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Leadership

In-depth experience and knowledge of the Japanese market.

Craig Pearce

Craig Pearce

Managing Director

Nikota Capital was established by Craig who has over two decades experience in real estate investment in Asia Pacific, across all major asset classes and deal formats. Craig commenced his career with Japan’s largest private developer, Mori Building, and moved on to work in the real estate investment platforms of two major investment banks, Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley, based in Tokyo and later Hong Kong. He spent a decade of his career investing in and managing real estate assets on behalf of institutional investors in Japan.

Craig holds an AMDP in Real Estate from Harvard University, and graduated from Griffith University in Australia with a Bachelor of International Business and Bachelor of Asian Studies.

James Black

James Black

Executive Director

James is a finance professional with over two decades experience in alternative investments in Asia Pacific. He spent the initial years of his career in credit risk management at Credit Suisse in Tokyo, Hong Kong, Singapore and London. Post-MBA James has worked in funds management, corporate restructuring, and real estate debt funding and investment.

James holds a business degree from the Queensland University of Technology in Australia, and an MBA from the ESADE business school in Spain.

Shusuke Ide

Shusuke Ide

Director

Shusuke has over 15 years’ experience in the real estate industry in Japan covering sales, leasing and property management. He is a licensed real estate broker and oversees the documentation for transactions at Nikota.