Stephen Cipres is recognized by Hawaii Business Magazine as a "Who's Who in Hawaii Real Estate", and is continually ranked as one of Hawaii's Top 100 Real Estate Agents. Most discussions on buying or selling upscale residential real estate in Honolulu would be incomplete without mentioning Stephen Cipres and his talent rich Honolulu based real estate firm, Elite Pacific Properties. Based in Honolulu, Hawaii - Cipres and his team have carved out a niche over the past five years by representing buyers and sellers of properties in the upscale neighborhoods of Diamond Head, Kahala, Black Point, Lanikai and Beachside Kailua. Cipres identified early on that there was a need for an upscale real estate firm that provided representation for discriminating buyers and sellers as well as a full suite of concierge services to include luxury vacation rentals and long-term property management for investors and absentee owners. Clients value Cipres's 16 years of experience in finance to weigh complex market conditions in order to establish strategic pricing and define marketing tactics. He also is known for his impressive contract negotiation skills and for always exercising the utmost professionalism. Cipres received his Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Marketing from the University of Hawaii. He and his wife and three teenage children are residents of the Diamond Head District. Both Cipres and his wife are avid athletes and water people. They are both active in surfing and tennis respectively and recently purchased a Boston Whaler. "At Elite, we treat our clients as we would our friends, and each property and transaction as we would our own."