Keane Omaye-Backman

Senior Associate

Lic. RS-76415

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Keane Omaye-Backman is a Senior Associate with CBRE’s Industrial and Logistics Group in Honolulu, HI. He specializes in industrial leasing, acquisitions, and dispositions for landlords and tenants statewide.

Keane began his career with CBRE in August 2017 as a Client Services Coordinator, and transitioned to Client Services Specialist in January 2019 working exclusively with Peter Grossman, Senior Vice President, Norbert Buelsing, Senior Vice President and Jie Xie, Senior Associate. In 2021, Lauren Eustace, Associate joined this team.

Keane earned the CBRE's 2021 Rookie of the Year title in Hawaii by ranking in the Top 10 during his first full year as an Associate.

Prior to joining CBRE, Keane worked as a Project Coordinator for a Hawaii-based Japanese real estate company, List USA (parent company to List Sotheby’s International Realty), where he gained significant development experience. He learned basic knowledge of Japanese brokerage practices for residential and commercial real estate and marketability of Hawaii Real Estate in Japan. He also assisted in closing more than $250 million in gross sales volume of luxury property purchases by Japanese buyers. Prior to his time at List USA, Keane worked at Heyer & Associates assisting in project sales for high-rise condominiums, with more $700 million in gross sales volume.


  • University of Hawaii at Manoa, Bachelor of Social Sciences in Economics

Professional Affiliations/Accreditations

  • Licensed Real Estate Salesperson, state of Hawaii
  • Chair of the Board of Director at Seagull Schools