Delivering an extensive lineup of products and services to investors.
Minato Management has expanded its business domains from real estate brokerage into fund management and investment. One of our advantages is that we offer a wide range of products and services, from solar energy investment to ship operating leases to real estate investment. We make it a rule to hear clients out first even when they come to us with issues that are so complex that they cannot be dealt with elsewhere. Making the most of its prudent judgement and partnerships with reliable partners, Minato Management continues to create innovative and unique financial products without limiting where it invests.
Minato Management is established to start its real estate brokerage business.
Kuramoto is appointed as CEO.
Investment in renewable energy is launched.
Ship operating leasing starts.
A Singaporean subsidiary is established,
and venture capital fund investment in Southeast Asia is launched.
Tatsuto "Tad” Kuramoto
Completed a Master’s degree from Kyushu University.
Joined Showa Ota & Co. (now Ernst & Young ShinNihon LLC).
Joined Ernst & Young, where he was involved in consulting work.
Joined a real estate investment trust (REIT) management company,
where he was responsible for the planning and management of real estate investment and securitization.
Became a board member at an intellectual property investment company.
Founded Rerise Investment and became CEO.
(The company later became Minato Management.)
Appointed CEO of Minato Management.
About 30 years of work experience in finance.
I have been working in
finance for about 30 years,
during which I have always
pursued “essential value.”
My wish is to create a healthy investment
environment to per petuate business and
I have been seeking the “essential value” of things in the world of finance for many years. It all dates back to the 1990s, when I was working for an auditing firm. I learned, through auditing financial institutions, that there were huge gapsbetween the book value of assets recorded in the financial statements of companies and the assets’ actual assessed value. In other words, gaps between the essential value that a business or asset possesses and the value assessed by third parties (= market value). I saw a big business opportunity here, which led to what we are doing now. After working for the auditing firm for about eight years, I developed experience as an M&A advisor and made a career move into a real estate investment trust (REIT) management company, believing that “finance and real estate are two sides of the same coin.” My later career moves were rather unusual for a certified public accountant—for example, I started a financial consulting firm. In my opinion, however, one thing that has always stayed with me is my pursuit of “essential value.” I believe that the essence of investment lies in the pursuit of “essential value.” Your investment should be prudent and durable, so long as you can accurately estimate the value of different things, whether tangible or intangible, and secure appropriate gaps between book and market value. In other words, profit margins. It is absolutely unforgivable for us to receive more than our fair share of profit at the cost of investors, who are at the highest risk. My wish is to create an investment environment that will stay healthy and stable over the long term.
Minato Management has its own way of
ensuring fair investment.
It was in 2013 that I was appointed CEO, and Minato Management made a new start as an investment company. Our first job was a renewable energy investment fund project with overseas investors. It made us realize that things we had always done for our clients, which all members, including me, had taken for granted, could be appreciated and earn gratitude from overseas investors. In fact, this was something I had never set out to seek, and I had no idea at first why they were grateful to us. But as time passed, I came to understand that it was a sense of Japanese hospitality that had earned us their gratitude. Our real advantage is our consideration towards the clients in front of us, which allows us to transcend the manual and rules. This is Minato Management’s true source of value. While Minato Management’s origin is in the real estate industry, we have grown into an investment and fund business that specializes in many different investment domains and countries. This includes investing in transportation infrastructure and venture capital funds in South-East Asia. We wish to keep providing unique value in the future by further enhancing our investment projects in Minato Management’s own distinctive way. We will spare no effort as long as there are clients who need us. That is Minato Management. We seek to generate new value through making fair investments, with integrity and sincerity.