Dan has 30 years of experience in the Japanese real estate market, as an investor and investment banker. Prior to joining GreenOak, Dan founded and led GTO Capital Management, an investment firm where he advised and co-invested with clients in the United States and Japan. Previously, Dan was Chief Investment Officer for Japan for Aetos Capital Asia, where he led a Tokyo-based real estate team of over 100 professionals and grew assets under management by over $6 billion. Dan started his career in 1987 at Goldman Sachs and spent 10 years as a real estate investment banker in Tokyo and New York. In 1997, Dan founded Goldman Sachs’ Japanese Real Estate Principal Investment Area, where he led the acquisition of over $5 billion of Japanese real estate-related investments and helped build Goldman’s property investment and asset management operations from startup to over 200 professionals.
Dan holds a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and a master’s degree in East Asian Studies from Stanford University. He has lived in Japan for more than 15 years and is fluent in Japanese.