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James Hallstrom, Managing Director

James E. Hallstrom, Jr., MAI, CRE

Managing Director

Valuation & Advisory Services

James Hallstrom, Jr. Managing Director
Valuation & Advisory Services
Honolulu 1003 Bishop Street
Suite 1800
Honolulu, HI 96813

Professional Experience

James E. Hallstrom, Jr., MAI, CRE is the Managing Director and the leader of The Hallstrom Group team of valuation professionals that comprise the Hawaii CBRE Valuation & Advisory Services group. Raised in Hawaii, he has been appraising in the Islands for over three decades and has developed a strong reputation, and high credibility, as an expert witness in litigation matters, an arbitrator, and consultant in tax appeals—in addition to a steady hotel, golf course, and complex commercial property valuation and consulting practice. His clients include estates, landowners, lessees, law firms, financial institutions, corporations and other private investors.

Mr. Hallstrom is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin’s Center for Real Estate having been mentored by the late James A. Graaskamp. He holds the MAI designation from the Appraisal Institute, the CRE designation with The Counselors of Real Estate, and is a State of Hawaii Certified General Appraiser.

Professional Affiliations / Accreditations

  • Appraisal Institute, Designated Member (MAI), No. 5570
  • The Counselors of Real Estate Designation (CRE), awarded 1998
  • Certified General Real Estate Appraiser, State of Hawaii, CGA-178


  • University of Wisconsin, Madison , Masters in Real Estate and Investment Analysis
  • Brigham Young University, Provo, B.A. in Economics

Significant Assignments

  • Real Estate Valuation Arbitrations serving as an Expert Witness or Arbitrator through the Hawaiian Islands for all property types including resort, industrial and residential
  • Eminent Domain Appraisal and Consulting in connection with the Honolulu Rail Transit and other eminent domain projects
  • Large Estate and Multiple Property Portfolio valuation assignments
  • Actively involved in Hotel and Resort-related valuation and consulting on all Islands
  • Conservation Easement appraisal
  • Leased Fee and Lease-to-Fee appraisal and consulting for tenure conversion, financing and dispute resolution
  • Real Property Tax and Assessment consulting


  • James Campbell Company
  • Kamehameha Schools
  • Queen Emma Land Company
  • Bank of Hawaii
  • First Hawaiian Bank
James Hallstrom, Jr. Managing Director
Valuation & Advisory Services
Honolulu 1003 Bishop Street
Suite 1800
Honolulu, HI 96813