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Mar 06, 2015

Queen Liliʻuokalani welcomes Justin Murata as real estate manager

HONOLULU, March 6, 2015 – Justin Murata has joined the Queen Liliʻuokalani Trust as real estate manager, according to LeeAnn Crabbe, vice president at the Trust.

In his new position Mr. Murata will manage the Trust’s real estate holdings on the islands of Hawaiʻi and Oʻahu, with a particular focus on management of the Trust’s 4,300 acres of land at Keahuolū in Kailua-Kona.

Previously, Mr. Murata served as project manager for the real estate consulting firm Sanford Murata, Inc., where he worked on a wide range of real estate projects including advisory and consulting services, project management, and property management.  Prior to working in real estate, Mr. Murata was a middle and high school teacher at Academy of the Pacific in Honolulu and at Parker School in Waimea.

Born and raised in Honolulu, Murata is a graduate of Punahou School.  He received a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of California at Berkeley, and in 2005 earned an Executive Master of Business Administration from the Shidler College of Business at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.

Murata is a member of the Urban Land Institute and holds a Hawaii real estate license.  He currently serves on the board of Bluegrass Hawaii, and is a member of the bluegrass music group Sam and the Sumo Ninjaz and the Hawaiian music group Kela.

About Queen Liliʻuokalani Trust

The Queen Lili‘uokalani Trust was established by Hawaiʻi’s last ruling monarch, the beloved Queen Lili‘uokalani.  Her Deed of Trust, executed in 1909, directs that the Queen’s lands be utilized to serve and provide for orphan and destitute children in perpetuity.  The core Trust assets include some 6,200 acres of land, the majority in Kona.  Outreach to beneficiaries is delivered through the Queen Lili‘uokalani Children’s Center, established in 1933.

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