Sachi Hawaii Team

Sachi Braden (R) GRI
CEO, Principal Broker
(808) 226-9294

Sachi Braden (R) is the owner, President, and Principal Broker of Sachi Hawaii-Pacific Century Properties, LLC and a Top Producing Realtor in Hawaii who has been consistently ranked at the top 1% of all the Realtors statewide.  A native of Osaka, Japan, her earlier career with Pan American World Airways brought her to Honolulu, Hawaii. Sachi’s bilingual skills, her understanding of cultural differences couples with her work ethic, negotiation skills and unparalleled market knowledge are all assets that help her clients achieve their real estate goals. Sachi’s worldwide network of wealthy client contacts combined with her determination, commitment to exemplary service and her unparalleled market knowledge are all invaluable assets that work to her client’s advantage.    

After having established herself as the top producing Previews Specialist and working her way to the ranks of Vice President of national franchise Coldwell Banker, Sachi started her own International Real Estate company, Sachi Hawaii Pacific Century Properties, LLC in 2004. Today, Sachi Hawaii’s mission is to provide better personalized service for a targeted cadre of high net worth national and international clients. Since its founding in 2004, Sachi Hawaii has sold over $600 Million in properties.  

In 2005 Sachi hit her personal production record with over $90 Million in sales production.  In 2008 she was a top producer who sold three of the top ten most expensive properties in the state of Hawaii, breaking records in the area of high value sales, $9.5Million, $9.5 Million, and $14 Million respectively. Sachi continued to excel in the sale of high end oceanfront properties having closed yet another record breaking sale in March 2009 at the price of $8.25 Million.  In 2013, Sachi closed a record-high transaction in Hawaii Loa Ridge at over $10 million, as well as a record-high Penthouse condominium sale in Nauru Tower at over $5 million. She finished at $87 million, just shy of her record year in 2005 during the historic real estate boom. 

Sachi has gathered like-minded experienced agents with different Asian cultural backgrounds to supplement her company. With their diverse linguistic and cultural credentials focusing on strengths in Japanese, Cantonese and Mandarin, Sachi’s agents provide excellent care for their client’s real estate needs. This collaboration has resulted in Sachi Hawaii Pacific Century Properties being ranked 4th in the state of Hawaii in 2013 for its total production, and 2nd on the island of Oahu. The average listing price for Sachi Hawaii properties has reached over $2 million in 2014 - a result of Sachi Hawaii’s relentless pursuit of perfection and professionalism in the Hawaii real estate market.

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Takaya Ito
Far East Asia Regional Director
(808) 596-8801

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Moe Matsuda (R)
Vice President
(808) 230-4603

Born and raised on the Island of Oahu, Moe graduated from Kalani High School, concurrently attending Rainbow Gakuen Japanese School for 11 years. While attending Kalani High School, Moe was involved in community service and participated in Junior Varsity basketball. Moe acquired her real estate license in 2004 and handles the escrows for Sachi Hawaii. Moe is bilingual in Japanese and English.  

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Ayako Ancheta
Broker in Charge
(808) 351-7151

Ayako Ide Ancheta began her successful real estate career serving both English and Japanese speaking clients when she moved to Hawaii in 2006. She was born in Kamakura, Japan, but spent eight years being educated in Oregon. Driven by a passion for the ocean and surfing, Ayako became a professional bodyboarder during her first year at Ritsumeikan University, where she acquired her Bachelors Degree in Psychology. She was selected to compete in the Professional Bodyboarding Global Tour from 2000-2006.

Ayako is licensed in Hawaii as a Realtor with a Broker’s License and holds other designations and certifications that include Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager Designation, Real Estate Negotiation Expert Certification, Military Relocation Professional, Seniors Real Estate Specialist, Accredited Buyer’s Representative, Certified Distressed Property Expert, and Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource. Ayako is a 2018 graduate of the Hawaii Association of Realtors Leadership Academy and volunteers for 
Hawaii Realtors Standard Forms Committee and Honolulu Board of Realtors Shoreline Erosion/Sea Level Rise Task Group.

Ayako’s unique understanding and appreciation of American, Japanese and Hawaiian cultures and lifestyle trends have enabled her to meet the unique needs of her clients. Her love for Hawaii is clearly evident on how she dedicates herself to her family, friends, and clients. As Broker-in-Charge at Sachi Hawaii, Ayako represents her clients with an energy and passion that delivers results. 

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Duke Ueda
Customer Relations Manager
(808) 927-9886

Duke was born in Kobe Japan, spent most of his childhood in Brazil, Mexico, and Panama as his father was working for a Major Japanese Bank, as an expatriate.

Duke graduated from Konan University in Kobe, and majored in Criminal Law, and played “American Football” as an offensive lineman.

His first job was a Bell Man at Osaka Hilton where he discovered a love for the hotel industry. Duke set a new lifetime goal to be a World Class Hotelier. He attended two Hotel Schools and received Hotel degrees from France's Grenoble, and another from the University of Denver in Colorado.

After Denver, he first joined Hyatt International, and was initially assigned at Hyatt Regency Maui as an Assistant Director of Guest Services. Until 2019, he has been working around hotels across the globe, such as Grand Hyatt New York in NYC, Pudong Shangri-La in Shanghai China, The Peninsula Tokyo, and The Ritz Carlton Hotel Company in Tokyo Japan.

After working for The Kahala Hotel & Resort in Honolulu since 2014 for 5 years, He has made a major career change, and decided to enter the Real Estate industry.

Duke has been enjoying a super happy life living at a Town House near Kalani High School, (Purchased from Sachi Hawaii) with his wife, two daughters and small dog.  

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Jacob Coash
Marketing Manager
(808) 292-3750

Jacob graduated from University of Washington in 2009 with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration with a Marketing emphasis, and possesses a comprehensive knowledge and skill base of today’s industry standard Adobe Creative Suite, including web and graphic design, desktop publishing, and related skills encompassing photography and videography.  Jacob choose marketing as a supplement to his acquired skills in the digital arts. Jacob made the move to Hawaii in October 2009 and has been an integral part of Sachi Hawaii since 2010 where he provides marketing, graphic design, photography and videography for the Sachi Hawaii team. 

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Miki Kitamura
Transaction Manager
(808) 753-6631


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Property Management Team

Carmen Magno (R)
Property Manager
(808) 469-8700

Carmen has been in the real estate industry for over 15 years with a background in commercial property management, managing retail, office, and industrial properties.  Some of the high profile commercial properties that she managed included Aloha Tower Marketplace and Hawaii Kai Towne Center as the General Manager.   She holds a Hawaii State Real Estate Brokers License and is also a real estate investor with rental properties of her own.  She is also a Notary Public and a member of NARPM.  Carmen handles the long term rentals for our clients, and oversees the property management department of Sachi Hawaii.  

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Sayaka Ramirez (RA)
VIP Concierge Service
(808) 227-5520


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Yuiko Miya
Assistant to Property Mgr.
(808) 990-6773


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Masaki Coggins
Assistant Property Manager
(808) 753-5709


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Sachi Team

Atsuko Ajed (RA)
Realtor Associate
(808) 780-4572

Originally from Japan, Atsuko moved to Honolulu where she earned a degree in Business Management from Chaminade University. She fell in love with the islands and began her professional career in Real Estate. Before joining Sachi Hawaii, Atsuko was part of the Howard Hughes Ward Village new project sales team, where she gained significant knowledge and expertise of Honolulu's condominium and luxury property market. Atsuko is part of Sachi Hawaii's Luxury Premier team, specializing in an array of Buyer and Seller Real Estate Services to Local and International clientele. She works closely with her clients to understand their needs and find that perfect island dream home. She's founded relationships across the globe that are built on communication, trust, transparency, professionalism, and dedication. In her spare time, she enjoys playing golf (two-time hole in one!) and loves to explore the islands. Whether you're buying or selling, trust Atsuko Ajed with your Hawaii real estate needs!

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Irene Tsuchiyama (RA)
Realtor Associate
(808) 679-9885

Chikako Irene Tsuchiyama was raised in Tokyo and has a degree in American and British Literature from Shirayuri Womens College in Tokyo. She is active member of the Honolulu Museum of Art and also a Life Member of the Tokyo American Club. For her international clients, Irene brings in-depth Waikiki, Ala Moana and Kaka’ako condominium market insights. Her hobbies include tennis, pottery-making and baking.

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Itoko Leciejewski (RA)
Realtor Associate
(808) 384-3228

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Joe Jeong (RA)
Realtor Associate
(808) 428-0061

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Judith Yamashiro (RA)
Realtor Associate
(808) 386-0556

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Juliana Au (RA)
Realtor Associate
(808) 524-2888

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Junko Yamada (RA)
Realtor Associate
(808) 224-0314

Junko was born and raised in Ginza, Tokyo. While in Tokyo, she worked as a political secretary and as a coordinator for a private charter cruise ship company. In 1972 she was married and moved to Hawaii. As wife of an International diplomat to the United Nations, Junko was actively involved in promoting International friendships with Hong Kong, Taiwan, China, Singapore, Indonesia, South Korea, North Korea, and other Asian nations. During this time she lived in Bangkok Thailand. In 1985 Junko and her family moved back to Hawaii. Junko received her Hawaii Real Estate Sales Associate license in 1990, and embarked on an active real estate career focusing on helping international clientele. Junko is fluent in both Japanese and English. She joined the Sachi Hawaii sales team in 2006 and continues to use her international knowledge and connections to help clients not only from Japan, but throughout South East Asia and the United States. 

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Keiko Nespor (RA)
Realtor Associate
(808) 799-6660

Keiko spent her formative years in Tokyo where she received an international education in Japan. After graduating from Toyo Eiwa University, she worked in management for multinational firms in Tokyo for over a decade. After moving to Hawaii in 2016, the surrounding beauty inspired her passion for real estate. She believes that the best work comes out of having passion for what one does – and she loves what she does. She is dedicated to customer service and firmly believes that one must listen well to effectively meet the needs of both buyers and sellers. She strives to make the home buying/selling process as smooth as possible. Her goal is not only to sell properties but to enhance your Hawaii lifestyle!

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Keith Suzuka (RA)
Realtor Associate
(808) 497-0841

Hi, everyone! Although new to the real estate sales business, I have spent my entire professional career, spanning over 3 decades - approximately 20 years from Honolulu, Hawaii, and 16 years from Tokyo, Japan - as a transactional real estate lawyer, assisting friends and clients with their legal real estate needs.  In this role, I have had the honor and privilege of negotiating, advising and documenting real estate purchase, sales, leasing and financing transactions, in connection with both residential and commercial (hotel and resort, office building, golf course, condominium and raw land) assets located all over the world for clients from across the globe. 

Throughout my legal career, I have strived to develop and maintain a reputation for hard work, honesty and integrity, which I believe are the most important attributes that I can offer you, as your real estate agent.  It would be my honor to have the opportunity to assist you with your real estate needs in Hawaii.

By the way, if helpful, I am able to communicate with you in Japanese.  My Japanese speaking is at a business level and I am able to read business level Japanese with no problems at all.  I regret, however, that I do not feel comfortable writing complex business matters to you in the Japanese language.

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Laisin Lee (R)
(808) 342-8660

Laisin Lee has been a full-time real estate professional in Hawaii since 1991 currently affiliated with Sachi Hawaii-Pacific Century Properties specializing in residential and international properties. Since 2008 she has served as the President for the Hawaii International Real Estate Council and was the 2009 National Director for the Asian Real Estate Association of America & member of the organizations Chairman’s Circle. She was a past recipient of the “Aloha 'Aina REALTOR®'s Choice Award”.

Laisin is active in the business community and devotes much of her time to community services and ethnic education producing and co hosting a bi-weekly Cantonese news magazine community service radio program “Splendor Era” on KNDI AM1270 in Honolulu, Hawaii and from 1997-2004 produced and co hosted an award winning weekly community service Cantonese radio program “Asian Pacific News Magazine”.

She is a registered court interpreter in Cantonese and Mandarin for the Hawaii judicial system and provides translation and interpretation services for other government agencies, business enterprises, legal counsels and the community at large especially for Chinese immigrants with language barriers. 

Laisin is married with two children. She was born and raised in Hong Kong. Her education background includes a Master degree in Fine Arts from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, a Bachelor’s Degree from the National Taiwan Normal University in Education and Fine Arts, a Post Graduate Diploma-in-Education from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Prior to entering the real estate profession, much of her career was devoted to art and education. She was the Course Leader for the Studio Ceramics program and lecturer of the foundation design at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. 

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Loren Pulice (RA)
Realtor Associate
(808) 381-8080

Loren was born and raised in Honolulu where she received her Bachelor's degree in Speech Communication from the University of Hawaii Manoa. After a career as a radio news reporter, she got her real estate license in 1989. Loren started purchasing fixer uppers, CPR residential parcels, and her and her husband were partners in developing a modern eco-friendly 24-home community in Pauoa Valley called Kapiwai.

Loren & her husband previously owned the iconic Fort Ruger Market near the slopes of Diamond Head where Loren gained considerable business experience managing the financial affairs of the market for 13 years.

Loren believes in giving back to the community & has served on the Board for Domestic Violence Action Center, helped with fundraising for Child & Family Service, Aloha Medical Mission, & served on the PFA for Punahou School when her boys attended school. Significant to Loren is giving back to her church & financially assisting those that serve on missions.

Regarding her personal side, her & Brad have two sons. They have travelled with them around the world since the boys were young, including Asia, Europe, Central America, Canada, & throughout the Continental U.S.

In her free time, Loren enjoys playing golf, mahjong, exercising at Egan Inoue's Bootcamp & enjoys oil or acrylic painting.

Honesty & integrity, along with determination & dedication, are philosophies that Loren strives for in all aspects of her life. Applying these principles to her business, has allowed Loren to experience success in the real estate industry. Her background as a business owner & real estate sales/developer has given her real estate business a high level of experience, leadership & professionalism.

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Mari Sonoda (RA)
Realtor Associate
(808) 348-6524

Mari was born and raised in Kanagawa, Japan. While in Tokyo, she worked in marketing for Unicharm Co., and Noevir Co., In 2001 she married and moved to Hawaii. After moving to Hawaii, she used her career in marketing to grow her career at Hawaii wedding and cosmetics companies. In addition, she worked as an announcer on a Japanese radio station for 5 years. Since her daughter attended Kamehameha Schools for 13 years, she was able to learn a lot about the Hawaiian culture. Her fondness of Hawaiian culture motivated her to convey the charm of Hawaii to others, so she got a real estate sales license in 2021. She hopes to help many customers live in Hawaii within the Hawaiian lifestyle.

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Maria Handl (R)
(808) 227-7711

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Shizue Goldblatt (R)
(808) 497-8588

Shizue is a native of Japan and has been a Hawaii resident for over twenty five years. Shizue obtained her Hawaii Real Estate license in 2001 and received her Real Estate Brokers license in 2005. She is a member of the Japan-American Society of Hawaii and a board member of American Japanese Women’s Golf Association. Shizue is a member of the Honolulu Board of Realtors, the Hawaii State Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors. Her varied experience in the commercial worlds of differing cultures provides her with a unique perspective to serve her clients. Shizue has dealt extensively with many of the world’s wealthiest individuals and royalty. Her experience assures all clients of strict confidentiality and superior, dedicated service. Shizue joined Sachi Hawaii in January of 2006. 

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Tak Mitsuya (RA)
Realtor Associate
(808) 383-2465

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Vince Vanderstroom (RA)
Realtor Associate
(808) 778-0065

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Yoshiko Kasuga (R)
(808) 226-5030

Yoshiko was born and raised in Japan. She started her career as a flight attendant in 1971 for Cathey Pacific Airways based out of Hong Kong. In 1974, she moved to Los Angeles, CA and was Executive Secretary to the GM of C. Itoh & Co. In 1978 she traveled Europe and lived in Nice, France where she fell in love with French culture and language. Yoshiko moved to Hawaii in 1986 and obtained her real estate sales license in 1987 followed by her broker license in 1995. She is an avid golf player and member of Mid Pacific County Club. Yoshiko’s varied global background and over 20 years of experience in real estate sales help her provide excellent service to her international clients. Yoshiko joined Sachi Hawaii in 2009. Fluent in Japanese and English. 

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Yuki Yonekura (RA)
Realtor Associate
(808) 428-0999

Yuki was born in Kawasaki Japan and moved to Hawaii when she was 16. She graduated from Honolulu Waldorf School then studied International Business at Hawaii Pacific University.

Yuki's background comes from 15 years of customer service experience. She has also had the opportunity to travel and visit many different countries and meet a variety of people. She understands the differences in many different cultures and finds it easy and enjoyable to spend time with people of different backgrounds.

Yuki has multiple experiences of buying and selling her own properties in the past, and understands the stressful demands of homeownership. Through her experiences, Yuki has realized her passion and drive for real estate. She believes in assisting customers and guiding them through this exciting yet complicated process of purchasing a home.
In her free time she loves to dance Hula, travel and go snowboarding with her family. She is also fluent in Japanese.

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