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Asuka is a partner with Triton Atlantic Partners, a real estate advisory and investment firm that he cofounded in 2009. For the past 18 years, he has taught at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, where he is a lecturer, and is also associate director of the Zell/Lurie Real Estate Center at Wharton. Asuka consults with companies and institutions across diverse industries with areas of focus including strategy, leadership development, financial management, organizational assessment, real estate, and executive coaching.

Asuka has received numerous teaching awards, including Wharton’s top teaching honor, and has served as lecturer, panelist, or moderator for Harvard Law School, Wharton’s National Football League (NFL) program, the Young Presidents’ Organization, and others.

In 1980, Asuka began his 20year career with Trammell Crow Company (TCC). He was named a Partner in 1983, opened the company’s Philadelphia office in 1985, and was promoted to Northeast (U.S.) Regional Partner in 1987, joining the firm’s Management Board. As Chief Financial Officer, he played an integral role in the company’s 1997 IPO. Asuka retired from TCC at the end of 1999.

Asuka received his BS in Civil Engineering with honors from Rice University and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.

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