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Barinna
Poon
Director of Investment & Leasing - International, Hong Kong & China

Specialties: Investment, Retail

Scope of Service Experience
A dynamic, highly motivated individual, Barinna is fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese, and as well, a strategic thinker with strong communication skills.

As Director of Investment and Leasing International at NAI ChaneyBrooks, Barinna is responsible for developing cross border businesses throughout the Asia Pacific (particularly Hong Kong and China). Barinna’s focus is representing national and international companies, and individual investors in the acquisition and disposition of hospitality real estate, shopping centers, office and retail properties, global tenant and global project development representations.

Background & Experience
Barinna Poon's Top Qualities: Great Results, Expert Advice, High Integrity

Born and raised in Hong Kong, Barinna has resided in the State of Hawaii since 1989. She joined NAI ChaneyBrooks in 2005 10 years into her commercial real estate career. Barinna's career started by assisting tenants in obtaining business locations, with the keen insight for market conditions and market potential. Barinna's expertise is in retail, shopping center and office property sales and leasing; acquisition of commercial and investment properties and global development project representation with the focus in Hong Kong and China. In a recent significant transaction, Barinna represented a notable client, ING Bank, FSB in leasing a world class retail property in Waikiki, the former “Local Motion Building”.

With frequent travel to Hong Kong and China, Barinna is familiar with its different dialects, regions and traditions. Because of her multilingual skills, combined with her ethnic background, professional experience and her knowledge of the Chinese culture, Barinna provides an invaluable asset to anyone desirous of doing business in Hong Kong and Mainland China. Hong Kong and China are the No.1 destinations for foreign, direct investment; and as well, the world's largest economic marketplace.

Barinna is actively involved in many community and professional organizations. She is one of the Chairman Circles of the National U.S. Hong Kong Business Association (NUSHKBA), an organization with 3,400 members in 12 cities of the United States (www.nushkba.org); as well as President and current Board Member of the Hong Kong Business Association of Hawaii (HKBAH) (www.hkbah.org). Barinna was one of the Executive Committee Members of the Federation of Hong Kong Business Associations Worldwide, an organization with 11,000 members in 24 countries (www.hkfederation.org.hk). Barinna is an affiliate member of International Council Shopping Center (ICSC), and a Committee Member of the Hawaii ICSC Chapter. Barinna is a member of the CCIM Hawaii Chapter and is striving to achieve the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) status that will provide her clients with valuable industry knowledge and expertise.

Education
Chu Hai College, Hong Kong - B.A. in Business Administration.

Professional Associations & Designations
Salesperson license for real estate - State of Hawaii (currently studying for Broker license).
Affiliate Member - International Council Shopping Center (ICSC).
Member - CCIM Hawaii Chapter: Barinna is currently in the process of acquiring the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation.
President - Hong Kong Business Association of Hawaii (HKBAH)
Chairman Circle - National U. S. Hong Kong Business Association (NUSHKBA)
Director Member on the board for Federation of Hong Kong Business Associations Worldwide (2013)
Transaction History
In early 2008, Barinna used her work ethic and her considerable industry knowledge in winning an exclusive assignment to represent "ING Direct" (currently change to Capital One 360). She represented ING in leasing a world class retail property in Waikiki, the former "Local Motion Building" at 1958 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii, consisting of 18,861 square feet of land area with a building area of 9,566 square feet.

Client Testimonials

“Barinna has superb attention to detail and provides excellent service. She is the consummate professional. It's always a pleasure to work with Barinna!”
- Elijah Yip, Partner/Attorney • Cade Schutte LLP

“Barinna worked with us to select and negotiate a lease at Kalakaua & Ala Moana Blvd the most amazing corner on Oahu. Since this successful opening, she has continued to support our launch in Hawaii and become a professional part of our Hawaii network. I highly recommend Barinna's real estate services.”
- Cleota Brown, Principal Consultant • Diverse Services, Inc.

“Barinna is a "go-to" person when it comes to commercial real estate in Hawaii. I have the pleasure of working with her in a non-profit organization. It is often when a person work in a not-for-profit capacity do you truly find out the real character of the person. I have found Barrina to be a dedicated and not self-centered person in serving her role as the President of her association. Her passion and work ethics is an exaple for all to follow. I will not hesitate in recomending her to any of my professional colleagues.”
- Christopher Leu, Financial Advisor • Merrill Lynch

“I had the pleasure of working with Barinna in her role with the U.S. Hong Kong Business Association. Barinna is one of the most organized and professional individuals I have ever had the pleasure of working with. The Association is successful because of members like Barinna. A consumate professional.”
- Frank Woodbeck, Director • Nevada Department of Employment Training and Rehabilitation