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.
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
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 $140million Kapolei Lofts res-
Paul ‘Kalama’ Kim