Our sales team at Aska Gateway Estates is a group of highly experienced professionals with a wealth of knowledge in real estate sales, home loans and property management.
Chikako Tomita / (R) Co-CEO, President & Principal Broker
Soon after I moved to Hawai’i in 1997 and started looking for a place to be my new home, I met real estate agents who not only searched for my ideal home, but also taught me everything I needed to know about local life in Hawai’i, such as education, public safety, transportation, medical care, and shopping. They made me realize, “a true real estate business will not only assist clients with finding homes but will also make sure that clients feel safe and enjoy life in their new homes. I became interested in the real estate business because of this experience, which eventually led me to obtain my real estate agent license in 2000.
We at Aska Gateway Estates always think and act in line with the client’s best interests. It is our mission to become a company which clients can trust with their precious property assets. Together with our team of experienced professionals who share the same mission, we are committed to building a strong relationship with our clients and in providing comprehensive real estate services that are appreciated and valued by our clients.
Emi T. Fritz / (R, ABR, CHMS, GRI, SRS, e-PRO)
Originally from Nagano, Japan. Emi moved to Hawai’i with her family in 1999. She obtained her real estate license in 2003. As a real estate specialist, she possesses GRI, ABR, CHMS, and SRS certifications. Every year since 2006, she has been nominated for the honorable Aloha ‘Aina REALTOR Award as the best realtor chosen by clients.
Carin S. Lim / (R)
Carin, a native of Hawai’i, studied at the International Christian University (ICU) and earned a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Hawai’i. She worked as an international flight attendant for a major airline. She was an active real estate agent from the 1980s to 1990s. She worked for Punahou School as a language teacher before returning to the real estate industry in 2013. She has a broad network both locally and internationally.
Emily Rikihisa / (RA)
Originally from Hiroshima, Japan. Emily moved to Hawai’i with her family when she was 16 years old because her grandmother was a Nisei Japanese-American. She obtained her real estate license in 1989 due to her interest in the real estate industry. She has more than 30 years of experience as a real estate agent and has had numerous achievements supporting a large number of clients.
Tomoko Yamamoto / (RA)
Originally from Hyogo, Japan. Tomoko graduated from Dokkyo University, Faculty of Foreign Languages, Department of English, and worked for an accounting firm. She moved to the U.S. in 1987, and has lived in Hawai’i since 1998. She obtained her real estate license in 2002 and has experience with real estate management operations. As a specialist in real estate sales, she handles various property purchases and sales on O’ahu.
Kumiko Batangan / (RA)
Originally from Hokkaido, Japan. Kumiko moved to Hawaii in 1995. She worked for an accounting firm, as well as concierge services in the hotel industry. She also has experience as a salesperson for Hilton Grand Vacations Timeshare before joining us. She has worked as an active member of development project teams for Trump Tower, Ritz Carlton, and Howard Hughes.
Toyohiko Katabami / (RA)
Originally from Tokyo, Japan. Toyohiko now lives in Los Angeles. He moved to the U.S. in 2001 and engaged in hotel and residence development businesses both in Hawai’i and Los Angeles. He has real estate licenses in Hawai’i, New York and California. He specializes in businesses that focus on development and the investors market.
Yuriko Christopher / (RA)
Originally from Kyoto, Japan. Yuriko was a top model for fashion shows worldwide when living in Japan. Her representative work includes FENDI collection in Milan. She entered the real estate industry in 2012. As a team leader for Kakaako’s new development project, she has worked on many properties from providing updates to registration.
Yuko Vigil (Real Estate Notary) / Tokyo Japan / (RA)
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Originally from Kanagawa, Japan. Yuko graduated from Keio University. She moved from California to Hawai’i in 2012, and now divides her time between Honolulu and Tokyo. She has a real estate license in Hawai’i, and the Real Estate Transaction Agent and Notary certificate in Japan.
Yukari Azuma / (RA)
Yukari came to Hawai’i as a student in 1990. She worked for more than 20 years as a manager of front desk operations at a large, luxury resort hotel in Waikiki. After leaving the job, she obtained her real estate license for Hawai’i. She joined Aska Gateway Estates in 2020. She provides attentive services using skills she developed as a manager at a luxurious resort hotel.