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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.
Kathryn Kang (RA)
The newest addition to the team, Kathryn Kang (licensed in 2019) is the daughter of YP and Bernie Kang. Born and raised in Hawaii Kai, she is a graduate from Lutheran High School of Hawaii (2006). Then she attended Hawaii Pacific University and earned her BA in Travel Industry Management (2009) and then pursued an MBA (2012). After graduation, she joined the field of restaurant management and had the opportunity to work in Scottsdale, Arizona (2012-2014) and then return home to work in the same field back in Honolulu, Hawaii (2014-2019). During these years; she was able to immerse herself in beverage & hospitality, service, and culinary management. After 12 years in the restaurant industry she has made the transition to join the family Real Estate business.
Kathryn is recently engaged to fiancé AJ De Jesus. She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, cooking and eating local food.
She has fond memories of learning about the business from a young age; exposed to open houses, sales, and property management. With Kathryn’s education, management experience, and spunk, she is looking forward to learning from some of the best minds in the business.