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Young Polk "YP" Kang Jr. (R)
Young Polk “YP” Kang Jr. (R) was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii and is the son of Mary Kim (former teacher) and Dr. Young Polk Kang. YP is married to Bernadette (Tolentino) and has two children—Jeffrey and Kathryn. He graduated from Roosevelt High School, Oregon Technical Institute, and received a BBA in Real Estate from the University of Hawaii. He served in the U.S. Navy and was honorably discharged. Licensed in 1975, he joined Locations, Inc. (now Prudential Locations). He got his Brokers license in 1978 and served as a Locations, Inc. Director/Partner from 1979 to 1995. In 1995 he became sole proprietor and started Y P Kang, Realtor, specializing in Sales and Property Management. He is an avid golfer and also enjoys kneeboard surfing at Sandy Beach.
Joyce CB Almodova (R)
Joyce has had her Real Estate License since 1985, working all aspects of the business from office management and personal assisting to working with Buyers and Sellers and doing Property Management. With Y.P. Kang Realtor since 1999; she just recently got her Real Estate Broker’s license. She is a proud mom of one grown son named Dana.
Joyce has lived on Oahu since right after graduating from San Jose State University with a BA in Psychology and a minor in Sociology. After having moved to Honolulu for an 18 month job, she is still here 33 years later! Her passion is helping people find a place to call home whether working with Buyers, Sellers or prospective Tenants.
Kristi Kang (RA)
Licensed in 2014, Kristi is excited to have recently joined the team. She is married to YP’s son Jeffrey and they have two miniature longhaired dachshunds. She is born and raised in Kaneohe, Hawaii. Her attention to detail comes from years of visiting open houses for renovation ideas and helping her father out with his own home renovations. She graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 2003 with a BA in Japanese. She is bilingual in English and Japanese and is also teaching herself Korean.
Kristi most recently served as Program Director at the non-profit organization, Japan-America Society of Hawaii, where she was in charge of coordinating the Society’s large fundraisers and member programs. She has also lived in Kumamoto, Japan, working as an Assistant Language Teacher in elementary and junior high schools with The Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme.
Sondra Barino (RA)
Sondra is the newest member of our team. She is happily married and a proud mother and grandmother. Sondra also has (3) four-legged kids that she adores. Coming from a very large family, being 1 of 32 grandchildren; family is everything to her. She was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii.
A strong work ethic was instilled in her from a very young age starting to work at the age of 15 and she has been aspiring to new and greater heights ever since. By the age of 28 she became the General Manager of a local chain of retail stores. At the age of 31, she became the Chief Operating Officer of a national facility maintenance company. Licensed in 2012, she has obtained exceptional knowledge as a listing specialist assisting with listing & prepping close to 100 properties in 2 1/2 years. Sondra will be working with buyers and sellers and will be an integral part of our property management team. Sondra’s business background combined with her real estate experience has provided tools for her to achieve great satisfaction knowing she helped so many people and made a difference in their lives.
Mario Yim (RA)
Mario is the Chief Investment Officer of Yim Investment Management. He provides investment management services. He also has expertise in financial planning advice, and has clients in Hawaii and on the Mainland. Mario has had his Real Estate License since 2007, and manages a portfolio of commercial and residential properties.
Mario has been interviewed by KHON Channel 2 News as a Financial Commentator and also by The Honolulu Advertiser (Star Advertiser) as an Investment Expert Consultant.
CFP (1997) MBA (1993) BBA (1992) Registered Representative (Series 7, 24) Registered Investment Advisor (Series 63,65) Hawaii Life & Health Insurance License, Mortgage Solicitor License (nmls #884831)