Matt Kaneshiro

Matt Kaneshiro

President and CEO

MATT KANESHIRO is the President and CEO of Universal Matrix, LLC. His main areas of expertise are on the “blood” of the company: Vision, Strategic oversight and Business Development. He oversees Universal Matrix (Construction Services) and Universal Matrix Management & Services (Construction Management & Condominium Site/Resident Management). Including being responsible for creating consistencies in operational performance, cultural values, construction/property management and maintenance functions company wide. Besides being a builder; Matt’s real interest is his polished skills on our strength of character of incorporating Christian values into hard-earned experience and business foundation, and always keeping in mind our commitment to excellence in the marketplace and community. He is our Champion.

Every PERSON is valuable to God and his kingdom.

Job Title/Company: July 2012 – Present
President and CEO of Universal Matrix, Licensed General Contractor ABC-32339
Job Title/Company: April 2019 – Present
Chairman of Hawaii Prayer Breakfast

Key Skills:
Leadership | Relationships | Networking | Conflict Management |
Construction Management | Quality Control Management |
Building Teams | Contract Negotiation | Business Management |

Providing Construction Management Services to Owners, Lenders and Equity Investors. The key to any successful venture is to form solid foundation from which to Build. Properly managing and maintain project equilibrium throughout the construction process.

At Universal Matrix, we have linked ourselves to that foundation – partnering with you to form a solid management team from which to build and transferring the building stress from you, our client, to us, as your consultant.

(808) 478-7452


Matt Kaneshiro is a leader in the community of Hawaii. Born in Tachikawa, Japan, raised in Hawaii and has over 35 years of executive level leadership and experience.

Currently, Matt Kaneshiro provides the vision and strategic oversight to a suite of companies that provide real estate services.

He is the owner of Universal Matrix Management & Services dedicated to Construction Management projects and Condo Association Site/Resident Manager where he responsible for day-to-day operations of managers and executive leadership for both companies this includes all construction related activities involving new developments from inception to completion!

Currently Matt Kaneshiro companies provide oversight, site management and construction services for real estate in Hawaii with asset values well over $100 MM.

Matt is responsible for creating consistencies in operational performance, cultural values, and property management and maintenance functions company wide. Matt thoughtfully and purposefully brings real estate best practice to complex real estate environments; while being considerate and deliberate in appreciating and protecting Hawaii’s unique culture and environment.

His approach to performance strategy encompasses the use of targeted quality controls, technology, and oversight excellence with an emphasis on customer service and the customer experience.

Matt Kaneshiro is affiliated with the following organizations: Member of National Association of Home Builders, Member of Project Institute of Hawaii, and Chairman, Hawaii Prayer Breakfast.

In addition, Matt Kaneshiro & Construction Partner, Keith Kaneshiro holds a class A General Engineering, class B Builder Contractor and class C Specialty Contractors Licenses.

Besides being a builder in real estate projects; Matts real interest is in people and incorporating Christian values into the marketplace, home and community.

Current Projects:

1. Hawaii 5-O Development, Construction & Maintenance.
Super 8(a) Certified Company. Estimated Construction Value. $150 MM.
Identifying approved General Contractor with (Certified past-performance) in the State of Hawaii.
Scheduling & conduct meetings.
Identifying projects with the Department of Defense, and utility companies.
Administrative, Project Management between Prime Contractor & the General Contractor.

2. Pending DPP Permit, New 2nd floor addition, 1st floor 4-bedroom, 2.5 bathrooms, kitchen, concrete sidewalk.
Salt Lake, Honolulu HI. Construction Value. $395K
(Current Projects Continued)

3. CSWO/Ashley Furniture, Beretania Street.
Project Manager concrete spalling, stucco repair, interior renovations and exterior building Painting.
Estimated Construction Value. $500K
Identify General Contractors.
Project Manager.

Past Projects:

1. Ilikai Marina AOAO, Waikiki, HI
HVAC Retrofit & AC Condenser Rooftop Replacement. Project Manager. $2.5 MM

2. Puualii Phase 1 & 2, Kaneohe, HI
Foundation & Helical Piers. Project Manager. $1.5 MM

3. Ashley Furniture/Red Knot, Aiea HI. $750K
Concrete Spalling & Exterior Painting. Project Manager.

4. Pokai Bay Marina AOAO, Waianae HI
Automatic Sprinkler Retrofit & Dry Stand-Pipe Replacement. Project Manager. $1.2 MM

5. Hawaii Correctional Industries, Aiea HI
Developed (5) workforce development programs for community-based correctional inmates.
Built from $1.45 MM to $6.78 MM in 3-years.