Vern Yamanaka

Vern Yamanaka
  • Office Location: 1266 Kamehameha Avenue, Hilo, HI 96720
  • Office Phone: (808) 935-9766
  • Cell Phone: (808) 969-1783
I. Education/Training:



A. 1967-71 University of Oregon, Bachelor of Science Degree, Major: Real Estate

B. Graduate Studies continued with emphasis in area of Commercial Investment and Management. Continuing Studies in Real Estate, University of Southern California Extension, 1971-1972, University of Hawaii, 1972-1974, National Association of Realtors, 1971 to present, Commercial Investment & Development Courses and Seminars.

II. Business Positions:



A. 1971-1986: Hiromu Yamanaka Realty, Hilo, Hawaii President and Principal Broker,

1987-present: President of Hiromu Yamanaka Realty

B. 1979-present: Yamanaka Enterprises, Incorporated President, Principal Broker, Domestic & International Real Estate Marketing and Consultant Services. C. 1982 to present: Kapoho Properties, Inc. President.

Commercial Investment Partnership,

D. 1987 to 1990: Pacific Tropical Fruit Products Treasure and Director.

Fruit processing and distribution company and General Partnership, E. 1990 to Present: Desert Mountain Enterprises, Inc. (Nevada Corporation), President. Commercial Real Estate Development and Investment Company.

III. Real Estate & Business/Associations/Professional Organization:



  • 1.Hawaii Island Board of REALTORS
  • 2.Hawaii State Real Estate Commissioner 2002 to 2006
  • 3.State Association (HAR)
  • A)REALTOR of the Year 1981
  • B)President 1995
  • C)Many positions as Director, GAC chair and other committees
A) Governmental Affairs Committee – 1976-87

B) Chairman Natural Resources – 1978-79

C) Vice-Chairman, Governmental Affairs Committee – 1979-82

D) Member, Nominating Committee – 1981-82

E) Chairman, Government Affairs Committee – 1983-85/ 2007 to Present

F) State Director – 1983-92

G) GAC Finance Committee – 1985-87 – Vice Chairman (4 years)

H) Chairman – National Legislative Issues – GAC – Subcommittee – 1985-88

I) Member, Structural Audit Committee 1987

J) National Director 1986-92

K) RPAC Trustee – 1984-87, 1989-92, 1999 to 2002

L) State Director – 1998 – 2002



3. National Association of Realtors (NAR)

A) Member, NAR 1971-Present

B) RNMI since 1972-88

C) Member, International Real Estate Federation since 1972-97

D) Member, Legislative Committee 1983-92

E) RESSI – National Representative to NAR Federal Taxation Committee 1986- 1989

F) National Director 1986-94



4. OTHER:

1. Hawaii Exchangors – Co-founder/President 1971-98

2. International Real Estate Federation (FIABCI) 1972-97

3. FIABCI – Hawaii (Treasurer) 1984-87

4. Hawaii Island Economic Development Committee – present

5. Hawaii Leeward Planning Committee – present

6 Na Kokua Kaloko – Honokahau – 1991 to present

7 Kaupulehu Marine Life Advisory Committee 1999 to Present

8 Kaupulehu Development Monitoring Committee 1999 to Present



IV. Community Service

1. Charter Member/Officer, Hilo Exchange Club 1971-85

2. Hawaii Isle Chamber of Commerce/Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce

3. Japanese Chamber of Commerce

4. Director, YMCA 1980-83/Century Club YMCA 1987 -to present

5. University of Hawaii, Vulcan Booster Club, 1976 – to present

6. Finance Chairman, Kapoho Beach Lots Subdivision Community Association

7. State Director – Easter Seals/Crippled Children Center 1987-1989

8. Church of the Holy Cross – United Church of Christ

9. Lincoln Wreckers Association/Little League Booster

10. 1995 – 2001 – Hilo Hospital Board Trustee

11. University of Hawaii-Hilo, Chancellor’s Advisory Board

12. West Hawaii Fishery Council 2005 to 2011

13. Kau Coastal Conservation Task Force 2006-2007



V. Personal:

Date of Birth: January 18, 1948

Place of Birth: Hilo, Hawaii

Married: 1973

Spouse: Mary Catherine

Children: Caleb Masaji, Garth Hidekichi, Jared Kozaemon & Tia Tsukiko (4)

Hobbies: Golf,,Guitar & Fishing.

Office

Yamanaka Enterprises Inc

808-935-9766

1266 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo, HI 96720