About Kai Associates

When it comes to buying or selling a home, you do not have to become an instant expert on home values, mortgages, or escrows. What you DO need is a powerful Real Estate team behind you.

At Kai Associates we believe that if we combine our experience with our real estate principals our clients will not only come back to us, but they will continue to refer us to their friends and family.


Diana Kai, Broker, BSN, ABR, ASP, CRS, CLSS, CNE, RECS, CDPE,

Diana KaiSRES, e-Pro Certified, Short Sale/Foreclosure Specialist                                                                 

Diana grew up in Southern Arizona were she graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. As an entrepreneur, she started a business in her sophomore year of college. Within six years, it had expanded to 7 locations in 3 states, employing over 100 people. After retiring from her successful businesses at age 30, she lived and traveled through Europe for several years.

She married a remarkable man, Herb Kai, a farmer/businessman and councilman for the Town of Marana.  They enjoy spending time with their two kids, Michael, the creator of LifeYo.com and prankster (www.harvardsucks.org), and Madison, who is in the 7th grade at BASIS School.

Community Involvements:

Board Member, Open Inn
Open Inn is a non-profit organization that supports over 12,000 homeless youths and has been in existence since 1974.  Open Inn's mission is to empower children, youth and families to experience and develop self-worth. Donate today at OpenInn.org.

Past Director, Central Arizona Water Conservation District.

Elected by the voters of Pima County in 2002 for a six-year term to be a Board Member to Central Arizona Water Conservation District also refered to as CAP. CAP is the largest renewable water source in central Arizona, delivering over 1.5M acre feet a year. 

Co-founder and Past Board Member, Marana Arts Council.

We know that to live full lives, all people need opportunities to experience, appreciate, create, and reflect upon art. With this vision, the community officially recognized the Marana Arts Council in January of 2001. We believe the arts build communities, impact the business climate by building a strong economic base, and play a meaningful role in improving the lives of everyone. Art inspires learning and achievement, improves observational skills and perception, and helps children with multiple learning styles to excel in school.

Co-founder, Tucson Quarter Midget Association.

This racing environment is about children and family. A Quarter Midget car is a scaled-down version of an actual midget racer, approximately 1/4 scale. It's a kid's (5-16 years old) racing sport that involves the entire family. The children learn sportsmanship, develop coordination, a sense of timing and the ability to plan ahead. Kids learn to play hard and also learn that rules must be observed. The program helps the drivers gain self-reliance, confidence and self-esteem while learning respect for themselves and others. Once the green flag has dropped, they are on their own. It is a life learning experience!