Derek Lau, Realtor, CRS, e-PRO, SRES, SFR, RSPS
President and Principal Broker
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 15 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 is a Certified Residential Specialist®, a designation only given to the top 3 percent of Realtors in the nation. To earn the CRS designation, Realtors must demonstrate outstanding professional achievements — including high-volume sales — and pursue advanced training in areas such as finance, marketing and technology.
In addition, Derek holds several other 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, 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 Immediate Past President (2016, 2017) of the Board of Directors for the United Cerebral Palsy Association and serves as the chair for 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.
Immediate Past President (2016, 2017), Board of Directors - United Cerebral Palsy Association of Hawaii
Chair, Board of Directors - Hawaii High Technology Development Corporation
President and Principal Broker - Real Estate Specialists, LLC
2019 First Vice President - Hawaii Association of Realtors
2019 Board of Directors - Honolulu Board of Realtors
2017 President - HiCentral MLS, Ltd.
Chair - Honolulu Board of Realtors City Affairs Committee (2015 - Present)
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 Residential Specialist®
Designated Seniors Real Estate Specialist®
Certified Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource®
Certified Resort and Second-Home Property Specialist®