Meet our staff below!
Brian J. Walther, SRA, AI-RRS
Brian J. Walther, SRA, AI-RRS, is a graduate of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. He was awarded the SRA designation from the Appraisal Institute. The SRA designation, the Appraisal Institute's most prestigious for its members who practice primarily residential appraisal, is held by real estate solutions providers who are experienced in the analysis and valuation of residential real property. Brian is also the first appraiser in Hawaii to be awarded the AI-RRS designation by the Appraisal Institute. The AI-RRS designation is held by appraisers who are experienced in residential appraisal review. Brian is an active member of the Hawaii Chapter of the Appraisal Institute and served as the 2018 president and regional representative. He previously served the chapter as vice president, alternate regional representative, secretary/treasurer/finance chair, director, chair of the candidate guidance committee, and nominating committee member. Brian was appointed to the State of Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Real Estate Appraiser Advisory Committee for two four-year terms (2013 to 2021). During that period, he served as vice chairperson (2015 to 2018) and as chairperson (2018 to 2021). Brian was also appointed by the State of Hawaii to serve as a consultant for the Regulated Industries Complaints Office (2010 to present). Brian is a State of Hawaii Certified Residential Appraiser* and is certified by HUD to do FHA appraisals and by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to do VA appraisals.
Kathy Ann Oshiro
Kathy Oshiro has done everything at our company. She started more than 25 years ago as a bookkeeper, then became office manager; and has been a full-time certified appraiser since 2002. Her dedication to our company and the appraisal profession is the strength of the company. She is a State of Hawaii Certified Residential Appraiser* and is certified by HUD to do FHA appraisals and by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to do VA appraisals.
Diane M. Uyetake
Diane M. Uyetake is the executive assistant of our company. Diane graduated from the University of Hawaii with a master's degree in education and taught at Punahou School for 16 years.
Sydney M. Kimura
Sydney M. Kimura was born and raised in Honolulu. She holds a BS degree in Mathematics, emphasis in Applied Statistics, from the University of Northern Colorado and is a graduate of 'Iolani School. At the University of Northern Colorado, Sydney was a scholar-athlete and an athletic scholarship recipient on the swimming and diving team for four years. She was on the Dean’s Honor Roll and the WAC Division-I Conference All Academic Honors List. Sydney was also part of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. She is a State of Hawaii Certified Residential Appraiser*, is certified by HUD to do FHA appraisals, and is a Candidate for Designation through the Appraisal Institute.
Tammy M. Walther
Tammy M. Walther offers a unique background with experience in both residential and commercial real estate appraising. Tammy is a State of Hawaii Certified General Appraiser* and previously worked for John Child & Company assisting on the appraisal of various commercial properties on Oahu, Maui, Kauai, and the Big Island. Tammy was born and raised in Honolulu. She is a graduate of Punahou School and Northwestern University.
Sidney S. Uyetake
Sidney S. Uyetake has been appraising residential properties in Honolulu for the past 42 years and was the eighth appraiser to be certified by the State of Hawaii. He is a graduate of the University of Hawaii with a degree in Real Estate. The University of Hawaii College of Business awarded him Outstanding Senior in Real Estate in 1975. He is a member of the Appraisal Institute and was awarded the SRA Designation in 1981. The SRA designation, the Institute's most prestigious for its members who practice primarily residential appraisal, is held by real estate solutions providers who are experienced in the analysis and valuation of residential real property. He is a State of Hawaii Certified Residential Appraiser* and is certified by HUD to do FHA appraisals. Many lenders have put him on a "preferred" or "premier" list of approved appraisers.