Bloomberg News reports that Takemura, who covers real estate investment trusts, collects information on REIT-owned hotels by staying at the properties, according to his boss, Takashi Hashimoto. That’s allowed him to provide on-the-ground insights and photographs that have been a hit with readers, Hashimoto said.
Barclays plans to add about six analysts in Japan in the next three years to bolster coverage, the equity research chief said. Yet the bigger task is to add the kind of creative twist to research that clients can’t get elsewhere.
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