December 31, 2005
Christine Camp Friedman overcame race, gender, age and
humble beginnings to become one of the most respected
and successful business leaders in Hawaii. She has over
20 years of real estate experience and is an important
leader in our community.
Christine has a special affinity for helping those in
need. Coming from a single parent immigrant family she
knows first hand what it’s like to struggle financially
growing up. She is directly involved in numerous
organizations and lobbying efforts to help those in
Christine, you have 20 years of experience in real
estate, how did you become involved in this market?
You continually get recognized within the industry for
your extensive knowledge and skilled insight of Hawaii’s
market, how did you learn the market so well?
You used to be employed by Alexander and Baldwin, how
did you decide that it was time for you to venture out
on your own?
was the breakthrough moment or tipping point that made
you decide this is the moment?
was the transition from employee to owner of a company?
was the hardest thing about getting started and how did
you overcome it?
you always want to own your own company?
has been your mentor in business? Life?
there any experiences that have helped shape who you are
you ever experienced discrimination because you’re a
good looking and young woman? Can you share your story?
did you prove yourself as a woman in a man’s world?
you still feel uncomfortable or intimidated when going
to a business meeting where majority of them are males?
are the most important things (top 3) you’ve learned
through your experiences?
did you know when it was time to start hiring and
expanding your company to an eight person shop?
read that you wake up at 4:00 am to work, what’s your
average day like?
you still have five cell phones to manage your life?
do you manage your time?
you still fly home to California every weekend to see
are the most important skills to develop to be
successful in real estate?
What’s your view on the growth of the Hawaii real estate
You’ve been through good and bad real estate markets.
What’s the secret in your opinion to making it in both
see you everywhere. Can you give us some tips on
are the biggest and most common mistakes you see
entrepreneurs or business owners make when starting a
are the most important laws to becoming successful?
was your biggest business challenge and how did you
are the biggest mistakes people make in real estate?
What’s the right way to get into real estate?
last advice for business people?
projects are you working on now?
read that your professional life revolves around five
year goals, Where do you see yourself in five years?
Where do you think you get your drive from?
graduated Kalani High School when you were a junior, how
were you able to do that? Was that a goal or did you
just figure out that all of your requirements were
meant, why stay around?
you finish college?
do you think about people that say that college will
help you in your success of your career?
message would you like our listeners to receive from
are the reasons you decided to come on this show?
you tell us why other people should come on this show?
you tell us why people should listen to this show?
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