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REAL ESTATE | JAPAN
REAL ESTATE FINANCE
Masahiro Shiga is a partner of Ito & Mitomi in the Tokyo office’s Real Estate Group.
Mr. Shiga’s practice focuses on real estate finance
, fund formation and private
equity, banking and financial institutions, hospitality, workouts and restructurings,
distressed acquisitions and financing, and real estate investment trusts. He regularly
represents major commercial lenders, investors and investment banks in cross-
border transactions, as well as in large restructurings and workouts. Over the past
decade, Mr. Shiga has advised on the purchase of more than ¥1 trillion ($12 billion) in
Japanese real estate, and represented lenders in more than ¥600 billion ($7 billion)
in bonds issued and securitized loans. He has handled transactions across all major
property types, including commercial, professional, industrial, and hospitality.
Mr. Shiga has worked with leading banks such as Sumitomo, Mitsui and Shinsei, as
well as foreign borrowers and investors. He has also advised private real estate firms
such as Asia Pacific Land, and counseled some of the biggest sovereign wealth funds
in Asia in their real estate transactions.
Mr. Shiga is ranked Band 1 in the current edition of Chambers Asia Pacific for Japan
Real Estate, listed as a Leading Lawyer for Japan Real Estate in The Legal 500 Asia
and listed in Best Lawyers in Japan