Board & Staff

Board of Directors

Alan Arakawa

Alexander & Baldwin Properties Inc.

Senior Vice President

Robert Brant

Gentry Homes

President and Chief Executive Officer

Robert “Bob” Brant joined Gentry Homes in July of 2000 as Senior Vice President and was promoted to President in January 2001. Prior to joining Gentry, he was a Senior Vice President in the Commercial Real Estate Loan Division of Bank of Hawaii, and before that, a Senior Vice President and the Chief Financial Officer at Castle & Cooke. He also gained extensive experience in real estate development as Vice President and Controller of the FPA Corporation, a Florida real estate developer and resort operator with operations in South Florida, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. He began his business career with Price Waterhouse & Co. CPA in Miami, Florida. Bob graduated from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida.

Kevin Carney

EAH Housing

Vice President Hawaii

Kevin Carney is a longtime Oahu resident with over 30 years of Hawaii real estate development and management experience. He began his career in 1978 with Hawaii Management Corporation, managing office buildings and shopping centers. In 1980 he moved on to Kaiser Development Company, the Master Developer of Hawaii Kai on Oahu, as Director of Community Relations and Services. Mr. Carney held various positions with Kaiser and its successors, Bedford Properties and Kemper Real Estate, for over 15 years.

Kevin joined EAH Housing and opened their Hawaii office in 1997. He is responsible for overseeing all Hawaii operations for EAH, including acquisitions, development and property management. Mr. Carney is currently responsible for a staff of 83 and the management of 1,994 apartments on the islands of Kauai, Maui and Oahu.

Stanford Carr

Stanford Carr Development

Chief Executive Officer

Stanford Carr is president of Stanford Carr Development where he oversees an extensive portfolio of projects ranging from master-planned communities to resort-style living and affordable housing. As a locally and nationally recognized leader in business, Stanford is known for building communities on a foundation of family living, the spirit of the islands and respect for the land.

Born and raised on Maui, Stanford is actively involved in the community. He serves as a trustee for the University of Hawai‘i Foundation, Chapter Chair for March of Dimes Hawai‘i and board member for the Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific Foundation, Hawaii Council on Economic Education, American Red Cross, and Trust for Public Land.

Carrie Gorospe

Howard Hughes Corporation

Director of Residential Marketing

Karin Holma

Bays Lung Rose & Holma

Managing Partner

Mitch Imanaka

Imanaka Asato LLLC

Managing Principal

Ralph Mesick

FHB

Executive Vice President

Alan Ong

OliverMcMillan

Hawaii Regional Manager

Alan Ong serves as Regional Manager of OliverMcMillan's Hawaii operations. In this position, he is responsible for overseeing all aspects of OliverMcMillan's Hawaii operations, managing development projects and pursuing new business opportunities in Hawaii.

Ong is a seasoned business professional with over 35 years of experience developing real estate projects and real estate-related businesses in the United States and abroad.

Prior to joining OliverMcMillan Ong was Chief Operating Officer of the Hawaii Division of Hunt Companies. He was responsible for managing the company’s real estate development activities in Hawaii, from business strategy, development, acquisitions and property operations to asset management and office operations. He was particularly focused on Hunt’s Hawaii efforts in public sector projects, including affordable housing, utility-scale energy and public private partnerships.

Prior to returning to Hawaii in 2001, Ong was part-owner and general manager of Sunrise Berhad, a Kuala Lumpur publicly-listed property development and management company in Malaysia, where he was born. He was responsible for the company's key operating departments and oversaw over 200 employees.

Ong began his career with John Portman & Associates, an internationally-acclaimed architectural firm based in Atlanta, Georgia. He was posted to Singapore to manage the design and construction of Marina Square, a mixed-use project comprised of 2,500 hotel rooms and 700,000 square feet of retail and commercial space.

Ong holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University and a Bachelor of Architecture degree, also from Cornell University.

David Pietsch III

Title Guaranty

Vice President

Jeff Prostor

Brookfield Residential

Division President

As president of Brookfield Residential Hawai‘i, Jeffrey Prostor is the guiding force behind one of Hawaii’s most diverse land development and homebuilding companies. Before establishing Brookfield Homes Hawai‘i, Prostor was the founding president of its sister company, Brookfield Homes Southland, located in Southern California where HomeAid’s first chapter began.

Brookfield Homes Hawai‘i has developed neighborhoods across Kaua‘i, O‘ahu and the Island of Hawai‘i. In addition to his broad executive responsibilities, he is intimately involved in the planning and design processes that over the years have resulted in establishing Brookfield's reputation for creating architecturally distinctive homes that combine lifestyle comfort with the natural beauty of the environment.

Prostor is passionate about giving back to the communities where Brookfield builds its homes. In addition to helping preserve and restore an ancient Hawaiian archeological site on Kaua‘i, he also led the Brookfield team when they were selected in 2007 to be the builder of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Hawai‘i. It was the largest build in the show’s history and was made up of a 3,500-square-foot Hawaiian plantation-style home and a 4,500-square-foot headquarters for a Keiki O Ka‘Aina a non-profit organization that provides family support services for local children and their parents. These two structures were completed in an amazing 106 hours of around-the-clock construction.
In addition to his duties with Brookfield Homes Hawai‘i, Prostor is an active member of the Urban Land Institute, the Aloha Chapter of Lambda Alpha International, the American Institute of Certified Planners and the National Association of Home Builders.
 

Gladys Quinto Marrone

BIA-Hawaii

Chief Executive Officer

Harry Saunders

Castle & Cooke Hawaii

President

Mr. Saunders is the President of Castle & Cooke Hawaii, the affiliated Hawaii subsidiaries of Castle & Cooke, Inc., and has been with Castle & Cooke for some 40 years. Mr. Saunders oversees all of the company's Hawaii operations which includes residential, commercial, diversified agri-tourism, land management and renewable energy operations and developments on O'ahu, Lana'i and the Big Island of Hawaii. He represents Castle & Cooke Hawaii in various capacities with its major customers, building and finance industries, and the government and public sectors.

Mr. Saunders' tenure with Castle & Cooke started in 1975 and has ascended to his current position as President since 2001. Mr. Saunders has extensive experience and background in real estate, developing and marketing planned development communities and establishing long-range operating objectives.

Mr. Saunders' legacy is the continuance of Castle & Cooke Hawaii as a premier residential developer in the State of Hawaii. Castle & Cooke's flagship development, Mililani, is Hawaii's first master-planned community. Started in 1968 and completed in 2008, Mililani provided over 16,000 homes for Hawaii's families. Additionally, another 4,000 homes were also developed throughout the state. Building homes and creating new communities for Hawaii's families has been his passion and purpose for over 45 years.

Providing new homes and new choices for Hawaii's families will continue at Koa Ridge, the next master-planned community of Castle & Cooke. The strategy of providing affodable to median priced homes for Hawaii's residents will continue at Koa Ridge.

Under his leadership, Castle & Cooke's commercial real estate assets have grown to over one million square feet of office and retail space on O'ahu, including Home Depot, Best Buy, Costco and Signature Theatres at the Dole Cannery in Iwilei. In addition, Castle & Cooke Aviation Fixed Based Operations provides for private jet services and fueling at its Lagoon Drive location.

Mr. Saunders has been instrumental in setting a path of diversification needed to sustain Castle & Cooke into the future. He has spearheaded Castle & Cooke's expansion of agri-tourism with the development of Dole Plantation; this year (2015) rated the number one attraction in Hawaii with over 1.5 million visitors. 

Mr. Saunders, a native of Hawaii, grew up in Kailua, Oahu and is a product of the Hawaii public schools. He continues to live in Kailua with his wife Susie and is blessed with his three adult children and extended ohana. His deep commitment and passion is to make Hawaii a better, sustainable place for all who choose to live, work and visit here.

 He has been and continues to be involved in a number of professional and community organizations, including the Chamber of Commerce, Hawaii Business Roundtable, Hawaii Nature Center, Bishop Museum and HomeAid Hawaii.

 

Aline Strickland

Fidelity National Title & Escrow of Hawaii

President

Aline Strickland is the President of Fidelity National Title & Escrow of Hawaii, part of Fidelity National Title Group, the nation’s largest title and escrow services company. Ms. Strickland oversees the Hawaii state operations which include offices in Oahu, Maui and Hawaii.

Ms. Strickland began her career with Fidelity in 1987 as an escrow assistant in central California. She ran an escrow desk for 15 years before becoming the manager of Fidelity’s Merced county operations in 2003. She then managed the Tri county operation for Fidelity in San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Tuolumne counties from 2006 to March of 2014. Ms. Strickland served on the board for First Tee of San Joaquin beginning in 2013, a nonprofit organization that teaches youth valuable life skills through golf.

Born in San Francisco, her father is a retired Army drill sergeant living in Modesto, California. Her mother lives in Volcano, Hi and also in Huntington Beach, California.

She has one daughter, who lives and works in Nevada City, California and is a graduate of UOP, with a BA in Environmental Studies.

Dave Striph

Howard Hughes Corporation

Executive Vice President Hawaii

David Striph is Executive Vice President-Hawaii for The Howard Hughes Corporation overseeing the company’s operating assets in Hawaii. A real estate industry veteran, Mr. Striph has financed and managed several billion dollars’ worth of real estate assets during his career, including mixed-use, retail, office and high-end residential projects. Prior to joining Howard Hughes, Mr. Striph served as Senior Managing Director at Westmount Realty Capital, a Dallas, Texas based real estate investor. Mr. Striph was also Managing Director at Fortress Investment Group, Vice President and Regional Manager at Fremont Investment & Loan, and President of Amresco Capital Trust.

Mr. Striph began his career as a Certified Public Accountant with Ernst & Young. Mr. Striph graduated from Southern Illinois University with a B.S. in accounting.

Dave is on the boards of the YMCA of Honolulu, Child and Family Service of Hawaii, The Bishop Museum, HomeAid Hawaii, Pacific Asian Affairs Council, Children’s Discovery Center and is president of NAIOP Hawaii. In addition, Dave is the 2015 and 2016 Chairman of the March of Dimes March for Babies event.

Jon Whittington

Compass Home Loans

President

Jon was born and raised in Las Vegas, NV and came to Hawaii as a student and UH-Manoa in 1989. He is married to Neige Sills Whittington and they have two children, Sydney and Nathaniel. Jon and his family live in the Diamond Head area of Honolulu and they enjoy traveling, skiing, and days at the beach or pool. Jon also enjoys tennis, golf and the occasional surf session as time permits.

Lucien Wong

Lucien Wong & Associates

President

HomeAid Hawaii Staff

Nani Medeiros

HomeAid Hawaii

Executive Director

Nani Medeiros is the Executive Director of HomeAid Hawaii, a non-profit formed by Hawaii’s building and development industry to provide housing and community outreach for individuals and families experiencing homelessness. HomeAid Hawaii is the seventeenth chapter of the national non-profit HomeAid America. Ms. Medeiros is responsible for managing the successful start-up of the non-profit while building HomeAid Hawaii’s relationships with non-profit homelessness service providers, funders, government, and community members. Ms. Medeiros works to identify potential projects and programs in Hawaii’s non-profit industry that are intended to house individuals and families experiencing homelessness. When HomeAid Hawaii adopts a project, that project’s construction, development, or renovation costs can be reduced by up to 50% thru in-kind or discount services, materials, and supplies from our building industry supporters.

Born and raised in Mililani and Kaimuki on the island of Oahu, Ms. Medeiros attended Iolani School and the University of Hawaii at Manoa where she studied Political Science. She has over twenty years of experience in public policy and advocacy in the legislative and executive branches of government, as well as the private non-profit sector. She previously served for six years as Director of Policy and Public Affairs with the Hawaii Primary Care Association, representing Hawaii’s community health centers and underserved populations.

Ms. Medeiros serves on the Board of Directors of the Institute for Human Services (IHS), the largest service provider for individuals and families experiencing homelessness on Oahu. She is the Chair of the External Affairs Committee and Development Committee, and has served on the board for five years. Ms. Medeiros also serves as Vice-Chair on the Board of Directors of the Hawaii Public Housing Authority. In addition to these boards, Ms. Medeiros is a member of the Chamber of Commerce Hawaii Public Health Fund Committee, and Friends of Youth Outreach. A deep commitment to her community, and to end homelessness in Hawaii, drive Ms. Medeiros to be active, engaged, and compassionate around the crisis of homelessness.