In November 2019 Japan Association of Real Estate Counselors will celebrate its 30th anniversary since its founding.
With the association's independent certifications - “ Real Estate Counselor” and“ Real Estate Strategic Advisor” - gaining further recognition, it is our intention to serve the society more than ever as a group of real estate professionals working with a clear vision and strategies that accommodate the changing needs while carrying the legacy of pioneers and our predecessors.
The association has delivered countless messages to the society through various activities including survey, research, making recommendation, training, publication, and certification in the course of proactively tackling various real estate-related issues in a progressive manner. However, with the changes in our nation's socioeconomic climate in recent years, the demand for real estate counseling is increasingly complex and sophisticated which calls for highly-skilled business-savvy professionals with great knowledge and expertise.
Given the current situation, we have recently restructured our counseling business and established five divisions - “Town Planning,” “Real Estate Development,” “Real Estate Management,” “Private Asset Advisory” and “Global Business.” We ask for your continued support as we plan to continue our effort in improving value of real estate counseling business in Japan by collecting and sharing information among these specialized fields and through external activities.
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.
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.
|Head Office||Level 8, 23 Nisso Building 3-8-25 Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Telephone: +81- 3-6435-9535 Facsimile: +81-3-6435-9536
E-mail URL https://www.jarec.jp/english/index.html
Daitaku Bldg.14,5F 2-3-7 Fushimimachi, Chuo-ku, Osaka 541-0044,Japan
|Vice-President（Chairman, Operation &. Training Committee）||Katsutoshi MIWA|
|Vice-President（Chairman, Business Planning Committee）||Shogo ONO|
|Executive Director（Chairman, General Affairs, Finance and Affairs organization Committee）||Shotaro MORII|
|Executive Director（Chairman, Qualification Screening and Approval Committee）||Ichiro KUMAZAWA|
|Executive Director（Chairman, CRE • PRE Strategic management Committee）||Shinji MURAKI|
|Executive Director（Chairman, Public Relations Committee）||Tetsuya OGAWA|
|Executive Director（Chairperson, International Relations Committee）||Yumiko KIKUCHI|
|Executive Director||Naruya MATSUDA|
|Special Advisor||Masayasu KITAGAWA|
While there are enormous reconstruction activities required in the areas hit by the Great East Japan Earthquake of March 2011, the Kumamoto Earthquake of April 2016 has caused huge damages in Kumamoto and Oita Prefectures. We are aiming to be an expert organization that would contribute to the society through various real estate advisory services and project executions based on our profound knowledge against natural disasters such as recent two earthquakes as we had contributed against the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake of 1995.
Selection of Tokyo as the hosting city for 2020 Olympic Games has given us a hope. The society's needs that have been leaning toward “shift from public to private sector” will temporarily likely shift back to public sector-lead needs as“ reconstruction from the Greeat East Japan Earthquake” and“ preparation for the Tokyo Olympics” take form. We will strive hard to gather our professional wisdom so that we will be able to provide advice as to such issues as building infrastructures.
As a part of our activities to support our members to improve their aptitude, we sponsor various events including workshops, seminars and lectures.
We continually work to improve the quality of our members by holding workshops to identify new requirements by the society and how to accommodate them.
1. Raising public awareness of knowledge and expertise on real estate counseling
2. Survey, research and advise in the areas of real estate counseling
3. Providing information and publication on real estate counseling
4. Interchange with other real estate counseling-related organizations in Japan and abroad
5. Education and certification of Real Estate Counselors and Advisors for Property Strategy
6. Introduction and dispatch of Real Estate Counselors and Advisors for Property Strategy
The Association comprises its employees, 4 types of membership and registered certified professionals.
|Individuals wishing to be a member in support of the Association’s objectives|
|Individuals certified by the Association wishing to be a member in support of the Association’s objectives|
|Supporting member (individual)||○||○||×||Member-only
|Individuals wishing to be a member in support of the Association’s objectives by cooperating with the activities of certified members|
|Corporations and organizations wishing to be a member in support of the Association’s objectives by providing support to the Association’s activities|
|Adviser for Property Strategy (Associate Member)||×||○||○||Member-only
|Individuals designated as Adviser for Property Strategy by the Association and those wishing to be a member in support of the Association's objectives|