Established in 1983, Uyetake, Uyetake & Associates is one of Hawaii’s oldest and most respected residential real estate appraisal firms servicing the island of Oahu. Founded by Sidney Uyetake, he named the company in honor of his late father, Shigeki Uyetake, who passed away shortly before Sidney began the company. Shigeki had been in the real estate business for several years. The first “Uyetake” in the company name, is in honor of Sidney’s father. Sidney opened up the company in the summer of 1983 with his wife, Diane, as a temporary secretary who was also a Punahou teacher. She gave him three months – her summer break – and if the company could survive then they would hire a secretary. Luckily, it did survive and they ended up needing to hire more than just a secretary.
Over the years, we have trained many appraisers, some of whom have successfully gone on to work at the City and County of Honolulu’s Real Property Assessment Division, the Office of the Mayor, the State of Hawaii, and those who are now our friendly competitors and have opened up their own appraisal practices on the island.
Today Sidney’s daughter, Tammy, and son-in-law, Brian Walther, are in charge of running the operations at Uyetake, Uyetake & Associates. Both Tammy and Brian met at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. Brian currently serves as president of the Hawaii Chapter of the Appraisal Institute. He is also the chairperson of the Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Real Estate Appraiser Advisory Committee and is a member of the Hawaii Regulated Industries Complaints Office’s Real Estate Appraiser Advisory Committee.
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