(NEXT, Co., Ltd. President, CEO)
Takashi Inoue was born November 1968. He graduated from Aoyama Gakuin University, College of Economics, in 1991. In April of the same year, he joined Recruit COSMOS Co., Ltd.(now COSMOS INITIA Co., Ltd.) to work as a sales representative of new condominium apartments. During his time there,he began having doubts about the real estate industry. Convinced that the way the real estate industry was set up should be changed, Inoue left his job in July 1995 and established NEXT, Co., Ltd. in March 1997. The home and real estate information portal site "HOME'S"
was launched with the aim of establishing an information infrastructure that made use of the internet. HOME'S has grown to become one of Japan's largest real estate and housing information listing sites. Since 2011, NEXT has started business in Asia. In 2014, NEXT acquired Trovit Search, S.L, which is a Spanish company and runs one of the world largest aggregation sites. He aims to create a system where people can find the perfect home for them by building an information platform offering real estate and lifestyle information from across the world.