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Meet The Team


Theodore Gen Knipfing

Founder + Managing Partner

While holding senior roles at Apple, Cushman & Wakefield, and Husband Retail Consulting, Theo pioneered APAC real estate by bridging the East and West with new-to-market retail concepts.



At Plus Curiosity, Theo and his team collaborate with real-estate developers, districts, property owners, and retailers in the APAC region to create a sense of “place” through curated art, design, cultural programming and events.

Tomo Kawaharada

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Development Project Managment

Tomo has 20 years of experience in urban and commercial development. As an executive director at MSC, he oversaw the research, planning, leasing, promotion and execution of numerous major retail development projects.

Marco Pagani

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Art Direction

Marco Pagani is an interdisciplinary Creative Director specialized in 360° creative strategy for fashion & lifestyle brands, working across brand campaigns from concept to execution,

Asami Otsuka

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Food and Beverage Consulting

Asami supported the launch of numerous restaurants across New York while also writing for a popular F&B media. In Japan, she supported numerous F&B chains at Cafe Company and later Mitsui Fudosan.

Sean Beale

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Research & Consulting

Sean specializes in research, benchmarking, and best-practice recommendation to create concepts and tenanting reports for international markets. He’s been involved in mixed-use, luxury and hospitality developments across Asia.

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Are you a leader in your field? Apply today and bring your expertise to the Plus Curiosity team.

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