Meet the Team

Purchasing, selling, and managing the most luxurious properties on the Big Island of Hawaii. For anyone from first-time homebuyers, to veterans in the market, First Island Realty will make you comfortable with the process and ensure you are satisfied with every aspect of your new home. Contact us to set up a meeting so we can discuss your individual needs and move forward in making your dream a reality.

Please contact us today! You can email or call her direct at (808) 217-0429.

As a long term resident and real estate broker in the state of Hawaii, Laure McElwee’s focus has always been on providing the best service to buyers and sellers alike. Consistently a top producer both regionally and nationally for over 10 years, Laure loves the challenge of finding you the perfect property in paradise and assisting with the transition to the Big Island! She is honest, dedicated, hard working, and many buyers and sellers have become her dear friends. She brings knowledge, experience, integrity, and a “can do” attitude to the table. Laure is a fun loving, high energy, and driven realtor. Currently on the West Hawaii Association Board of Realtors Grievance Committee and a member of the Hawaii Association of Realtors. Laure is also a 100 tons boat captain, a dive instructor, and an avid paddler.
R(S), First Island Realty, llc
(619) 602-2631 |

Kristoffer started his real estate work early on in the
commercial loan origination and servicing departments.
After obtaining his M.Ed., he then taught in the public
school system for 16 years. Later, he opened his own
Irish pub and restaurant in San Diego before making his
dream come true by making the Big Island his new and
permanent home. Kristoffer brings with him the desire
and commitment to help you make your dreams come
true as well. Let him help you feel the “mana” (power) of
this beautiful island paradise by assisting you with all
of your real estate needs.

Property Manager R(S), First Island Realty, llc
(808) 930-3610 ext.2 |

Originally from Lafayette, Louisiana, Mark received his
Bachelors in Accounting from the University of Louisiana
@ Lafayette in 2005 after serving 6 years in the U.S.Air
Force. Having worked for Fortune 500 companies in New
Orleans and Dallas, Mark brings a depth of accounting
experience that will build client trust and ensures
smooth transactions. With his southern charm &
hospitality, each client can be assured that their needs
will be served in a friendly manner – leaving one with
a sense of Ohana and ALOHA!

Assistant Property Manager, First Island Realty, llc
(808) 930-3610 ext. 8 |

Recent transplant from Massachusetts, Nick has done
it all. From quality control agent for a local
provisioner, to working closely with the fast-paced
Boston restaurant scene, his breadth of experience and
attention to detail means he won’t let things slip
through the cracks. With training in graphic design from
Champlain College and strong ties to the Cape Cod arts
community, Nick adds an artistic flair to anything he
gets his hands on. Feel the comfort of knowing he’s got
your back with all your Big Island hospitality needs.

Concierge,  First Island Realty, llc
(808) 930-3610 ext. 5 |

A Texas native, Lori moved to the islands over 15 years
ago first to Maui then the Big Island. Lori comes to us
with a wealth of experience in the hospitality industry.
Past experiences include VIP concierge for Starwood
and the Hyatt regency. Lori has an in-depth knowledge
of the Big Island and will assist you in creating the
vacation you have always dreamed of. From wedding
planning to personal concierge services such as
activity planning, she is your girl!

Office Manager, First Island Realty, llc
(808) 930-3610 ext. 7 |

As a long time resident of the Big Island, Krista
is committed to providing excellent customer service
to all with Aloha! She has a degree in Computer Science
from Bryn Athyn College and enjoys creating systems
of organization and streamlining work processes. Krista
brings to our team her unwavering attention to detail,
integrity, can-do attitude and years of experience in
office management and team building.

Support Specialist, First Island Realty, llc
(808) 930-3610 |

Having been born and raised on the Big Island of Hawaii,
Maila has always lived with the spirit of Aloha. After gaining
her Culinary Arts degree, she spent her time working in
the Hospitality field learning all she could about fine dining
and customer service. She has always had an “I can help
you with that” attitude and has considered herself a Jack
of all trades. Maila has a passion for helping people and
welcoming them to the beautiful Rainbow Isles of Hawaii.


+1 (808) 930-3610 – – Office: 75-6082 Alii Drive, Suite A Kailua-Kona, Hawaii