Mike Despard Appointed to Broker-in-Charge in Kona on Hawaiʻi Island

Hawai’i Life is pleased to announce the appointment of Mike Despard as Broker-in-Charge in Kona on Hawai‘i Island. Mike has over 30 years of experience in real estate development, design, and construction industries and is in his ninth year with Hawaiʻi Life.

Mike Despard is the newly appointed Broker-in-Charge on Hawai’i Island for Hawai’i Life.

Matt Beall, CEO and principal broker of Hawaiʻi Life, remarked, “In many ways, I feel like Mike joining our leadership team is both past due and also an acknowledgment of the leader that he is. He’s proficient with all of our tools and systems, has served as the president of the West Hawaii Association of Realtors, and is well-regarded throughout the entire company and by cooperating brokers across Hawai‘i Island.

In his new role, Mike will oversee the operations of Hawaiʻi Life on Hawai’i Island. He’ll collaborate with Renee Hill in Hilo, Bob Chancer on the Kohala Coast and Carrie Nicolson, the Hawaiʻi Island HL1 Director, all of whom play key roles in their respective regions. Hawaiʻi Life boasts over 80 realtors across Hawaiʻi Island, with offices in Kailua-Kona, Waikoloa Beach Resort, Waimea, Honokaʻa and Hilo.

Real estate sales require teamwork, trust and nimbleness – all things that Hawaiʻi Life deeply values,” said Mike. “It’s an honor to be a part of this team and I’m confident that given the dynamic market, we’ll likely see more growth in West Hawaii.

Mike’s accolades include being president of the West Hawaii Association of Realtors in 2019 and 2021, and he represented West Hawaii Realtors in 2019 as a board member of the Hawaii Association of Realtors. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Iowa State University. Mike and his wife Kristi, a Realtor-Salesperson also with Hawaiʻi Life, reside in Kailua-Kona with their three children.

Mike’s vision for the future emphasizes teamwork, trust, and adaptability, aligning perfectly with our core values here at Hawaiʻi Life. His leadership is expected to contribute to further growth and success for the company in the region. Learn more here.

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October 12, 2023

Congratulations Mike, looking forward to working with you.

Cherie Tsukamoto

October 12, 2023

So excited to have you join the leadership team!

Tracy S Stice

November 1, 2023

Mike, it is great to see you gain a new position of more responsibility and hopefully income within Hawaii Life. I have watched your career and admire you for your service to your board. Keep it up.

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