Kajima appoints new board of Directors

Investor, developer and asset manager Kajima has announced a series of senior promotions at its London head office.

Tim James, Investment Director, Kajima | BTR News
Tim James, Investment Director, Kajima.

The promotions reflect Kajima’s ambitious growth plans and strategic expansion of its portfolio with £10bn assets under management.

Among the appointments, Tim James is appointed Investment Director to the Kajima Properties (Europe) Ltd board.

He joined the company in 2021 from Longmead Capital, bringing over 15 years of experience in commercial property to grow Kajima’s London base.

Anuja Karia was promoted to Finance Director at Kajima Properties (Europe) Ltd and Kajima Student Housing Ltd, succeeding Nigel Chism.

She previously held the title of Senior Financial Controller, focusing on commercial property.

Anuja Karia, Finance Director, Kajima | BTR News
Anuja Karia, Finance Director.

Christine Philips is promoted to the board of Kajima Partnerships Ltd as Deputy Finance Director.

She has worked at the company for over three years and previously worked at John Laing.

Christine Philips, Deputy Finance Director, Kajima | BTR News
Christine Philips, Deputy Finance Director.

“As we continue to strategically expand our real estate businesses in the UK and Europe, we are excited to welcome Anuja and Tim to the board of our European Properties business alongside Christine to the board of our Partnerships business. These new appointments to our board positively reflect the diversity of backgrounds, demographics and skills across business, especially throughout the last several years of expansion.”

John Harcourt, Managing Director (MD), Kajima Properties (Europe)

In Ireland, the company recently secured €100m for their O’Neill Court Build to Rent development from Allied Irish Bank after entering the Irish Build to Rent market in 2021.