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Japan Desk

Manager - Yoshi Tsuji

Fluent in English and Japanese

Qualified member of ARLA Propertymark experience helping Japanese companies and their employees with their accommodation needs in London.

020 3868 5733

Haruka brings with her solid experience of the international property market where she started outin 2011 working as an Administrator in a Japanese asset management company. Moving on to the investment division of a leading realtor in 2015, she became involved in the acquisition and management of high-value properties, concentrating on increasing their value before resale. Haruka also worked as a brokerage project manager before joining Benham and Reeves where she joins the Japan Desk team. A keen cook who loves the outdoor life, Haruka keeps fit by playing tennis.

A five-year long background in the travel industry has given Ryota a passion for people and a desire to provide outstanding customer service. His interest in London property was first kindled while living here as a student and a recent decision to settle in the centre of London has helped sharpened this focus. Matching new tenants with their ideal rental property gives Ryota an enormous sense of achievement, which he shares with the rest of tightly-knit team on the Japan Desk. Having visited over 20 countries, Ryota’s love of travel is self-evident. He is also a keen tennis and baseball player.

So the pandemic seems to have had little long-term effect on companies relocating their staff to London.

However, a key issue for us is the continuing shortages of stock across London, affecting all applicants. This is caused by unprecedented demand from professionals returning to their London lives, post-pandemic, from UK and overseas professionals to international students. So competition is intense for all types of rental property and Japanese applicants must act quickly to secure their chosen apartment.

As a result, we have found that our role has become even more important to Japanese applicants who are new to the capital. They value the insight we can bring to their choice of location as well as our ability to advise on the properties available.

In particular, developments such as Dickens Yard in Ealing and nearby Filmworks (if applicants don’t need a parking space), remain extremely popular. White City Living and Fulham Reach are also sought-after locations. 250 City Road in Shoreditch is a real favourite amongst the Japanese but it is one of the developments currently experiencing severe shortages of stock so rental properties are difficult to secure here. Canary Wharf is a real hotspot for Japanese corporates and two new developments, One Park Drive and 10 Park Drive, are becoming very popular now.

With the rental market in London so competitive, we would suggest that Japanese professionals considering a move to London in the next few months contact us in advance so that we can discuss their priorities and suggest developments and locations that will suit them. We can then advise on new apartments as soon as they become available.

Our Japan desk is a dedicated department employing Japanese people to provide a complete service to Japanese HR departments and their employees with their accommodation needs in London.

Unlike many other companies, our Japan desk has many unique advantages:

  • Lettings is our specialism - so our focus is on rentals and assisting tenants.
  • Professional and highly personal service so the process is smooth and seamless
  • 65% of properties are managed by us so we can ensure maintenance issues are dealt with very quickly
  • Even where we do not manage, we act as an intermediary with landlords to help the tenancy to run smoothly
  • Access to London's best new developments through our relationships with the largest developers in London
  • Network of 18 branches so can offer properties throughout London
  • With our One-stop 10 point plan, we offer assistance every step of the process. Advise on location (distance to the company's offices and local schools); accompany all viewings; offer support throughout the entire process of finding a new home; assist during the tenancy and help with the return of the deposit at the end.

One-stop 10 point plan

We provide a dedicated account manager throughout the whole process to act as the main contact, handling any issues or questions that arise.

Additional Services For Corporate HR Departments

We offer a number of additional services for HR departments including

  • regular meetings to discuss the market and rental budgets (to ensure the company's rents are in line with the market)
  • guidance tours of some new developments and some homes within our portfolio of London rental properties.

And of course we are always available to offer professional advice and assistance - we view our relationships with companies as long term and as such are always available to help where required.

London’s latest developments

375 Kensington High Street, W14

The red brick elegance of the roads that lead off High Street Kensington make this area one of the most desirable rental locations in London. Any new property development around these parts will definitely need to have something special going for it.

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Kensington branch 020 7938 3522

Dickens Yard, W5

This new residential development from St George plc offers a fantastic lifestyle, with high spec apartments, many with their own terrace or balcony and great facilities including a private residents' spa, 24 hour concierge service and managed underground parking.

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Ealing branch 020 8280 0140

Fitzroy Place, W1

It is hard to think of any apartments to let in London that are located in a more convenient spot than Fitzroy Place, an ideal base for both the corporate professional and the media creative.

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Hyde Park branch 020 7402 9866

Fulham Reach, W6

Situated on an idyllic stretch of the Thames at the Fulham end of Hammersmith, the Fulham Reach property development has become part of a dramatically reshaped West London skyline.

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Hammersmith branch 020 8600 0960

Goodman's Fields, E1

The architecture of the City of London continues to evolve at a thrilling pace and Goodman's Fields, E1 is one of its latest additions.

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Wapping branch 020 7680 8900

Kew Bridge, TW8

The Kew Bridge development offers a selection of luxury apartments that blends seamlessly into the river frontage and treats tenants to spectacular maritime views. The development is neighboured by fashionable Richmond with its notable park and riverside locations that also provide fine dining and shopping experiences.

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Kew branch 020 8326 1960

London Dock, E1W

A base for unloading valuable commodities is now a bespoke accommodation choice for City professionals looking to rent in East London.

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Wapping branch 020 7680 8900

Nine Elms Point, SW8

The strategic positioning of Nine Elms Point will be of particular interest to the ever-growing corporate workforce looking for accommodation to rent in London.

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Nine Elms branch 020 3282 3700

One Tower Bridge, SE1

London Bridge has become a magnet to corporate professionals and One Tower Bridge is high on their list of desirable rental properties. In order to enjoy the finer things in life, City workers are looking to cut their commuting times to the absolute minimum - so an apartment in SE1 makes perfect sense.

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Wapping branch 020 7680 8900

Sovereign Court, W6

Hammersmith has always been high on the list for renters who want to get into central London quickly and be able to reach check-in at Heathrow Airport in under 20 minutes, and new property developments such as Sovereign Court provides a great option.

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Hammersmith branch 020 8600 0960

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