About Us

There’s one thing that will always be worth investing in, and that’s people. At Vesta Hawaii Property Management, we believe that our employees are our greatest asset. We like to get to know our clients on a personal level, but it usually starts with humble introuctions. So, we wanted to take a few moments to give you a behind-the-scenes look at the team behind this well-respected management company.


Our Mission

Vesta Hawaii Property Management is a team of dynamic individuals, that are committed to exceeding the expectations of its owners. We believe in finding the very best value for our owners without compromising our integrity. We know that tenant retention, is the byproduct of our commitment to value, and maintaining strong and happy relationships. We are dedicated to advancing our property management skills through education, technology, and learning from one another. We strive to create a work environment of positive energy and harmony, with a constant focus on customer service and owner satisfaction.



Ted Takai III


Some people are passionate about food, wine or travel. Ted’s one true passion is real estate. From tax-sheltering advantages to protection against money creation and inflation, he finds everything about this industry to be exciting. Ted credits his father and mentor for his lifelong passion, and now he is proud to see his passion and vision come to life with Vesta Hawaii Property Management. Together with his wife and co-founder Courtney, Ted thrives when he is helping others achieve real estate success on the great island of Oahu.


Just for fun: When not in the office, Ted enjoys being on the golf course or in the ocean surfing.




Courtney Takai

Vice President, Principal Broker

With a warm smile and friendly demeanor, Courtney enjoys welcoming clients into the Vesta Hawaii Property Management family. Courtney is an investment property owner herself, so she relates to her clients and remains committed to the goal of maximizing occupancy and revenue while preserving the tangible value of her client’s asset. She has extensive experience in the single-family home, condo, townhouse, multi-family, and new construction markets.  Having represented principals of transactions throughout Oahu, Courtney offers a broad knowledge base of the island’s neighborhoods.   Courtney holds a Masters Degree in Marketing and Negotiations, and has over 11 years of real estate experience.


Just for fun: When she’s not working, Courtney can be found doing what she loves most: Spending quality time with her husband and four children.




Shannon Woods

Office Manager

Although her husband’s job with the Coast Guard brought Shannon to Hawaii, this energetic New Jersey native couldn’t be happier to call Oahu home. Shannon holds a Bachelors degree in Merchandising Management from Virginia Tech.

Just for fun: When she’s not managing the Vesta Hawaii Property Management Office, you’ll find Shannon enjoying the outdoors, preferably hiking orpaddle boarding.

Why Vesta: “When first met Ted & Courtney I was drawn to them immediately. Positive, energizing and inspirational.”




Darnelle Hashimoto

Property Manager

Darnelle truly enjoys maintaining the homes of her native land. In fact, she handles every property with the same care and attention as if it were her own. And that’s why he is the perfect fit for Vesta Hawaii Property Management. Darnelle has been working with Ted and his family for the past 14 years.

Just for fun: Everyone who knows Darnelle knows that she values the people in her life above all else. In her off time, you’ll find her surrounded by family and friends.

Why Vesta: “Ted and Courtney are the most genuine people I have met. They are like my extend family, and I thank God for blessing them in my life.”

Linda Chiu

Linda Chiu

Property Management Coordinator
Linda’s goal is to provide Vesta Hawaii’s clients with the peace of mind that comes from knowing that their investment property is caringly and attentively managed.

Just for fun: Linda’s diverse interests range from hiking to reading and handicrafts to adventure travel.

Why Vesta: I admire and support Ted and Courtney in their guiding principle of providing every client with a long-term relationship characterized by caring, trust, and investment reward.