Chigasaki, Kanagawa, Japan
Associate Manager, Shimizu Corporation
Chihiro has engaged in the real estate and construction businesses from financial, legal, and project management perspectives, starting in the Legal and Administration team, then working on development projects, real estate rentals, sales, and market research on international opportunities. Through real estate development, she believes that the Japanese industry can positively and long-lastingly impact the global community by utilizing its technologies to create quality structures able to resist natural disasters.
Chihiro joins Berkeley’s MREDD program to learn about global standard basics, trends, and ideals of real estate development. Her goal is to launch projects that provide safety and comfort, are welcomed by local people, attempt to address social and environmental issues, and are, at the same time, economically successful.
On a personal note, she enjoys being a mother of two boys and is happy when she has a chance to spend time outdoors in great weather.