Los Angeles-based Mat West Co. has set up a series of cooperative investment pools with its Japanese investors to develop, acquire and manage commercial properties in cities across the United States.
The diversified real estate firm has set up an office in Osaka, Japan, and affiliated itself with the Japanese real estate brokerage firm Maruni Fudoson Inc.
George Uyesugi, Mat West president, said his firm will specialize in representing Japanese companies with assets in the $500-million to $3-billion range.
Mat West will act as consultants and also enter into joint ventures with its Japanese investors. Acquisitions will range from $10 million to $200 million, Uyesugi said.