I am the Broker of Makishima Realty in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. Our
primary focus is the satisfaction of our clients. Our team
will take care of each and every need of your real estate
transaction. Whether it is to find your dream home,
find investment properties, or finding tenants for your
investment properties, we will assist you every step of the
I am a fourth generation Japanese-American (yonsei). I am
English and Japanese bilingual and bicultural. I have lived in
Japan for a long time and have been living in the South Bay
area since 1998. I presently live in Rancho Palos Verdes with
my wife, my daughter, my and son.
I am a licensed California Real Estate Broker and a
My experience is a bit different from other real estate
agents as I spent the first 20 years of my working life in
large corporations (Fortune Global 50 Corporations) as well as
some smaller Technology Start-ups in an Engineering
and Sales/Marketing capacity.
My segue into real estate was as a real estate
investor where my wife and I bought properties and then rented
it out to tenants. We were signing thick stacks of paper with
each of our real property purchases--and those stacks of
paper (contracts) are difficult to understand unless you are
educated as a Real Estate Agent. So, I educated myself and got
a Real Estate Sales Agent License and continued my education
and also got a Real Estate Broker's License. A Broker License
is a higher from of licensing than a Sales Agent
license--requiring additional education and experience.
My education was originally meant for me to better
understand the inner workings of real estate and my wife and I
now own several properties across five different states.
With my real estate knowledge and experience, people
around me started asking me to help them with their real
estate transactions and that is how I became a functioning
Real Estate Broker.
With my education and experience, you can be assured that
I have a better understanding of real estate, marketing,
market analysis, finance, and economics than the
typical agent and I will provide you with answers and
solutions to your satisfaction.
I am part of a group of only 3%* of all Realtors® in the
United States that have a college degree (*source: National
Association of Realtors® Member Profile Data).