West Oahu Roundup

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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

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 $140mil­lion Kapolei Lofts res-

Paul ‘Kalama’ Kim

Greg Cha

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