Raised in Upcountry Maui, Josh attended Baldwin High School before heading to Seattle to attend the University of Washington. There, he graduated cum laude with two bachelor’s degrees—one in International Relations of the Asia-Pacific Region and the other in Comparative Religion. He has traveled the world (23 countries—and counting), and has lived in Indonesia, Nepal and Scotland. He has hiked to Machu Picchu and to Mount Everest’s Base Camp, canoed the Amazon River and swam in the Ganges, trekked in the North Pole and touched the Great Wall of China.
Throughout his adventures, Josh developed an appreciation, awareness and respect for all people—an experience that inspired him to give back to his community. Josh returned to Maui to start his career, and over the years, he has earned a solid reputation for professionalism and personal integrity. His hard work and success has not gone unnoticed. Josh has been recognized by Pacific Business News as one of the “Top 40 Under Forty” professionals in the State of Hawai‘i. He was also named one of the Maui Weekly’s “Unsung Heroes” of 2010 for his philanthropic endeavors, as well as “Person of the Year” in 2011.
Josh was also honored as the recipient of Maui County’s Young Business Person of Year Award for 2012, and was recently listed as one of the Top 100 Realtors in the State of Hawai‘i. Josh’s expertise as a broker extends far beyond the four walls of his office in the Wailea Town Center. He serves on the Realtors Association of Maui (RAM) Board of Directors, the Hawai‘i Association of Realtors’ Young Professionals Network and the RAM Education Committee. And when it comes to education, it’s safe to say Josh has the market cornered. As a real estate columnist for the Maui Weekly, he encouraged readers to “Ask Josh” about a range of issues. In addition, as the founder of the Josh Jerman Foundation and the Josh Jerman Maui Nui Scholarship, he has awarded more than $32,000 to college-bound high school students across Maui County.