President & CEO & Principal Broker
DONNA APISA, President and Principal Broker, began her Hawaii real estate career in 1979 on the island of Oahu and obtained her Broker's License in 1981--the same year she moved to Kauai. Donna formed Oceanfront Realty International, Inc. in May of 1985 and has, over the years, expanded it into one of Hawaii's most stable and highly-respected real estate companies. Donna was chosen Realtor of the Year by her peers in 2005.
PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATIONS: Donna believes the only thing more expensive than education is ignorance. She has continued to enhance her education, achieving numerous professional designations, including: · CRB (Certified Realtor Brokerage) · CRS (Certified Residential Specialist) · CFP (Certified Financial Planner) · GRI (Graduate Realtor Institute) · CEC (Certified Exchange Counselor)
HOBBIES AND INTERESTS: Donna has completed a dozen marathons. She enjoys hiking and entertaining friends, many of whom she met as clients. Donna lives the Oceanfront motto: Our clients become our friends.
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: CURRENT Hawaii Real Estate Commission, Education Ad Hoc Committee Kauai Chamber of Commerce, Member Legislative Affairs Committee Hale Moi Homeowners' Association, President 1993 to present Kauai North Shore Business Council, Director Malama Pono (Kauai's AIDS organization), Volunteer PAST Hawaii Real Estate Commissioner 2007-8 Kauai Board of Realtors, President 1993; Chair of County Issues Committee & Chair of Professional Standards & Ethics Committee Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), Kauai Director, Aloha Chapter Kauai YWCA, President and Board Member Kauai Chamber of Commerce, Board Member 1990-2000; Chair 1998 Princeville Community Association, Board Member 1992-2002; Chair 1999, 2001, 2002 Hawaii Information Service (MLS), Past Director PERSONAL MOTTO: "Attitude is Everything." Donna approaches her life and her business with a positive attitude and makes it her goal to find win-win solutions for all concerned.