Meet MN Capital Partners
Hawaii Business is grateful to MN Capital Partners LLC, once again, for providing the research for the fourth annual “Top 20 Wealthiest Landowners” list. MN Capital is a Honolulu-based, asset-management and consulting firm specializing in private capital and real estate investments.
Bruce M. Nakaoka, Managing Director
Prior to co-founding MN Capital Partners in 1997, Bruce Nakaoka was the director of the real estate investment and appraisal division for Kamehameha Schools. From 1980 to 1987, Nakaoka served as assistant vice president with a commercial real estate appraisal firm. Nakaoka received the MAI designation from the Appraisal Institute in 1990. HIGHLIGHTS: Director, HiBEAM business accelerator; Honolulu City Council Leasehold Conversion Task Group (lessors); member, Hawaii Venture Capital Association; director, McKinley High School Foundation; member, administrator, Matsuo Takabuki, Goldman Sachs, and William S. Richardson Commemorative Scholarship Funds; EDUCATION: BBA, 1980, University of Hawaii at Manoa; MBA, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 1985.
Eric K. Martinson, Managing Director
Prior to co-founding MN Capital Partners seven years ago, Eric Martinson had served in various investment-management roles for Kamehameha Schools since 1984. He ended his tenure in 1996 as the director of the school’s financial asset division, responsible for internationally diversified private capital and marketable securities portfolios. Martinson has sat on various investment advisory boards for domestic and international investment partnerships and companies. HIGHLIGHTS: Director, HiBEAM business accelerator; member, Kamehameha Schools Board of Advisors; director, Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii; director, Na Pua a Ke Alii Pauahi; member, Hawaii Venture Capital Association; administrator, Matsuo Takabuki, Goldman Sachs, and William S. Richardson Commemorative Scholarship Funds; EDUCATION: BBA, finance, University of Hawaii, 1984; MBA, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University, 1989.
Ken Shimada, Investment Associate
Ken Shimada joined MN Capital in 2002, after graduating with a BBA in finance from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He received the Kauffman Entrepreneurial Grant while at the university. Prior to joining MN Capital, he was the project manager of Hoku Scientific, a local technology company with an emphasis on fuel cells. Shimada is a branch board member for the Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii.