John Donaldson Selby (S)

John Donaldson Selby (S)

Senior Vice President


John specializes in the sale of commercial properties in Hawaii. He also focuses on the leasing of commercial space on behalf of clients – both tenants and landlords. He has a broad background in general management and marketing specifically in the commercial real estate and technology sectors. As a founder partner of a property firm in Cape Town, South Africa he was responsible for investment management support for institutional and private clients with commercial and industrial portfolios.

Professional Experience

• Real Estate

 Hawaii Commercial Real Estate, 2003 – Present, Senior Vice President. John received

the Distinguished Sales and Marketing Award for 2009 from The Sales and Marketing

Executives International of Honolulu.

 Dennis Katz and Partners CC (Commercial and Industrial Property Consultants),

Cape Town, South Africa, 1992 – 2002, Partner

• General Management


 HiText Pty, Ltd (Sale of Computer Hardware and Software, Operator Training and

Technical Support), Cape Town, South Africa, 1984 – 1991, Managing Director

 Mercedes Information Systems Pty Ltd., Johannesburg, South Africa – 3 years,

Operations Manager

 AM International Pty Ltd. Johannesburg, South Africa – 13 years, Sales and

Marketing Manager



Military Experience


 Over a six year period, John served as an infantry officer in an infantry regiment, a

staff officer in military headquarters, and lastly as training officer in a British Special

Forces unit. Final rank – Captain.





 Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town, South Africa, Master of Business Administration

 Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, England, – Military Commission



John as a real estate professional…


 It was a truly a pleasure working with YOU on this transaction!!

 Thanks for all the hard work.

 Good work John! Your plan worked well….

 Your diligence is amazing.

 It has been my pleasure working with both of you throughout this project. I can state that without hesitation, that I will do all I can to steer future projects to your office.

 I know who to call to get results.

 I look forward to working with you, as my colleagues had many positive things to say about working with you.

 Great info John – Thanks for the fantastic turn-around, as always.

 Thanks for all of your work. The matrix you’ve put together is very helpful.

 Congratulations! I noted the close of the sale in Pacific Business News. Well done John.

 We really appreciate your company’s efforts. John provided great service.

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