Mr. Yoshida became President & CEO of Mitsui Fudosan America in April of 2011, and has been with Mitsui Fudosan since 1986. Immediately prior to this appointment, he co-led the development of the Tokyo Midtown Project and promoted town management initiatives.
The Tokyo Midtown facility represents Mitsui Fudosan’s most recent “City within a City” redevelopment, boasting a 6 building complex, 6 Million square feet urban oasis comprised of world-class office, retail, hotel, residential units, and museums in addition to other amenities. It also reflects Mitsui’s new business model of incorporating the concept of town-management. The idea of town-management stems from collaborating with neighboring constituents to further increase the overall value of the “town” rather than just focusing on bettering a single property. This serves as the foundation of the company’s core value of “Bringing Enrichment and Comfort to Urban Areas”.
Mr. Yoshida began his career by honing his skills in the development and management of large-scale mixed-use facilities as well as portfolio management and finance. His exposure to the global markets came to fruition during his tenure at Mitsui Fudosan America from 1991-1997. Covering the cities of New York, Washington D.C., and Chicago, Mr. Yoshida was responsible for asset management and financial operations of the US entity.
Upon his return to Tokyo in 1997, Mr. Yoshida played an integral role in developing the 77-acre, mixed-use, Shiodome project in central Tokyo, utilizing capital provided by sovereign wealth funds. After its successful completion, he collaborated with institutional investors such as pension funds, forming private fund vehicles to acquire class-A office properties.
Mr. Yoshida received his Bachelor of Law from Waseda University in Tokyo.
Mr. Bentata is responsible for all aspects of the Company's financial management, including financial planning and reporting, control, taxation and financing as well as human resources, information technology and administration.
Prior to joining the company in 2001, Mr. Bentata spent seven years at Turner Construction International, an international construction and engineering firm, where he held the position of Chief Financial Officer and was responsible for all aspects of financial planning and control. Prior to this Mr. Bentata served as Group Controller for Abu Garcia, a multinational group of consumer products companies.
Upon graduation, and until 1991, Mr. Bentata worked at Price Waterhouse, until 1985 in the Stockholm, Sweden office, and thereafter in the Morristown, New Jersey office. At Price Waterhouse Mr. Bentata was responsible for audit and consulting services in a variety of industries.
Mr. Bentata graduated from the University of Stockholm, Sweden, in 1980 with a B.Sc. in Finance and Marketing and is a CPA. Professional affiliations include the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Senior Vice President, Corporate Planning
Mr. Onozawa is responsible for strategizing the company’s future growth plans in addition to assessing property acquisition/disposition transactions within its investment committee. Mr. Onozawa has been with Mitsui Fudosan (Tokyo) from 1988 and became Senior Vice President of Mitsui Fudosan America in 2010.
Mr. Onozawa began his career in the leasing and management of class-A office buildings in Central Tokyo. In 1989, he was assigned to start up the newly-constructed Figueroa at Wilshire building in Los Angeles, further honing his skills on an international spectrum. In 1994, Mr. Onozawa transitioned to new responsibilities at Mitsui’s Yokohama Branch, developing and marketing condominium projects. Therein, he led a team of professionals to complete 40 projects during his 4.5 year tenure. In 2000, he returned to Mitsui’s birthplace, Nihonbashi, Tokyo to manage the Company’s most valued 26 office properties including the Mitsui Honkan (=main building, built in 1929, designated as a “Registered Important Cultural Property” by the Japanese Govt.). Simultaneously, he became deeply involved in the development of the 39-story, 1.4 million square feet Nihonbashi Mitsui Tower complex (completed 2006), which hosts the Mitsui Fudosan headquarters and the prestigious Five-Star hotel, Mandarin Oriental Tokyo.
Mr. Onozawa received his Bachelor of Law from Keio University in Tokyo, and his Master of Business Administration from Georgetown University in Washington D.C.
Mr. Perez became Senior Vice President of Mitsui Fudosan America, Inc. in April 2008 and has been employed by Mitsui Fudosan America since 1988. Prior to his promotion in 2008, Mr. Perez had served as the Vice President of Asset Management & Leasing, responsible for leasing, property management, and asset management of the entire Mitsui Fudosan America commercial real estate portfolio. This included such recognizable properties as 1251 Avenue of the Americas, 461 Fifth Avenue, 527 Madison Avenue, 100 William Street, and 1090 Vermont Avenue N.W.
During his tenure with Mitsui Fudosan America, Mr. Perez has held a variety of positions and has handled the asset management of commercial office properties nationwide. He has been directly responsible for leasing over 2 million square feet of commercial office and retail space. This includes notable transactions with Banco Santander, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Chubb, DLA Piper, J.P. Morgan Chase, Mizuho Corporate Bank, Paulson & Company, Sidley Austin, and Trust Company of the West. Mr. Perez also has spearheaded capital improvement programs which led to several prominent building awards including the BOMA New York and BOMA International Award for Excellence in 1997 and 1998, as well as, the International Real Estate Federation's Prix d'Excellence award in 1999.
Prior to joining Mitsui, Mr. Perez was employed by Exxon Corporation in New York for seven years. Mr. Perez's career at Exxon was capped by his participation in the sale of the Exxon Building to Mitsui Fudosan in 1986 for $610 million; the highest price paid for a commercial office building at that time.
Mr. Perez is a graduate of Pace University and the Pace University Graduate School of Business.
Mr. McSweeney is responsible for overseeing the implementation of the company’s U.S. investment strategy which includes sourcing new opportunities, all phases of due diligence, and asset financing.
During his tenure with the company he has held a variety of positions in the firm’s acquisition, finance, and asset management groups. Among his most notable achievements was his integral role in the firm’s acquisition of 527 Madison Avenue, New York and 180 Montgomery Street, San Francisco.
Upon graduation and until joining the company in 2001, Mr. McSweeney worked in the financial reporting group for a real estate syndication company focusing on Senior Living and multi-family apartments.
Mr. McSweeney graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1996, with a B.B.A in Accountancy.