BJ Kobayashi is the President and CEO of the Kobayashi Group, a boutique real estate development firm.
Current developments include 375 home Kukio Golf and Beach Club
, 248 unit Hokua high rise and 205 unit St Regis at Wailea.
BJ is the co founder of the Gift Foundation of Hawaii, Trustee of the Nature Conversancy and board member of Ahahui Koa Anuinui.
BJ also founded the Gift Foundation of Hawaii which raises funds for worthy non profit organizations.
They throw a huge fundraiser every year and the proceeds go to the non profit benficiary.
Some questions asked:
, you have a law degree from Georgetown, how did you get started in real estate?
BJ Kobayashi serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Kobayashi Group ("KG").
has 10 years of real estate development and investment experience that ranges from large office building development to luxury Resort Residential developments.
In his capacity as CEO, BJ originated each of the aforementioned projects and serves as managing partner for KG in the management of each.
In this capacity BJ leads project real estate underwriting, acquisition and financing.
is married to his
wife Nicole and they have a four year old son, Bert III and a 18-month old daughter Lucia.
Philanthropy plays an important role in the family.
BJ is co-founder of the Gift Foundation of Hawaii, a board member of the Kukio Fund and a board member of the Mayors Cup on the Big Island, in addition to serving or leading fund raising efforts for the Bishop Museum, Na Koa, Georgetown University, Georgetown Law Center, Punahou School and Hanahau'oli Schools over the past several years.
BJ is a 1989 graduate of Punahou School.
A 1993 graduate of Georgetown University School
of Business with an International Business major, 1996 graduate of Georgetown University Law Center earning a Juris Doctorate and a member of the Hawaii State Bar Association
In spare time BJ
enjoys working out, and traveling with family.