Money Management

AEW taps Orion Partners executive to lead new office in Tokyo

Steve Bass will join AEW Capital Management as director and country manager – Japan for the real estate money management firm's new office in Tokyo, the company announced Wednesday.

Mr. Bass joins AEW from Orion Partners, a Hong Kong-based, Asia-focused, multistrategy alternative asset management firm, where he was a partner and leader of the firm's business in Japan.

John Lee, a Singapore-based partner with Orion, confirmed Mr. Bass's departure and said there was no news about a replacement.

The Tokyo office will be AEW's fourth in the Asia-Pacific region, following Hong Kong, Singapore and Sydney.