■Rubicon Japan Trust
GORDON FELL / Executive Chairman and Managing Director
Prior to founding Rubicon in 2001, Gordon was the
Joint Chief Executive of Ord Minnett, an independent
Australian investment bank which was acquired
in 2000 by Chase Manhattan (now JP Morgan).
Prior to that, he was Head of Corporate Finance at
Ord Minnett. Before joining Ord Minnett he was a
Director of Schroders Australia Corporate Finance
and a management consultant with McKinsey &
Company. Gordon holds a Bachelor of Science
(Honours) and Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from
the University of Sydney. He received a Doctor of
Philosophy from Oxford University, where he was
a Rhodes Scholar. He is a director of Allco Finance
Group Limited (ASX:AFG), the Chairman of Opera
Australia and a Trustee of Sydney Grammar School.
YUKIO FURUTA / Director – rubicon japan
Mr Furuta is a Senior Adviser at DTZ Japan and
a Director of Rubicon Japan. He has 37 years of
commercial property experience in Japan, Asia,
Europe and the US. For 21 years he held senior real
estate positions within Mitsui Fudosan (Real Estate)
Co Ltd both in Japan and in Europe and the US. His
experience includes directorships with Credit Suisse,
UBS and Salomon Brothers where he held real
estate finance roles. He was also Managing Director
of CB Richard Ellis Japan between 1996 and 2001.
Mr Furuta is a Certified Real Estate Appraiser,
Licensed Real Estate Principal Broker and holds a
Bachelor of Economics from Meiji-Gakuin University.
He is based in the Tokyo office.
MASAYOSHI TAKAMOTO / Director – rubicon japan
Mr Takamoto is a Senior Adviser at DTZ Japan
and a Director of Rubicon Japan. He has 11 years
experience in the commercial real estate market in
Japan. His role within DTZ Japan is providing real
estate services to Japanese and foreign corporations
and investors. Clients include BNP Paribas, Bank of
America, Royal Bank of Scotland, Siebel Systems
and Sony Music Entertainment. Prior to joining DTZ,
he held a senior role within Jones Lang LaSalle in
Tokyo. Mr Takamoto holds a Japanese Realtors
Licence and is an affiliate member of the Japanese
Appraisal Institute. He holds a Bachelor of Science
from St Michael’s College.