Mariyon Robertson

Vice Chair • United States

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Mariyon Robertson

Vice Chair • United States


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Mariyon Robertson joined Cushman & Wakefield in 2006. Born in Tokyo, Mariyon’s  business experience  spans 12 years in a multinational company handling planning/strategy development for a building/construction and development division in Asia. He has an additional 25-plus years of commercial real estate service within the New York City metropolitan area and throughout the United States and Eastern Asia, particularly Japan. Consequently, he offers his international clients a uniquely broad base of commercial real estate services with strategic alliance including leasing, investing, planning, project coordination, negotiation, marketing expertise and development for residential, commercial, retail and resort.

Mariyon has acted as a consultant for several companies on a national and international basis. In April 2003,  he was appointed an Executive Advisor of Osaka City for its international promotion and city revitalization. As an advisor to the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, he was actively involved with the Tokyo Waterfront Development in Tokyo Bay that contains 60 million square feet of buildable office space.

Before joining Cushman & Wakefield, Mariyon had served as an Executive Managing Director of Insignia/ESG and President of Insignia/Japan. Following a merger with CB Richard Ellis, he became an Executive Vice Preesident.

Awards & Associations

Industry Achievements

  • Invited by major universities, corporations, television and print media to share insights on U.S.-Japan and Western-Eastern cultural and business issues, including commercial real estate
  • Appears on various TV programs in Japan, including TBS, Fuji, TV Asahi and TV Osaka’s “Business525” News
  • Regular contributor as a columnist to several magazines, such as Wingspan, VS, and Mainichi Newspaper
  • Regular commentator for the NHK/BS program, BS Sports Club, Fuji TV Tokudane and MLB Live Broadcasting
  • Involved in U.S.-Japanese Baseball issues to assist in the understanding of baseball policies, including trading disputes
  • Author of Naze OmoikomiKara Nukedasenainoka, a newly published international business book and his second book, Yomigaere Itoshino Nihon Yakyu, which means Reinvent Yakyu We Love
  • He currently teaches “Comparative Business Management in professional Sports” at Keio University

Community Leadership

  • Advisory Board, All Nippon Airways
  • Executive Advisor, City of Osaka
  • New York City Partnership
  • Japanese Chamber of Commerce & Industry of New York
  • Japan Society
  • Executive Board, Orix Buffaloes (Japanese Professional Baseball Team)
  • Executive Advisor to the President, Orix Corp.
  • Former Advisory Board Member, Tokyo Metropolitan Government
  • Economic Club of New York

Professional Affiliations

Licensed Real Estate Broker, New York

Education

  • Master’s degree in International Commercial Law, Kyoto University Graduate School 
  • Bachelor’s degree in International Marketing, Babson College

Assignments

  • Aiwa, Mahwah, NJ, 90,000 square feet, office
  • Aiwa, Lehigh Valley, PA, 450,000 square feet, distribution center
  • Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi, New York, NY, 220,000 square feet, office
  • Consulate General of Japan, New York, NY, 57,000 square foot lease renewal
  • Mizuho Bank, New York, NY, 150,000 square foot, office
  • Mizuho Bank, Jersey City, NJ, 120,000 square foot, office
  • Nikko Securities, New York, NY, 110,000 square foot, office
  • Osaka City Government, International Business Promotion
  • Permanent Mission of Japan to UN, 866 United Nations Plaza, 50,000 square foot, renewal
  • Recruit U.S.A., Jersey City, NJ, 455,000 square foot, office
  • Sakura Bank, New York, NY, 120,000 square foot, office
  • Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Tokyo Bay, Japan, 60 million square feet, buildable office site

Clients

  • Abbott
  • Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi
  • Consulate General of Japan
  • Fujisankei Communications
  • Japan Foundation
  • Japan National Tourism
  • Major League Baseball
  • Mizuho Financial Group
  • Nomura Holding
  • ORIX Group
  • Permanent Mission of Japan to UN
  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
  • Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
  • Zagat Survey

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