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Curtis Freeze shares with us his long prestigious career in finance industry in Japan. He talks about the services Prospect group provide and how communication and engagement an important part of Prospect’s strategy.
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Curtis Freeze

Curtis Freeze shares with us his long prestigious career in finance industry in Japan. He talks about the services Prospect group provide and how communication and engagement an important part of Prospect’s strategy. Curtis fills us in with the background and history of real estate investment trust (REIT) sector in Japan, REIT bubble and the changes it go through. What business does Prospect have being in the REIT market, and how did they leverage the relationship with the developers and create a REIT? Find out more about why did Curtis claim REIT is the victim of the environment in this iTV-Asia program.

Curtis Freeze is founder Prospect Asset Management, Inc. He serves as Chairman of Prospect Company Limited, Tokyo, and Director of Prospect Asset Management (Channel Islands) Limited, Guernsey and Prospect Residential Advisors, Tokyo. Curtis is also the Portfolio Manager to the Prospect Asset Management's equity funds. Prior to Prospect, Curtis managed funds at DB Morgan Grenfell Asset Management Limited, and was co-manager of its best performing Japanese fund over five years. Before that Curtis was employed by Nikko Securities and Shearson Lehman in Tokyo. He earned an MBA from the University of Hawaii. A long term American resident of Japan, Curtis is fluent in Japanese.

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Strategic Engagement

While mainstream media remains influential in Asia Pacific, challenges to traditional media / advertising model and rise of social media are blurring lines among public relations, advertising, influencer management, strategic engagement. Hosted by Thomas R. Zengage, Strategic Engagement explores how leaders successfully engage target constituencies to achieve strategic goals.

Thomas-Zengage

Host: Thomas Zengage - Representative Director, Pacific Communicators

Thomas R. Zengage earned his undergraduate degree from Columbia College at Columbia University in New York City. After attending an M.A. program in Japanese studies at the University of Washington in Seattle, he received his M.B.A. from the same institution. Fluent in Japanese, Mr. Zengage has had an extensive career in public relations, investor relations, and strategy consulting in Japan, working on behalf of leading corporations and other organizations. Thomas R. Zengage was previously CEO and a principal shareholder of IBI Inc., Japan's pioneering investor relations and public relations agency. Mr. Zengage ultimately sold IBI to LSE traded WPP Group plc, and subsequently as Representative Director managed IBI's merger with Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide. Thomas R. Zengage also served as Chairman & Representative Director of the Japan subsidiary of Edelman Public Relations, the world’s leading independent PR agency. He established a high level strategic communications consultancy, Pacific Communicators, to specialize in high level consultancy in public relations, public affairs, crisis and issues management, and key influencer engagement. Writing in Japanese, Mr. Zengage is the author of the book Sore Demo Yen No Seiki (Tokyo: Kodansha), which contains an analysis of the long term factors driving Japan's economy.

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