Professional Profile

A Kaneohe native and current Kakaako resident, Chad Takesue has had success in a myriad of fields in his professional career.  After earning his Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from the University of Puget Sound, Chad continued his education by earning an MBA from the Shidler College of Business at UH Manoa.  Upon graduation, Chad concurrently taught Math at Castle High School while working as a Realtor Associate part-time for Abe Lee Realty.  Chad joined Locations LLC in 2005, and continues to help clients with all of their real estate needs as a full-time realtor. In 2008, he obtained his real estate Broker’s designation, demonstrating his willingness to achieve the highest standards in the industry. In 2012, Chad was promoted as a Partner to the firm.

Chad currently serves as the President for the Locations Foundation; the non-profit arm of Locations LLC, which donates a percentage of personal income to fund community service projects.  As Foundation President, he is tasked with the decision making and strategic planning process for the Foundation Board’s activities and budgets.  In addition to his work with the Foundation, Chad currently serves as a Director At Large on the Hawaii Association of Realtors. He is also active as the Alumni Class Representative for his alma mater, Iolani School, and assists with the coordination of Alumni fundraising events as well as class reunions. Chad and his wife, Mia, are currently raising their two daughters, Taylor and Presley, and son, Brady.

Chad’s goal is to empower his clients with the information necessary to provide the ability to make the best decisions to achieve their real estate goals.  His experience includes working with first time home buyers, sellers, investors, and business owners. Chad adheres to the highest ethical standards of practice and strives to provide the best service to his clients.

Work Experience

Prudential Locations LLC –  PARTNER (2012-present)

Prudential Locations LLC – Realtor (2005-present)

Abe Lee Realty – Realtor Associate (2002-2005)

Locations Foundation - President (2015 - present), Trustee (2008-present), Executive Board Member (2012-present)

Castle High School - Math Teacher (2000-2005)



Pacific Century Fellows (2013–2014)

Director At Large, Honolulu Board of Realtors (2012-2014)

Director At Large, Hawaii Association of Realtors (2014-present)

Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES)


Member of the National Association of Realtors

Member of the Hawaii Association of Realtors

Member of the Honolulu Board of Realtors


Locations LLC Platinum Society (2015)

Top 100 in Residential Sales (2010, 2014-2015)

Prudential Chairman’s Circle (2012, 2014)

Pacific Business News "Forty Under 40" (2013)

Prudential President’s Circle (2010, 2011)

Top 2% Closed Sales/Top 3% Closed Volume (2010-2015)

Top 6% of Prudential Agents Nationwide (2009)

Prudential Leading Edge Society (2007-2009)

Prudential Honor Society (2006)

Aloha Aina Nominee (2006-2015)

Outstanding Client Service Award (2008-2015)

Locations LLC Platinum Society (2015)Locations LLC Platinum Society (2015)


University of Hawaii at Manoa, Shidler College of Business, Master’s of Business Administration, MBA (12/2006)

University of Phoenix, Honolulu, Secondary Education in Mathematics Certification (8/2001)

University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, Washington, Bachelor's of Science, Biology (5/1998)

Iolani School (1994)


Fishing, traveling, cooking, gardening, and spending time with family.