Born in Japan and raised in North America, Michael has lived in various parts of Europe for the past 23 years but is now settled in London.
After finishing university, Michael joined the financial services experiencing real estate financing, corporate banking and debt capital markets during the 17 years stint in the industry, moving from Tokyo to Zurich Frankfurt, Singapore and London.
In 2003, Michael made a leap from banking to property by joining a residential property investment business he had previously help start. It was investments of various types of properties ranging from flats, apartment blocks to housing units in the UK and Europe.
During this time, Michael also worked as an adviser to a major Asian real estate fund in its expansion into Europe. In 2011, Michael co-founded a London property development business, Urbanista.
Michael is a graduate of Keio University in Japan with BA in Economics. He is fluent in English and Japanese with conversation level German.