Clifford Ogata is Senior Vice President of Operations - Hawaii for ValueRock Realty Partners. In this role, Mr. Ogata handles strategic management of ValueRock Realty Partners' Hawaii commercial real estate holdings encompassing more than 1.1 million square feet of assets. Mr. Ogata is responsible for strategic asset management, high level real estate and commercial asset acquisitions, management for all leasing activities and property management. He is also a State and County Government liaison on behalf of the firm.
Mr. Ogata brings more than three decades of commercial banking experience in executive bank management with an emphasis in commercial real estate lending, client relationships, credit administration, corporate banking and credit /loan portfolio restructuring. Mr. Ogata joined ValueRock in 2007 from Central Pacific Bank, the primary subsidiary of Central Pacific Financial Corp., a Hawaii-based financial institution with $4.8 billion in assets. During that time he served as a Senior Vice President and Division Head of Commercial Real Estate at Central Pacific Bank for the states of Hawaii, California, and Washington, managing more than $2 billion in loans. Senior Management roles included Member of Management Loan Committee, Board Loan Presentations, Asset Management, Budget Analysis and Human Resources.
Prior to his role at Central Pacific Bank, Mr. Ogata was a Senior Vice President, Chief Lending Officer and Division Head, Corporate Banking with City Bank Hawaii. Senior Management roles included Chair of Management Loan Committee and Board Loan Presentations.
Underscoring Mr. Ogata's leadership, he was recognized as the premier Employee Stock Ownership Plan and Association of Apartment Owners specialized lender for Hawaii. The recognition was due to Mr. Ogata's major role in creating a strong niche lending industry for both sectors, having aggregate loan volume and commitments of more than $1 billion. Based on his wide-ranging success and experience, Mr. Ogata has become known for his deep knowledge of the commercial real estate market in Hawaii and has developed an extensive network of relationships across the Hawaii business community.
Mr. Ogata was born, raised and resides in Hawaii. He received his bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of Hawaii, Manoa Campus. He is a graduate of Pacific Coast Banking School and received an Honorable Discharge from the Hawaii Air National Guard, Jet Refueler of F-102 Delta Dagger and F-4 Phantom Jets during the Vietnam War Era.