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We are a team of experienced, local real estate agents ready to help you find your new Hawaiian home. Lava Luxury Big Island Properties is owned by two experienced business executives. The brokerage was started after both owners had operated through the RE/MAX model at other locations. Clearly with the hundreds of millions of dollars of real estate sold on the sunny Kohala Coast there was a real need for a truly international Real Estate firm that had its own agents around the world. These relationships are with actual RE/MAX agents and not with agents of another affiliated company. We can pick up the phone a call our own agents in, for example, Japan or Germany. We can speak to agents that have been trained with the RE/MAX education and ethics. Our referral business is part of the backbone of our brokerage.

In the early days of the real estate explosion on the Kohala coast so many of the brokerages covering the Kohala coast of the big Island had been locally run agencies with no international affiliations. There were no worldwide agencies here that had the ability to market a property in 120 countries around the world.

Peggy Kent and Richard Meschke formed Lava Luxury Big Island Properties, which services clients from as far south as Captain Cook all the way up the Kohala Coast to Hawi and inland to the Waimea town area.

Peggy Kent has been a Big Island property owner for 30 years and has lived in several locations on the west side of the island and in Waimea. She has been living full-time here on the Big Island for over 11 years. She is an accomplished businessperson, having owned, run and managed several multi-million-dollar corporations. Peggy comes to the team with significant banking and insolvency experience. She has acted as a general contractor and has constructed multi-million-dollar single family homes and well as industrial projects. Tired of all the international travel and after 40 years in a heavy industrial business she elected to settle here on the Big Island and has changed careers. The reason she chose real estate is that she wanted to help folks experience the American dream of home ownership and to help successful people find their happy place in paradise. She enjoys outdoor sports of all kinds and is a gourmet cook.

Richard Meschke has over 40 years of experience in the financial and legal fields. He has served as a CFO and in various finance and development roles for several major companies, completing a number of corporate acquisition transactions. He holds degrees in both finance and law. As a transaction coordinator he handles all aspects of a transaction starting with the purchase contract and continuing through closing. Rich enjoys golf, playing with his grandchildren, and walking the dogs.

Peggy and Rich come together as a team with backgrounds that combine years of seasoned business experience. Together they offer the clients of Lava Luxury Big Island Properties one of the best sales teams on the island. Lava Luxury Big Island Properties is brokered by RE/MAX Honolulu.

Meet the Team