About Orion Barels & Team


Orion Barels (RA) Oceafront Expert

Please allow us to put our extensive experience and knowledge to work in assisting you! Having been licensed as a Real Estate Salesperson since 2002, and drawing on a deep economics, sales, and entrepreneurship background, Orion Barels has successfully marketed and assisted in the acquisition of numerous oceanfront properties, coastal estates, luxury properties, condominiums, commercial buildings, and vacant land parcels in Hawaii.

As of early 2017, my team and I were responsible for sales volume in excess of $75 Million in transaction sides for the previous 4 calendar years.   I have been nominated by my clients for outstanding customer service over 10 times for the island wide Aloha Aina award, and pride myself on working diligently on my clients'' behalf.  I also earned a spot in Honolulu Magazine''s ‘Best in Real Estate,'' which rank''s the State''s top real estate professionals based on a survey of over 10,000 home buyers – a true cream of the crop rating system that no professional can buy their way onto.  In Orion’s first calendar year as a realtor associate, he closed over $5 Million dollars in transaction volume.  In 2009 Orion earned Prudential Locations’ salesperson of the year award (out of 200+ agents).

He is currently a CCIM candidate (commercial investment studies), and achieved an EcoBroker designation and is fluent in green construction and photovoltaic & solar hot water systems. He is also E-certified, meaning he’s successfully completed a full curriculum tailored to meeting the needs of Internet -savvy home Buyers and Sellers.

Orion was born in Santa Barbara, California and raised by a family who prioritized success, hard work, and active outdoor pursuits. His values were shaped by a successful entrepreneurial father, and an active and hardworking mother.  He graduated from U.C. San Diego with a degree in Management Science/Economics, while starting a successful wholesale furniture importation business operating in La Jolla and Laguna Beach, California, before moving to Oahu permanently in 2002.  One of our team specialties is the North Shore of Oahu, where we are a clear market share leader, having closed significantly more transactions and sales volume than any other agent or team in the previous four years

Upon moving to Oahu, Orion first worked as an outside salesperson in the downtown Honolulu business market before migrating into residential real estate.  While in business to business sales, Orion was the number one new sales representative in the nation for Lanier/Ricoh, a global leader in the computer peripheral equipment market.  

Orion was married to his wife Lilly in 2008, who is a high school teacher and yoga instructor, and are overjoyed about their new son Lincoln who was born in early 2012.   Orion has deep knowledge in the construction discipline, having recently built on his property as ‘owner builder’ with green features such as a 2.2 KW photovoltaic array, passive cooling, and solar hot water heating.   Orion’s interests include the financial markets, surfing, yoga, snowboarding, mountain biking, fishing, hiking, diving, and sailing. 

Meet the Team