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.


Tori Castanares

Property Management Director

Tori is, dynamic and driven, living well, and working to her fullest potential since day one. As Director of Property Management, she is the backbone of the Vesta team, and, over the past 2 years, has helped bring Vesta to where it is today. Tori graduated from the University of Hawaii at West Oahu, with a Bachelor’s degree in Education and Psychology.
Just for fun: Tori’s passions include reading, baking, cooking, and all things cheetah print. Her favorite author is Nicholas Sparks, and when she’s not working, she loves baking pies and spending time with her husband.

Mel Kamisugi

Property Management Coordinator

Mel is a young, vibrant member of the Vesta team, who works tirelessly to crisis manage and problem solve the daily complications that arise with managing multiple properties. She is currently studying business courses at Leeward Community College, and hopes to one day earn her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.
Just for fun: Mel’s passions include soccer, swimming, and her family. During her down time, she loves taking walks on the beach with her fiancé and their dog, Bandit.

Melanie Carrie

Sales Coordinator

Melanie is a self-proclaimed perfectionist who strives towards meeting nothing less than the highest standard in every aspect of her life. New to the team, her goal is to do the best she can to help make Vesta even more special than it already is. Melanie recently graduated from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, with a Bachelor’s degree in Politics and Social Anthropology.
Just for fun: Melanie’s passions include music, theater, fitness, writing, and cooking. She is also a great lover of all things science fiction and fantasy, and can quote every line from the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
Why Vesta: “Courtney and Ted are some of the most hardworking, dedicated people I have ever met. Trustworthy, inspiring, and unbelievably supportive. I am very thankful for this opportunity, and look forward to playing my part in the expansion of their business!”