Star Asia Investment Corporation

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Decision-making process

Implement decision-making with high transparency by complying with laws and regulations
Maintain a high sense of ethics and execute operations as a manager of investors' funds

Same-boat Investments

Aligning the interests of the Sponsor Group with those of the unitholders by holding 12.25% of the investment units of the Sponsor Group (as of Jan 31, 2022)
Members of the Asset Manager also hold investment units

Star Asia Group's Code of Conduct

Star Asia, the sponsor of Star Asia Investment Corporation, is a non-listed independent investment management group which invests mainly in Japanese real estate-related assets and whose main goal is supplying investors with excellent returns
Star Asia Investment Corporation and Star Asia shall share the same long-term vision in accordance with the Star Asia Group's Code of Conduct, shall be a leading Real estate investment management group in Japan and shall persistently endeavor to continue to be such

The Code of Conduct is as follows:

1Client First

We are rewarded only when we consistently meet and exceed our investor clients' expectations for the mandates they have given to us.

2Highest Ethical
Standards and Integrity

We always abide by the highest ethical standards and integrity. Unethical actions by an employee could easily destroy the group's long-standing reputation and trust.

3Creativity

We utilize our experience, persistence, and creativity to identify and monetize investment opportunities which may not be immediately apparent to our competitors.

4Respect for Others

We treat our investor clients, employees, trade counterparties, and vendors with the utmost respect, and always strive to be trustworthy partner.

5Collaborative and
Cooperative Culture

We succeed only when we work together by fully utilizing our collective strengths in a cooperative manner to serve our investor clients. The group's performance always exceeds the sum of our individual performances.

6Adaptability

We stay nimble, proactive and critical, allowing us to adjust quickly as the market environment changes in order to continue to be a successful leader in the market where we do business.

7Meritocracy

We reward our employees for their specific personal performance as well as their contribution to the group and to investor client performance.

8Endless Pursuit of
Excellence

We will tirelessly pursue excellence not only for our investor clients but also for ourselves.

Asset Management Fees

The asset management fees which the Asset Manager receives from SAR for provision of daily asset management services as of the end of each fiscal period is composed of Management Fee I which is linked to the balance of assets under management, and Management Fee II which is linked to management performance (net income of the managed properties: NOI).
In order to incentivize increase in distribution amounts to investors (≒increase NOI), the fee structure is designed so that the ratio of Management Fee II is higher.

<Fees for daily management operations> Calculation formula
Management fees I Total valuation amount of managed assets(Note 1) x 0.2% (upper limit)
Management fees Ⅱ NOI(Note 2) x 7.5% (upper limit)
(Note 1)  Management fees I and management fees II are fees paid by SAR to the asset management companies to which the management of assets are entrusted.
(Note 2)  Total valuation amount of managed assets is the total amount calculated by multiplying the lower of either the appraisal value of each relevant asset as of the last day of the relevant business period or the acquisition price by the actual total number of days during the relevant business period in which such assets were held, divided by the total number of days in a year.
<Other fees> Calculation formula
Acquisition fee Acquisition price x 1%(Note 1) (upper limit)
Transfer fee Assignment price x 1%(Note 1) (upper limit)
Merger fee Valuation amount of held assets(Note 2)x 1%(Note 3) (upper limit)
(Note 1)  0.5% if SAR transact with its interested parties.
(Note 2)  Merger fee means, in the case where the assets etc. held by SAR’s counterparty of a consolidation-type merger or absorption-type merger are investigated and evaluated and other operations related to the merger are conducted with respect thereto, and such merger comes into effect, a fee calculated by multiplying a rate to be separately agreed with the asset management company capped at 1% to the total valuation amount as of the date of effectuation of the real estate related assets which are succeeded by or held by the relevant newly established consolidated company or the relevant surviving company of the absorption-type merger, within the real estate related assets held by the relevant counterparty.
(Note 3)  0.5% if the Investment Corporation merges with an investment corporation that falls within the category of interested parties as defined in the Interested Party Transaction Regulations of the Asset Management Company, or an investment corporation for which any of the interested parties is entrusted with the management of assets.

Basic Policy on the “Principles for Customer-Oriented Business Conduct”

The Asset Manager is firmly committed to the asset management of REIT with the objective of maximizing value for investors. As part of these activities, the Asset Manager has adopted the Principles for Customer-Oriented Business Conduct announced on March 30, 2017 by the Financial Services Agency and has established policies for activities that comply with these principles.
For details, please visit the following website : http://starasia-im.com/

Training programs for employees

Star Asia Investment Management Co., Ltd. (the“Asset Manager”), to which Star Asia Investment Corporation (“SAR”) entrusts the management of its assets, are ESG and Conducting training programs as follows for all employees.

Training Theme
・Conflicts of interest and Compliance Attitude
・Information Management
・Anti-Social Forces, Money laundering, Internal complaint ・Trends in Anti-Fraud Practices
・ESG Fundamentals
・Human Rights in ESG

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