Leil Koch | Realtor® Broker | President | RB-13602
Office: (808) 667-9584
Phone: (808) 280-0000
About Leil Koch
Leil Koch is President and CEO of Equity One Real Estate, Inc., with four offices on Maui: Lahaina, Pukalani, Makawao, and Paia. A 20‐year commercial & residential real estate veteran, he has been involved in the real estate industry since 1981. He also holds the CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) designation, the CIPS (Certified International Property Specialist), CPM (Certified Property Manager), CRB (Certified Residential Broker), and MRICS (Member of The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) designations. Koch also was awarded the Hawaii Association of Realtors – Realtor of the Year – for 2010, and the Hawaii CCIM Chapter Member of the Year in 2006.
Leil Koch was the 2012 National CCIM Institute President, the 46th President of the Institute and the first CCIM national officer to hail from Hawaii. CCIM Institute is a global organization with 14,000 commercial real estate members. Koch was also the President of the Hawaii Association of Realtors in 2000. Currently Leil is Past President of the CCIM Institute and 2017 Regional Vice President for Region 13 (California, Hawaii & Guam) at NAR (National Association of Realtors). Leil has been approved by both the First and the Second Circuit Courts of Hawaii as a Commissioner / Receiver. He has acted in this capacity for warehouse, shopping center, office and industrial land properties.
Leil Koch is also a student of Aikido holding a 2nd degree black belt (Nidan). Koch assists in teaching a children’s class in the dojo and had assisted the training of all Maui County Police recruits for an eight year span. Koch is currently on the Board of Directors for Maui Ki‐Aikido and chair of the Endowment Committee. Leil also is President of Pueo Kea Olive Orchard, LLC – an olive oil company starting production in late 2016 of extra virgin olive oil & table olive delicacies.
Moana L Andersen | Founder | Realtor® Broker | RB-15400
Office: (808) 573-9077
Phone: (808) 283-1775
About Moana L. Andersen
Moana was raised on the Big Island of Hawaii when Hilo was a sleepy town. Still one of her favorite places to visit, her family left Hilo while she was in the 3rd grade and moved to the beach town of Kailua on the windward side of Oahu. There she finished high school and married her husband, Erik after her first year at the University of Hawaii. A move to the Valley Isle of Maui over 40 years ago was one of the best decisions the couple would make. Finding their way to the well watered pastures of Upcountry, Moana and Erik moved to Kula, where Erik built their Hawaiian style "hale" on 3 acres of land, carefully turned to a prize winning coffee farm. Maui's finest coffee can be found here in Keokea's mist shrouded elevation of 3,300'. Their farm, Maui Estate Coffee, has recently received some of the State's highest cupping awards and attracts a cult following across the country.
Moana and Erik have raised 3 children and 8 golden retrievers on Maui; not necessarily in that order. While Erik tenderly cultivates and talks to his coffee trees, Moana spends long hours daily- meeting with clients, preparing countless numbers of market analyses, consulting with everyday folks in regards to pricing and market conditions and giving good old fashioned advice to dozens of her friends, referrals, first time homeowners, retirees, corporate clients, investors and military buyers and sellers. There isn't a job she'd rather be doing than this!
Moana has served as the President for the Realtors Association of Maui and has received their highest award as Realtor of the Year. She is the 2016 President for the 9,000 member Hawaii Association of Realtors and enjoys serving on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Realtors. She served for 5 years as a Maui County appointed Planning Commissioner and holds a degree in Public Administration from the University of Hawaii. However, she will admit that most of her organizational skills were learnedwhen she was a bartender , breakfast waitress and United Airlines service agent.
Moana is a student of hula under the guidance of her Kumu Hula, Gordean Leilehua Bailey of Halau Wehiwehi 'O Leilehua. Her hula lineage stems from Maiki Aiu Lake, Kahauanu Lake, Leialoha Cunningham and the Beamer family of the Big Island, where she first learned to dance at age 5. She has formally graduated as a Kumu Hula and teaches a small group of dedicated students. Her foremost passion is music and she is a classically trained pianist. She loves to compose music and lyrics on the piano and enjoys toting her ukulele around to sing a large repertoire of classic Hawaiian songs of old. Moana has a love for Hawaiian and American history; loves the Hawaiian people and adores being an American! She is a Hawaiian and French speaker. She appreciates and collects a lot of art and has run out of wall space. Her mentors in life have been her late mom, Henrietta Leilehua Keyes, her Kumu Hula, Gordean Bailey and her husband, Erik. Above all, she is grateful to God for her family and friends and life's blessings on the beautiful island of Maui.
Lynette Pendergast | Realtor® Broker in Charge | RB-21145
Office: (808) 572-6406
Phone: (808) 633-3534
About Lynette Pendergast
Lynette Pendergast and her husband Scott moved to Maui from Helena, Montana in the fall of 2008. When asked what brought them here – her answer is always “a dream.” That, and they were tired of the snow and cold in Montana!! Lynette sees many similarities between Maui and Montana. Both are beautiful – Montana with its wide open spaces, its mountains and lakes; Maui with the ocean, the West Maui Mtns and of course Haleakala. The sunsets are spectacular – both in Maui & in Montana. Both are quite rural – especially Upcountry, where she lives. She has found people from Montana and people from Maui are very friendly & welcoming - and very private and reserved. Lynette has many activities she enjoys: walking – a great way to take in the beauty of the surroundings and to spend time outdoors, golf – and isn’t this a great place to golf, reading, spending time at the beach, water activities – stand up paddle boarding, swimming, snorkeling, kayaking and just relaxing. One of her favorite activities is traveling, especially to see her 5 grandchildren and their parents living in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, San Diego, California and currently in Havana Cuba.
Lynette began her real estate adventure purchasing her homes and rental property, both in Montana and Maui. It wasn’t until she moved to Maui that she became a Realtor ® Salesperson and then 3 years later, a Realtor ® Broker. Now as Broker-in-Charge for the Makawao and Paia offices of Equity One Real Estate, Inc. she is able to work with the agents and share her knowledge and experience – learning with each transaction. Lynette is active in the Rotary Club of Upcountry Maui, the President Elect in 2016/17 and President in 2017/18. She chairs the Community Service Committee and participates in Highway Cleanup, the yearly Electronic pickup, and Polio Plus – the Rotary push to eradicate polio worldwide. She is also a Paul Harris Fellow. Lynette is also active in the Upcountry Chapter of BNI (Business Network International) having been a Charter member of that Club as well as Vice President and Secretary/Treasurer. Having made the move from the mainland, Lynette is happy to share some of the things she learned – and are learning every day living on this beautiful island. Lynette loves traveling around the island, discovering new areas It is fun to see how different each area of the island is – and how everyone looking for their piece of paradise sees the different areas of Maui and either loves it or can travel a few miles down the road, or up the mountain to have a completely different view of Maui.
If you are looking for your piece of paradise, please call or email Lynette. She would love to help you find it!
James Liptak | Realtor® Broker | RB-22009
Office: (808) 572-6406
Phone: (808) 866-2220
About James Liptak
Jim grew up in an Air Force family and has traveled the world. His family lived in France and Germany before being stationed on the mainland. There he lived in Georgia, South Carolina, Kansas, Washington State and California. Constant movement gave Jim an easy ability to meet new people and adapt. His travel has given him an appreciation for different cultures and customs. The travel bug has taken Jim to Europe, Africa and South America, Tahiti and the Caribbean. The one constant of travel has been the pursuit of hot sand and warm water! Maui No Ka ‘Oi ! Jim has been a successful REALTOR for over 35 years helping thousands of home buyers and sellers realize their goals. He has built over 40 homes and has extensive background in subdivision development and sales, as well as extensive background of viticultural properties. Enthusiasm for his business career is evident the moment you meet him. Heavily involved in the industry, Jim has been Treasurer and President of the California Association of REALTORS and a Vice President with the National Association of REALTORS. He currently serves on the Executive Committees of both the National Association of REALTORS and the California Association of REALTORS. He is a licensed Broker in Hawaii and California and maintains offices in both locales. His clients gain invaluable benefit from his experience and industry knowledge. Jim loves what he does! Jim and his wife, Broker Sydney Liptak enjoy island life and all it has to offer including scuba, SUP, golf, biking and both are active members of the Maui Canoe Club. Maui is a great place to visit, an even better place to call home! Let us show you how!
Jennifer O Borge | Realtor® Broker | Property Manager | RB-17385
Office: (808) 573-9077
Phone: (808) 283-7344
About Jennifer O Borge
Jenny lives Upcountry with her husband and daughter. Her family and friends agree that God gave her the biggest heart in the world and she should share it with some of us. She was elected as a Delegate to represent the Maui Girl Scout Council. For 10 years she led her Girl Scout Troop, fed the homeless, visited the elderly at Kula Hospitaland supported Habitat for Humanity and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Maui. As Senior Girl Scouts, her troop worked on their Gold Award which is the highest award recognized by the Girl Scout Council. Jenny was a volunteer at Kula Elementary School as a room parent for six years, past board member and a die hard to help any child in need. She loves to walk and dance the hula, and when she's not checking tenants in and out of properties she manages, she's running our lives. Jenny heads up our Property Management Division at Equity One. She handles residential as well as commercial properties and developments and is highly skilled. She serves on the Professional Standards Committee at the Realtors Association of Maui. She doesn't own a crown, but we here at Equity One consider her a Queen.
Ronald S Matsunaga | Realtor® Broker | Property Manager | RB-15468
Office: (808) 573-9077
Phone: (808) 268-5911
About Ronald S Matsunaga
Ron lives near the West Maui mountains with his wife. Their three daughters have all left the nest, graduated from college, and are all gainfully employed. Occasionally their two daughters return to their beautiful island home and the tradewinds of Maui to visit with family and friends. Ron has not only been a licensed Realtor since 1981 but also served as the Technology Coordinator for Wailuku Elementary School, where he retiredas a 30+ years teaching veteran. Thank you, Ron!! After retiring from the Department of Education, Ron discovered volunteering at a senior care facility to be an enriching and rewarding experience…one that is fulfilling like teaching was! He is filled with gratitude and appreciation for the positive relationships he has developed with the residents and workers!! Ron loves to read but as Rena would confirm, his favorite hobby is eating...ANYTHING! He also enjoys traveling with Rena to visit their daughters in Las Vegas as well as discovering new places. Ron, as an educator, enjoyed satisfying the needs of his students; as a volunteer, continues to enjoy satisfying the needs of the residents at the senior care facility; and, as a Realtor, loves fulfilling the real estate needs of his loyal clientele of 30+ years. We love you too, Ron!
Sydney Liptak | Realtor® Broker | RB-22124
Office: (808) 572-6406
Phone: (808) 866-8260
About Sydney Liptak
Sydney Liptak began her real estate career in California in the late 1980’s where she has represented Buyers and Sellers by providing outstanding and personalized service. Sydney is a Broker Associate at Equity One Real Estate, Inc. She also maintains her Broker’s license in California and is associated with offices both in California & Hawaii which gives her clients the very best opportunity for cutting edge, current industry information. Early in her career, Sydney represented the Federal National Mortgage Association (FANNIE MAE) in liquidating their foreclosed assets. “FANNIE MAE”, is the largest secondary market lender in the world. Sydney was their lead Broker for the county and was recognized for her production and excellence in asset management, REO liquidation and marketing and construction management skills. Sydney’s attention to detail was rewarded with special awards given to her in Dallas, Texas by Fannie Mae at their regional meeting. Sydney represents such large entities as Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Chase Bank, Bank of New York, Aurora Bank, Wachovia (formerly) as well as many other corporate clients in the liquidation of their REO assets. She is comfortable representing both individual clients as well as corporate clients and this experience has given her a thorough knowledge of construction, repair, bidding and probably most importantly negotiation. Sydney was raised on a horse ranch in Southern California and was actively involved in the Arabian horse breeding and showing business. Sydney competed for several consecutive years in the Arabian Horse Show Association Nationals. She placed in the Top 5 in the nation twice and again in the Top 10 in Saddle Seat Equitation, a discipline which judges the rider and not the horse! Sydney works as a team with her husband, Jim Liptak in the real estate business. They have 2 daughters who live on the mainland and 5 grandchildren which keeps her Hawaiian Airlines miles account active! Her hobbies include walking, hiking, working out, SUP, canoeing, gardening and her Malti-poo pup, “Aloha”. Sydney is an accomplished REALTOR® Broker who brings both creativity and insight from her past experience to her clients in their pursuit of settling into the island life. Comfortable marketing either residential, ranch properties or luxury homes, Sydney’s acumen for follow up and client service provide exceptional results for her clientele, whether they are local, individual clients or the larger corporate clients. Sydney is prepared to deliver.
Christopher Barca | Realtor® Broker | RB-20936
Office: (808) 572-6406
Phone: (808) 269-1053
About Christopher Barca
Christopher spent his childhood in New York City and New Jersey. Studying Music and Film, Chris attended Berklee College of Music in Boston as well as School of Visual Arts in NYC before arriving on Maui in 2001.
Since then, Christopher has called Hawaii home. Spending his time between Maui and The Big Island, Chris purchased his first home on the Big Island in 2006. After spending a few years specializing in commercial real estate in Hilo, Chris returned to Maui and joined the Equity One Team in 2014.
Chris uses his free time to paddle with Hawaiian Canoe Club and surf as much as possible. He also enjoys working on film and television productions as a Location Manager exercising his vast knowledge of the islands. After calling Wailuku home for many years, Chris and his wife Sarah recently bought a home in Kula and are expecting their first child this fall.
Alysha Nichols-Sparkman | Realtor® Salesperson | RS-76806
Office: (808) 572-6406
Phone: (808) 280-1325
About Alysha Nichols-Sparkman
Passion for real estate while holding each of her clients in the utmost esteem translates into a positive and fulfilling real estate experience. Whether buying or selling, Alysha Sparkman’s experience and knowledge will accelerate your property dreams on the Valley Isle of Maui.
Originally a transplant from Texas, Alysha moved to the islands in 1993. Here she obtained her BS in Agriculture from UH Hilo, subsequently starting a landscape business on Maui in 1996, which is still successfully operating today. While her husband has continued as the primary chief operator of SGS Hawaii, Inc. Landscape Management, Alysha has accumulated 13+ years of experience as a Realtor®, both in Hawaii and Texas. Over the years she has been awarded multiple President’s Circle, Leading Edge and Honor Society awards through Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, is Fine Homes International designated and also a Certified Residential Specialist.
If you are looking for a Realtor that values you and your real estate goals, while providing exemplary services in buying or selling your piece of paradise, you have found her.
Paradise found is only a call away, so please contact Alysha today and let her know how she can best assist in all of your real estate endeavors.
Bonni Aeder | Realtor® Salesperson | RS-69048
Office: (808) 579-1111
Phone: (808) 280-4441
About Bonni Aeder
Thank you for clicking on me and allowing me this opportunity to introduce myself! I have been with Equity One Real Estate, Inc. for over 8 years. I feel I work for the best local ‘boutique’ Real Estate company on Maui! Our owner, Leil Koch and my Principle Broker, Moana Andersen are both brilliant! I feel honored to work with them in our brokerage! I have been living and working on Maui for over 32 years. I raised my family here on the North Shore. My husband is a professional extreme water sports photographer. My family is into surfing and equestrian activities upcountry. I am into a healthy lifestyle, love to invent new recipes and am proud to say that I am always curious and evolving! I love learning, research, sharing, people and real estate! I was raised by a Contractor father and artist mother. As a result of this creative foundation, I
have a talent for assessing and recognizing properties for their value, design and the importance of location. Real Estate has many facets and it is my goal to help you understand what is involved in buying and selling on Maui. Through my thorough ‘Market Analysis’, I like to paint the picture of market values and how it relates to the different areas on island. I know that we will have many conversations about locations, climate, island life style, schools, shopping, entertainment and so much more. It is important for me to know your thoughts, dreams and concerns so that I have a clear direction of how I can inspire and guide you in fulfilling your vision. I am your advocate! My connection and communication with you is most important for our success in this journey together. I understand the power of knowledge, intention and positive thinking. I am proud of my easy going nature and great customer relationships and for this reason, I always see a smile on my
clients’ faces at closing! My past clients are continually popping into my Paia Town office to thank me and tell me how happy
they are. That is my inspiration to be the best and why I love what I do so much! Let me know if I can be of any help or if you have any questions, please drop me an email :)
With Warmest Aloha,
Dawnalyn Fujiwara | Realtor® Salesperson | RS-72428
Office: (808) 667-9584
Phone: (808) 344-5224
About Dawnalyn Fujiwara
A Maui native, Dawnalyn is a 2002 graduate of Lahainaluna High. Outside of work she enjoys outrigger paddling. Her love of paddling inspired her to create a 3 day, tri-isle, 100+ mile long distance canoe race that garners paddlers from around the world - Mauinuicanoerace.com. Supporting community has always been an important part of Dawnlyn's upbringing. She and her family have coordinated numerous fundraisers and events on Maui. Currently she is an active member of the Lahaina Hongwanji Mission Buddhist Women's Association and the Lahaina Hawaiian Civic Club. Dawnalyn has been with the Equity One Real Estate, Inc. family since 2003, she started as an office assistant and in 2009 she obtained her Real Estate Sales license. She works primarily in our Lahaina office specializing in Property Management. Her friendly service and knowledge of Maui Real Estate trends is what her clients appreciate most about her. If you are looking to maximize the return on investment of your current property, ready to buy a house to call home, or feel like it's time for a change and you're ready to sell, contact Dawnalyn for any of your Real Estate needs.
Dora May | Realtor® Salesperson | Executive Assistant | RS-58426
Office: (808) 573 9077
Phone: (808) 264 4094
About Dora May
Dora May is the Executive Assistant for Equity One Real Estate, Inc. She takes care of the day to day functions of our Makawao, Pukalani and Paia offices. After high-school she decided to relocate to Maui and make it her home. She has been in sales working in many different professions since she was 14. Her passion for computers, her organization skills and people skills she attributes to her mentor, her mom. In 1999 she decided that real estate is where she wants to put these skills to work. Other interest of Dora’s, include praising God, spending time with her husband, children, granddaughter and family. She enjoys volunteering, traveling, believes in education and is a real work-aholic. Our Executive Assistant Realtor not only has a sharp wit to go with her sharp mind, but she brings years of top-notch sales and administrative experience.
Felice Miller | Realtor® Salesperson | RS-63756
Office: (808) 579-1111
Phone: (808) 870-9041
About Felice Miller
Between enjoying the ocean, kiting, stand-up paddling, working in her organic garden and living a heathy life style, Felice Miller is living the Island Dream! Felice was born and raised in Japan and after high school, moved to San Francisco to attend college. She met her husband Paul on the North shore of Oahu 36 years ago on her frequent trips to Asia. They fell in love with Maui and raised their family in the sleepy beach town called Ku’au just a few doors down from the famous Mama’s Fish House. The windsurfing industry had just started up and more and more people were discovering Paia and Maui’s North shore. They decided they wanted land so they bought land in “UpCountry” Haiku and created a working orchard and tree farm. Paul runs a heavy machinery business to help clients build their new homes and specializes in septic systems, site preparation and landscaping. Between the two of them, they have been able to help many grateful clients and friends make Maui their home. Prior to Real Estate, Felice was a Hair and Make-up Artist in the wedding and fashion industry. Being bilingual, her business here on Maui took off with the Japanese wedding industry and then grew to commercials, television and the movie industry. You can still find her on locations on the top of Haleakala, in the jungles of Hana or out on a sailboat still taking on interesting jobs. Her clientele would ask about real estate on Maui and that’s when she decided to get her license. Felice has over 14 years of Real Estate experience assisting buyer-clients in finding their perfect property or selling their homes. Her friendly personality and positive energy makes her a pleasure to be around. Her eye for details and quick response and going the extra mile sets her apart. She is extremely dedicated and takes pride in integrity, honesty and commitment to her clients. Felice will hunt for the perfect match for her clients no matter if it’s UpCountry Maui, Kula, Paia, Hana, Lahaina, or Wailea. Her passion and love for Maui is the reason why she loves sharing this beautiful Island she calls home.
Lori L. Reeve | Realtor® Salesperson | RS-78518
Office: (808) 572-6406
Phone: (808) 281-1147
About Lori L. Reeve
Lori grew up in Hawai'i in the quaint town of Kailua on the Windward side of O'ahu. The daughter of a Designer and General Contractor, Lori's parents instilled a strong work ethic in her and her two sisters and cultivated a love for creating beautiful, functional spaces. Trained as a dancer she appreciates all aspects of the Performing Arts and international talent the Maui's Arts and Cultural Center brings to the island. Lori graduated from Business College in 1979 and moved to Maui to pursue a career in court reporting. After six years in the legal field she moved on to become an Associate Development Director for Seabury Hall, a private college prep Middle/High School organizing Annual Fund Campaigns, writing Grant proposals and coordinating Capital Campaign improvement events. As a Realtor, helping couples prepare for home-ownership, transition from one home to another, and explore income properties comes naturally for Lori. She has been fully-licensed in the financial services industry since 2001 and maintains her Life/Health Insurance and Securities licenses (Series 6, 67, 26) specializing in the areas of income protection and retirement planning. Lori has served as President for the Upcountry Chapter of BNI (Business Networking International). The prestigious organization's philosophy of "Giver's Gain" expanded her professional referral network reinforcing her commitment to delivering for her clients. So, when she’s not at a kitchen table helping a couple create a new Game Plan or vision for the future, nothing is more exciting than finding the perfect fixer-upper or ready-to-move-in home! Lori and her partner, TJ, share a rich home life Upcountry with their sweet dog, aloof cat and happy-go-lucky chickens. When she's not working or relaxing on the family farm, you're almost sure to find Lori close by in a yoga class or walking with friends in the majestic Makawao Forest.
Renee S K Abbett | Realtor® Salesperson | RS-78214
Office: (808) 579-1111
Phone: (808) 727-0727
About Renee S K Abbett
Renee was born and raised in Long Beach, California. She comes from a large blended family and is the youngest of 10 siblings. After watching the Olympics at the age of nine, Renee wanted to do gymnastics so she tried out for SCAT’s gymnastic team. She was accepted to the team and Coached by Olympic Coach Bud Marquette better known as the “Father of Women’s Gymnastics.” Through hard work and determination Renee became an Elite Gymnast. She competed throughout her school years at Woodrow Wilson High School and through college.
When not in the gym you could find Renee at the beach, or on a boat. Living by the ocean is what brings out the best in her. She loves being by the water and hearing the crash of the waves. Even now there is no place Renee would rather be than walking on the beach with her family and her puppies. Renee is the mother of 5 children and has 4 grandchildren.
Renee began her career in the mortgage industry over 18 years ago. During that time Renee became Vice President of the company, she was responsible for training loan officers as well as the operations. She truly loves working with people especially helping them with one of the biggest decisions in their lives. After leaving the mortgage company, Renee took time off and decided to become a realtor in 2006, and is licensed in both Arizona and Hawaii. Renee is proud of her designations in Real Estate as a Military Relocation Professional (MRP), Leading RE Sales Specialist (LSS), and Leading RE Service Expert (LSE).
Giving back to the community is something near and dear to Renee’s heart. For six years Renee served as a Commissioner on the Affordable Housing Commission for the Town of Marana. It was one of her most satisfying moments to help the community we serve. Recently she belonged to the Marana Host Lions Club which is part of Lions Club International. During her time, she served as Vice President and 2X President of Marana Host Lions Club. She is most proud of the club’s accomplishments thru fund raising events. During the events, the Lion’s raised enough money to feed a combined number of over 90,000 people at least one meal. Renee currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Abbett Family Foundation.
Living the beach life in Pa’ia, Renee is looking forward to working with both Buyers and Sellers to help them achieve their real estate needs.