About Hualālai Realty

Having closed more than 750 real estate transactions at Hualālai Resort, Hualālai Realty is the resort expert in Hualālai real estate. With over 70 years of combined real estate experience at Hualālai Realty, our team is best equipped to share the history of Hualālai, and our knowledge of Hualālai Resort is unmatched by any other brokerage. Since opening in 1996, we have maintained the largest market share of total sales volume annually.

Rob Kildow

Principal Broker and Director of Sales at Hualālai Realty since the end of 2003, Rob Kildow not only knows his product well but lives it daily both professionally and personally, having purchased a villa here with his wife Barbara in 2001. A native of Washington State and a 35-year professional in the real estate industry, Rob says he fell in love with the island of Hawai`i many years ago having been captivated by the beauty, the environment, and the generosity and hospitality of the people. He made the move here in 1999 and has never looked back. Before moving to Hawai‘i, Rob was President of James W. Hodges, Inc. Realtors in Washington, and prior to joining Hualālai Realty; he served as Director of Sales at Hōkūli‘a Resort in South Kona for five years. Rob has been recognized three times by Hawai‘i Business Magazine as the #1 residential broker for the State of Hawai‘i (2010, 2012, 2015). In 2013, Rob was inducted into the “Billionaires Club” by Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate for selling over $1 Billion in real estate during the preceding 9 years as Principal Broker of Hualālai Realty, and last year he received their prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award.

Chieko Madenokoji

Sales Executive Chieko Madenokoji joined Hualālai Realty in 2009 bringing with her many years of professional real estate, marketing, and international business experience in both Hawai‘i and Japan.  In addition to her stellar record in high-end residential sales, Chieko is bi-lingual, fluent in both Japanese (her native language) and English. Her familiarity with both the U.S. and Japanese markets and an international roster of prospective Hualālai Resort clients are among the many assets she brings to the Realty team.

Regina M. Stuard

A lifelong resident of Hawai‘i, Regina Stuard knows it’s the unique quality of life and Spirit of Aloha that people are looking for when purchasing a resort home. Regina has worked in luxury resort real estate on the islands for most of her 30-year career and has been named one of the prestigious Top 100 Real Estate Agents. She has a stellar reputation for providing extraordinary overall customer service and her knowledge of Hawai‘i will allow her to continue with her impressive career as well.

Ku‘uipo Valenzuela

Sales Executive Ku’uipo Valenzuela is an accomplished real estate sales professional, who has a deep passion for her profession and for developing lifelong relationships with her clients.  Central to these relationships is a genuine desire to find what is truly important to them and help them make that a reality.   Prior to joining Hualalai Realty, Ku’uipo has worked with a variety of esteemed real estate developers and clients with a focus on luxury real estate within the resort communities of Waikoloa Beach, Mauna Kea, and Mauna Lani.  Ku’uipo is genuinely a “people person” whose passion and enthusiasm for life and her career have contributed to her success.   Born and raised on the island of O’ahu, Ku’uipo moved to the Big Island in 1997 and it has been home ever since.

Vivian Tobias

Vivian Tobias, Director of Administration, is a 28-year veteran of the real estate development industry, 23 years of which have been at Hualālai Realty. Focused, with an acute eye for detail and accuracy, Vivian is precisely the person you want closing your real estate transaction in paradise. Since joining the Hualālai Realty team, she has managed most all of the 750 property closings while juggling various other roles: Notary Public, sales statistician, and overall office administration. Prior to joining Hualālai at its start-up in 1995, Vivian spent three years in Honolulu with a developer following several years working with a developer in Southern California. She is a native of New Jersey and a graduate of Rutgers University.

Jeff Bacawag

Born and raised in Kailua-Kona on Hawai‘i Island, Jeff Bacawag is a key member of Hualālai Realty’s administrative team. Jeff joined Hualālai Realty in 2007 and in his role as Escrow Assistant, he provides support to the entire sales team throughout the property listing and sales process. He also serves as our additional Property Coordinator, opening and staging homes for showings. Jeff, a graduate of the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s Shidler College of Business, has a keen eye for detail and is a very versatile member of our team.

April Carty

April Carty is typically the first voice you’ll hear and the first face you will see when you phone or visit the Hualālai Realty office. As Sales Concierge, April provides a number of very important guest services including welcoming guests, arranging appointments for Sales Executives, coordinating home tours and organizing fabulous sunset showings of our properties. April, a native of New Jersey and a former travel agent, joined the Realty team in 2006 and has been providing gracious and attentive service ever since.

Shane Stack

Energetic and enthusiastic are two words to describe our newest team member, Shane Stack. As Property Coordinator, Shane is responsible for opening and staging homes for showings. He is also tasked with assisting the team with our marketing initiatives. Shane is proud to be born and raised here on Hawai‘i Island. With his past sales and marketing experience, he is eager to contribute to Hualālai Realty’s continued success.