Jim Karlovsky, R(B)
Providing comprehensive real estate advisory and sales services with unparalleled professionalism...
UCSD & Loyola Chicago School of Law
My real estate career
Late in 2012, having just returned from our travels and with Kauai still calling, my wife and I contemplated making the move here to the island to settle down for good, but felt we wanted just a little more professional education and experience on the mainland first. We moved back to Chicago and I joined one of the largest and most successful real estate capital intermediaries in the country, HFF, where I specialized in valuation and assisting teams of brokers in the capitalization and sale of several of the largest investment real estate offerings in the country. As a relatively small but influential firm, we closed more than $55 Billion in transaction volume in 2013, bringing the closed total for the company to more than $400 Billion since 1998, and earning HFF’s recognition as one of “Fortune’s 10 Fastest-Growing Companies” in the country again in 2013 (#9), as they were also recognized in 2012 (#5).
By mid-2014, as the worst winter in Chicago history seemed to linger on forever, I felt as prepared as ever to start my own comprehensive real estate services business, and my wife and I knew that there was only one place in the world where we wanted build that foundation and grow our family’s roots – Kauai. So, we FINALLY and permanently relocated our lives here in July of 2014, and I immediately began building this business.
My brand of business
I regard this real estate business, and in turn this opportunity to serve the people of Kauai, as my life’s work, and I accept the responsibilities entrusted to me with great reverence. Priding myself on my professionalism, preparedness, responsiveness, communication and accountability, I hold myself to the highest ethical standards and always place my clients’ interests above my own. With an unwavering and unsurpassed work ethic, I work to advance the objectives of my clients with integrity and in manner that fosters a sense of trust and respect between both my clients and myself, and between other agents/brokerages in the community and myself.
Whether through action or donation, I am a firm believer in finding happiness through selflessness, and encourage all to contribute in support of humanity in their own way. As such, I have committed to donating 5% of all Net Proceeds1 received through the operations of this business directly to a local Kauai charity of my clients’ choosing.
• Property Valuations (Comparative Market Analyses)
• Sell vs. Refinance Analyses
• Sell vs. Hold Sensitivity Analyses
• Buy vs. Build Analyses
• Lease vs. Buy Analyses
• Discounted Cash Flow Analyses
• Investment Analyses
• Development Analyses
• Joint Venture Partnership Structuring
• Land-Use Planning & Permit Consulting
• Development Planning & Construction Coordination
• Buyer Representation
• Investment Sales
• Tax-Deferred (1031) Exchanges
• Development Pre-Sales (Forward Sales)
• Portfolio Sales