Contact Hualalai Realty

Hualalai Realty
P.O. Box 819
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 96745

Local: 1-808-325-8500
Toll-Free: 1-800-983-3880
Fax: 1-808-325-8501

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Our on-site presence just steps away from the Hualalai Coffee Company, allows us to accommodate walk in interest from resort guests. Our office is open Monday - Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
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About Hualalai Realty

Having closed nearly 700 real estate transactions at Hualalai Resort, Hualalai Realty is the resort expert in Hualalai real estate. With over 80 years of combined real estate experience, our team is best equipped to share the history of Hualalai, and our knowledge of Hualalai Resort is unmatched by any other brokerage. Since opening in 1996, we have maintained the largest market share of total sales volume annually.


Principal Broker and Director of Sales at Hualalai 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 Big Island 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 Hawaii, Rob was President of James W. Hodges, Inc. Realtors in Washington, and prior to joining Hualalai Realty; he served as Director of Sales at Hokulia Resort in South Kona for five years. In the past five years, Rob has been recognized three times by Hawaii Business Magazine as the #1 residential broker for the State of Hawaii (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 Hualalai Realty. Competitive by nature, Rob seeks challenge in both his career and in his love for extreme sports – among them heli-skiing in the Canadian Rockies and road trips on his Harley Davidson. He balances that with social rounds of golf, and evenings enjoying great food and wine with Barbara.



A native of Northern California, Sales Executive Tom Loratta has lived on the Kona side of Hawaii Island for 36 years. He's not only witnessed the start of what was to become the island's internationally acclaimed 'Gold Coast', but has participated in creating the success of many of its most prestigious residential resort properties over the years. Prior to joining Hualalai Realty in 1999, Tom was involved with residential sales at luxury developments that included Mauna Kea Beach Resort, The Islands and 49 Black Sand Beach at Mauna Lani Resort, and Kohala Ranch. His keen knowledge of the Hawaiian luxury real estate market, and most specifically the market here on the Big Island, makes him an invaluable member of the Hualalai Realty team. Tom lives in Holualoa with his wife Amy, a Landscape Architect, and his daughter Alyssa, who both share his love of this island.


Sales Executive Tony Pinkert began his successful real estate career in Minneapolis in 1986. Tony spent a number of years selling luxury real estate in the beach cities of Orange County, California and in the process expanded his already impressive client list. Tony joined the Hualalai Realty team in 2007, following his move to the Big Island in 2005 from Newport Beach California. He also held positions around the country booking, marketing and presenting major touring acts/artists and sporting events, as well as working for major professional sports teams. He holds a BA in Finance from the College of St. Thomas in Minnesota, providing him a solid foundation in dealing with transactions at these levels. Tony is married to Ericka and has two young daughters Skylar and Mya. Tony loves the ocean and is passionate about surfing, diving and art.



Sales Executive Chieko Madenokoji joined Hualalai Realty in 2009 bringing with her many years of professional real estate, marketing, and international business experience in both Hawaii and Japan. Most recently Chieko spent nine years representing another luxury residential community in Hawaii. 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 Hualalai Resort clients, are among the many assets she brings to the Realty team. In her free time, Chieko enjoys sailing and golf with her husband.


Vivian Tobias, Director of Administration, is a 28-year veteran of the real estate development industry, 20 years of which have been at Hualalai Realty. Focused, with an acute eye for detail and accuracy, Vivian is precisely the person you want closing your real estate deal in paradise. Since joining the Hualalai Realty team, she has managed most all of the 700 property closings while juggling various other roles: Notary Public, sales statistician and overall office administration. Prior to joining Hualalai 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. A master at multi-tasking on the job and away from work, Vivian and her husband Mike, a veteran in the Construction Management industry, enjoy being parents to their two sons.



April Carty is typically the first voice you'll hear and the first face you will see when you phone or visit the Hualalai 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.


Born and raised in Kailua-Kona on Hawaii Island, Jeff Bacawag is a key member of Hualalai Realty's administrative team. Jeff joined Hualalai Realty in 2007 and in his role as Administrative 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 University of Hawaii at Manoa, has a keen eye for detail and is a very versatile member of our team.



Bio coming soon.