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Marco Schlesser


Born in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, Europe as the second generation of Italian immigrants. With studies in law, accounting, economics and management and Luxembourg being a banking center, Marco naturally enters this business and joins Industrial Bank of Japan’s Luxembourg office. He receives a broad formation as a banker and is appointed vice-president of the loan, capital market and research department and acts as an advisor to the managing director on issues relating to Luxembourg and the European Union.

During this time, Marco attends several seminars in Japan, which nurture his admiration for Asian cultures and without knowing, become a decisive factor in choosing Hawai’i as his future residence. Since 2005, Marco’s role as a Relationship Manager with Heartland has allowed him to consult with businesses for payments and payroll/HR solutions here in Hawai’i and across the US. He is fluent in English, French, German, Luxembourgish with some basic knowledge of Japanese.

In his free time, he occasionally plays Bocce (an Italian long ball game) and Tennis. He loves to cook and entertain and enjoys fine wine and food.

He is a past member of the CIGV (International Club of World Travelers), where members share the same passion for travel and their love to discover new cultures.

Active in Rotary since 1999, he is the President of the Rotary Club of Honolulu Sunset and has been involved with Rotary’s 51 clubs in Hawai’i on membership and vocational development (2012-2016), as well as the founder of Rotary Means Business Fellowship-Oahu Chapter. Marco donates 5% of his real estate income to The Rotary Foundation.

Marco's knowledge and experience for connecting people is only matched by his love for real estate, especially with the new developments in Waikiki and Kaka'ako.

My Blog Posts
Buying Advice
How to Qualify for Reserved Housing in Hawai'i
With the median condo price increasing from $456,500 (April 2017) to $690,000 (April 2018), based on HBR's local market stats for Ala Moana-Kaka'ako, it...
World Polio Day - Help End Polio Now
October 24, 2017 On October 24th, we will mark World Polio Day. It is a day to celebrate how far we have come and an opportunity for all of us to raise ...
Hurricanes in Hawaii? 4 Tips to Prepare for Potential Storms
With Harvey and Irma dominating the news headlines, and additional hurricanes brewing in the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico, many are asking, "Wh...

What my clients are saying...

Marco, you have been the most important contributor to the successful close of my condo purchase! 
You customized your property search to my needs and also was most gracious to show me other 
properties that I was interested in. You were professional during the negotiation, always putting your client 
interest first. By keeping me apprised of the seller’s situation as well as other comparable alternatives in 
the market, I felt very comfortable with my bid and avoided any buyer’s remorse later. 
Throughout Escrow, you went beyond your call of duty to resolve the issues that would have been a deal 
breaker for me. You are resourceful and very diplomatic in your dealings with myself as well as the counter 
party. Your time-line management for the various escrow dates was most helpful in eliminating delays and 
stress. Your responsiveness to all questions and presenting solutions to issues is commendable! 
Marco, you have been a pleasure to work with and I want to thank you for the successful purchase of my 
condo. Putting your client interest first differentiated your special service. 
I wish you continued success in your business. I will definitely refer you to friends and families and 
business contacts. Please feel free to use this letter for future references. Regards.

— Sarah M.

I would like to thank you for all your effort making this transaction the most easy and stress-free one. I had several transactions in the past, but each time I felt overwhelmed and confusing. Also I would like to thank you for stepping in for me and taking care of things on my behalf when I was so busy with my schedule. Thank you so very much Marco!

— Jen K.