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Justin Murata


Justin joined the Trust in February 2015.  He is responsible for the management of Trust properties on the islands of Hawaiʻi and Oʻahu.

Justin was born and raised in Honolulu and is a graduate of Punahou School.  He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the University of California at Berkeley. 

After eight years teaching middle school and high school in Honolulu and Waimea, Justin switched gears and completed the Executive MBA program at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.  In 2005 he joined Sanford Murata, Inc., a real estate consulting firm, allowing him the opportunity to work on a wide range of real estate projects, including advisory and consulting services, project management, and property management.

Justin spends much of his free time playing traditional Hawaiian and bluegrass music on his guitar, both professionally and for fun. He is a member of the bluegrass group “Sam and the Sumo Ninjaz” and the Hawaiian music group “Kela.”