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NAIOP Brokerage of the Year Sean G Tadaki


Founded in 2011 by David Asakura and Sean Tadaki, Commercial Asset Advisors (CAA) celebrated its 10th anniversary last year after having brokered several headline-worthy transactions since mid-2020.

CAA handles some of the largest and most complex sales and leasing transactions in the state.   “We quietly and effectively do our job while maintaining focus on our clients’ needs,” says Sean Tadaki, the firm’s managing partner. Its client list, built through long-standing relationships, reads like a who’s who of local and national companies across business and government sectors: Kaiser Permanente, Hawaii Dental Service, Commercial Plumbing, Lockheed Martin, McKesson, University of Hawaii, the City and County of Honolulu, Kamehameha Schools, Hawaiian Airlines and, of course, Amazon, among others.  “I have the utmost trust in Jay and CAA.  They know their business, are extremely hard working, and they have the highest moral standards.” –  Randy Hiraki, Commercial Plumbing, Inc.

After running a two-person firm for nearly five years, the co-founders have carefully built a multi-talented brokerage and asset advisory team that now numbers seven brokers, supported by a controller and creative director. Jay Elicker and his team, Sean Do and Kevin Ko make up Industrial Group Hawaii, with a focus on warehouse, logistics, distribution, and industrial land.   Sean Kettley and Craig Neher, are office and healthcare specialists with a keen knowledge of occupiers for such space.

The lean but highly productive team has shown its advantage in a market that can turn quickly. “The nimble nature of our brokerage allows us to quickly assess options and opportunities that best serve our clients.”

“We’ve been able to create a unique company culture where we share ideas and look at issues from different angles to find meaningful solutions for our clients. The synergy created by our highly specialized and hard-working team is like no other,” Tadaki says.  “Bottom line – our team is made up genuinely good people who care about our clients and support one another.”


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Press Release: Commercial Asset Advisors (CAA) Sean G Tadaki


HONOLULU (MARCH 2, 2012)— Sean Tadaki, one of the top producers from Hawaii’s largest commercial real estate firm has resigned and announced today that he has partnered with prominent real estate professionals Maria Chan and David Asakura to form Commercial Asset Advisors (CAA). (more…)

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StarAdvertiser Article: New physicians can find success in private practice Sean G Tadaki

A fourth-year medical student, asked if she planned to go into private practice, responded, “It can’t be done in this day and age.”

During my lectures to students from around the country who come to Hawaii for an elective in integrative medicine, I always ask how many plan to strike out on their own once they complete their training. Without exception, to date, no one thought it feasible. (more…)

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Press Release: Commercial Asset Advisors awarded Bank of Hawaii’s Kapolei portfolio for lease Sean G Tadaki

(HONOLULU – JULY 16, 2012) Commercial Asset Advisors, a Hawai’i commercial real estate leasing and investment sales firm comprised of industry veterans Sean Tadaki, David Asakura, and Maria Chan, has been retained by Bank of Hawai’i to handle leasing for their Kapolei offices.  This prime office building located in the heart of the Kapolei office district currently has 60,000 square feet of available space.  (more…)

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Press Release: New ownership for Pacific Park Plaza; Commercial Asset Advisors awarded project for lease Sean G Tadaki

(HONOLULU – July 17, 2012) Pacific Park Plaza, located at 711 Kapiolani Boulevard, the “top” of the Kapiolani commercial corridor, has a new owner, Highbrook Investment Management, LP.  As part of their transition, Highbrook has taken the time to fully understand Honolulu’s unique business environment and market nuances to ensure the project is a success; where existing tenants are happy and new tenants have a positive experience and feel welcomed.  (more…)

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