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Our Team

Our Team

  • Derek Lau
    Realtor
    808-347-8005
  • Paul Tanoue
    Realtor Associate
    808-927-4328
  • A.K. Ogata
    Business Development
    808-349-3137
    Office     808-791-3709 x123
Mobile 808-347-8005
Fax 808-791-3709
Toll Free Fax 888-793-9264
Email derek.lau@reshawaii.com
License RB-19796

Derek Lau, Realtor, e-PRO, SRES, SFR, RSPS
President and Principal Broker

Background


Derek brings a service oriented business approach to real estate. A graduate of the University of Oregon in Computer and Information Sciences with over 8 years of experience as a software design engineer and consultant for a top Honolulu firm servicing clients in Hawaii and the mainland, he utilizes the communication, dedication, attention to detail and analytical skills of his previous profession combined with over 12 years of full-time real estate experience to service his clients real estate needs.

Dedicated to continually pursuing professional development and higher education in his field, Derek holds several designations including Certified e-PRO®, Designated Seniors Real Estate Specialist®, Certified Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource® and Certified Resort and Second-Home Property Specialist®.

Derek is truly committed to giving back to his community and his profession. He currently serves as the chair of the Honolulu Board of Realtors City Affairs Committee, serves as vice president of the HiCentralMLS Board of Directors, is a member of the Hawaii Association of Realtors Government Affairs Committee and is the National Association of Realtors Federal Political Coordinator representing all realtors in the State of Hawaii. Outside of real estate, Derek serves as the President of the Board of Directors for the United Cerebral Palsy Association and serves on the State of Hawaii's High Technology Development Corporation Board of Directors.

A true professional that you can trust, Derek will work diligently with you to take care of all your real estate needs.

Community Service


President, Board of Directors - United Cerebral Palsy Association of Hawaii
Board of Directors - Hawaii High Technology Development Corporation
Punahou O-Men

Professional Affiliations


President and Principal Broker - Real Estate Specialists, LLC
President, Board of Directors - HiCentral MLS, Ltd.
Chair - Honolulu Board of Realtors City Affairs Committee
Federal Political Coordinator - National Association of Realtors
Member - Hawaii Association of Realtors Government Affairs Committee
Member - Honolulu Board of Realtors
Member - Hawaii Association of Realtors
Member - National Association of Realtors

Real Estate Memberships, Designations and Certifications


Certified e-PRO®
Designated Seniors Real Estate Specialist®
Certified Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource®
Certified Resort and Second-Home Property Specialist®

    Office     808-791-3709 x126
Mobile 808-927-4328
Fax 808-791-3709
Toll Free Fax 888-793-9264
Email paul.tanoue@reshawaii.com
License RS-78360
Languages English, 日本語

Paul Tanoue, Realtor Associate

Background


Grew up in Japan on military base. Enjoy visiting new places or stores to meet people and socialize on just about anything. Always feel there's something new to learn.

Education


University of Hawaii at Manoa - BBA in Management Information Systems.

Professional Experience


Worked as customer service representative with travel agency for 10 years
Worked as IT manager drafting and negotiating agreements for projects representing customers and companies.

Professional Affiliations


Realtor Associate with Real Estate Specialists, LLC
Member of the Honolulu Board of Realtors
Member of the Hawaii Association of Realtors
Member of the National Association of Realtors

    Office     808-791-3709 x124
Mobile 808-349-3137
Fax 808-791-3709
Toll Free Fax 888-793-9264
Email aogata@reshawaii.com

A.K. Ogata
Vice President of Business Development

Background


Born, raised and educated in Hawaii on the island of Oahu, Aaron is a dedicated husband and proud father who believes that Hawaii is a unique and special place.

Education


Aaron is a graduate of Kaiser High School and the University of Hawaii at Manoa with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing.

Professional Experience


Aaron has 20 years of sales, marketing and business development experience. Having owned and operated successful businesses, as well as having brought new products to market here in the islands, Aaron brings invaluable insight and a fresh perspective to Real Estate Specialists.