain his long-standing position on the DWS APAC real estate senior management team and will remain a key member of the DWS APAC Real Estate Investment Committee.
Obu joined DWS in 2007 and now has 28 years of industry experience. For the past 10 years, Obu has led the real estate research function for APAC, supporting the firm’s bottom-up, top-down research driven investment approach. Previously, he was head of real estate research for Japan and South Korea. Before joining DWS, Obu served as head of real estate and constructio