Matthew Taba (RB-20157, Owner/Principal Broker) is a residential and commercial real estate broker whose knowledge of Kauai real estate is rooted in his local upbringing and experience in various sectors of the real estate industry. He is a fourth generation Kauai resident who cares for each of his clients like family. Matthew graduated from Waimea High School and earned his bachelor’s degree from Wheaton College in Illinois.
Prior to founding Taba Realty, he served Kauai Realty, Kukuiula Development Company in Poipu as a Sales Executive, and Linthicum Custom Builders as the Director of Business Development. He is a board member of the Contractor’s Association of Kauai, is a member of Kalaheo Missionary Church, a member of the Leadership Kauai Alumni Board and served as a coach of various youth sports teams.
Christyl Nagao (RB-22821, Owner/Broker-In-Charge) is a diverse team player. She is not only a real estate broker with a passion for sales, but she is also well experienced in vacation rental management, long-term property management and private estate management. Her passion for sales is only exceeded by her drive to find her clients the right property whether it be assisting first-time homebuyers in navigating their first purchase or assisting one of her many seasoned real estate investors with their next investment.
Christyl is third generation on the island of Kauai. Her local knowledge and contacts are a priceless asset. She has immense love for her island home and enjoys being able to share it with her ohana. She and her daughter love to travel but both feel that there is no place like home.
Erin Koshi (RS-73476) is a Realtor who was born and raised on the island of Kauai. Erin graduated from Kauai High School and earned his bachelor’s degree in Communication from Bethel College in Indiana. Prior to joining Taba Realty, he worked as a Producer for KHON2 News on Oahu and later at the Wyndham at Waikiki Beach Walk as Guest Services Manager. He returned to Kauai at the end of 2010 from a two-year missions trip to Phang Nga, Thailand where he volunteered with a local church.
Erin joined Taba Realty from 2011-2012 where he helped serve the company with his professional service and personalized style. He returned to Thailand from 2012-2015 for another mission trip but has since returned to work at Taba Realty in 2016. His past work experience and world travels helped shape his devotion to serving others with integrity and forming personalized relationships with them. He looks forward to bringing these values to this new endeavor.
Lauren Matsuyama (RS-85423) is our newest addition to the team. She brings with her over a decade of customer service experience having worked in the fast-paced hospitality and tourism industry here on Kauai. She brings to the team tremendous property management support both in the office as well as out in the field.