It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Immediate President John Harris on May 15, 2020.
John graduated from Pomona College in 1993 with a B.A. in English. He worked at RE/MAX Honolulu as their business manager and computer consultant before joining the REALTOR® profession and becoming its Broker/Owner.
John dedicated a great deal of his time to the future of the industry and profession. He had an extensive list of volunteer history with the local, state, and national level of associations and Institutes. Notable appointments or titles include Hawai‘i CRB Chapter President (2010), CRB National Board (2012-2013), RPAC Major Investor (2017-2020), NAR RPAC Major Investor Council (2018-2020), and President of Hawai‘i REALTORS® (2019). At the time of his passing, he was carrying out the duties of Immediate Past President with Hawai‘i REALTORS®.
He is remembered fondly for his quick wit, affable personality, and talent for singing. He was also a strong leader with a creative spirit that pushed others to improve and innovate. His years of service wove his spirit into the foundation of our association and he will be with us in this way as we work toward creating the vision that he helped build.
We ask that our REALTOR® community please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers as they go through this difficult time.
John Harris REALTOR®, CRB, CRS
2019 – Stewart L. Wade Pinnacle Award, Hawai‘i REBI Chapter
2019 – Congratulatory Certificate from Hawai‘i State House of Representatives
2017 – Graduate of Hawai‘i Association of REALTORS® Leadership Academy
2012 – Broker/Owner of the Year (Large Market), RE/MAX California & Hawai‘i
2010 – Certified Residential Specialist Designation
2009 – RE/MAX Hall of Fame, RE/MAX International
2007 – Multi-Office Operation of the Year, RE/MAX California & Hawai‘i
2006 – Recruiter of the Year, RE/MAX California & Hawai‘i
2003 – Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager Designation
2000 – “40 Under 40” Class of 2000, Pacific Business News
1998 – Aloha ‘Aina Awards Program – Newcomer of the Year, Honolulu Board of REALTORS®
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