Country Head, Japan
Toshinobu Kasai is responsible for strategy and our overall business in Japan.
Toshinobu has over 30 years in the financial industry, having started his career at one of Japan's major financial firms Daiwa Securities Co. Ltd. He covered various parts of the business, from sales to equity underwriting, in both Japan and London.
In 2012, Toshinobu joined JLL as the country head of Japan. Since then he greatly expanded the size of JLL’s business through working closely with investors and large Japanese companies. Backed by his strong background in finance, he also led several merger-and-acquisition deals, which were a key contributor to JLL’s pace of growth in Japan.
He previously worked at Goldman Sachs, where he led the principal investment business for Japanese real estate. Under his charge, the business unit grew to be one of the largest alternative-asset investors in Japan.
An economics graduate from Hitotsubashi University, Toshinobu received his master’s degree in international relations from Johns Hopkins University.