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Prudential Locations Hires Experienced Agent Michael Yoshino

 Prudential Locations Hires Experienced Agent Michael Yoshino

Prudential Locations, Hawaii’s largest locally owned and operated real estate company, announced today that experienced agent Michael Yoshino (RA) will be joining the firm.

Michael Yoshino (RA): Yoshino joins Prudential Locations as an experienced agent from Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties. He began his real estate career in 2005 and won the 2006 Aloha Aina Award for outstanding newcomer. Prior to real estate, Yoshino spent two years practicing law at Roy Yoshino Attorney at Law. Yoshino is an active member of the local community and has served as a board member of Lupus Hawaii since 2006. Yoshino is a graduate of McKinley High School and furthered his education at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and the McGeorge School of Law at University of the Pacific.

Prudential Locations Recognizes Top Agent Award Winners for July 2014

Prudential Locations Recognizes Top Agent Award Winners for July 2014

Prudential Locations, Hawaii’s largest locally owned and operated real estate company, announced today the winners of Prudential Locations’ Top Agent Awards for July 2014. Prudential Locations’ awards are presented on a monthly basis to celebrate agents’ outstanding performance in a variety of categories. Prudential Locations is pleased to announce the following winners:

Avalon Development Co. Puts 17 Industrial Parcels At Kapolei Business Park, Phase 2, On The Market

Site Blessing Launches Long-Awaited “Second City” Industrial Park Development

HONOLULU – Avalon Development Company LLC held a blessing ceremony on Thursday for the long-awaited last phase of the Kapolei Business Park in the heart of Oahu’s “Second City.”

Mayor Kirk Caldwell and other community leaders attended Thursday’s site blessing, said Avalon President and CEO Christine Camp.

“It’s taken many years years but the dream of creating a fully developed industrial park to serve the entire island and spur further growth in Kapolei is a reality by our step towards completing the last phase of Kapolei Business Park,” Camp said. “The vision of Kapolei as a ‘Second City’ on Oahu began in the 1960s. New industries are thriving here and Kapolei Business Park has become a major center of employment. The employees and their families can significantly improve their quality of life by living and working in the same area.”

Hawaii Life Real Estate Hires Veteran Realtor For Oahu

Hawaii Life Real Estate Hires Veteran Realtor For Oahu

HONOLULU – Hawaii Life, one of the state’s top real estate companies – and host of the hit Hawaii Life realty show on the Home & Garden Television Network (HGTV) – has hired veteran real estate agent Jon S. Mann as its broker-in-charge for Oahu.

Mann, a REALTOR® since 2003, is the principal broker and founder of Jon S. Mann Real Estate, LLC in Honolulu. He has also authored three real estate eBooks in which he shares information about buying and selling real estate in Hawaii.

“Jon’s extensive experience in Hawaii real estate sales and property management makes him a great new asset to Hawaii Life,” said Matthew Beall, Hawaii Life’s principal broker. “Hawaii Life has seen amazing growth over the past six years, thanks in a large part to our outstanding team of brokers and agents. Jon will help us remain one of the top real estate companies in the Islands.”

Strong Demand For The Ritz-Carton Residences, Waikiki Beach

80 Percent of the Waikiki project’s luxury residences now sold

HONOLULU – The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach affirmed its status as one of Hawaii’s most sought-after luxury residential addresses with buyers snapping up the majority of the East Tower residences last week at the opening sales events, held simultaneously in Tokyo and Waikiki.

The outpouring of early interest in the East Tower, only months after the West Tower residences sold out, indicates a healthy demand for luxury real estate in Waikiki as 80 percent of the project’s residences are now sold to buyers primarily from the United States, Japan and other parts of Asia.

“We are very pleased with the grand opening sales success, which we attribute to both Waikiki’s reputation as an exciting international urban resort destination and the strength of The Ritz-Carlton brand,” said Casey Federman, PACREP LLC’s authorized representative.

Prudential Locations Welcomes New Partners Kuroda and Presler

Prudential Locations Welcomes New Partners Kuroda and Presler

Prudential Locations, Hawaii’s largest locally owned and operated real estate company, announced the promotion of Sherrie Kuroda (R) and Tom Presler (R) as the firm’s newest partners.

 

“Both Sherrie and Tom are skilled REALTORS® that bring unique perspectives and attributes to our team,” said Scott Higashi, executive vice president of sales at Prudential Locations. “We’re confident that their new role as partner will help build an even stronger future for Prudential Locations.”

 

Spike in Luxury Home Market Sales on Oahu in May

Spike in Luxury Home Market Sales on Oahu in May

HONOLULU – Oahu home and condominium sales saw a significant spike in the luxury market in May, with the strongest movement in the $1 to $2 million range, according to Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties (CBP), Hawaii’s leading residential real estate firm and a specialist in high-end real estate sales.

 

The figures are based on Multiple Listing Service (MLS) data of all single-family homes and condominiums sold for more than $1 million in May 2014 on Oahu.

 

Oahu saw 84 luxury sales close last month. Oahu’s housing market is on an upward trend compared to the average number of homes sold in January through April 2014 (56 homes sales per month) and 62 home sales in May 2013.