Steven Bass | Partner
Orion Partners | Japan

Steven Bass, Partner, Orion Partners

Steven J Bass is a Partner of Orion Partners where he heads the firm’s real estate business in Japan and serves on investment committees overseeing China and Korea. Steven joined Orion Partners in 2010 and became a Partner in 2012. 

Steven has over 18 years’ Asian real estate investment and funds management experience investing across property types, investment strategies, and market cycles.  From 2010 to 2015, he led the Ostara Japan 2 fund that ranks as Orion’s top performing real estate fund.
Steven was previously Managing Director at CBRE Global Investors, where he ran Japan investments and served as an investment committee member for the firm's Strategic Partners Asia fund, a value-added real estate fund with $1.2 billion of AUM.  Prior to CBRE, he led Tokyo-based investment teams for Macquarie Group and GMAC Commercial Mortgage.

Steven earned a Ph.D. in Urban Planning from UCLA and a BA in Economics (honors) from Vassar College. He studied economics at Gakushuin University in Tokyo on a scholarship from the Japanese Ministry of Education and is fluent in Japanese.


REIW Asia 2017 day 2 @ 15:20

North Asia opportunities

Panel discussion runs from 15:10-15:50

We explore investment opportunities across a number of key north Asian geographies, including Hong Kong, Japan & South Korea:

Hong Kong:
  • What opportunities is the development of “CBD2” in Kowloon creating for investors?
  • Are impending interest rate hikes and falling property prices from record highs in 2015 affecting investor sentiment towards Hong Kong?
  • How is the depreciation of the yen affecting CRE investments? Are we likely to see a continued influx of foreign capital? If the yen starts to improve, will the trend of tightening prices and cap rates be reversed?
  • With local REITs easing back on their buying, what opportunities does this create for international players?
  • Is access to cheap bank debt a cause for concern in the long-term for international investors?
South Korea:
  • Is less competition for assets making South Korea worth another look?
  • The lure of the Gateway City: With the cheapest office space per square foot of any city in Asia, and low cost of capital, will this be the next core hotspot in Asia?
last published: 30/Sep/19 03:05 GMT

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