Our Team

Founders
Japan
Philippines
Singapore
Malaysia

Group Founders

Hiroki Kazato

CEO & CoFounder

Mr. Hiroki is a serial entrepreneur who is active in Southeast Asia and based in Tokyo. He graduated from Waseda University School of Commerce. He handled an executive position in a real estate distribution company, Creed, and Da Vinci Advisors. In 2010, he established his own company, Real Estate Mediation Transparency Forum Co., Ltd., then sold it to Sony Group in 2014. He then established Sony Real Estate Co., Ltd. and became the Chief Executive Officer for the company. After retiring, he founded Property Access in Singapore with the aim of “revitalizing real estate transactions in Japan and international real estate.”

He has comprehensive knowledge and experience in Japan and international real estate. As an advocate for investment literacy, he pioneered in creating and revitalizing a YouTube Channel dedicated to Japanese and overseas real estate investments. He hosts a weekly webinar called INVESTigate, where he discusses property market trends and updates with top property experts around the world. With INVESTigate, he is able to present different factors and frameworks as to why one should invest. He also wrote several real estate books, both in print and digital. He is widely known in Japan as an expert in real estate trading and distribution.

Sheila Baylon

Chief Partnership & Revenue Officer & Co-Founder

Ms. Baylon has extensive marketing and sales experience from Real Estate Consultancy, Development and Digital industries. Prior to making Singapore her present address, she lived and worked in the Philippines, China, Viet Nam, and Malaysia, and has developed deep understanding and knowledge in different business cultures and substantial exposure in Asian real estate markets.

She has a double Masters degree in MSc. Real Estate from National University of Singapore and Masters in Management from Asian Institute of Management. She obtained her AB Organizational Communication from De La Salle University.

Japan Team

Dr. Chihiro Shimizu

Advisor

Dr. Shimizu is a professor at Nihon University. He is also a researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Real Estate Research Center and a Fellow at the Recruit Institute of Technology.

He is a Ph.D. in environmental studies at the University of Tokyo. Former professor, Faculty of Economics, Reitaku University, National University of Singapore Real Estate Research Center. His specialty is index theory, big data analysis, and real estate economics.

Kazunori Hayamizu

Advisor

Mr. Hayamizu is a property expert based in Japan. He was part of the securitization arm of Tokyo Tatemono, which is involved in condominium development, serviced apartments, and corporate brokerage in Myanmar and Vietnam.

He engaged in real estate investment as MD at the Japanese subsidiary of US company, Cargill. He was the head of real estate investment acquisition department at IDERA Capital Management Ltd. He graduated from Waseda University Faculty of Law and Aoyama Gakuin University Graduate School of Master of International Management.

Naoyuki Takeda

Asset Manager

Mayu Ogawa

Relationship Manager

Yumiko Narasaki

Coordinator

Keiki Hattori

Finance Manager

Yuko Oide

Content Manager / Translator

Shinji Sawai

Media Division Manager

Philippines

Andy Roberts

Managing Director for Philippines, Co-Founder & IT Head

Mr. Roberts is a start-up professional with over 18 years of experience running agencies and technology companies in Australia, The Philippines and Indonesia. He specializes in property portals, aggregators and e-commerce integration.

After originally studying sales & marketing, Andy developed a passion for technology working for Primus Telecommunications in the technical support area and was subsequently promoted to migrate and manage the newly-purchased AOL internet division. He was the country manager for rumah123.com, Indonesia’s largest property portal, from 2012-2014. Rumah123.com was later sold as part of the iProperty Group to the REA Group for AUD $750 million.

Andy is also the co-founder and lead developer for karmaware.com.au, a compostable packaging e-tailer based in Australia that focuses on alternatives to plastic waste. Andy is also a qualified workplace trainer and relishes the opportunity to mentor and lead a talented group of people in the pursuit of success.

Atty. Efren Dizon

Legal Counsel

Atty. Efren Dizon is a CPA and Attorney-at-law in the Philippines. He ranked 5th place in the 2004 Philippine Bar Examinations and the topnotcher in the 1999 CPA Licensure Examinations. He has been practicing law since 2004 and has authored numerous books on taxation, banking, insurance, and securities regulation. Now, he is a partner in Mendoza Dizon Purungganan and Partners Law Offices. He is also an educator and teaches property law, taxation, banking law, torts and damages, insurance law, transportation law, persons and family relations, corporation law, and legal research in different law schools across the country.

Detsy Laurel

Senior Advisor for PropertyAccess PH

Ms. Laurel is an established Real Estate professional in the Philippines. She is a Licensed Real Estate Broker and owns an agency, PropSelect Realty, which she established in 2008. She worked with Hotelmasters Inc., where she was the Sales Manager for numerous projects like Forest Hills Village Resort in Subic, Dive Link, and Coral Bay which are both in Busuanga, Palawan.

Currently, she holds numerous key positions in several companies from different industries, including real estate and financial services. She was also involved in several businesses such as Bo’ Le’ Associates, Unibond Services Inc., Varig Brazilian Airlines, Supersonic Services Inc., and Asia Warranty Services Philippines Inc.

Gelo Echon

Marketing Lead

Alyssa Narvasa

Product Development Lead

Nikki Jison

Administration Lead

Yvethe Santiago

Finance Lead

Kylie Verzosa

Director & Partner

Angeli Cruz

Community Manager

Singapore

Malaysia

Jacky Cheng

Managing Director, Malaysia / Thailand / Cambodia / Myanmar

Jacky Cheng has extensive experience in the real estate, publishing and digital industries. He gains in-depth knowledge through business experience with multinational and local companies in the Asian real estate market.

A reputed speaker who has held seminars to share considerable insights on various real estate platforms and investment schemes. Besides real estate and digital business, Jacky is widely known as a fitness and wellness expert in Kuala Lumpur.