HISTORY

1890 March The Marunouchi site (over 353,000m²)--a former military training ground known as Kanda Misaki-cho--purchased by Mitsubishi Company from the Japanese government
September Marunouchi Architectural Office established
1893 December Mitsubishi Goshi Kaisha (limited partnership) established
1894 June Mitsubishi Ichigokan, the first office building in Marunouchi, completed
1906 July Real Estate Division established within Mitsubishi Goshi Kaisha
1923 February Marunouchi Building completed
1937 May Mitsubishi Estate Company, Limited established with paid-in capital totaling ¥15 million, with the ownership of the Marunouchi Building and its site, as well as business rights for buildings and land within the Marunouchi area, transferred from Mitsubishi Goshi Kaisha
November Construction-related businesses of Mitsubishi Goshi Kaisha transferred to Mitsubishi Estate
1945 April Ownership of Yaesu Building (completed in March 1928 and renamed Marunouchi Yaesu Building in 1962) and its site transferred from Mitsubishisha Co., Ltd. to Mitsubishi Estate
1950 January Business rights for the Marunouchi site and other land and buildings, excluding those for Marunouchi Building and Yaesu Building, were returned to Mitsubishihonsha Co., Ltd. . Mitsubishihonsha Co., Ltd. dissolved and its operations transferred to two newly established secondary corporations, Yowa Fudosan Ltd. and Kaito Fudosan Ltd.
1952 May Mr. Takejiro Watanabe appointed president
November Shin-Marunouchi Building completed
1953 April Yowa Fudosan and Kaito Fudosan merged with Mitsubishi Estate
May Mitsubishi Estate's shares listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange and the Osaka Securities Exchange
1959 July Marunouchi Remodeling Plan formulated
1960 February Marunouchi Parking Area completed
1962 December Hokkaido Building completed
1969 May Mr. Otokazu Nakata and Mr. Takejiro Watanabe appointed president and chairman, respectively
Akasaka Park House offered for sale in lots, marking the launch of the Condominium Business
1972 April Mitsubishi Estate New York Inc. established
June The first phase of the Izumi Park Town Project launched
December Mitsubishi Real Estate Services Co., Ltd. established
1973 November Branches established in Sapporo, Sendai, Nagoya and Osaka
1975 May Semiannual settlement of accounts changed to annual
1978 October Shin Aoyama Building completed
1980 June Mr. Tatsuji Ito and Mr. Otokazu Nakata appointed president and chairman, respectively
1981 October Hibiya Kokusai Building completed
1983 April Nagoya Dai-Ichi Hotel opened (renamed Royal Park Inn Nagoya in April 2001)
November MEC USA, Inc. established
1984 July Mitsubishi Estate Home Co., Ltd. established
1986 March MEC UK Limited established
July The first consolidated financial statements announced
October Yokohama Office established (reorganized as Yokohama Branch in April 2000)
1987 June Mr. Jotaro Takagi appointed president
1988 January Yokohama Minato Mirai 21 Block-25 Development Plan announced
1989 April Tenjin MM Building (IMS) opened in Fukuoka City
June Royal Park Hotel in Hakozaki, Tokyo opened
July Hiroshima Park Building completed
Hiroshima Branch (renamed Chugoku Branch in April 2000) and Kyushu Branch established
1990 February Participation in the City of London's Paternoster Square Project announced
April Capital investment in the Rockefeller Group, Inc. initiated
September Construction of Ryokuendai New Town commenced
1993 July Akasaka Park Building completed Yokohama Landmark Tower completed
September Yokohama Royal Park Hotel opened
1994 June Mr. Takeshi Fukuzawa and Mr. Jotaro Takagi appointed as president and chairman, respectively
1995 November Reconstruction of Marunouchi Building announced
1996 January Osaka Amenity Park (OAP) completed
November Head Office relocated to Tokyo Building
1999 April Reconstruction of Marunouchi Building commenced
2000 April Aqua City Odaiba commercial complex opened under the management of Mitsubishi Estate subsidiary Aqua City Co., Ltd. (renamed Mitsubishi Jisho Retail Property Management Co., Ltd. in July 2007)
November Royal Park Hotels and Resorts Co., Ltd. established
2002 March Properties and equipment revaluated in accordance with the Law Concerning Revaluation of Land and other relevant laws and regulations
September Marunouchi Building opened (completed in August)
2003 February Mitsubishi Trust and Banking Building completed (renamed Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Building in October 2005)
March Head Office relocated to Otemachi Building
April Introduction of an executive officer system
May Paternoster Square completed in the City of London
July Royal Park Shiodome Tower opened
2004 September Marunouchi OAZO opened (completed in August)
December Capital investment in Towa Real Estate Development Co., Ltd. initiated
2005 March Construction of Shin-Marunouchi Building commenced
June Mr. Keiji Kimura appointed president
November Tokyo Building opened (completed in October)
2007 April Shin-Marunouchi Building opened
September The Peninsula Tokyo opened (completed in May)
2008 January Towa Real Estate Development turned into a Mitsubishi Estate consolidated subsidiary
March Sunshine City Corporation turned into a Mitsubishi Estate consolidated subsidiary
October Mitsubishi Estate Asia Pte. Ltd. commenced operations
2009 March Chelsea Japan Co., Ltd. turned into a Mitsubishi Estate consolidated subsidiary
April Towa Real Estate Development turned into a Mitsubishi Estate wholly owned subsidiary
April Marunouchi Park Building & Mitsubishi Ichigokan completed
2010 March Construction under the Osaka Station North District Phase 1 Development Project commenced
April Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum opened
2011 January Mitsubishi Jisho Residence Co., Ltd. established through company spin-offs and the subsequent integration of residential development and sales businesses of Mitsubishi Estate, Mitsubishi Real Estate Services Co., Ltd. and Towa Real Estate Development Co., Ltd.
April Mr. Keiji Kimura and Mr. Hirotaka Sugiyama appointed chairman and president, respectively
April Shanghai Representative Office established
2012 January Marunouchi Eiraku Building completed
October Otemachi Financial City Completed

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