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Michele Burla Parker, raised in Honolulu, is a second generation REALTOR®. After attending Colorado Women’s College and UCLA, she pursued a career in the hospitality industry with Hilton International, Hyatt Hotels Corporation, Ritz-Carlton and the Four Seasons. Upon returning to Hawaii in 1989, Michele assisted in the opening of the two Lana’i properties, The Lodge at Koele and The Manele Bay Hotel. She moved to the Big Island of Hawai’i where she began a second career in commercial property management as the General Manager of The King’s Shops in Waikoloa.
Moving to Maui in late 1993, she returned to the hotel business and worked at The Grand Wailea and the Four Seasons, Wailea. She opened the first “Big Box” shopping center on Maui in 1997, with CB Richard Ellis as the General Manager. In 2000, she helped coordinate the opening of The Shops at Wailea, again as the General Manager. In 2004, Michele left commercial property management to work in the family-owned business, Classic Maui Properties, Inc., coordinating and managing the office, appraisals and property development.
Obtaining her real estate license in 2010, Michele now focuses on residential sales in “Upcountry” Maui with Island Sotheby's International Realty. Remembering how her father had always wanted her to follow in his footsteps, she is back into real estate and loving it!