2016 Best in Real Estate

Beth Chang

Vice President, Real Estate Broker, RB-14022, Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties

In the ever changing and competitive real estate market, Beth Chang continues to be an extraordinary asset to home buyers and sellers. This real estate veteran has a phenomenal career track that spans over 35 years, and has a reputation built on delivering professional, reliable and high-quality customer service.


Beth’s former paralegal skills in researching and being detail-oriented served her well when she first began as a realtor at Bradley Properties, Ltd. in 1981. Those skills combined with her people-oriented personality got Beth promoted to Vice President in 1983, where she spent the next eight years overseeing 15 agents.


A tireless worker, she is consistently among Coldwell Banker’s top producers and was ranked 10th top producer in the Western region for Coldwell Banker Internationally. She has serviced clients with properties ranging from $50,000 to $15,000,000. While she specializes in luxury properties, working with high-profile and influential clients, she gladly assists first-time buyers and sellers and guides them through the process.


Beth’s goal is to provide the highest level of care, expertise and professionalism with every client and each transaction that she is involved in. More than anything, she enjoys the relationships she establishes and maintains with each family, and feels blessed and privileged to help them.


Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties, 1314 South King Street, 2nd Floor, Honolulu, HI 96814, (808) 593-6449, cell: (808) 478-7800, beth@bethchang.com




Suzette Y. Rudolf Trehern


As a child, Suzette Rudolf Trehern spent a lot of time at her father’s Insurance agency, where her mother also worked. There, she experienced life in the insurance world, observing the caring environment her parents created filled with chatter, laughter and the beginning of lifelong friendships. But Suzette also saw darker moments filled with tears and anger from clients that experienced auto accidents, illnesses, job loss, divorce and the passing of loved ones—all issues that involve insurance. In those moments, Suzette learned the important role of insurance and how critical it is for proper planning, coverage selection, and a trusting and understanding relationship between an agent and client. She was proud of her parents’ concern and commitment to each client. After graduating from the University of Hawai‘i, Suzette worked at her father’s agency for 17 years. In 2009, Suzette opened her own agency in Hawai‘i Kai. She believes she has the knowledge, core values and strong work ethic her parents practiced and instilled in her. She also feels blessed with an amazing team of professional and caring individuals. They are Justin, Susan, Dana and Katie. Suzette shared, “We love our clients. We are committed to them. We treat them how we would want to be treated and we always let them know that we are here to help!”


7192 Kalanianaole Highway, Suite G210, Honolulu HI 96825, (808) 395-3434, SuzetteRudolf.com




Erin Evans

Realtor Associate, ABR, CDPE, SFR, MRP, RS-72463, Century 21 all islands fine homes & estates 

Erin Evans has been in the Hawai‘i real estate industry since 2009. She has won many prestigious national and local awards as a top producer, which can be attributed to her commitment to offering clients the highest level of customer service. Erin is a military spouse, which is what brought her to Hawai‘i 7 years ago, and she practices real estate with Century 21 All Islands Fine Homes & Estates. In 2015, she created a small, dynamic team, Team Evans, which is growing to best serve buyers and sellers. Although Erin specializes with VA and military personnel, she has expanded into the luxury market and is multi-faceted in the industry, with clientele across all of O‘ahu as well as the Mainland. When working with sellers, she includes an extensive and innovative marketing plan to best sell your home for top dollar, while client care and integrity are always her top priority.


Top agent at CENTURY 21 All Islands among 10 offices • Top 50 teams for CENTURY 21 nationwide. • Among Top 30 agents on Oahu •  Recipient of the prestigious 2014 Aloha ‘Aina REALTOR® Awards Program™ Winner 


94-799 Lumi‘aina Street A1, Waikele HI 96797, Mobile: 808-292-5722, Erin.Evans@HawaiiMoves.comwww.SellingHawaiiHomes.com




Eric Olson 


A 21-year Marine Corps veteran, Eric Olson has a proven track record of integrity, dedication, and hard work, and he brings these same values and skills to the field of real estate. Eric’s timely communication, aggressive negotiation, and proactive escrow management ensure a smooth and stress-free transaction for both buyers and sellers. A people-oriented agent focused on exemplary service and long-term relationships, Eric always has your best interests at heart. He will take the time to understand your goals and desires, and will tenaciously pursue them as if they were his own. A Kailua resident since 2000, Eric has followed the local real estate market for the past 16 years. Whether you are a first-time homebuyer, selling a luxury estate, or brokering a deal for your 20th investment property, you can trust Eric to bring your real estate desires to life. His slogan says it all: “Your property is my priority.” 


315 Uluniu Street, 201A, Kailua, HI 96734, 808.389.8071, eric@ericolsonrealty.comwww.ericolsonrealty.com




William ‘Billy’ T. Robillard

Realtor Associate, Partner/Vice President, chaney brooks american homes 

Since starting at Chaney Brooks American Homes in 2003, William “Billy” T. Robillard has distinguished himself as one of Honolulu’s premiere realtors. Hospitality is No. 1 for Billy when working with clients, and he does it out of the kindness of his heart—a trait instilled in him from being born and raised in Japan, where the service industry is top-notch.


With more than a decade of experience, Billy is able to guide clients in the direction that works best for them. He equips them with knowledge, and his personable and caring personality creates a stress-free and smooth process. Clients have confidence that they’re in good hands.


The relationships he establishes with clients last a lifetime and he maintains trusting relationships with brokers and agents. It makes Billy happy whenever a client, agent or broker say they enjoy working with him.


Since he is bilingual in English and Japanese, a large portion of his portfolio includes higher-end clients from Japan. He also works with locals and is ready to assist anyone on any budget. All of Billy’s clients are through referrals and he’s thankful for every one of them. He gives back to the community by donating to different charitable organizations in Honolulu.


Chaney Brooks American Homes, 1440 Kapiolani Blvd Ste 1010, Honolulu, HI 96814, 808-221-4376, wrobillard@chaneybrooks.com




Kimi Correa 

Realtor-Associate, R(S), RS-73480, elite pacific properties 

​Kimi  Correa has honed her expertise in residential real estate through a lifetime of detailed customer service, listening to clients and doing whatever’s necessary to deliver success. A self-confessed over-achiever, Kimi doesn’t believe in “cookie cutter” deals, approaching each client where they are and using state-of-the-art marketing tools, social media and attention to the tiniest details to ensure her clients’ experiences are seamless. 


Kimi’s mantra: “I believe in God, telling the truth, hard work and doing what’s right.”


Her clients say she goes as many miles as it takes, and then an extra one. “She’s a fire spirit that never stops … It was always Kimi to the rescue!” After another successful transaction, one client wrote, “Your work was exceptional, not just as my agent but now my friend. You were tireless and thorough and always pleasant.” For Kimi, it’s what she does, and she loves it.


4211 Waialae Avenue, Suite 106, Honolulu, HI 96816, Office: (808) 589-2040, Mobile: (808) 222-3047, kimi@elitepacific.com




Karen Mayer

REALTOR, BIC, rb–20538, elite pacific properties 

Karen Mayer brings her clients a lifetime of entrepreneurial experience, marketing expertise and fierce competitive dedication to getting the job done and doing it right. A child of New England and a graduate of North Carolina’s Duke University, she’s a blend of the cold winters’ discipline and the southern spirit of cooperation, loyalty and perseverance. Her ability to close the deal is honed through three decades working with her husband, as they’ve founded, grown and nurtured businesses together, always focusing on setting the bar higher. 


Karen possesses the finely honed instincts necessary to leverage market knowledge, and is renowned for her keen valuation instincts and her attention to detail. 


Karen’s clients have said that she is cool-headed, professional, strategic and patient. “I know many, many realtors on O‘ahu, and I count Karen among the best.” “She really cares about her clients and wants to see them happy.” 


4211 Waialae Avenue, Suite 106, Honolulu, HI 96816, Office: (808) 589-2040, Mobile: (808) 286-986, karen@elitepacific.com




Nikki O’Rourke 

R, CRS, CIPS, Realtor, Broker-In-Charge, RB-20706, Eighteen properties 

Real estate runs in Nikki O’Rourke’s veins. This kama‘aina’s family heritage in Hawai‘i spans over five generations, and her great-grandfather developed and sold commercial real estate on the Big Island during the early 1890s. Today, Nikki carries on the legacy and is recognized as a trustworthy realtor that has deep knowledge of the local real estate market.


In a market oversaturated with information and data, Nikki simplifies the process. Her clients are those seeking a customized approach to negotiation and a broker who understands that realty is not a cookie cutter business—such a large asset demands experience and often success follows precise preparation.


Nikki has been honored with many awards, including being named Best in Real Estate with HONOLULU Magazine for her third year. She is also consistently ranked among the top 10 percent of all Realtors on O‘ahu. Turn to Nikki and her team at Eighteen Properties to be your trusted advocates for results.


1860 Ala Moana Boulevard, Suite 412, Honolulu, HI 96815, Office (808) 595-8478, Nikki@EighteenProperties.comEighteenProperties.com




Joni Shiraishi

Principle Broker, CRB, CRS, GRI, e-PRO, CNHS, CNE, RB-15625, hawaii realty professionals 

​Joni Shiraishi is the principle broker of Hawaii Realty Professionals, and has more than 35 years of experience in real estate sales, management and consultation.


This Navy veteran represents both homebuyers and sellers. She is knowledgeable in O‘ahu’s real estate market and serves as an advocate for clients. Clients can trust Joni to handle everything from negotiations to paperwork, ensuring the process is as stress-free as possible.


Joni has served multiple terms as chair of the North Shore Regional Group of Realtors. She also served as the regional director of the Honolulu Board of Realtors, and is currently a director-at-large of the Hawai‘i Association of Realtors.


Among her many professional honors, this is Joni’s second year being named as HONOLULU Magazine’s “Best in Real Estate.” She has also earned a spot among an elite group of individuals with CRB designation, a distinction only 3 percent of licensed real estate brokers achieve.


59-712B Kamehameha Highway, Haleiwa, HI 96712, Mobile: 808-479-8035, Office: (808) 888-0866, jonihawaii@hotmail.comHawaiiRealtyPros.net