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.
• 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,
■ AM International Pty Ltd. Johannesburg, South Africa – 13 years, Sales and
■ 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.
NB. Personal references available