Executive Director, Head of Retail Services, Japan • Japan
Isao Suga is the head of Retail Services at Cushman & Wakefield Japan. Using his extensive experience, he places international retailers and completes high-profile retail transactions.
Prior to joining Cushman & Wakefield, Isao worked in the commercial real estate industry for more than 25 years. His experience encompasses strategic retail expansion planning, business development, and new market entry and expansion for international retailers, amongst others.
Isao has a vast network of industry contacts, including developers, landlords, and brand retail heads. In addition, he negotiates terms and conditions for clients, understanding both the retailer’s and the landlord’s perspectives of the transaction.
Insights • Forecast - Outlook
Yokohama announced its candidacy for Integrated Resort licenses in August 2019. The port city is just half an hour away from Tokyo and therefore attracts visitors to the capital. But for the same reason, nearly 90% of tourists are day trippers, compared to the average of 50% for the country as a whole. Yokohama has worked to promote inbound tourism in the area.
Insights • Retail
Osaka has been proactive among candidates for the first three Integrated Resort licenses. Local enterprises also showed their interest and support to the initiative. Elected to run the Expo for a second time 55 years later, Osaka Prefecture and City Governments aims to extend the economic benefits brought by Expo 2025 with the Integrated Resort development.