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On the establishment of the Waterfront Real Estate Co., Ltd.
And the introduction of the Waterpolitan Initiative (WpI)

Waterfront Real Estate <CEO: Toshio Nakajima>, a Japan-based corporation, was established in August of 2017. As the name implies, our company aims to provide water-area/waterfront and oceanfront real estate conceptualization, design, planning plus consulting services as well as other related activities. After incorporation, we have cooperated with the WCFS '19 International Conference held in Singapore as one of the sponsor companies. More recently we have been expanding our activities such as inking a deal with the Japanese firm Chodai and signing a joint research agreement with the University of Tokyo.

Meanwhile, in November of 2018, WRE launched the ”Waterpolitan Initiative (WpI)” to partake in more related activities. In December of the same year, WpI conducted an inaugural publicity activity focused on "Realizing a Sustainable Waterborne City" by setting up its own booth at the ”Future City Expo’18” international exhibition that took place in an Oslo, Norway suburb.



Toshio Nakajima

1st Grade Registered Architect of Japan
(Ikkyu Kenchikushi,1994: No.250389)

Visiting Lecturer, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering,
Tokyo Metropolitan University Affiliation;

 ▪ Member, The Japan Society of Naval Architects and Ocean Engineers
 ▪ Member, Tokyo Society of Architects and Building Engineers

Dr. Toshio Nakajima

CV (Dr. Toshio Nakajima)


  • B.S. from the Dept. of Architectural Engineering, Nihon University (1970)
  • M.S from the Dept. of Ocean Engineering, University of Hawaii, U.S.A. (1976)
  • Dr.Eng. from the Dept. of Naval Architecture, University of Tokyo (1981)

Professional Experiences

  • Marine Programs, University of Hawaii (1973-1976)
  • Kiyonori Kikutake Architects & Associates (1977-1978)
  • Sumitomo Heavy Industries Co. Ltd. (1981-1992)
  • Institute of Physical and Chemical Research(RIKEN) (1993-2006)
  • Tokyo Metropolitan University (Visiting Lecturer, 2007- )

Research & Developments of Offshore Structure and Mooring System
Ocean Engineering Research (Platform Dynamics, Coastal Structures)
Design of Oceanic Architecture (Sea City)

Professional Backgrounds

  • Architectural Design, Architectural Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Naval Architecture

Awards and Prizes

  • The Prize for the Research Paper of The Year, Society for Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering of Japan (1986.5)
  • The Award for the Remarkable Contribution to Japan Shipbuilding Industries,The Shipbuilding Association of Japan (1986.5)

Yoshihiko Yamashita

Senior Adviser, Engineering and Consulting Firms Association, Japan
Senior Adviser, Waterfront Real Estate, Co., Ltd.
Directors and Secretaries Advisory Council,
International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC)

 ▪ Member, Institute of Professional Engineers, Japan
 ▪ Member, Japan Society of Civil Engineers
 ▪ Member, International Federation of Consulting Engineers

Yoshihiko Yamashita
Yoshihiko Yamashita

CV (Yoshihiko Yamashita)


  • B.S. Dept. of Architectural Engineering, Nihon University, 1970
  • M.S. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, University of Hawaii, 1973
  • Ph.D. Dept. of Ocean Engineering, University of Hawaii, 1980


  • Professional Engineer, Applied Science, 1984
  • Professional Engineer, Civil Engineering, 1993
  • Professional Engineer, Integrated Engineering Administration, 2003

Career & Activities

  • Waterfront Real Estate, Co., Ltd., Senior Adviser (2018-Present)
  • Engineering and Consulting Firms association, Japan, Senior Advisor (2016-Present)
    Continue working for promotion and development of international market and capacity building for members.
  • Association of Japanese Consulting Engineers, Secretary General (2008-2016)
    As the chief executive of the association, while supporting the management of executive board, initiated capacity building, training, promotion & development of international market for members.
  • CTI Engineering Co., Ltd. (1984-2005)
    Worked as a consulting engineer in planning, designing and administration of overseas, national & local government projects in the field of ocean & water environment, water quality, hydrology, water resources, disaster prevention and natural energy.
  • Tokyo Kyuei, Co., Ltd., Research and Development on OTEC (1980-1984)
  • East-West Center, Business Administration, Hawaii (1974-1979)
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