Akira MORI

July 1936 Born in Kyoto, Japan
March 1960 Graduated from Keio University with a BA in Economics
April 1960 Joined Mizuho Trust & Banking Co., Ltd. (former Yasuda Trust and Banking Company, Ltd.)
April 1972 Joined Mori Building Co., Ltd. as the head at the president office
February 1973 Established Mori Trust Hotels & Resorts Co., Ltd.
April 1979 Appointed as a Managing Director at Mori Building Co., Ltd.
January 1993 Became President and the Representative Director of Mori Trust Co., Ltd.
June 2016 Became Executive Chairman of Mori Trust Co., Ltd.


Akira Mori, the Founder and Chairman of MA Platform, has been at the helm and deftly navigating Mori Trust Group, one of the leading developers in Japan with over 60 years of experience in major mixed-use projects in Tokyo, as well as hotel and resort developments and investments in key tourist destinations.With a disciplined and proactive investment approach, Mr. Mori has helped Mori Trust expand its business to new and wider territories while maintaining the level of growth to which the group has become accustomed.

Real Estate Business

Since its foundation in 1951, Mori Trust Group has been helping to shape Tokyo’s landscapes, infrastructure and culture with a number of large and mixed-use projects. The Group’s major landmark projects include: Marunouchi Trust City Project (main tower completed 2008; north tower completed 2003) in Tokyo’s central business area, as well as the 37-story Tokyo Shiodome Building (completed 2005).  The Group has also been acting as an owner, landlord and property manager, and the success of these core businesses has brought high profitability and stable income, providing a strong financial base.


Hotel & Resort Business

Hotel and resort development is another area where the Group expects solid business growth with the sharp increase in in-bound tourism in Japan. Starting from the launch of the Laforet corporate membership resort, the Group has made its name by successfully turning around the well-established Karuizawa Manpei Hotel’s business and introducing international luxury hotels such as Conrad Tokyo and Shangri-La Hotel in Japan. Mori Trust Group has also been operating city, resort and business hotels through various managing methods including own-brand development, capital alliance, and business partnership.

  • Laforet Resort Shuzenji
  • CONRAD TOKYO/Chinese restaurant“China Blue”

Investment Business

To better cope with changing markets and business environments, the Mori Trust Group has geared up its efforts in seeking investment opportunities, including M&A, since the late 1990s. Expecting a growth potential in the Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) market, the Group has also worked with other entities and organizations in creating Japan’s first REIT market. The Mori Trust Group later listed its Mori Trust Sogo REIT (8961) and Mori Trust Hotel REIT (3478) in the J-REIT market.