I grew up on the Big Island; in charming little “Hilo Town”. As a kid, you’d likely find me playing in the waves at Honolii, Pohoiki or Waipio valley. I have fond memories of walking to the beach, barefoot, board in one hand and fins in the other. The smell of smashed guavas on the road is easy to recall.
When I was 17, I moved to Gainesville Florida where I attended the University of Florida for my undergraduate degree, and later my MBA. (Go Gators!)
I began my real estate career in Miami, where I lived for 10 years. Many thought I was crazy because I entered the business at the end of the last recession.
I witnessed Miami recover and rebuild. It was one of the first markets to rebound, largely due to foreign buyers. I worked with people from all parts of the globe; as colleagues and customers. And, traveled extensively for study, business and (my personal favorite), for pleasure.
I became curious about the world; until finally I couldn’t take it. I had to know how the world worked from a macro-economic standpoint. And, I wanted to understand the “language of business”. So, I went back to the University of Florida and got my MBA.
I’ve had many adventures and have a lot to be thankful for. But, there are two things that top the list: 1.) My ohana. 2). Growing up in Hawaii.
There is no one I’d rather spend my time with than family. And, I can’t imagine a better childhood, than growing up in Hawaii.
If I had to pick a 3rd thing I’m thankful for, (though there are many), I’d have to say I’m happy to be home on beautiful Big Island; working with my Mom and sister as part of “Team Nakanishi” at Hawaii life.
There is really something magical about these islands; and this Hawaiian girl is excited to help you find your very own piece of aloha.