Oahu Insider Tip: Brunch in Kailua

Hand written Road Sign.

Handmade Road Sign in Kailua Town.

Want to get away from the hustle and bustle of Waikiki this holiday season? Then check out beautiful Kailua on the Windward coast of Oahu. Only 30 minutes from Honolulu, it’s definitely worth the drive to check out so many great breakfast spots! The best options are:

  • Cinnamon’s
  • Boots & Kimos
  • Over Easy
  • Moke’s Bread and Breakfast
  • Crepes No Ka ‘Oi
  • ChadLou’s Coffee & Tea

These three restaurants are very popular among visitors and locals alike, so be prepared for longer wait times! Whichever restaurant you choose, you will not be disappointed.

Elite Pacific Celebrates Opening Of Wailea Office


Elite Pacific Properties, Hawaii’s highest volume luxury brokerage and vacation rental firm with offices on Oahu, Maui, Kauai, and the Big Island, has opened its seventh office in Hawaii.  The new office is located in Wailea a well-known upscale area of Maui and marks the second office location in Maui for Elite.  This expansion is indicative of Elite’s successful growth with now over 190 real estate agents working island wide for the company.

Riette Jenkins, a Broker-Realtor on Maui since 1988 and a Partner with Elite Pacific is in charge of the new Maui office and has attracted a number of top agents to work out of the Wailea location since she joined the company at the end of last year.  “Maui has consistently been voted as the top island in the world and Wailea is perhaps the most pristine area in all of Maui. We have some of the most magnificent homes, spectacular golf courses and wonderful selection of shops and restaurants on the island and we felt it was essential to Elite’s growth as a luxury brand to have a central office in Wailea for our agents and clients to meet.”

“This is a very significant addition for us” added Paul Mayer, Managing Partner of Elite Pacific Properties.  “We have very strong well-established real estate brokers in West Maui and knew we needed a second location in South Maui.  Agents working out of the Wailea office specialize in high-end properties throughout Wailea, Makena, North Shore and Upcountry Maui so we also needed space to accommodate our continued planned growth throughout these areas.”

There was a high turn-out to celebrate the official opening of the new office and to witness the traditional Hawaiian blessing which was conducted by Kahu Alika of Keawala’s Congregational Church of Makena.


From PBN: Developer Plans 31-Home Project in Hawaii

Makai Vistas_Outline_1016_LS-1final_7411One of Elite’s newest and anticipated projects on the Big Island is due to begin sales this January. Makai Vistas in Waikoloa will be a gated community of 31 one- and two-story single-family homes with a variety of floor plans with either two- or three-car garages. Prices are slated to start in the mid-$600,000s. Waikoloa Village includes an 18-hole golf course, tennis courts and a community swimming pool, and the development itself is expected to address the needs of multiple district markets.

You can read the full article here.

Elite Pacific Properties Receives Prestigious Recognition Awards

Elite Pacific Properties, Hawaii’s largest luxury brokerage firm with offices on Oahu, Maui, Kauai and the Big Island, has been awarded two of the most highly recognized awards for business growth.

Inc. Magazine named Elite in its 35th annual Inc. 5000, which is the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment – its independent small businesses. Companies such as Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees of the Inc. 5000. The current Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue is $200 billion, and the companies on the list collectively generated 640,000 jobs over the past three  years, or about 8% of all jobs created in the entire economy during that period.

This is the 4th year in a row that Elite has been named as an Inc. 5000 winner and this year Elite came in at #635, the company’s highest ranking yet.

“The Inc. 5000 list stands out where it really counts,” says Inc. President and Editor-In-Chief Eric Schurenberg. “It honors real achievement by a founder or a team of them. No one makes the Inc. 5000 without building something great – usually from scratch. That’s one of the hardest things to do in business, as every company founder knows. But without it, free enterprise fails.”

Elite was also named in Pacific Business News’ “Fastest 50” for the 3rd year in a row. The Pacific Business News, which is recognized as the leading newspaper in the state of Hawaii for carrying daily business news, annually announces the 50 fastest growing themes in Hawaii. Businesses are ranked based on their two-year percentage revenue growth from 2013 to 2015. This year Elite came in at #18.

“Very few companies are able to sustain rapid grown year after year,” says Paul Mayer, Managing Partner of Elite Pacific Properties. “We feel honored to receive this kind of recognition and feel Elite’s achievement is only possible because of our over 180 dedicated real estate agents and solid support team.”

Both the Inc. 5000 and Fastest 50 recognition awards are based on revenue growth and, in either case, must be a privately held company that is not a division or subsidiary of another company.

About Elite Pacific Properties

Locally owned and operated, Elite Pacific Properties was founded in 2005 by Stephen Cipres and Paul Mayer. The company has staffed offices on Oahu, Maui, Kauai and the Big Island. Elite Pacific Properties is a full service real estate firm focused on luxury residential property sales, multi-unit projects/developer sales, vacation rentals and property management. Elite is a member of Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate, an exclusive organization of the top luxury brokers in the world.

Elite’s Own Robert Myers Continues to Earn High Rankings Through Hawaii Business Magazine!

RobertMyers-headshot-websiteWell known throughout Maui and especially West Maui, Robert Myers was again honored at HBM’s Top 100 Realtor Awards this year and also received the Hall of Fame award for achieving Top 100 status for the eighth time since 2008. It goes without saying that he remains an invaluable member of our Elite ohana and we are so glad to have him with us!

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Holua Kai Brokers’ Open a Success!

Dozens of Realtors showed up for the Holua Kai Brokers Open last week to experience firsthand the amazing golf, mountain and ocean views that new homeowners will enjoy in the Gated Resort of Holua Kai. Over 40 exclusive single family residences with multiple floor plans and open-air living concepts will be available. This Brookfield Residential Community co-listed by Elite Pacific is the first offering of brand new resort homes in the Keauhou area of the Big Island in years!