Group ProfileCRANES Capital Group

Business Description
Investment in self-developed real estate and other investment activities
Year of Establishment
Group Companies
Cranes Asset Holdings Co., Ltd.,
Cranes Asset Management Co., Ltd.,
and six other group companies (as of 2021)
7F/8F Cranes Park Building
6-18-1 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku
Tokyo 150-0001 Japan
Tel : +81-3-3400-1524 
Fax : +81-3-3400-1533

Management Team

Hidetoshi Tonooka

Managing Partner

Mr. Tonooka joined Cranes Capital Group in 2009. Before joining the firm he was a Principal at TPG Capital where he led it’s private equity investment activities in Japan. Mr. Tonooka started his career as an Analyst at Lehman Brothers Japan’s M&A Strategic Advisory Group and joined Goldman Sachs Japan in 2000 after graduating from Kellogg Graduate School of Management (MBA) with dual majors in Finance and Real Estate.
Mr. Tonooka graduated with a BA in Environmental Information from Keio University in 1994.

Tomohiro Suzuki

Head of Real Estate

Mr. Suzuki has been with Cranes Capital Group since 2008. Before joining the firm he spent his career at the Structured Finance Group and the Capital Markets Group of Mizuho Securities. At Mizuho Securities, he was engaged in structuring real estate investment funds and securitizing mortgage-backed loans, and worked on multiple equity financing projects.
Mr. Suzuki graduated from the Graduate School of Science and Engineering at Waseda University in 2002.

Kendo Watanabe


Mr. Watanabe has been with Cranes Capital Group since 2006. Prior to joining the firm he was with Intelligence Ltd. where he played a key role in multiple M&A transactions and founded Site Flight, an executive search firm, in 2000. Mr. Watanabe started his career at the Corporate Finance Division of the Long-term Credit Bank of Japan where he covered Japanese communications companies.
Mr. Watanabe graduated with a BA in Law from Hokkaido University in 1995.

Founder & HistoryGroup Founder Profile

Katsuhide Tsuruta

Representative of Cranes Capital Group
Founding Partner

Katsuhide Tsuruta is representative of Cranes Capital Group and Founding Partner of the group. Mr. Tsuruta founded Cranes Agency Co., Ltd., the origin of Cranes Capital Group today, in 1991. Since then, Mr. Tsuruta has committed himself to revitalizing Cat Street in Harajuku, Tokyo and has been involved in numbers of projects in the area. He has also been investing in self-developed commercial real estate in Cat Street and as well as in other alternative assets in the past 30 years. Mr. Tsuruta begun his career at the Asset Management Division of Recruit Cosmos Co., Ltd. (predecessor of Cosmos Initia Co., Ltd.) in 1988. At Recruit Cosmos, he was engaged in planning, developing and marketing of commercial real estate and real estate for investments.
Mr. Tsuruta is a graduate of St. Paul’s University (Rikkyo University) with B/A in Sociology.

Group History

Katsuhide Tsuruta founds Cranes Agency Co., Ltd.
Completion of『CRANES PARK
Completion of『CRANES FACTORY
Completion of『CRANES 1515』 Engages in building a multiple shop café business
Completion of『CRANES Ⅴ』and
Completion of『CASA Jingumae
Establishment of Cranes Asset Management Co., Ltd.
Expands the group’s investment capacity through securitizing part of real estate holdings
Completion of『CRANES 1537
Establishment of Cranes Asset Holdings Co., Ltd.
Beginning of full-fledged investment activity