Compass today announced its expansion to the State of Hawaii. Top agents from O’ahu, Maui, Kaua’i and the Big Island have joined the firm.
Founding Compass Hawaii agents include: Sean Ahearn, Yvonne Ahearn, Debbie Arakaki, Greg Burns, Jason Carey, Deanna Davis, Donna Duryea, Jim Karlovsky, Tom Loratta, Tony Pinkert, Dennis and Martha Rush, Michael Shower and Nicole Vincent. Together, these agents and their teams represent more than $350 million in 2019 sales volume.
“One of our core principles as a business is to collaborate without ego and that’s exactly what we are announcing today – a collaboration between Compass and some of the most experienced real estate professionals in Hawaii,” said Compass Founder and CEO, Robert Reffkin.
“Compass agents across the country have been asking us to come to Hawaii for some time. We’re excited to be able to deliver for our customers by connecting them to this incredible group of agents with a deep understanding of Hawaii real estate.”
Compass currently has over 18,000 real estate agents in 165 U.S. cities. Hawaii represents the top-requested expansion market by current Compass agents, as the move strengthens Compass’ nationwide referral network.
The company is actively hiring for a variety of agent-support roles throughout O’ahu, Maui, Kaua’i and the Big Island.
Debbie Arakaki, a top-producing residential broker since 2005 and among the top three percent of Maui brokers, has been named Compass’ Principal Broker for Hawaii and Broker in Charge for Maui.
“In Compass, we have found a partner that truly recognizes the value of each agent and is committed to investing in our future,” said Arakaki. “Today’s client expects a knowledgeable agent using modern technology to go along with our already highly personalized approach. The current real estate market is rapidly changing, and now is the perfect time for a progressive company like Compass to enter Hawaii’s market.”
Sean Ahearn, who is also on the Board of Directors for the MLS provider for Kauai and Hawaii, joins Compass as a founding agent and Broker in Charge for Kaua’i.
Former President of the West Hawaii Association of Realtors, Margaret Reynolds, has joined Compass as Broker in Charge for the Big Island. Tom Loratta and Tony Pinkert, both perennial Top 100 producing agents in Hawaii, are among the initial agents joining Compass on the Big Island.