EGW comprises 55 professionals

Unmatched Japan Experience

Our three Managing Partners have been associates for over 25 years experiencing multiple market cycles in that time.

Shozo Sekine

Founder & Representative Director

Shozo Sekine is Founder &  Representative Director of Eastgate EGW &its predecessor in 2006. Prior to this, Shozo worked at Morgan Stanley & their affiliated asset management company and participated in both Japanese & Australian asset sourcing for MSREF. Shozo has developed exceptional skills in leadership, strategy & group planning oversight.

Yuichi Ohata

Managing Director

Yuichi Ohata is Managing Director of EastGate and joined in July 2012, having previously worked for Silverpeak Real Estate Japan as a Managing Director, where he was responsible for North Asia including Japan, Korea and China. Yuichi has deep real estate fund management and asset management experience and an immense Hotel track record.

Reid Mackay

Managing Director

Reid Mackay is Managing Director of EastGate based in Singapore and joined in November 2015. He has known and worked with the other principals for over 20 years. Prior to joining EastGate, Reid established the CBRE Tokyo Investment Properties team and lead for over 10 years, completing more than USD 12 Billion in transactions during his career with CBRE Group.

Executive Management

Takafumi Sako

Managing Director
Head of Asset Management

Takafumi Sako joined EastGate to lead and oversee the EGW asset management platform. Prior to Eastgate, Takafumi led the AM team at PAG Japan for their opportunistic funds for over nine years. He has managed more than 350 properties totalling USD 10 billion of value across all asset classes including office, residential, retail, logistics, hotel and data centres.

Eddie Kurokawa

Head of Finance and Compliance

Eddie Kurokawa joined EastGate EGW in 2011 when the company was founded. Specialized in finance and compliance, Eddie is the Managing Director responsible for the administration and accounting department. Eddie previously worked for Matsushita/MID for more than 13 years in US and Australia, as the Director of Accounting Services.

Hiroyuki Oki

Managing Director and CEO
EastGate Hospitality

Hiroyuki Oki joined EastGate in January 2017 as the now acting CEO of EastGate Hospitality. Hiroyuki previously worked for Solare Hotels and Resorts as the Deputy President. He was responsible for asset management and hotel operations for all assets managed by the company.

Nobu Sawamura

Managing Director
Head of Operations

Nobukazu Sawamura is the head of EastGate operations. He is a bilingual professional well experienced in a wide array of real estate finance and principal investments. Prior to joining, Nobu lead the CBRE Asset Services Division as Managing Director and he specializes in debt and equity arrangements and structuring in Japan.

Junko Asai

Managing Director
Capital Markets & Investment Advisory

Junko Asai is a Managing Director of EastGate and joined in EastGate EGW in 2012. As a highly experienced acquisition and investment executive, Junko has completed more than USD 3.5 billion in real estate transactions during the last ten years. Together with other members of the EastGate investment team she brings many years of knowledge in transaction structuring and closing. Before joining EastGate, Junko was also working for RISA Partners Inc where she led the fund management department.

Effective Team

We have in-house acquisition, transaction, finance and asset management professionals all with top tier Institutional backgrounds.

Delivering Value
for our investors