Brown Development



Greg Brown has had a genuine passion for the construction industry and real estate business and has been building homes on Maui since 2003.  He was inspired by his good friend, the late Gary Dixon, master builder of Dixon Homes on Maui.

He attended the School of Business at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh and for over twenty years prior to founding Brown Development, he started several successful businesses on the islands of Maui, Kauai and Lana’i.  He is a licensed Real Estate Broker, General Contractor in the state of Hawaii, as well as a licensed Marine Boat Captain and Private Aviation Pilot.

Raised in the state of Maine, Greg is a believer, a family man and an outdoors man   He resides on Hawaii Island with his wife and five children. Together they enjoy horseback riding, hunting, fishing, kayaking, hiking, skiing, spending time on their farm and enjoying the great outdoors.

The Brown Development ‘ohana is made up of a team of dedicated, seasoned professionals with extensive experience in the construction business. 


Scott Trenery, Chief Operating Officer

Scott is a real estate enthusiast and entrepreneur with an degree in Mechanical Engineering from Berkeley and a background that includes the founding and management of two real estate and general contracting companies in the California Bay Area, as well as a multifamily development enterprise. Throughout his career, Scott has paired his passion for construction and finance with his detailed knowledge of architecture and engineering in order to develop properties, renovate homes, and partner with investors for large-scale opportunities.

As COO, Scott combines his real estate expertise with bold and innovative ideas for growth and development, embracing new technologies, recognizing housing trends and needs, and strategically executing and monitoring new builds and workforce dynamics.

Scott resides on Maui and enjoys the daily adventures of raising two young boys, while maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle that often finds him on cross-country motorcycle rides or running around the baseball field.


Basho Elliot, Field Supervisor

Basho brings a wealth of expertise in custom home construction and management that spans four decades.  He grew up in a construction family, working for his father and learning the trade from 15 years old.  Basho is an avid surfer and has been a great addition to Brown Development where he's been the supervising all aspects in the field since 2017.


Tom Sills, Hawaii Island Construction Manager

Steve Bayes, Project Manager
Steve Bayes holds a Hawaii General Contractor’s license and brings with him over 30 years’ of experience in the construction industry.  He has extensive experience in building and remodeling luxury homes on Maui, where he’s lived since 2003.


Cindy Lester, Director of Development
Cindy has been a resident of Maui for over 35 years and brings 20 years of construction experience – which includes building her own home with the Self Help Hawaii program.  Her extensive accounting background earned her the position of Comptroller and Director of Development for Brown Development.   She is also a seasoned professional at pulling permits and dealing with the County.

Dave Jackson, Grading and Site Work Manager
A California native, Dave has over 20 years’ experience working with big machinery.  His background, knowledge and expertise have earned him the Grading and Site Work Manager position with Brown Development.

Rose Valle, Director of Marketing
Rose brings extensive experience in marketing, web design, professional photography and copy writing expertise. She has worked in luxury resort hotels across the country and oversees the Property Management division of BD Properties Hawaii. Her work has appeared in Shutterbug Magazine, Travel & Leisure, Conde Nast Traveler, Maui and Hawaii Visitor Guides, Los Angeles Magazine, and more.


Tiare Parsons, Development Coordinator
Born and raised on Maui, Tiare came to Brown Development in 2013.  With almost 10 years experience within the construction industry and a strong background in kitchen and cabinet design, she has earned an assistant management position on our development team. 



Hana Valle, Director of Entitlements
Hana grew up on Maui and graduated as Valedictorian from Kihei Charter School.  She attended Point Park University in Pittsburgh, PA as a Psychology and Global Cultural Studies double major. While in school she co-founded the Student Solidarity Organization and served as co-chair of the Psychology Confluence Alliance. On Maui, she has worked as a Stage Manager for Maui Onstage as well as performed in a number of their productions.