Tetsu Yaoka is based in Tokyo and is the Head of Japan Real Estate. Prior to joining the Asia real estate team in 2008, Tetsu worked at D.B. Zwirn in Tokyo for two years. Previously, he was an analyst at Grove International Partners (Japan) LLC (ex-Soros Real Estate Investors) and was involved with acquisitions of real estate assets in a joint venture between Grove International Partners (Japan) LLC and RISA Partners Inc. Tetsu received B.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of Tokyo. He is fluent in Japanese and English.