- Los Angeles, CA, US
As founder and sole principal of Pilot Capital Investments, LLC, in Los Angeles, California, Rei Umekubo acquires and manages a diverse portfolio of value-added and distressed real estate investments throughout the western United States. Before establishing Pilot Capital in 2011, he completed a range of property investing and fund management projects in Japan, Korea, China, Hong Kong and Australia.
Over the course of his 30-year career, Rei Umekubo has served tenures as Managing Director of MSREF in Asia; Executive Chairman and CEO of the Investa Property Group in Sydney, Australia; Executive Vice President and COO of daVinci Fund Advisors in Tokyo, Japan; and Vice President of Lone Star Opportunity Funds/Hudson Advisors, as well as its predecessor, Brazos Fund Advisors, in Dallas, Texas.
In addition to his daily management responsibilities with Pilot Capital Investments, Rei Umekubo sits on the Board of Directors for the Kenbo Project, a nonprofit organization that provides aid to Nepalese earthquake victims and scholarships for Nepalese children. Rei Umekubo is also a major donor to the Red Cross and serves as a primary sponsor of the Ken Umekubo Memorial Scholarship Fund at the University of Southern California.