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RE/MAX Japan Celebrates 2 Major Milestones Master Franchise Opens First Office, Sells First Region

Dave Liniger, CEO, Chairman of the Board and Co-Founder
Dave Liniger, CEO, Chairman of the Board and Co-Founder

Master franchise RE/MAX Japan has many reasons to celebrate so early in the new year, as it  has opened its first office franchise, RE/MAX Properties Interface, in Tokyo, and also sold its first regional franchise, RE/MAX OSAKA, which includes Japan’s third largest city.   
“RE/MAX Japan was established just last year and it’s incredible to see the franchise continue to grow so quickly,” said Dave Liniger, CEO, Chairman of the Board and Co-Founder of RE/MAX, LLC. “We respect the group’s hard work and dedication to expanding RE/MAX Japan and its quality customer service for Japanese homebuyers and sellers. We look forward to what opportunities are to come.”
Regional franchise RE/MAX OSAKA was sold to 12M Co. and began operations in January. The regional owners are planning to grow its operations by creating an effective team atmosphere through a “manager and players” method, as opposed to the traditional Japanese format of “employer and employees.” RE/MAX OSAKA plans to open eight offices in its first year.
With the second largest economic base in Japan, Osaka is ideal for expansion of RE/MAX Japan because of increasing interest by foreign investors. Recent industry data indicates that the area’s real estate market has significantly improved over the past two years.  According to a recent report by the Urban Land Institute and PwC, Osaka was ranked as the 3rd most attractive real estate investment market in the Asia-Pacific region.   
RE/MAX Properties Interface, the first franchise office opened by RE/MAX Japan, is located in the heart of Tokyo. The office is managed by Norihiko Hirose, President and CEO of International Interface Co., Ltd., which operates RE/MAX Properties Interface.
RE/MAX Properties Interface conducts business in over 30 languages, including Japanese, English, Chinese and Korean. As a full service brokerage with access to the worldwide RE/MAX network, RE/MAX Properties Interface offers real estate opportunities in both domestic and international markets.
RE/MAX Japan is located in Tokyo and is locally operated by IKEZOE Co. The master franchise is expanding throughout Japan, and is currently seeking additional regional and office franchise owners.         

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