During Stephen’s short tenure as a REALTOR at Hawaii Beach and Golf Properties, he has closed six real estate transactions, representing three buyers and three sellers and generating $4.3 million in sales. He specializes in the Mauna Kea, Mauna Lani and Waikoloa resort communities along the Kohala coast; however, he has also assisted clients in Waimea and Waikoloa Village. As a resident of the Mauna Kea resort, Stephen knows resort living and is a trusted resource on the attributes the communities along the Kohala Coast offer.
Stephen has over twenty-five years of experience in the real estate industry, with an emphasis in housing development. His strengths include market analysis and real estate finance. Rather than seeing what a house is, Stephen has a vision for what a house could be, and has redeveloped numerous distressed housing units into beautiful homes. During his career, he has developed over 350 units of rental and homeownership housing.
Prior to joining Hawaii Beach and Golf Properties, Stephen served as an accomplished real estate consultant, gaining extensive experience in analyzing housing markets and assisting numerous clients in navigating real estate market risks. He has assisted large institutional investors like Marriott International with analysis of the condominium components of their hotel developments in markets throughout the United States and Canada. His background in commercial mortgage lending includes researching and creating development budgets, financial operations proforma statements, sizing potential debt financing and analyzing potential returns on investment. Working with non-performing real estate loans and developing disposition action plans, he has created turn-around strategies for underperforming real estate developments.
Stephen graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He advises the Board of Directors of the Kumulani Homeowners Association, holds a Certification in the HOME Investment Partnerships Program from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and he is a licensed real estate agent.
Whatever your real estate needs, Stephen can assist you in bringing your investment in real estate to fruition!
Jim Crandles and Bob Chapman
Stephen did a great job locating the perfect home for us at the Shores at Waikoloa Beach Resort. He understood our needs and used his great sense of fabulous space to find an amazing condominium that met our wishes for expansive views, outdoor living and attractive interior finishes and features. He is exactly what we wanted in a realtor - he is a great communicator, provides very balanced advice, and took the time to understand what we were looking for. His FaceTime tours of the unit helped us make an informed decision despite being off-Island during the entire process. He walked us through every step of the escrow process and explained each detail of our transaction. When we were faced with a post-closing challenge with the Seller, Stephen stood by our side and worked with us to arrive at an amicable solution. We are excited to create many wonderful memories in our beautiful new Big Island home.
I listed my house with Stephen above what everyone else said it was worth. I knew, with all the renovations and upgrades to this unit, it was going to set the new bar if Stephen could perform as expected. I gave Stephen all responsibilities of staging, photos, marketing, open houses and being present at all times. It was incredible the number of potential clients he drew in from dreamers to all cash buyers. When a potential buyer was told by the AOAO that solar panels were not allowed, Stephen researched the issue and worked with me to get the AOAO to change their policy. He did the impossible in 73 days and sold my unit right at target price. It’s going to be a pleasure listing my next renovated unit with Stephen knowing what he’s capable of doing.
John George Roth
Stephen went above and beyond my expectations by making sure my home looked as good as possible, providing undivided attention during countless showings and open houses, and then researching obstacles (to maximize the value of my home). I’m confident that my home sold fast and for a good price largely because Stephen was my Realtor.