Originally From Honolulu, HI, Lani brings the culture, warmth and authentic feel of the islands with her to New York City, never forgetting that a smile and a kind word can make all the difference.
After nearly a decade living in Chelsea and Hells Kitchen, Lani discovered Long Island City two years ago, and has never felt more at home. Here, she is applying her extensive sales and design experience to her career as a licensed real estate professional.
Lani earned a Bachelor’s degree in Sustainable Design & Technology from Hampshire college. In 2010, Lani moved to New York City to pursue her passion for visual merchandising and design, earning a second degree from the Fashion Institute of Technology. During her time there she worked on projects for an exciting list of brands such as Sephora, Mattel, and Macy’s. Her work was featured in a window display at the Saks Fifth Avenue flagship store. She has won multiple design competitions and continues to work on interior design projects to this day.
Along the way, Lani was offered an opportunity to work in sales for an interior finish supply company. This led her to engage with architects, developers and owners of high-rise residential apartments and learn about new development and renovation first hand. From there it was an easy transition into real estate, where she first established herself as an agent in Westchester County assisting clients from in and outside of the city. Lani loves how real estate combines her passions for design, interior finishes, and beautiful spaces.
With multiple degrees in design and years of experience in High-Rise Residential Sales as an interior finish supplier, Lani has a great understanding of the market and an extraordinary ability to meet clients’ needs and expectations. Capitalizing on her passion for design, she is incorporating her knowledge of today’s interior design trends and staging into real estate. Through her work Lani has developed a repertoire of invaluable interpersonal skills and competencies, and the number one trait her clients all comment on is her sincerity. Whether you are looking for an investment to buy, sell, or rent in New York City, she will make the process both positive and rewarding.
Lani happily resides on the Long Island City waterfront with her wife Gaby and her kitty Oliver. She is a passionate supporter of LGBT rights, the environment, and the arts.