2009

October 26, 2009
Shukan Diamond 10/9/09 Special Extended Edition (DIAMOND Inc.)

In the article “Japan’s #1 land owner: 5 trillion yen in book value and putting it to work” appearing in Shukan Diamond’s special edition on “JR’s secret.” Index Consulting CEO Kimikazu Uemura stresses the necessity of properly managing relationships with those landowners and other stakeholders in the vicinity of stations, and of proactively leading the area’s redefinition of itself as a town environment, in JR’s pursuit of realizing the full value of its holdings through redevelopment.
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June 8, 2009
Waseda Urban Development Symposium 2009

Index Consulting CEO, Kimikazu Uemura, will join a panel at the 2009 Waseda Urban Development Symposium “The World of Private Citizen-led Urban Redevelopment.” The theme of that panel, to be held from 13:00-15:00 on June 28, will revolve around “Diverse Citizen-led Business Schemes for Fundraising and Tapping a Vein in Money’s Circulatory System,” in which he will discuss the case of Co-op Olympia and raising money independently through a robust financing plan.
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May 16, 2009
Shukan Diamond 5/16/09 Special Edition (DIAMOND, Inc,)

A review of Index Consulting CEO Kimikazu Uemura’s new book Kukan Kakumei, published by Kodansha, Ltd. on March 25, appears in the Shukan Diamond Special Edition’s “Book Reviews” section.
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May 11, 2009
Nikkei Business (Nikkei Business Publications, Inc.) V. 5/11/09

The spotlight of Nikkei Business’ “Ask the Author” was on Index Consulting CEO, Kimikazu Uemura, with an interview regarding his newly released book Kukan Kakumei (Kodansha, Ltd.). In the interview, Uemura discussed how the current lack of an “mindset for actively managing land” is a major contributing factor in the prolonging real estate market downturns, and points out that the present contraction of real estate market value provides all the more reason for corporations to optimize utilization of their real assets.
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April 13, 2009
Nikkei Business (Nikkei Business Publications, Inc.) April 13, 2009 edition

Index Consulting’s CEO, Kimikazu Uemura, speaks out on the issue of grandfathered building code violations that exist in countless buildings and the latent obstacle that grandfathering poses to re-building. Using buildings with grandfathered road frontage violations as an example, he offers hints that may help resolve some of the issues hindering a re-build.

April 1, 2009
Nikkei Business Online

Article detailing the tenant-led “Co-op Olympia” self-redevelopment project, for which Index Consulting is providing the technical and other necessary support, published on Nikkei Business Online. other necessary support, published on Nikkei Business Online.
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March 26, 2009
The Buliding Estimation (The Building Surveyorsf Institute of Japan)@No.454

A report based on Index’s research on common corporate attitudes regarding building design/construction appears in The Building Surveyors’ Institute ofJapan periodical, Kenchiku to sekisan [The Building EstimationI] (sic). The article discusses common attitudes and conceptions that owner-clients have about their current building projects and the level of awareness about the value added by proper project management.
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March 18, 2009
Publication of Kukan Kakumei

Index Consulting C.E.O. Kimikazu Uemura’s book Kukan Kakumei (Kodansha, Ltd.) hits the shelves on March 25. Drawing on the knowledge that Index Consulting has amassed during its years of improving the cost efficiency and performance of corporate investments in construction and real estate through its unique brand of project management, this book offers a unique perspective into the questions of what Japanese corporations should be doing to weather the current economic 100-year storm and how they can contribute to the revitalization of Japan’s economy. He also explains the important role that each and every individual real estate owner could play by proactively taking the reigns of their own mansion rebuild or neighborhood redevelopment/revitalization projects, and how they can go about it.
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