Fortress Investment Group, an investment firm that has since gone multi-national is known for diving deep into possibly high yielding investments. It’s now focusing on maximizing resources in Japan, even as the government plans to privatize most of the government held property. Akio Yamashita, an affiliate of the Fortress Investment Group, highlighted that the firm has an interest in a range of features from hotels, office building to a condominium. It will then work to refurbish them; increase their worth and therefore fetch more than they do presently.
The project is estimated to cost about 400 billion Japanese Yen. A strategic move that will help the Fortress Investment Group win more and expand its market base and presence. Softbank Group Corp, a company under the latter, will spearhead the project as Masayoshi Son explains. The win will be great for the group as it will benefit immensely from the technology in Japan more so in Hospitality. Yamashita says that for hotel business to thrive franchisees have to be formed and with elaborate revenue management systems and booking platform thing gets more efficient.
About Fortress Investment Group
It is a New York-based investment firm, currently operating at an annual revenue of over 2 billion. The firm has a specialty in managing private equity, liquid markets, stocks, hedge funds, credit, debt and is ideally a manager of managers. Fortress Investment Group was founded in 1998 by Randal Nardone, Wesley Edens and Rob Kauffman who current exit the company in pursuit for his sports interest. From the genesis, it was incorporated as a small private equity firm. Sooner the business started casting nets into debt securities, hedge funds, and real estate. Today, it’s has become a multi-national company trading publicly at the New York Stock Exchange, a dream come true after Lehman Brother and Goldman Sachs did the underwriting for the Initial Public Offer. Its progress and success have brought coveted awards and recognition to the company, executive directors and stakeholders. Fortress has been named as the Credit-Focused Fund, Best Hedge Fund Manager, Management Firm of the Year and the Discretionary Macro-Focused Hedge Fund of the Year.