About Us

Hello, my name is Jim Donovan, and I am a Realtor and the Principal Broker of Hawaii Hoku Star Realty, LLC. I am also a licensed broker in the State of California with CPA licenses in both states (not actively practicing the profession of public accounting).

Having spent most of my career as a Certified Public Accountant, I first became licensed as a California Real Estate professional in 1981. My parents were licensed (my mother as a broker), and I used my license primarily for my own investments.

In 1996, after selling our computer software company, my wife and I moved to the Big Island where we had purchased a 3-acre parcel in Kohala Ranch. Realizing that I had retired too young, I volunteered my services as the Architectural Control Chairman of that subdivision.

Over the next five years, I assisted many owners in the development of their properties / building of their homes. After awhile, I realized that I was often “closing the deals” merely to watch the real estate agents earn the commissions. So, I became licensed in Hawaii myself, then advanced to become a real estate broker, capping it off with a California broker’s license.
Specializing in Hawaii ranch properties and homes located on the leeward (west) side of the Big Island of Hawaii, Hawaii Hoku Star Realty, LLC stands ready willing and able to serve you with Realtors and associates who are respected within the professional real estate community.

Some see the glass as half empty, others say the glass is half full. From our point of view, it’s one quarter of the way toward doubling the capacity. Allow us at Hawaii Hoku Star Realty, LLC to represent you, and we will show you what our DOUBLE-STAR service is all about.

“Hoku” is the Hawaiian word for “Star”.

Let us show you how we can provide you with DOUBLE-STAR service … the highest degree of professionalism in all aspects of your real estate transaction experience, delivered to you with Hawaiian Aloha.

Our Hoku Star DOUBLE-STAR service means that a careful review of all paperwork is performed by a CPA who dots all the I’s and crosses all the T’s. This is your assurance that spaces aren’t simply left blank in your contracts, and that you have a go-the-distance professional on the job for you, paying attention to all the details.

We think that this is the type of DOUBLE-STAR service that you and your real estate transaction deserve. That is why you will want to choose Hawaii Hoku Star Realty, LLC.


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