Honolulu, Hawaii



RE:     GOV. MSG. NO. 591




Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi

President of the Senate

Twenty-Ninth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2018

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health, to which was referred Governor's Message No. 591, submitting for study and consideration the nomination of: 


Chairperson of the Real Estate Commission


G.M. No. 591


for a term to expire 06-30-2022,


begs leave to report as follows:


     Your Committee reviewed the personal history, resume, and statement submitted by Michael Pang for service as the Chairperson of the Real Estate Commission.


     Your Committee received testimony in support of the nomination for the reappointment of Michael Pang for the Chairperson of the Real Estate Commission from the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Real Estate Commission, Hawaiian Telcom, and three individuals.


     Upon review of the testimony, your Committee finds that Mr. Pang's background, experience, and proven leadership on the Real Estate Commission qualify him to be nominated for reappointment to the Real Estate Commission and to serve as its Chairperson.  Your Committee notes that Mr. Pang has been a licensed real estate broker since 1983; served as President and Principal Broker of his company, Monarch Properties, Inc., for nearly thirty years; is now the Principal Broker and sole member of MPI Consulting, LLC; and has a strong background in real estate ethics and dispute resolution processes.  Your Committee further finds that Mr. Pang has served on the Real Estate Commission as the real estate broker member from the City and County of Honolulu since July 2014 and is currently the Vice Chairperson of the Laws and Rules Review Committee of the Commission.  During his time on the Commission, Mr. Pang has served as a member of the Commission's Ad Hoc Committee on Education, which advised the Commission on the direction of its continuing education efforts; assisted in the creation of an online real estate educational video; provided his expertise to Japanese professors regarding the State's real estate leasehold issues; and introduced Commission staff to condominium professionals.  Your Committee therefore finds that Mr. Pang remains a valuable asset to the Real Estate Commission and recommends that Mr. Pang be reappointed to the Real Estate Commission based on his knowledge, background, and dedication to serving the public.


     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health that is attached to this report, your Committee, after full consideration of the background, experience, and qualifications of the nominee, has found the nominee to be qualified for the position to which nominated and recommends that the Senate advise and consent to the nomination.


Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health,