Hilo Brokers LTD


In 1992, after years as a successful Realtor with other Hawaii companies, Kelly Moran created Hilo Brokers, Ltd. Since the beginning, the company has focused on providing excellent results for their clients - whether they were buying or selling.

For over 20 years the company has grown as satisfied clients return, and new customers find out how our local knowledge and experience can help them.

Our company is small, but our results are enormous. Hilo Brokers, Ltd has had over $500,000,000 in sales volume. Our Brokers and Agents are experts in what they do.

Our success comes from knowing the island well and being committed to being a positive member of the island community.

"We look forward to helping you" - Kelly Moran


Kona Moran

Direct:(808) 936-1877
Office:(808) 969-9400
Fax:(808) 443-0300

Born and raised in Hawaii, Kona is the Principal Broker of Hilo Brokers, Ltd. After receiving a Regents Scholarship to attend UH Manoa in 1993 and being a walk-on member of the UH Manoa men's basketball team, Kona received his bachelor's degree in Economics and then continued his education at San Diego State University, receiving his Master's Degree in Business Administration in 2002.

During his time in California, Kona began his career in real estate and finance in 1998 then launched his own real estate finance business. In 2005, the Island beckoned, and he moved back to Hilo to join his father, Kelly, stepmother, Sharon, and brother, Jake in the family brokerage.

In his free time, Kona enjoys hiking the slopes of the Hamakua Coast and exploring the natural beauty of the Big Island. He is a supporter of UH-Hilo athletics, having served as President of the University booster club as President and Director. He has also served several years as a lecturer in Real Estate and Finance at the UH-Hilo College of Business. Kona lived abroad in Asia for several years, enjoys traveling internationally, and supports the Big Island community and non-profit organizations.

Kelly H. Moran

Direct:(808) 938-5757
Office:(808) 969-9400
Fax:(808) 443-0300

Kelly created Hilo Brokers, Ltd. in 1992. He has lived in Hawaii for over 40 years, has sold real estate here for over 30 years, and has consistently been one of the top selling Realtors on the island of Hawaii -- in his career, he has brokered over a quarter billion in sales.

Kelly is a graduate of the University of Hawaii at Hilo (UHH) with degrees in Tropical Agriculture and Political Science. His areas of expertise in real estate include: commercial real estate sales, agricultural properties, real estate investments and development, as well as residential and vacant land sales. Kelly was one of the first Realtors to incorporate the internet as a real estate sales tool.

Kelly has raised three sons on the island, is a former lecturer in Real Estate Finance at the University of Hawaii at Hilo, as well as being involved with stimulating business development on the island of Hawaii in partnership with UH-Hilo.

Jake Moran
REALTOR®, RS-82628

Direct:(808) 945-9400
Office:(808) 969-9400
Fax:(808) 443-0300

Jake was born and raised on the Big Island of Hawaii and graduated from Hawaii Preparatory Academy in Kamuela. After high school, he achieved a tennis scholarship to Colorado Mesa University and earned a BA in Mass Communications.

After graduation, Jake returned to the Big Island and joined Hilo Brokers where he became a licensed REALTOR® and put his love of photography to work for our clients with drone videos, stills, and 3D virtual tours.

Jake enjoys sharing his love and knowledge of the Big Island with clients, and his personal interests include: mountain biking, tennis, dogs, motorcycles, kayaking, and outdoor living on the Big Island.

Marcel 'THE BIG GUY' Pichon
REALTOR®, Salesperson, ABR®, AHD®

Office:(808) 990-7619
Fax:(808) 442-8156
Direct:(808) 990-7619

Coming from California where they actively supported Food Banks, Family to Family and Special Olympics programs for 20 + years, Marcel and his wife, Amy have been repeat visitors to the Hawaiian Islands since 1975. They promised each other many years ago that if at all possible, they would retire in the beautiful Hilo area of the Big Island. After raising a family, buying, developing, managing and selling various residential and commercial properties in California and Hawaii over the past 30 years, that promise has taken life... with the exclusion of retirement. Why retire when you can live in Paradise and help others achieve their dreams?

As a part of his ongoing commitment to provide excellent, professional service with unconditional integrity to his clients, Marcel has successfully completed the prestigious Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR) course. He has brought his personal real estate experience and practical business background to Hilo Brokers, Ltd. to assist those in need of acquiring land, a home, or commercial projects. We call him the "Big Guy with a Big Heart from the Big Island."