FACULTY & STAFF
Kamalani Duerksen, R
Principal & Instructor (Big Island)
Recognized as the 2019 West Hawaii Association of REALTORS® Broker of the Year, Kamalani Duerksen is an accomplished real estate broker and respected leader in the industry. She has been licensed in Hawaii since 2006, and has charted a diverse career encompassing several leadership roles within the local real estate community.
Proudly crafting her skill set to make a meaningful impact and reach a broad audience, Kamalani is a millennial who is forever chasing her highest potential with a mindset of possibility—she has a gift for seeing the gold that lies behind every obstacle in life and the opportunity behind every challenge. She is committed to helping aspiring agents see the same opportunities and possibilities in their professional development.
- EXP Realty – Managing Broker / Broker In Charge - Statewide
- Coldwell Banker Island Properties - Broker In Charge - Keauhou and Alii Drive Offices
- Clark Realty - Broker In Charge - Keauhou and Alii Drive Offices
- Keauhou Kona Real Estate LLC - Principal Broker / Owner
Kaleo Agsalda, R
Founder & Instructor (Oahu)
Kaleo is a Certified Real Estate Instructor, author of the Wiki Study Guide and Founder of the Hawaii Institute of Real Estate. He holds multiple licenses in the housing industry including:
- Real Estate Salesperson
- Real Estate Broker
- General Building Contractor
- Landscape & Irrigation Contractor
- Title Insurance Producer
Within the realm of real estate, his experience includes:
- Sales & Contract Negotiations
- Legal & Compliance
- Investing (Buy & Hold, Fix & Flip)
- Real Estate Financing
- Property Management
- Construction & Renovation
- New Agent Training
- Business Mentorship & Coaching
Outside of real estate, Kaleo has been an educator in the arts for 15 years as a vocal coach and gospel choir director. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Communicology from the University of Hawaii and resides in Kaka'ako on the island of Oahu.
Jaclyn Kanoelani Williams, R
Administrator & Instructor (Oahu)
As Principal Broker and owner of Halepuna Real Estate, Jaclyn is a detail-oriented, people-first entrepreneur. She was born and raised on the North Shore of Oahu. She is truly an educator at heart, having graduated from the University of Hawaii with a Bachelor's degree in Secondary Education and teaching at Mililani Middle School. In 2005, she moved to Las Vegas and began her real estate career there.
Beginning as a Listing Specialist, Jaclyn soon became the Transaction Coordinator for a top REO team, closing over 500 properties. Now, as a short sale specialist, she holds the title of Senior Negotiator.
After returning home to Hawaii, Jaclyn continued her real estate career and recently stated her own firm.
After over 17 years of real estate sales, transaction management, and negotiating short sales, she is excited to combine her love of real estate and her love of education in her new role at HiRE.
“When I'm not doing real estate,” says Jaclyn, “I'm enjoying family and my Hawaii life! My two boys, 12 and 7, keep me busy and never offer a dull moment. We are enjoying our new Ewa Beach home in Ho'opili and exploring all that our community has to offer. But top of the list as always is sun and sand … the boys demand!”
The CE Shop
HiRE is proud to announce a partnership with the CE Shop to provide the best pricing and most convenient access to Continuing Education Credits for realtors in the State of Hawaii and abroad!
The Hawaii Institute of Real Estate (HiRE) is a locally owned and operated independent real estate education provider. The school is registered with the Real Estate Branch of the DCCA and authorized to provide pre-license courses to the general public.
All faculty and staff have at least 8 years full-time real estate experience, have served as managers of licensed real estate companies, and have exceeded the rigorous standards for attaining instructor certification with the State of Hawaii.
As an independent educational institution, our staff consists of licensed brokers from multiple real estate firms (including Coldwell Banker, Hawaii Life, and eXp Realty).
HiRE offers LIVE, IN-PERSON Real Estate Pre-licensing Courses in an engaging and interactive setting. We encourage group participation and utilize creative ways to help critical information stick!
Upon passing the HiRE final exam, graduates will be awarded a School Completion Certificate. This document certifies that a person is eligible to take the Hawaii Real Estate License Exam.
What makes HiRE different?
- Live, In-Person classes (No ZOOM)!
- HYBRID In-Person PLUS 4K HD Supplemental Video Lessons
- No Vaccine Requirement (Masks Encouraged, All Are Welcome)
- Other real estate schools stop at helping students pass the exam. But do you have a plan for licensure after passing the exam? Where other schools stop, we go further...
Live, in-person, State-certified instructors will help you prepare for the Hawaii Real Estate License Exam. Got questions? We're here to help!
After you pass the exam, our staff will offer a personalized business consultation and assist you with your license application to help ensure the process goes smoothly.
Graduates may be eligible for coaching and on-the-job mentorship with top-producing agents. Start your career plugged in to a professional network!