Business brokerage: one of only two IBBA certified business brokers in Hawaii and possibly the only M & A Hawaii member.
Commercial Real Estate brokerage: principal broker of the 14th largest commercial real estate brokerage company in Hawaii.
Business valuation for businesses throughout Hawaii.
Financial modeling/commercial loan package preparation services
I am a 50-year resident of Hawaii, having lived on Oahu (Honolulu), Maui and currently on Kauai. And for potential buyers looking for someone knowledgeable on the Big Island, I have current listings on this island and have visited it on many occasions. I know the entire state very, very well.
I am a professional. I have 30+ years as an Officer/Vice President at Bank of Hawaii and First Hawaiian Bank in commercial banking. And while prior competitors, I knew/know my counter-parts at Central Pacific and American Savings Bank on a first name basis. While I have been doing M&A / Business Brokerage for only the last 11 years, I have a deep knowledge of commercial lending. I offer this knowledge to all my business buyers and, with my Seller’s approval, actively assist them in their business purchase financing process. For business buyers who think they might need SBA financing support, I know the Director of the SBA and the Chief Underwriter for Hawaii on a first name basis and if you visit my office, you will see the six trophies presented to me for my SBA loan production and assistance to the local business community.
I have been and remain very active in my community. Early community work included the Jaycees and the Punahou Alumni Board of Directors, then Rotary (formerly President and Asst. District Governor), and then on to Finance Committee/Treasurer/Board of Director positions with the local hospital, the local Contractor Association, my church, my children’s private school, my local and state Board of Realtors organization (as Treasurer), the Kauai United Way and its budget/allocation committee… My most significant community activity was my “founding” of the $130 million+ revenue Kauai Island Utility Cooperative which I continue to sit as a board member and Chair of the Strategic Planning committee.
I am well educated, having attended and graduated from Punahou School (President Obama’s school), Dartmouth College (an Ivy League school) and the University of Hawaii Shideler Graduate School of Business where I earned my MBA. As a licensed Real Estate Commercial Broker, I attend continuing education classes and as an IBBA and M & A member, I attend all the annual business broker / M & A conferences and class-room sessions provided at these conventions.
I understand business brokerage, having been one for the past 11+ years. I also purchased my brokerage business from a former business broker so I can empathize with the issues & fears facing prospective business buyers.
And I have a personal life??. I sing in two choirs, run/lift/spin, garden at my mountain cabin and am constantly reading.
My business website is: https://www.islandbusinessbrokers.com/. If you would like to “meet” with me and/or my two associates prior to flying to my island, let me know and I will send you a link to my paid “ZOOM” video-conferencing service. I look forward to getting to know you and helping with your Hawaii ambitions. Aloha!