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Laurie N. Sarsona Akau (S), General Manager

Laurie N. Sarsona Akau (S),RPA

General Manager

Laurie N. Sarsona Akau (S) General Manager
Honolulu 1003 Bishop Street
Suite 1800
Honolulu, HI 96813

Professional Experience


Laurie Akau, a General Manager at CBRE, Inc. overseeing the management of Luxury Row at 2100 Kalakaua Avenue, a 100,000 sq. ft. luxury retail complex featuring world-class tenants such as Chanel, Tiffany & Co., Gucci, Saint Laurent, Moncler, and Bottega Veneta.

Previously General Manager of Harbor Court, a 400,000 sq. ft. mixed-use Class A high-rise property in Honolulu, Laurie established the first real estate partnership with the City and County of Honolulu Department of Information Technology to bring the City’s free wi-fi internet services to CBRE-managed buildings in Hawaii.

Prior to CBRE, Laurie was employed by A&B Properties, Inc., a subsidiary of Alexander & Baldwin, Inc., for thirteen years. She received the President’s Award in 2000 and 2003 for outstanding performance. As Manager/Property Management, she was responsible for asset, property and construction management of nearly 1 MSF of Oahu commercial real estate during a period of substantial company growth. She worked briefly for the state of Hawaii overseeing statewide high-technology incubation facilities and began her career with developers, Marshall Hung and Jeffrey Stone, on 1015 Wilder Ave, a luxury condominium project in Honolulu.

Laurie co-founded ThinkTechHawaii in 2001, a non-profit organization and website, to promote high-tech in Hawaii. She co-hosted ThinkTechHawaii, a weekly radio show, interviewing hundreds of business leaders and completing over 150 reviews of technology/business books during a 5-year period.

Professional Affiliations / Accreditations


  • Waikiki Improvement Association - Board Member
  • Waikiki Business Improvement District Association - Board Member
  • Waikiki Community Center - Event Committee Member
  • BOMA – RPA (Real Property Administrator) Designation 
  • BOMA Hawaii - Board Member and Program Chair
  • Life Foundation - Board Member 
  • Licensed Real Estate Salesperson in the State of Hawaii



  • CBRE Real Estate Manager of the Year 2013
  • Dale Carnegie Training - former Licensed Instructor
  • Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership - Big Business Speaker




  • Hawaii Pacific University, MBA-level courses
  • BBA - University of Hawaii at Manoa, Bachelor of Business Administration
Laurie N. Sarsona Akau (S) General Manager
Honolulu 1003 Bishop Street
Suite 1800
Honolulu, HI 96813