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. 

Mark Marolf, Vice President of Development
Mark came to us after a long career overseeing a variety of both commercial and residential projects, including hotels, office buildings, apartments, schools, multi- and single-family homes, and tenant improvement projects. During his career he has completed over four hundred homes for some of the nation’s largest home builders such as Pulte Homes and Lennar. Mark has earned a degree in Building Construction from the University of Florida and is a licensed General Contractor.

Mike Kraut, Site and Civil Construction Manager
Mike brings over 40 years of experience as a Contractor in Civil Construction and Real Estate Development. He has experience in municipal water, sewer, storm, deep lift stations and streets and has worked closely with government officials and engineers at all levels. In 2007, Mike came to Hawaii as Project Manager for ITC Water Management where he worked with representatives of Ka'anapali Development, Castle & Cooke and Parker Ranch.  He has extensive hours of equipment operation, pipe bursting, hydraulic dredging, reservoir construction and erosion control structures. 

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.

Trisha Cruz, Accounting Manager
Trisha joined Brown Development in late 2015 bringing over 30 years of accounting and management experience to her role as Controller, as well as 15 years in the real estate industry.


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, Executive Development Assistant
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.