Lori Decker


I stage and list Kauai properties. I developed my design style and collected my staging inventory to compliment Hawaii Life's masterful marketing.

I connect buyers and sellers of Kauai real estate and current total sales top $64 million.

A Kauai resident since 1991, I gained my real estate experience and developed my interior design style working on Kauai luxury property acquisitions and residential developments. I assisted in the management of residential construction projects, implemented a management and marketing system for luxury vacation rental investment properties, and coordinated IRC Section 1031 investment property exchange transactions for a locally owned Kauai corporation.

I've studied, attended seminars, and written about the US tax incentives created for private investors in late 2017. The ability to defer the tax owing on the capital gain from the sale of a business, shares, and real property by creating a Qualified Opportunity Fund to purchase Opportunity Zone property is an area of real property investing with broader implications than that of 1031 tax deferred exchanges, while having the potential to positively impact communities left behind across the country.

Hawaii currently has 25 certified Opportunity Zones. One Opportunity Zone is located on the South Shore of Kauai, and one Opportunity Zone is located on the North Shore of Kauai, encompassing some of the most beautiful real property in the state. The potential for tax-free appreciation provided by this legislation is unprecedented.

I moved to Kauai from Canada after earning my Bachelor of Commerce (BComm) and my Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) degrees from the University of Saskatchewan, and passing the Grade Eight Piano Examination given by the University of Toronto Royal Conservatory of Music. I studied interior design under a renowned Kauai designer for two decades.

I live on Kauai's south shore with my husband William Swanson, and giving children after-school piano lessons before catching a Baby Beach sunset in the winter or watching Bill and Aaron surf PK's in the summer, are three of my life's simple pleasures. I love my Kauai Life.


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Just Listed: The Robson Compound at Kukui’ula Kauai
When impeccable craftsmanship, quality, and functionality come together, buyers know they’ve found a classic. This classic is The Robson Compound, …
Opportunity Zone Extension Would Benefit South Kauai Economy
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