History

History

Initial establishment and growth as an apartment developer
September 1970
Established AI Architectural Design Co., Ltd. at 1-15-15 Kannon Honmachi, Hiroshima City, as a firm dedicated to overseeing architectural design.
February 1971
Registered as a Class 1 architectural design firm.
December 1971
Began licensed under the Building Lots and Buildings Transaction Business Act to function as a property developer and real estate broker and began practicing as such.
April 1981
Established the Institute of Contemporary Comprehensive Management Plan and entered the property management business.
October 1988
Established Z Planning and entered the property development business.
October 1990
Completed construction of "Grandeur Tosu," our first residential condominium project, in Tosu City, Saga Prefecture.
January 1992
Issuance of the "Declaration of Commencement of Condominium Projects.”
August 1994
AI Architectural Design Co., Ltd.; Kotobuki Sekizai Co., Ltd.; Gendai Research Institute Comprehensive Management Plan, Inc.; and Morishita Co., Ltd. (name changed from Z-Planning) all merged to become Marimo Co., Ltd.
Began implementing a strategy to move from developing in rural areas only to urban nationwide development.
September 2000
Began sales of condominium units in "Polestar Matsue School Street," our 28th condominium and the first building developed under the Polestar brand located in Matsue City, Shimane Prefecture.
February 2002
Began sales of condominium units in "Polestar Otanicho" marking our first development in Mie Prefecture
September 2002
Began sales of condominium units in "Polestar Garden City Kuwana,” all of which are over 100 m2 in size
May 2003
Began sales of condominium units in "Polestar Lakeside Suwa," marking our first development in Nagano Prefecture.
February 2004
Began sales of condominium units in "Polestar Asahikawa," marking our first development in Hokkaido Prefecture.
November 2004
Established the Chubu Branch office.
January 2005
Began sales of condominium units in "Polestar Station City Sakuragi-cho," our 100th condominium building located in Kumagaya, Saitama Prefecture.
March 2007
Introduction of new corporate identity.
Makoto Fukagawa appointed President.
July 2007
Started mixed-use development on approximately 3,000 m2 of land acquired in Matsuyama, Ehime Prefecture. Starting with our “Polestar Matsuyama Forest City” condominium complex (138 units), we attracted commercial facilities, a call center, medical facilities, and more.
Started mixed-use development in Niigata, Niigata Prefecture. The Tower Niigata condominium complex (221 units) attracted commercial facilities centered around a 24-hour supermarket.
March 2008
Established the "Marimo Way" corporate philosophy.
May 2008
Began sales of condominium units in "Polestar Imaichi Cho Bright Court," our 200th condominium building located in Izumo, Shimane Prefecture.
January 2009
Started the Condominium Restoration Project (purchase and resale).
August 2009
Established Marimo Architecture Design Consulting (Shanghai) Co. Ltd. as our local representative in Shanghai, China.
April 2010
Helped develop the "Keyaki Avenue First-class Urban Redevelopment Project" in Wakayama City, Wakayama Prefecture, as our first urban redevelopment project
September 2011
Announced "Beautiful Basic" as our new brand slogan.
October 2011
Established the Tokyo Branch office.
Entered the Asian market in earnest, working to become a comprehensive real estate developer
December 2011
Decision made to proceed with condominium project in Suzhou Industrial Park located in Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, China.
February 2012
Established Genway Marimo Properties Sozhou) Co. Ltd. in Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, China.
May 2012
Established Marimo Land Sdn. Bhd. as our local representative in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
September 2013
Began sales of condominium units in "Polestar Garden" at Suzhou Industrial Park in Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, China
November 2013
Established sales office in Kyushu (promoted to the Kyushu Branch office in February 2015)
January 2014
Full-scale launch of the Profitable Real Estate Business.
March 2014
Established a domestic rental apartment business.
July 2014
Began sales of condominium units in “Gladis Tokyo East,” our first condominium building under the Gladis brand, in Chuo Ward, Tokyo.
October 2014
Established Marimo Real Estate Philippines, Inc. in the Philippines.
June 2015
Established Marimo Asset Management Co., Ltd.
Established GM Associe Co., Ltd.
August 2015
Prec Co., Ltd. made a subsidiary.
Established Marimo Holdings Co., Ltd.
September 2015
Established the Kansai Branch office
October 2015
Established Marimo Consulting Co., Ltd.
Created Yurick Home Co., Ltd. subsidiary in Takamatsu City, Kagawa Prefecture.
Sold all units (853 units in 12 buildings) in the "Polestar Garden" condominium complex located in Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, China
January 2016
Opening ceremony for Boa Junior High School in Cambodia, where we supported construction of the new school building.
July 2016
Marimo Regional Revitalization REIT, Inc., which we sponsor, is listed on the real estate investment trust securities market of Tokyo Stock Exchange, Inc.
November 2016
Migrated toward a holding company structure with Marimo Holdings, Inc. as a holding company responsible for the management of the corporate group, and Marimo Co., Ltd. restructured as a business company specializing in the real estate business.
January 2017
Established the Koshinetsu Branch office.
May 2017
Began sales of 532 condominium units in the first sale of a total of 1,260 units in 18 buildings at “Shangya Yuan,” our second condominium project in Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, China. (All units were sold in the first month.)
November 2017
Began sales of small condominium units in “Soltia Miyazaki,” our first building under the Soltia brand, in Miyazaki, Miyazaki Prefecture.
January 2018
Marimo Regional Revitalization REIT, Inc., which we sponsor, conducted a capital increase through public offering (PO).
March 2018
Opening ceremony for Au Ampil Elementary School in Cambodia, where we supported construction of the new school building.
June 2018
Began sales of 728 units in the second sale at “Shangya Yuan” in Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, China. (All units sold out in the first month.)
July 2019
Began sales of condominium units in “Restys Nishinomiya Kitaguchi,” our first renovated residential building under the Restys brand, in Nishinomiya, Hyogo Prefecture.
August 2019
Announced the Marimo Ten-Year Vision.
September 2019
Marked the 50th anniversary of Marimo’s founding.
November 2019
Produced a TV commercial celebrating our 50th year featuring actress and model Maika Yamamoto. The commercial was aired on TV networks nationwide.
February 2020
Began sales of condominium units in “Soltia Shinkawasaki,” our 400th condominium building, in Saiwai Ward, Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture.
Opening ceremony for Muang Mue Middle School in Laos, where we supported construction of the new school building.
June 2020
Began production and sale of Kieru Clean, a disinfectant liquid of hypochlorous acid for sterilization and the elimination of odors.
July 2020
Drafted the Marimo Group SDGs Declaration.
Drafted the Marimo Activity Portfolio (MAP) as a new set of management guidelines for the Group.
September 2020
Established Marimo Development to carry out condominium complex planning, development, sales, and consulting.
September 2020
Marimo Holdings, Inc. acquired Coconomi Inc. as a subsidiary, making it a new Group company.
December 2020
Marimo Holdings founded Marimo Real Estate Services Co., Ltd., a new company that handles real estate purchase, sale, and brokerage as well as consulting.
January 2021
Marimo Holdings founded Fish Friends Co., Ltd., a new company offering Web-based services for fishing.
January 2021
Commercialization of first building in student condominium management project in Nakamura Ward, Nagoya.
September 2021
Environmental Public Health Business Department splits off to establish Marimo Life Co., Ltd., a new group company.
November 2021
Marimo Holdings founded Tanabe Marimo Farm Co., Ltd., a company that grows organic rice and vegetables.