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Takahashi Fred

Fred H. Takahashi

Executive Director, Tenant Representation

With a real estate career spanning 19 years, together with his wealth of knowledge and unsurpassed experience in the industry, in 2008 Fred Takahashi joined CBRE Japan to head Tenant Representation Services and is responsible for this business line.


Tenant Representation

Fred Takahashi Executive Director Japan
Tenant Representation
Japan Headquarters Meiji Yasuda Seimei Building 18F
2-1-1 Marunouchi
Tokyo 100-0005

Professional Experience


Fred has been successful in winning and completing major advisory and transaction projects, and has been awarded the CBRE Asia Circle of Excellence, Office Services for the past two consecutive years.

His wide ranging experience covers commercial real estate’s full spectrum, such as tenant representation, landlord leasing, investment acquisition, strategic dispositions, building development, asset management and property management.

Prior to joining CBRE, Fred held the position of Deputy General Manager at Sumitomo Realty, Japan’s leading real estate investment and development company and core member of the Sumitomo Group. Fred’s responsibilities included leasing and management of 200+ properties within Sumitomo‘s portfolio. His tenure at Sumitomo span for 19 years, as he was the main interface for Multi National and Japanese corporations, to lead lease negotiations for Sumitomo’s premium office developments. His success at Sumitomo is evidenced by his eight-time Presidential Award.

Fred was raised in Orange County, California, and at the age of 18 returned to Tokyo to study business at Keio University. Fred’s multi-national background, bilingual capabilities, and extensive real estate experience enables him to lead major transactions on behalf of high profile Multi National clients.​



  • Real Estate Transaction License - Japan
  • Certified Building Administrator
  • Member of American Chamber of Commerce (ACCJ)


  • BA (Business), Keio University, Tokyo
  • Estancia High School, Costa Mesa, California


  • Angelo Gordon
  • Apple
  • BASF
  • Blackstone
  • Citigroup
  • Deloitte Touche
  • Elliott Advisors
  • KPMG
  • Manulife
  • Motorola Solutions
  • Nike
  • Nomura Securities
  • Pfizer
  • Standard Chartered Bank
  • Swedish Embassy
  • Universal Music
  • 2020 Tokyo Olympics Organising Committee
  • Aon
  • Barclays
  • Benetton
  • BNP Paribas
  • Credit Suisse
  • Deutsche Securities
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • LVMH
  • Moet Hennessy Diageo
  • Nielsen
  • Nippon Life Insurance
  • Pembroke Real Estate
  • Prudential Real Estate
  • State Street Bank
  • Unilever
  • Walt Disney
Fred Takahashi Executive Director Japan
Tenant Representation
Japan Headquarters Meiji Yasuda Seimei Building 18F
2-1-1 Marunouchi
Tokyo 100-0005