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Leadership Team at Touchstone

Touchstone’s Senior Management Team

Masato (Fred) Uruma

Representative Director, Chairman and CEO

Uruma began his career at Peat Marwick Mitchell (now KPMG) in Los Angeles in M&A and real estate consulting. He then established MTM Consulting to focus on cross-border real estate consulting services for Japanese and U.S. clients. Uruma joined Secured Capital Corporation in 1997 and founded Secured Capital Japan (now PAG Investment Management), serving as its first President and CEO. Founding Touchstone Investment Management, our predecessor, in 2002, he became the President and CEO of Touchstone Capital Securities in 2005. He was appointed Representative Director, Chairman and CEO of Touchstone Capital Management in 2010. Uruma has been involved in real estate transactions totaling over USD 10 billion throughout his career. He holds degrees in Finance and Accounting from Loma Linda University (California), was appointed Chairman of the Securitization and Alternative Business Council of the Japan Securities Dealers Association for two consecutive terms and is an Executive Committee member of ULI Japan, frequent speaker at international conferences and guest lecturer at universities.

Masahide Matsumoto

Representative Director, President and COO

Matsumoto started his career at the Mitsui Trust and Banking Co., Ltd. (now Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, Limited). First assigned to the Real Estate Brokerage Division, he thereafter took responsibility for real estate finance and real estate equity investment. He joined Touchstone Capital Securities in 2006 and was in charge of structured finance in the Investment Banking Division. He then transferred to Touchstone Capital Management in 2012. Matsumoto is an Assistant Real Estate Appraiser, ARES Certified Master and Registered Real Estate Broker. He graduated from University of Kyoto with a degree in law.

Masami Fukushige

Director, Head of Asset Management and Investment Advisory

Fukushige began his career in the Real Estate Investment Department of Yasuda Life Insurance Company (now Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Company) in 1988. He was then seconded to Paine Webber in the U.S. for one year, after which he was placed in charge of real estate equity investments for Meiji Yasuda. Fukushige was then seconded to Tokyo Realty Investment Management to found Japan Prime Realty REIT. Upon returning to Meiji Yasuda, he was responsible for management of non-recourse loans, PFI loans and securitized instruments such as CMBS. Fukushige then joined Nomura Real Estate Investment Management, where he was responsible for property acquisitions for institutional investor funds. He joined the Touchstone Group in 2008. Fukushige is an ARES Certified Master and Registered Real Estate Broker, and graduated from Osaka University of Foreign Studies.

Eiki Ichimura

Director, Head of Compliance and Internal Audit

Ichimura began his career at the Real Estate Economic Institute in 1996, researching and writing about real estate market trends. In 2001, he joined Creed and became Director of Creed Real Estate Investment Advisors (now Vermilion Capital Management) in 2008, responsible for risk management and compliance. He joined Touchstone Capital Management in 2018. Ichimura is an ARES Certified Master and Registered Real Estate Broker, and holds a Bachelor of Law degree from Doshisha University.

Yasushi Mannen

Statutory Auditor

In 1982, he started his career at Mitsui Trust and Banking Co., Ltd. (currently Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, Ltd.). After being assigned to the Shinbashi branch, he was transferred to the international department, working overseas in Beijing, Belgium, and Hong Kong. Joined GE Edison Life Insurance Co.,Ltd.(Currently Gibraltar Life Insurance Co., Ltd.) and worked in the operations department, and then supervised the finance department at GE Asset Management Co., Ltd., which is a member of the group. In 2003 Joined Japan ERI Co., Ltd. (currently ERI Holdings Co., Ltd.), worked in the administration department, and supervised the human resources department. Joined Touchstone Capital Securities Co., Ltd. in 2009 and was involved in the administration department, then transferred to Touchstone Holdings Co., Ltd. at the same time as the establishment and oversaw the administration department.In 2018, transferred to Touchstone Capital Management Co., Ltd. , appointed as a director of Danto Holdings Co., Ltd. in 2021, and an auditor of Touchstone Capital Management Co., Ltd. in 2023. Graduated from the Faculty of Economics, Keio University. Certified member of the Securities Analysts Association of Japan.