HBR 100 Year Anniversary

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Planning Committees: 100 Acts | HistoryTalk Story/Social | Gala | HBR Vision - The Next 100 Years

Help us make HBR's milestone anniversary engaging, informative, and memorable for our members!

To volunteer for a committee or help with a committee's requests/needs, please email [email protected].


We want REALTORS to celebrate and get involved with us during our 100th Year! Create ways to engage our diverse membership throughout the year through various "100 acts" whether it's challenging them to do 100 acts of kindness, acts of volunteerism, etc.

Chairs: Leona Soto and Sunny Lee-Oshiro


  • Share a Pair Footwear Donation Drive: Bring new slippers or shoes for school-aged keiki (kindergarten to high school) to a Regional Meeting in July-August. Donations will be distributed to a Boys & Girls Club in your region and North Shore schools.


Spread gratitude to those who help build community
Help us spread 10,000 Mahalo Cards in our communities:⁠
Members can pick up a set of mahalo postcards from the following locations. Additional Lock Box Lending Program distribution office locations to come! ⁠

  • HBR: Curbside by appointment only -- please call Customer Service at 808.732.3000 to schedule a pickup appointment⁠
  • Aligned Mortgage: 94-539 Puahi St, Waipahu⁠
  • Central Pacific Bank: 6 Hoolai St, Kailua⁠
  • Fidelity National Title: 1001 Kamokila Blvd, Ste 151, Kapolei⁠

About the #HBRmahalo Challenge:
Community recipients of these postcards and the members who gave them will be eligible to win prizes in our weekly drawings to win gift cards for restaurants, coffee, and groceries so we can further support local businesses.⁠

Here's what you need to do:

  1. Take a photo with someone who has received your card -- make sure the card is in the photo!
  2. Post the photo on your social media to ensure that we’ll see the posts, follow these steps:

That's it! We'll enter both names in our weekly drawings to win gift cards.



Identify the most important aspects from the last 100 years and how to gather/capture photos and stories from the last 100 years. Determine the best ways to document and share the history of HBR.

Chairs: Peter Chessen and Christina Nishiyama


  • Your knowledge of the history of unique neighborhoods or unique homes on O'ahu
  • Names of members with a rich history of contributions to our industry whether in their business or as a volunteer
  • Historical photos, videos, or items that you can share to help us document the last 100 years with a trip down memory lane, e.g., anyone still have a copy of the one-page DROA form or other old real estate forms anywhere?

Please send your information to [email protected]. 



Collaborate with our History Committee to help showcase the important people and stories from the past 100 years through podcasts/interviews. Bridge the generations of trailblazers and new members; family connections; mentor/mentees; and unique real estate stories.

Chairs: Maria Arrieta and Julie Meier

HBR Legacy Podcast connects and engages our members with stories that highlight our rich history and impact in the industry and community, as well as inspire members to carry the legacy forward.

Hosted by Maria Arrieta, RA, Keller Williams Honolulu, HBR DEI Committee Vice-Chair
Produced by Nick Kawakami, RA, Marcus Realty
Mahalo to Locations for the use of their studio!

Find episodes on various podcast apps - follow HBR Legacy Podcast to get new episodes as they're released!
Listen on Apple Podcasts  | Listen on Spotify Podcasts  |  Listen on Anchor

- Available now: Episode 1 -

Multigenerational REALTOR® Families
Guest Kim Soares, RA at Hawaii Life, talks about being mentored by her father, Jack Leslein, his contributions to our industry, and how his legacy has shaped her real estate journey. Happy Day!

- Available now: Episode 2 -

Everyone’s journey into real estate is unique. Guest Abe Lee, Broker-In-Charge at Century 21 iProperties Hawaii shares his personal career journey that blazed his trail into real estate as an agent, developer, educator, mentor, and community supporter.

This episode is presented by Central Pacific Bank, ‘Ilima Sponsor of HBR's 100-year Anniversary.



Help plan our signature event of 2022! Sub-Committees may include Events (Invites, Centerpieces, etc.), Sponsorships, Silent Auction/Fundraising, Program, etc. 

Chairs: Tricia Nekota and Christina Nishiyama


  • Purchase your gala ticket(s) or table by Sep. 22 and so you can celebrate with us

About the HBR Centennial Gala Celebration

WHEN: Saturday, October 22, 2022 | 5-10 PM

WHERE: Hilton Hawaiian Village - Coral Ballroom

More details: Visit our Gala page

Please register by Sep. 22, 2022

Table registration:

Individual tickets:



Develop HBR's vision and initiatives for the future. Unveil vision for the next 100 years at the end of 2022. Discussions will include topics such as: Housing Initiatives (what is HBRs role?; work together with policymakers); Going Green; DEI (how do we incorporate Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for the next 100 years?).

Chairs: Chad Takesue and Fran Villarmia-Kahawai


  • Currently recruiting additional members