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West Oahu Roundup

Janel Higuchi has been hired as business office manager for The Plaza Assisted Living at Pearl City. She will be responsible for overseeing The Plaza at Pearl City’s front desk operations, human resource management and all accounting operations for the community.

Greg Cha of Waikele has joined Honolulu HomeLoans as senior loan officer. In this role, Cha will specialize in residential mortgage loan origination and refinancing. “Greg has a diverse background in lending, escrow and marketing, so he will be a great resource for our borrowers and Realtor partners,” stated HHL chief production officer Andrew Kim.


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Greg Cha

Paul “Kalama” Kim has been appointed principal broker at Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties. In addition to serving in that capacity, he will continue to lead the firm’s Kapolei office as branch manager. Kim will be responsible for ensuring all Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties licensees are current and active, and that they are provided information and training on the latest amendments to real estate laws and Greg Cha Paul ‘Kalama’ Kim Bryan Balisacan Richard Rapoza rules.

Bryan Balisacan (R) has been named Sales Person of the Month at Prudential Locations’ Pearlridge office. He also received the award for Listor of the Month in May 2011, and was named second runner-up to Sales Person of the Month in June and September 2011 and July 2009. Balisacan earned second runner-up to Highest Producer of the Month in March 2011.

Richard Rapoza has been named director of strategic communications for Hawaii Pacific University. A Pearl City High graduate, Rapoza will work closely with university leadership and is responsible for building, implementing and managing HPU’s comprehensive communication outreach strategies. He has more than 25 years of experience as a communications professional and previously was director of communications for the Hawaii State Senate.

Linda Schatz has been appointed development manager for Forest City Hawaii. She is responsible for directing the marketing and branding efforts of Forest City’s new $140-million Kapolei Lofts residential neighborhood, which began construction Oct. 27 on the 17-acre parcel at the corner of Kapolei Parkway and Wakea Street.

Anela Joseph (RA) MRP of Ewa Beach has been hired as a military relocation professional and RealtorAssociate with Century 21 Liberty Homes. She will work with veterans and active-duty military buyers and sellers to ensure that homeownership remains affordable and accessible.

Honolulu Property Management has welcomed Kapolei’s Terri Rodrigues as property manager. Rodrigues been licensed as a Realtor-Associate since 2002 and has nearly 20 years of property management experience. She specializes in properties from Central Oahu to Waikiki.

Stephanie Dureg of Waipahu has been hired as an e-marketing and communications specialist with Prudential Locations. In her new role, Dureg will develop and manage the firm’s e-marketing communications and email marketing campaigns. Most recently, she worked as a production assistant at PBS Hawaii.

Lamont A. Scott (R) of Waipahu has joined Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties’ Kapolei office as an independent agent. Previously, he worked as a Realtor for Marlene’s Realty Inc. Scott has a bachelor’s degree in health care management from University of Phoenix and is studying for his MS in international real estate from Florida International University.

Makakilo’s Paris Monti (RA) has joined Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties’ Kapolei office as an independent agent. Prior to joining CBP, Monti worked for C21 All Islands as a Realtor-Associate and earned his MA in economics from New York University.