JOHN S. RABI
Chief Executive Officer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John S. Rabi
Chief Executive Officer

John S. Rabi was born in Budapest, Hungary, and worked in various management positions for the South Buda Hospitality Corporation until 1980. He escaped from what he always refers to as “The Communist Paradise” and defected to the USA in 1980. He is a seasoned busines professional with broad operational experience and an award winning track record of performance. He has a strong background in all facets of corporate operations, with unique training and experience as Corporate Quality Leader using Process Improvement techniques.


He worked in an executive position for the Penn Central Corporation in New York City, NY, and after the company moved its headquarters, in Greenwich, CT. After the takeover of the company in 1986, he worked in executive position for Cosmair Inc. in New York City, NY. He moved to Hawaii in 1991 and became the Director of Food & Beverage of the Kona Coast Resort.

He left the hospitality industry in 1993, and after completing his post-graduate studies in the real estate field, he worked for Prudential West Hawaii Realty and Realty Executives Kona for four years as General Manager & Principal Broker. John holds numerous designations, including the prestigious and highly coveted designation of CRB, which in the industry is known as the Ph.D. in real estate business management.

John S. Rabi founded Typically Tropical Properties in 1993, and was its General Manager & Principal Broker until he sold the company. He became the Chief Executive Officer of the Typically Tropical Enterprise Group LLC in 2007, and has held that position ever since.

EDUCATION:

1978 MBA in Business Management
BNA University of Hospitality Business Management (Budapest)

1976 BBA in Political Sciences & Economy
M & L College of Political Sciences (Budapest)

1970 BA in General Studies
Attila Jozsef College (Budapest)

POSTGRADUATE STUDIES:

2000 Graduated and earned the designation of “ABR” (Accredited Buyer Representative)
The Real Estate BUYER’S AGENT Council, Inc.

1999 Graduated and earned the designation of “FHS” (Fine Homes Specialist)
Prudential Real Estate Fine Homes International Network

1998 Graduated and earned the designation of “CRB” (Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager)
Real Estate Brokerage Managers Council (Chicago, IL)

1997 Graduated and earned the designation of “CM” (Certified Manager)
Prudential Management Academy (Dallas, TX; Troy, MI and Palm Springs, CA)

1996 Graduated Broker Principles and Practices of Hawaii Real Estate
Century 21 Real Estate School (Certified by the Real Estate Commission, HI)

1994 Graduated Principles and Practices of Hawaiian Real Estate
Century 21 Real Estate School (Certified by the Real Estate Commission, HI)

1984 Graduated Special Security and Anti-Terrorism
BSR Special Security and Anti-Terrorist School

HONORS:

 

2007-2008 Featured in the "Who's Who In Real Estate"

(Exclusive Selection of Montclaire Publishing "Who's Who Among Executives")

2007 HO’OULU Award from the Pacific Business News
(25th Fastest Growing Company in the State of Hawaii)

2006 HO’OULU Award from the Pacific Business News
(8th Fastest Growing Company in the State of Hawaii)

2003 National Leadership Award from the National Republican Congressional
Committee

2003 Honorary Chairman of the Business Advisory Council of the National
Republican Congressional Committee


2003 Hawaii Businessman of the Year, awarded by the Business Advisory

Council of the National Republican Congressional Committee

 

1993 Selected by the American Hotel & Motel Association to appear in the
1993 edition of the “Who’s Who in the Lodging Industry”

1983 Member of the “Kylix Society”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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