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Becoming an ARES member
ARES conducts various activities with the support of its members.
There are two types of membership: Regular Members and Supporting Members.
Regular Members
Qualifications for Entities
  Those eligible for membership in this category are entities that run or about to launch the business of real estate securitization, or entities that invest in real estate and real estate securitization products, and meet all the requirements set below:
  (1) licensed, authorized or registered under the Real Estate Transaction Law, Trust Business Law / Act on Provision of Trust Business by Financial Institutions, Banking Law, Insurance Business Act, Financial Instruments and Exchange Act*, or Real Estate Investment Advisory Business Registration (General).

*Relevant businesses in the Act are Type I Financial Instruments Business, Type II Financial Instruments Business, Investment Advisory and Agency Business, and Investment Management Business including Investment Trust Management Business.

  (2) have a capital of 100 million yen or more, or an equal or superior business base.
  (3) notwithstanding the above requirements, acknowledged by the board of the Association that the entity will contribute to the Associationís activities.
  (4) have a reference from at least two Regular Members of the Association.
 
Qualifications for Individuals
  Those eligible for membership in this category are individuals who are engaged in the business of real estate securitization and meet all the requirements set below:
  (1) have more than three years working experience in the real estate securitization business.
  (2) have a reference from at least two Regular Members of the Association.
 
Fees
  Initial Fee: 3 million yen
Annual Fee: 2.5 million yen
 
Services and Benefits
 
  • Eligibility to attend all general meetings with voting rights
  • Eligibility to attend committees, seminars and workshops held by the Association
  • Privilege to receive publications and the Association magazines
  • Privilege to receive various information on a priority basis

Supporting Members
Qualifications
  Those eligible for membership in this category are entities or individuals that run the businesses relevant to the real estate securitization, and agree with the objectives of the Association and have an intention to support its activities, and also meet the requirement set below:
  (1) have a reference from at least one Regular Member of the Association.
 
Fees
  Initial Fee: None
Annual Fee: 300,000 yen per unit
 
Services and Benefits
 
  • Receive reports of the activities of committees
  • Eligibility to attend seminars held by the Association with a special rate (excluding some seminars)
  • Privilege to receive publications (excluding some publications) and the Association magazines
  • Privilege to receive various information
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