Hikaru has worked in the New York City real estate business since 2010. She has quickly become one of the most prominent real estate agents among clients, other brokers and landlords.
With confidence she says, "Where I come from, good work ethic, respect (for others) and integrity are deeply ingrained in the society, and the business relationships that I have established are direct results of that."
During her first year in the business, she established herself as a reputed downtown expert. Especially she has a love for lofts and townhouses, which meet her affinity for character and architectural details. Coming from design background, she also has a keen eye for unique spaces and high end properties, and she has the ability to merge clients' aesthetic needs with their more practical needs.
Originally from Japan, Hikaru made her move to New York in 1996 and she immediately found the city and the people fascinating. "The move was the best gift that I ever gave to myself." Ever since she has been developing great affinity for the city through her exploration. "This city is constantly changing, and it amazes me that after 15+ years there are still new things that I discover everyday." It was only natural when she came into the real estate business and she is still doing 'her thing' exploring and finding out what this city has to offer.
"I consider myself as a consultant of New York City life." She provides her clients not only her profound interest and knowledge of New York City real estate market but also ins and outs of New York City lifestyle as a whole.
Hikaru is also an artist and she enjoys silkscreen printing and photography. She attended Parsons The New School for Design and her time there inspired her to turn her flat into a dark room. One of her dreams is to find 'Andy Warhol's Factory' like cool artist loft and create a unique live/work loft space as her own showroom for clients.
She has lived in many different neighborhoods and witnessed the transformation of different neighborhoods. She is currently a proud Brooklynite. She has long lived in Park Slope and its beautiful vicinity neighborhoods where she built a strong appreciation for Brooklyn. Abandoned factories of Williamsburg, Greenwood Cemetery, Victorian houses in Windsor Terrace, nostalgic Gowanus Canal, brownstones of Park Slope, Prospect Park in winter, Europe like Grand Army Plaza and its Farmer's Market, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, industrial buildings in Dumbo, fantastic view of the city from Brooklyn Heights Promenade, hidden streets of Vinegar Hill, architectural beauty Brooklyn Bridge, aesthetically aged amusement park of Coney Island, abandoned railroad(now became Highline)... New York City is just a perfect muse for her art.
Hikaru is still in her early years in the business, yet her strong work ethic, her commitment to her clients (Hikaru never fails to put her client's best interest first!), transparency and the highest standard of integrity built upon her traditional roots are already rewarding her with a business of constant referrals and repeat clients.
She is a rare breed of New York City real estate agent and as a consummate professional; she will be your agent for life!