2017 Best in Real Estate

Bradley Maruyama

Bradley Maruyama

Honolulu Allstate Agent



I am passionate about giving. Being able to help others, whether it’s through o ering insurance to provide my customers peace of mind, or through the many volunteer opportunities I participate in, is what truly gives me joy.



I believe the key to success in any business is passion and caring for our customers. My team of seven reflects those values and, together, we strive to o er our customers the best possible service and solutions that fit their needs and bring peace of mind. Currently, I serve on Allstate’s regional advisory board, which represents its 42 agents in Hawai‘i, and on Allstate’s national advisory board in Chicago.



I care deeply about our future generations and am most inspired by the di erence one person can make in a child’s life. My goal is to gather several agents across the state to adopt public schools and donate computers, supplies and equipment so that schools have the tools to o er a quality education. I’m proud to work with a company that values giving back as much as I do—to support our team in community service, the Allstate Foundation awards a $1,000 Helping Hands grant to the nonprofit we choose to volunteer our time for.


Bradley not only helps the local economy here in Honolulu, but he also can help protect what matters most to you and your family. That’s because Bradley cares just as much about his community as he cares about Allstate customers.


AllstateFor a free, no-obligation Allstate Personalized Insurance ProposalSM, call Bradley today at 808-591-8016.


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Maria Murphy

Marcia Murphy

Area Sales Manager, NMLS# 322183


Hawai‘i resident since 1995, Marcia Murphy lives in Waialua, on the North Shore OF O‘ahu. “This is the greatest place on earth,” she says. “It’s beautiful, peaceful and affords living a very healthy life style.”


Murphy has been in the mortgage industry since 1993, getting her start while working for the military at Fort Benning, Georgia, where she saw and experienced a need for knowledgeable, ethical and credible loan advisors. She went through some very extensive learning, attending an actual mortgage school of lending, which was unique to the industry at the time.


When she made the move to the Aloha state, Murphy brought her business with her. “This is the most rewarding work I have done in my life,” she says. “Educating and guiding home buyers to what is typically the largest purchase of their life is very serious business, and I take it as such. After 20 plus years in the industry, I consider myself and the wealth of knowledge and expertise I bring to the table priceless in many ways.”


Murphy welcomes calls and emails from anyone who might be able to use her as a resource.


“This is the greatest place on earth. It’s beautiful, peaceful and affords living a very healthy life style.” – Marcia Murphy


Pacific One Mortgage94-1221 Ka Uka Boulevard, Suite B203, Waipahu, HI 96797, (800) BAY-3703, Office (808) 792-7169, Mobile (808) 479-2427, marcia@hawaiiloan.comBayEquityHomeLoans.com


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Darren KimuraDaren S. Kimura

Mortgage Administrator


Going through the process of buying a new home can be very stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. Daren S. Kimura, a mortgage administrator with 20 years of experience, can remove the fear out of this daunting financial process.


Daren’s strong desire to help people with their personal finances is what led him to Hawaiian Tel Federal Credit Union, which finances first and second mortgages and deals with single-family homebuyers, investors and brokers. While he enjoys working with experienced homeowners and investors, his true joy is the first-time homebuyer. Working with and explaining the process is what motivates him. “Our range of products and services,” he says, “are always designed with our members’ best interests in mind.”


“Here at Hawaiian Tel FCU, we’re people helping people make their dreams come true, it’s what we do and we enjoy it.” — Daren Kimura


In addition to competitive mortgages, home equity and auto loans, the credit union offers checking, savings, keiki accounts, lines of credit, certificates, foreign exchange, online access, mobile banking and mobile check deposit. Hawaiian Tel FCU also provides members with added safety and security features such as a text messaging service to alert debit and credit card users of potential fraud.


“Here at Hawaiian Tel FCU, we’re people helping people make their dreams come true,” says Daren, “it’s what we do and we enjoy it.”


Hawaiian Tel FCU1138 North King Street, Honolulu, HI 96817, (808) 832-8708, HiTelFCU.com


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Tomoko Matsumoto

Bilingual in English & Japanese
Real estate licensee in Hawai‘i (RB-20042) & California (BRE# 01874134)

​Tomoko Matsumoto

Principal Broker, RB-20042, BRE# 01874134


Tomoko Matsumoto is well known throughout the Kohala Coast for her informed and experienced guidance—not only to buyers and sellers but to the development and investor communities as well. This combination of financial acumen and exhaustive market experience is more than a differentiating attribute; it is the driver behind an impressive client list and property portfolio. 


A noteworthy example is the first offering from MaunaKeaLiving.com: a collection of real estate offerings at the esteemed Mauna Kea Resort. In the first phase are 11 homesites of up to one acre. Each of the sites offers exceptional 360-degree views , from the snow-capped Mauna Kea to the Pacific Ocean. These estates are among the highest-elevation homesites at the Mauna Kea Resort and offer panoramic views that run the length of the Kohala Coast. Two larger parcels on the Hapuna Golf Course are 17- and 10-acre sites for single-family residences and condominiums—at $9.5M to $16.5M, respectively.


Hawaii Business Top 100 Realtors Coming soon to the market is a new collection of oceanfront condominiums at the resort. To learn more about these properties, along with a host of significant private offerings in the area, contact Tomo and her team at Hawaii Beach and Golf Properties.



Hawaii Beach and Golf PropertiesHawaii Beach and Golf Properties, 68-1330 Mauna Lani Drive, Suite 308, Kohala Coast, HI 96743 (808)557-8689, Tomo@HawaiiBeachGolf.com, HawaiiBeachGolf.com, PuakoBay.com


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Karen MayerKaren Mayer

REALTOR, BIC, rb–20538 


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”.


Elite Pacific Properties4211 Waialae Avenue, Suite 106, Honolulu, HI 96816, Office: (808) 589-2040, Mobile: (808) 286-9861, karen@elitepacific.com 


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Ron OkuboRonald Okubo



With more than four decades of experience, REALTOR® Emeritus Ronald Okubo brings a wealth of knowledge to every interaction with his clients as well as with his fellow Realtors. Prior to establishing Ron Corp., one of Hawai‘i’s most market-skilled real estate service organizations, Okubo was a broker in charge, as well as a senior instructor and sales trainer for leading real estate firms. Though his list of professional qualifications, awards and business achievements are seemingly endless, Okubo is a firm believer in continuing education and regularly attends workshops, seminars and the National Association of Realtors and National Property Managers Convention. 


Okubo’s background includes marketing new developments, general brokerage residential sales and property management; he understands his clients’ needs and will search high and low for their dream home or market their property with results. To paraphrase Will Rogers, Ron Okubo “knows what he is doing, loves what he is doing and believes in what he is doing.” 


Ron Corp2065 S. King Street, Suite 210, Honolulu, HI 96826, (808) 988-1400, ron@roncorp.comRonCorp.com



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