Management Team

Dass Ramadass

President

Dass is a former HPU Alumni who graduated with Magna Cum Laude honors in Business Administration in 1985. He was awarded the outstanding student award in addition to a full scholarship for a Masters in Business Administration. He joined National Mortgage and Finance Company, Ltd. in 1986 as an intern and was later tasked as a Commercial Property Manager responsible for commercial properties in Honolulu and Guam. He also successfully initiated the start up of several new housing developments for the City and County of Honolulu’s Housing Division in the 1990s. With over 30 years of property management experience, Dass is currently the President of Hawaiian Properties, Ltd, which has grown from an original staff of 10 to 110, managing more than 200 associations on Oahu and 50 associations on the island of Hawaii.

Jeff Dickinson

Vice President / Sr. Property Manager

Jeff came to Hawaiian Properties as Vice President and Senior Property Manager with a rich background in property management. Jeff worked closely with developers such as the Kobayashi Group LLC, MacNaughton Group and Stanford Carr Development. His wealth of experience with complex allocation of expense issues is a major asset for mixed use AOAO projects. He worked on the AOAO initiation of Hokua, Capitol Place and most recently Keauhou Place. He currently manages the iconic Ilikai Apartment Building comprising of 1,025 units, Harbor Court, The Villa on Eaton Square, and the Ko'olani. Jeff is a graduate of Linfield College in Oregon with a Bachelor's of Science in Management. During Jeff's free time you can find him at the golf course or reading business journals.

 

Kanani Kaopua

PCAM®
Vice President / Sr. Property Manager
 

Kanani, CMCA®, PCAM®, joined Hawaiian Properties, Ltd. as a Principal Account Executive for several large scale master planned communities with an extensive background in AOAO residential communities. She served as a Board/Developer liaison for residential, commercial, and resort developments across the island, and provided training and educational seminars for owners new to the association lifestyle. Public speaking and presentations highlighting Board responsibility, covenants enforcement, and creating a fiscally sound budget are among the many values she brings to Hawaiian Properties, Ltd. Kanani is an honors graduate in Business Management from the University of Phoenix. She volunteers her time as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for the State Judiciary, and enjoys Insanity fitness and weight-training.

Kevin Agena (B)

CMCA®, AMS®
Vice President / Sr. Property Manager

Kevin began his career with National Mortgage Real Estate Corp. (now Hawaiian Properties, Ltd.) in 2001. Kevin is a local boy, born and raised in Hawaii. He is a graduate of the University of Hawaii with a BBA in Business Management and has over 20 years of property management experience. Kevin has collaborated with several real estate developers to successfully initiate the start up of their condominium projects including the most recent, 801 South Street. Kevin's hobby is woodworking and can build anything from furniture, to jewelry boxes, to clocks.

Michael “Mike” Gordon, PCAM®

Vice President / Sr. Property Manager

Mike is a veteran community association management professional with more than 25 years of experience, managing and supervising the management of a variety of common interest community associations, to include condominium associations, master planned communities and cooperatives. Prior to relocating back to Hawaii and joining Hawaiian Properties, Mike was a Senior Community Association Manager for Kappes Miller Management in Seattle Washington. During his 12 year tenure in Seattle, Mike not only managed the company’s most premier portfolio, but was also responsible for the training of property managers and marketing / new business development. In 1997, Mike was awarded the Professional Community Association Manager designation (PCAM®), the highest professional recognition for community association managers, from the Community Association Institute (CAI). As an active member of CAI, he has served on the organization’s Legislative Action Committee and Education Committee. Mike is also a military veteran serving nearly 10 years in the United States Army, prior to beginning his career in property management.

Daniel Kent

Vice President / Sr. Property Manager

Daniel joined Hawaiian Properties in August 2018 as Vice President and Senior Property Manager. With the two-pronged focus of helping provide top notch professional management services to existing and new luxury high-rise clientele, while also playing a lead role on their corporate strategic team focusing on industry innovation. He returns home to Hawaii from Portland, Oregon, where he served as senior property manager for Community Management Inc., managing mixed use high- and mid-rise condominiums, historic buildings, single-family and townhome developments and master associations including recreation centers representing more than 3,000 units. Daniel has previously served as a committee clerk in the Hawaii State Legislature for three years to one of the senior House committee chairs, along with working at one of the largest local banks prior to that. Kent is a graduate of Punahou School and Willamette University in Salem, Oregon.

Kathy Cooley

CMCA®, AMS®, PCAM®
Vice President/Senior Property Manager, Kona Branch
 
Kathy has worked in the community association management industry since 1999 and is knowledgeable in all areas of association and property management. She holds the Professional Community Association Manager (PCAM®), Association Management Specialist (AMS®), and Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA®) designations from the Community Associations Institute (CAI). In her most recent position, she oversaw a team of 15 staff and 68 associations.

Benjamin Voss

RS-74654
Assistant Vice President / Sr. Property Manager
Residential/Commercial Department

For the past 25 years, Ben Voss has built his brand and reputation by enhancing customer experience and satisfaction across industries—including Real Estate. Prior to extending this passion to Hawaiian Properties, for the past 7 years, Ben served as Vice President for one of the largest privately-owned rental property management companies, Oishi’s Property Management, on Oahu. He was a hands-on senior property manager, provided oversight to more than 1,600 units, and strived to deliver excellent property management services to all of the firm’s clients.

A creative thinker and native Californian, he has lived on the islands for more than 20 years, driving sales and marketing for fortune 500 companies.

When he’s not working, Ben enjoys spending time with family, mountain biking, hiking and any outdoor activity.

Kristi Hirota-Schmidt

CMCA®, AMS®
Vice President of Business Development

Kristi is Vice President of Business Development. She joined Hawaiian Properties, Ltd. in January 2016 to lead and grow its marketing efforts. Prior to joining Hawaiian Properties, Ltd. Kristi was involved with the sales and marketing division of one of the largest management companies in the state of Hawaii for 10 years. Most recently, she was the VP of Marketing, with oversight for sales and marketing for Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Lanai and the Big Island and coordinated the company's advertising and community outreach efforts. Selected as one of Hawaii's top young business leaders in the Pacific Business News "Forty Under 40 2009", Kristi is currently the President of the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM), Secretary of the Rotary Club of West Honolulu, Assistant Treasurer for the Host Organization Committee – 2020 Rotary International Convention, and Past-President for the West Oahu Economic Development Association (WOEDA). She has volunteered as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for abused and neglected children, Grief Facilitator for Kids Hurt Too, and served as Vice President of Membership for Toastmasters International and Vice President of Fundraising for the Rotary Club of Metropolitan. Kristi holds a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Hawaii.

Renee Ishida

Controller
 

Renee joined Hawaiian Properties, Ltd. in 2011 as an Accounting Manager. She earned her BBA in Accounting at the University of Hawaii. She has over 15 years of experience in hotel and property management accounting. Her responsibilities include internal control, work flow efficiency, and overseeing the department. Renee enjoys spending her free time playing tennis, hiking, and spending time with friends and family.

Margaret Lim

Administrative Coordinator
 
Margaret joined Hawaiian Properties, Ltd. in 2005 as an Administrative Office Manager, with over 20 years of experience working in the property management field. She was born and raised in the tropical island of Mauritius, where she studied Fashion Design and Fine Arts and previously assisted in her father's business administrating employees' records and bookkeeping services. At Hawaiian Properties, Ltd., Margaret's current responsibilities include overseeing all administrative and office functions. She is also responsible for the ongoing training and orientation of our administrative staff. Margaret enjoys spending her free time drawing and reading, while also teaching Sunday Bible class to the 2nd and 3rd graders.
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