propre

Worldwide real estate data at your fingertips.
For buyers, sellers, tenants, and owners.

Origin of Propre

Propre compiles information about properties across the world and makes it publicly available in various languages, currently in Japanese, English, and Chinese. Also Propre provides information about property investment regulations, which differ from country to country, in order to support cross-border property transactions.

Our service’s name 'Propre'—an alternative form of 'Proper' meaning appropriate, honest, and clean—is meant to call forth 'property' as an asset.
'Re' at the end of 'Propre' also refers to 'real estate'.

Key operating members at Propre have actual experience conducting cross-border property investments. Our services arise from deficiencies we felt needed to be filled in order to address issues and challenges we experienced through our own cross-border property investments.

Investment in properties in distant countries with different languages, local customs, and environments may involve huge risks. In such situations, it is difficult to assess if even basic property information provided by local property agents is reliable. Therefore, we consider it of first and foremost importance to solve information asymmetry to carry out successful property transactions based on mutual trust between sellers and buyers.

Through Propre's services, you will be able to assess the sales/purchase price of the target property by comparing with the surrounding market. Generally, an excellent property should be priced with a premium compared to the surrounding market. Our services offer convincing justification to those who are interested in purchasing such excellent properties when they make investment decisions. You will be able to present the attractiveness of your properties to potential customers across the world through Propre's platform, based on reliable and transparent property information.

Furthermore, Propre provides new solutions to remotely manage distant properties. In addition to monitoring cash flow information for each property online, Propre offers on-demand property management services, enabling property owners to order tasks customized to each property when necessary.

We are striving to create an environment where users across the world will be able to purchase and manage distant properties in a smooth and increasingly efficient manner.

About Propre

Propre is an innovative property search engine.

We independently gather and organize property information from all around the world to share with our users.
Our goal is to create an inclusive and transparent property market where everyone has access to accurate information.
We will provide our users with the opportunity to access property information from around the world that you otherwise wouldn’t have had access to. Make property investments a part of your life. Propre can help make it possible.

Propre Pte. Ltd.
133 Cecil Street, #05-01
Keck Seng Tower, Singapore
Propre Japan Inc.
Hikitakasibakouen Bld.4F, 3-15-14
Shiba, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan
For more information, please contact us
info@propre.com

Key members

The key members of Propre are a unique and professional group with diverse backgrounds.
Hisaya SHIRAIPartner and Representative Director
After graduating from the University of Tokyo, Faculty of Economics, Mr. Shirai joined Yasuda Trust and Company Inc., where he focused on treasury investment development. In 1998, he moved to Lone Star Opportunity Fund, where he engaged in the pricing of non-performing loans, real-estate valuations, and the management of acquired assets. In 1999, he joined Merrill Lynch Japan Incorporated, where he was responsible for pricing and underwriting distressed debt, real estate, financing, and equity investment transactions. He was promoted to Director in 2005. He then joined Morgan Stanley Japan Securities Co., Ltd. as Executive Director and was responsible for the sourcing and origination of equity investments, specifically in the Media, Entertainment, and, Contents sector. In 2007, he co-founded White Notes and has conducted various investments in emerging markets. He founded Property DB Inc. in July 2016. He remains a registered Real Estate Transaction Manager.
Takeaki KUBOTAPartner
After graduating the Graduate School of Information Science of Nagoya University, Mr. Kubota joined Fujitsu Limited, where he performed mobile phone software R&D and was involved in project management. In 2011, he joined aitia Co., Ltd., an IT venture, and worked on development and invention of smartphone applications featuring image analysis and image synthesis. Among SNS camera applications he developed, ‘KawaiiCam’ has been downloaded by more than 1.5 million users. He founded AHACRAFT Inc. in 2015 and developed an AI-based software called ‘Stress Reporter’ which enables analysis and visualization of stress experienced by corporate employees based on inter-company e-mail correspondence. With his academic background of information science and expertise in full-stack engineering, he is proficient in integration of IT technology into actual businesses. He joined Property DB in March 2017 as AI & IoT advisor.

[Awards]
SoftBank Award in IBM Watson Japanese Hackathon Competition
Third place in SoftBank World Challenge 2016

Yukito ONOChief Data Analyst
Upon leaving an engineering position at Nestle Japan Ltd. in 1999, Mr. Ono entered the financial field. He joined Deutsche Securities Limited in 2000 and was involved in a wide range of investment banking transactions, including cross-border M&A advisory and capital markets financing. In March 2004, he joined Merrill Lynch’s Global Principal Investment Division, where he engaged in equity investments associated with corporate turnaround. In May 2005, he joined Mitsubishi UFJ Securities Co., Ltd. (formerly Mitsubishi Securities Co., Ltd.), the securities subsidiary of the largest Japanese financial group, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc. He served as senior manager of the financial institutions coverage group and provided financial advisory services, such as global offering of a Japanese bank’s preferred trust securities and M&A in the financial sector. He joined White Notes in 2007 as a co-founder and has been involved in data analysis including integration, validation, and evaluation.
He holds a Master of Chemistry and Biotechnology from the School of Engineering of the University of Tokyo.
Naomi DEGENKOLBEChief Website Operations Manager
During her academic years, Ms. Degenkolbe was motivated to learn graphic design on her own when an opportunity to provide design work for a publication by an overseas education company opened up. After university she moved to Canada, where she engaged in restoring Victorian architecture while managing development and design of a school-search website and corporate websites for local Japanese companies. After returning to Japan in 2005, she joined Sotsu Corporation. In the mail order services catalog development division of Nihon Chokuhan, one of the largest TV shopping brands in Japan, she was in charge of design, photography direction, and illustration. She joined Benlux International Pte. Ltd. after leaving a Japanese advertisement agency company in Singapore. She was involved in renewing the design of the online shop and was responsible for inventory control and designing advertisements at Benlux International. She left Benlux International in 2009 for the United States. After studying drawing at Parsons The New School for Design, she worked as a freelance designer. She joined White Notes SG Pte. Ltd. in 2011 as Creative Director and helped launch the web site providing foreclosure auction property information.
She joined Property DB Inc. in July 2016.
Kit Yin POWChief Marketing Manager
After graduating from Southern College (Malaysia) Department of Business Administration, Ms Pow joined the S.Y. Khoo Auctioneer Firm, where she worked on documentation and marketing of distressed properties. In April 2003, she joined Mohm Chemical as Business Development Executive. She planned and attended worldwide exhibitions to promote the company’s products and to secure new business. She was also involved in packaging design and shipping arrangements. After 8 years with Mohm Chemical, she joined White Notes SG Pte. Ltd. in November 2011 as Marketing and Administrative Executive.
She joined Property DB Inc. in January 2017.