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The Association is a non-profit organization (NPO) that trains and supports “Real Estate Counselor” and “Advisers for Property Strategy,” who are specialists in appropriate and effective use and management of real estate.

Overview of the Association
Establishment of real estate counselor system

Real estate counselor system was established in the US and now the Counselors of Real Estate (CRE) has 1,300 members active in various areas of the industry.

In order to accommodate the diversifying demands for real estate, Japan’s “real estate counselor system” was founded in 1989 for the purpose of training specialists, who would provide counseling services with their expertise in real estate appraisal as the core. Following its foundation, a membership association comprising individuals with the title of “Real Estate Counselor” was founded.

JAREC strives to be an organization similar to The CRE in the US.


Established in November 22, 1989 as “Real Estate Counselor Committee” within Japan Association of Real Estate Appraisers, it was accredited as a Specific Non-Profit Organization in April 2006, the form known at the present day. For more details, please refer to the article,

  November 1989 Established as “Real Estate Counselor Committee”
  March 16, 2006 Accredited as Specific Non-Profit Organization by Cabinet Office
  April 3, 2006 Established as Specific Non-Profit Organization
Purpose of Establishment

The Association was established for the purpose of raising public awareness of the importance of knowledge and expertise in real estate counseling, while training and providing qualification to “real estate counselors” to advise on real estate utilization and asset value analysis in a comprehensive and effective manner in order to cope with changes in the society. The Association will also support appropriate and effective utilization and management of real estate in Japan by enforcing a code of ethics for the counselors to make contribution to interests of the society.

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