Malia Kakos, J.D.
Luxury Property Specialist
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Malia’s experience as an accomplished attorney, her psychology degree, and her enthusiasm and passion to provide her clients with an unparalleled level of representation and service bring an exceptional perspective to her real estate business. Having worked with large national and multi-national companies as well as start-up ventures, Malia is skilled at analyzing information to make strategic investment decisions.
Malia’s psychology degree provides her with the important ability to understand people, personalities and motivations. She uses this knowledge with her negotiating skills to successfully navigate her clients through the entire process of buying or selling a home.
Malia is proud to be a Specialist in the prestigious Coldwell Banker Previews International program, the market leader in luxury home sales both locally and nationally. Previews Specialists must demonstrate the highest level of market knowledge and professionalism in the luxury market arena. This standard of excellence is why Coldwell Banker Previews International dominates the market. Malia earned this designation within six months of being with Coldwell Banker, and is now in the Elite tier of Previews, which represents the top 15 of over 400 agents on Oahu. Malia was awarded Coldwell Banker’s 2015 and 2016 International President’s Circle award, which is given to the top six percent of more than 85,000 agents in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, for their overall sales volume. Other recognitions include Outstanding New Experienced Associate for Coldwell Banker in 2015, and Best in Real Estate, 2016 and 2017 Honolulu Magazine.
Malia grew up on Oahu and returned home after living abroad and on the mainland for ten years. She is a graduate of Punahou School, Boston College, B.A. magna cum laude, and the University of California, Hastings College of Law, J.D. cum laude, Thurston Honors Society, and Order of the Coif. At Punahou School Malia was an all-state track and field athlete. She had the wonderful experience of living in Paris, Munich, Barcelona and Tokyo working as a professional print and runway model.
Malia supports charitable causes including Women’s Fund of Hawaii, JDRF, and the Aloha Medical Mission. Her interests include running, wine and traveling. Malia and her husband James have twin boys and a Boston Terrier.