For over 30 years, Joseph Blanco has provided real estate and governmental affairs consulting services to local and national companies on public-private sector partnering opportunities and real estate development opportunities. Working in both the public and private sectors, Joseph facilitated public-private sector partnerships throughout the state in information technology, agriculture, performing and culinary arts, workforce housing, medical research, aviation training and maintenance, reservation call centers and public safety.
For almost 8 years, Blanco served as a senior policy advisor for Hawaiʻi governor Ben Cayetano. During his tenure at the governor’s office, he facilitated many public-private partnerships, identified, coordinated the development of a strategic roadmap that fostered the development of knowledge-based industries in five core areas, and was a key architect of landmark legislation that promoted new capital formation (Act 178 and Act 221 and expanded Enterprise Zone benefits).
Blanco has been active in professional and community organizations and participated in their board governance. These organizations include Central Pacific Bank, Central Pacific Financial, St. Francis Liliha Medical Center, Straub Hospital Foundation, YMCA of Honolulu, Honolulu Symphony, Filipino Chamber of Commerce, Aloha United Way, Hawaiʻi Real Estate Commission, ETS RELE Advisory Board, University of Hawaiʻi Board of Regents, the Research Corporation of the University of Hawaiʻi, and the University of Hawaiʻi Emeritus Regents Association. He served as the chair of the ETS RELE Advisory Board, the Board of Regents, the Research Corporation, and currently chairs the Emeritus Regents Association.
Blanco is a licensed real estate broker and holds a bachelorís degree in business from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.
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