ESR REIT Management

ESR REIT Management is a specialized logistics real estate asset manager with
in-depth knowledge and market insight,
enabling us to maximize unitholder value.


ESR REIT Management Ltd. (hereinafter, “ESRRM”) was established in May 2016 as a subsidiary of ESR LTD. (hereinafter, “ESR”) to undertake the asset management duties of ESR. A leading specialist in the development, operation and investment of institutional-grade logistics facilities throughout Asia, ESR strives to maximise customer profit by providing value-added solutions across various logistics-related aspects, with a focus on supporting customers’ business expansion and long-term growth.
As the sponsor, ESR has been known as a pioneer in introducing large-scale, multi-tenant modern logistics facilities to Japan since the days as the Redwood Group, and has since expanded to become the top logistics real estate developer across the Asia Pacific (APAC) region. In November 2019, the parent company, ESR Cayman Ltd. was successfully listed on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

In January 2022, ESR completed the acquisition of ARA Asset management which transformed the enlarged ESR group into the largest real estate asset manager in APAC.
On the backgrounds of this expansion and fund-raising capacity, it is expected that the potential pipelines of ESRRM will be expanded accordingly.

ESRRM launched its asset management in earnest in November 2020 (original funding was valued at about 15 billion yen for 3 properties), utilizing our connection with ESR group, our AUM has increased to about 60 billion yen with total 7 properties as of February, 2024.
We strive to bolster returns for investors by further expanding our asset portfolio(s) in close collaboration with the ESR Group.

I would like to express my sincere appreciation to you.

ESR REIT Management Ltd. President & Representative Director Kazuhiko Watanabe

ESR REIT Management Ltd.

President & Representative DirectorKazuhiko Watanabe

Management Policy

  1. As a fiduciary, we proactively engage to maximize unitholder value.
  2. Advise on and implement the best sustainable practices throughout our asset management platform, ensuring compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
  3. Adopting prudent capital and risk management strategies, source the best investment opportunities that meet the criteria and enhance unitholders’ value.
  4. Embrace an honest and transparent approach to disclosing results in a timely manner which allows us to engage and establish strong integrity, loyalty and trust.

Company Profile

ESR REIT Management Ltd.
3rd Floor, Kamiyacho Prime Place, 4-1-17 Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Date of incorporation
May 31, 2016
JPY 292,500,000
ESR Ltd. (100%)
Main line of business
Investment management business
President & Representative Director
Kazuhiko Watanabe
Koji Miyawaki
Hisayoshi Masawaki
Sotofumi Momoi
Registrations and Licenses
Building Lots and Buildings Transaction Business License granted by the Governor of Tokyo, License No. (2) 99497
Discretionary Transaction Agent License, granted by the Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, Registration No. 117
Financial Instruments Business License, granted by the Director-General of the Kanto Finance Bureau (Kinshou), Registration No. 2999

Human Centric Design

ESR continues to reinvent warehouse space, demonstrating the full scope of our Sustainability Initiatives and HUMAN CENTRIC DESIGN. In line with our vision of Human-Centric innovation for a better society, this framework forms the very basic principles of our company. At ESR, we believe that taking a Human-Centric approach is not only fundamental in creating more value to the customer but it also gives them a much richer sense of belonging. Several of our trademark features include children’s day care centers, 'BARNKLÜBB' and relaxation lounges 'KLÜBB Lounge' for hundreds of employees.


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