Meet the Team
Bringing a successful record of over 12 years of real estate sales on Maui, Josh Jerman has distinguished himself as both a rising star and industry leader in Hawaii real estate. This should come as no surprise, as he has proven time and time again that the market may change, but ambition never does.
The Josh Jerman team includes three salespeople, Souksamlane Jerman, R(S) Ilsa Mitchell Jencks, R(S) and Ken Molina, R(B) as well as Executive Assistant, Tammie Matsuura. His team runs like a well-oiled machine. The sales volume and level of service they're able to provide is astounding. The Josh Jerman team has adapted to the changes in both the real estate market as well as the industry, by incorporating systems and team members to represent luxury real estate, new project sales, as well as short sales and bank-owned inventory (REOs).
Josh Jerman, REALTOR, Broker
Raised in Upcountry Maui, Josh attended Baldwin High School before heading to Seattle to attend the University of Washington. There, he graduated cum laude with two bachelor’s degrees, one in International Relations of the Asia-Pacific Region and the other in Comparative Religion. He has traveled the world (23 countries and counting), and has lived in Indonesia, Nepal and Scotland. He has hiked to Machu Picchu and to Mount Everest’s Base Camp, canoed the Amazon River and swam in the Ganges, trekked in the North Pole and touched the Great Wall of China. Throughout his adventures, Josh developed an appreciation, awareness and respect for all people, an experience that inspired him to give back to his community.
Josh returned to Maui to start his career, and over the years, he has earned a solid reputation for professionalism and personal integrity. His hard work and success has not gone unnoticed. Josh has been recognized by Pacific Business News as one of the “Top 40 Under Forty” professionals in the State of Hawai’i. He was also named one of the Maui Weekly’s Unsung Heroes of 2010 for his philanthropic endeavors, as well as Person of the Year in 2011. Josh was also honored as the recipient of Maui County’s Young Business Person of Year Award for 2012, and has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Realtors in the State of Hawai’i by Hawai’i Business from 2013 thru 2015, and one of the Top 50 Residential Real Estate agents in 2015 by Pacific Business News.
Josh’s expertise as a broker extends far beyond the four walls of his office in the Wailea Town Center. He has held numerous positions with the Realtors Association of Maui (RAM) since 2005, including Director-at-Large (6 years), the Hawaii Association of Realtors Young Professionals Network liaison, RAM Technology Committee Chair, Education Committee member, and currently serves as a Professional Standards panelist. And when it comes to education, it’s safe to say Josh has the market cornered. As a real estate columnist for the Maui Weekly, he encouraged readers to “Ask Josh” about a range of issues. In addition, as the founder of the Josh and Souk Jerman Foundation, he has awarded more than $35,000 to college-bound high school students across Maui County.
If there’s one thing to be said about Josh, it’s that he is dedicated to delivering the highest level of customer service in order to achieve the best results for his clients.
Ilsa Mitchell Jencks, REALTOR, SALESPERSON
Hard work and commitment are at the cornerstone of Ilsa Mitchell Jencks’ 25+ years encompassing construction, development and real estate sales. She moved from Colorado in 1986, to Maui, where she had worked for top developers, contractors andreal estate sales offices.
In the early 90’s Ilsa joined C. Brewer Homes, Inc. on Maui as an escrow coordinator and was later promoted to sales and marketing manager overseeing the marketing and sales for the company’s projects located in the Master Planned Community of Kehalani, the neighborhoods of Kaimana and Halemalu. After working to establish Kehalani as a desirable residential community, Ilsa continued on with other successful developers marketing and selling their projects. During this time Ilsa earned a well-deserved reputation for her hard work, honesty and integrity.
While Ilsa takes pride in her terrific career, she also believes in giving back to the community. Whether it’s helping our youth get back on their feet or supporting our island’s cultural programs, Ilsa’s passion is making a difference in enriching the lives of others. Ilsa co-founded “Dreams Come True” a fundraiser for American Cancer Society, in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The benefit was held during the month of October to educate, bring awareness and advocate that “early detection can save your life.” She serves on the Board of American Cancer Society Hawai’i Pacific Inc., is a past Board member of Ka Lima O Maui, which is a community rehabilitation program that delivers vocationally directed services to the disabled and economically disadvantaged providing the support necessary to sustain employment and to maximize their productivity and self-reliance. She also is a past Board member of the Friends of the Children’s Advocacy Center and raises money for the Maui Arts and Cultural Center, while also donating to the Boy Scouts of America, Maui Youth and Family Services, Maui Humane Society and Seabury Hall to name a few.
Ken Molina, REALTOR, BROKER
Ken was born and raised on Maui and graduated from Maui High School. He attended the University of Hawaii at Manoa then immediately moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career as a dancer. Real Estate ultimately called him and he was licensed in the State of California in 1989. Throughout his 20+ year career, he achieved many sales accolades. He consistently ranked in the top 3% of sales associates for volume at a national sales firm.
Just as Los Angeles called in in the 80’s, Maui ultimately called him back in 2009. He brought with him his experience representing banks and large asset management companies. He primarily focused on selling distressed properties but his heart was in selling residential properties. He understands the emotional aspects of buying and selling a home as he has bought and sold several on Maui and in Los Angeles.
Ken recently studied for and received his Broker’s license. He feels that this gives him an edge above a Salesperson. Some other designations include Eco-Broker, Senior Real Estate Specialist, Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource Specialist and most currently, GRI, Graduate of the Realtor Institute. He is also a Certified Energy Auditor and a graduate of the Maui Culinary Academy at the University of Hawaii Maui College!
His sales career combines his mainland know how with the island lifestyle. Ken’s Hawaii Life includes working out, swimming, yoga, cooking and spending time soaking in the sun at the beach. He has owned a house for over 15 years in the Maui Meadows area of Kihei. Maui is a wonderful island and he would like to help you find your Hawaii Life.