29. March 2016 · Comments Off on LIST Sotheby’s International Realty Expands Luxury Brand Presence into Singapore · Categories: Hawaii Real Estate, International Real Estate, News & Events

Aerial view of the Civic District, Singapore - 20110224
MADISON, N.J. and SINGAPORE (March 29, 2016) – Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced that it has signed an agreement with List Holdings Singapore PTE. LTD. to develop the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand in Singapore.

List Holdings Singapore PTE. LTD. is owned by the same company that operates List Sotheby’s International Realty in Japan and Honolulu, Hawaii. The firm’s Singapore location will be led by Hisashi Kitami, owner and chief executive officer of List Sotheby’s International Realty.

“Singapore is a global financial center making it an attractive market for international buyers,” said Philip White, president and chief executive officer of Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC. “Hisashi Kitami and his team share our brand’s core values and commitment to providing the highest levels of service.”

List Sotheby’s International Realty is expected to open its first office in Singapore during the second half of 2016.

“As part of the Sotheby’s International Realty network, we have seen great success in Hawaii and Japan and are excited to expand into Singapore,” said Kitami. “The country has an international consumer base and the global exposure offered by the brand will continue to be beneficial to our clients.”

The Sotheby’s International Realty network currently has more than 18,800 affiliated independent sales associates located in approximately 835 offices in 63 countries and territories worldwide.

List Sotheby’s International Realty listings will be marketed on the sothebysrealty.com global website. In addition to the referral opportunities and widened exposure generated from this source, the firm’s brokers and clients will benefit from an association with the Sotheby’s auction house and worldwide Sotheby’s International Realty marketing programs. Each office is independently owned and operated.

23. March 2016 · Comments Off on The World is Your Stage: AREAA Global + Luxury Summit · Categories: News & Events, Oahu Community

AREAA’s Global + Luxury Summit is an opportunity to listen to some of the most influential market makers and industry experts on topics related to international and luxury real estate. Learn about the latest trends, best practices, and the world’s hottest emerging luxury and investment markets from experts around the world. 

AREAA represents a diverse range of professionals within the real estate industry and the Global & Luxury Summit is widely considered the best conference of its kind in the U.S. Over half of the members have executed at least one international transaction in the past year, and many more service their market’s luxury sector. This conference provides the perfect opportunity to connect with agents and industry professionals, and to build a dynamic network.

It’s no secret that Asian Americans and Asian nationals are the main driving force behind today’s international and luxury markets. Each year the volume of cross-border transactions grows in all sectors of real estate – residential, commercial and investment. As the world becomes more connected and international investment expands to more regions than ever before, it is crucial to position yourself as a trusted and knowledgeable agent for international buyers and investors.

 The online registration deadline is on Friday, March 25 and the best discount is KAMAAINAGLS01 of $398.00 which includes one year local chapter membership. There’s also a limited special of $199 on April 4 which features a keynote luncheon and guest speaker, Vern Yip, “One of HGTV’s Most Recognizable Designers.”  We’re also proud to announce that our own Principal Broker at LIST Sotheby’s International Realty, Myra Brandt, will be a guest speaker on a special panel of industry leaders. 

Date:  April 3 – 5

Location:  Royal Hawaiian

For more information, go to:  www.areaa.org/summit


19. March 2016 · Comments Off on Kupu Hawaii: Inaugural recipient of the HASIR Charitable Fund · Categories: Agents Who Make a Difference, News & Events, Oahu Community

The Hawaii Affiliates of Sotheby’s International Realty (HASIR) Charitable Fund at Hawaii Community Foundation (HCF) made a presentation to the fund’s premier grant recipient, Kupu Hawaii, on Wednesday March 16th at the new flagship office of LIST Sotheby’s International Realty, 677 Ala Moana Blvd. Suite 111 in Honolulu.

1. HASIR Check Presentation From left to right, John Leong, CEO of Kupu Hawaii, Dodie MacArthur of MacArthur Sotheby’s International Realty, Kevin Rapp of Hawaii Community Foundation, Myra Brandt of LIST Sotheby’s International Realty, Debra Blachowiak of Sleeping Giant Sotheby’s International Realty, and Ryan McLaughlin of Island Sotheby’s International Realty.

2016 HASIR Check Presentation
From left to right, John Leong, CEO of Kupu Hawaii, Dodie MacArthur of MacArthur Sotheby’s International Realty, Kevin Rapp of Hawaii Community Foundation, Myra Brandt of LIST Sotheby’s International Realty, Debra Blachowiak of Sleeping Giant Sotheby’s International Realty, and Ryan McLaughlin of Island Sotheby’s International Realty.

Ryan McLaughlin of Island Sotheby’s International Realty presented a check in the amount of $10,000 to John Leong, CEO of Kupu. In his opening remarks, Ryan introduced representatives of HASIR, Dodie MacArthur of MacArthur Sotheby’s International Realty on the Big Island, Debra Blachowiak of Sleeping Giant Sotheby’s International Realty on Kauai and Myra Brandt of LIST Sotheby’s International Realty on Oahu. “My father started the HASIR fund in 2014 to give our agents and clients the opportunity to support the future of our Islands,” said Ryan. He continued, “It’s all about charity and being proactive.”

Ryan introduced John Leong, CEO of Kupu, who expressed his appreciation to Kevin Rapp of Hawaii Community Foundation for selecting Kupu as this year’s beneficiary of the HASIR fund. John said, “Being the first recipient of this fund is significant and meaningful for all of us. We are deeply touched by your generosity. This gift will go towards engaging our young adults in the areas of conservation, green jobs and skill development and building the next generation for leadership.”

John shared a testimonial of a former Kupu member: “Since my wonderful experience with Kupu, I have finished my undergraduate degree at ASU and am now pursuing a Masters of Social Entrepreneurship at HULT in San Francisco. My passion and goals now have me in the early stages of creating a social urban agriculture start-up here in San Francisco. A key component is to empower inexperienced and under served youth in marginalized communities around the Bay Area. I want our social business to be just as transformational for the individuals and communities we seek to serve as it was for me during my time with Kupu.”

A former Kupu volunteer and real estate agent at LIST Sotheby’s International Realty, Christina Laney, talked about her experience at Kupu as a team leader for youth. She said, “You really have an impact on them at a pivotal point in their young lives. I’m proud to say I was a part of this program and excited to see HASIR contributing to such a great and needed cause for Hawaii, our youth and our future.”

Established in 2009 as a 501(c)(3), Kupu was developed in response to the growing needs of Hawaii’s communities to train the next generation in natural resource management, renewable energy, energy conservation and other green job skill sets. Kupu specializes in coordinating service learning, internship and fellowship opportunities for youth and young adults in the natural resource management and sustainability industries. Kupu in Hawaiian means to “sprout, grow, germinate or increase.”

Thus far, Kupu has influenced the lives of more than 2,000 alumni. Each year, Kupu serves approximately 300 youth and young adults throughout Hawaii, including college and high school students, recent graduates and at-risk youth who impact more than 80 partner environmental conservation and sustainability agencies. Last year, Kupu also engaged about 6,000 volunteers and had an overall economic impact of over $14 million. For more information, visit:www.kupuhawaii.org

The mission of the HASIR fund at HCF is to provide grants that invest in Hawaii’s future through programs that:

PROTECT – our natural environment
NURTURE – the education of future generations
PRESERVE – Hawaii’s unique cultural legacy

HASIR Foundation
About The Fund

Established in 2014, the Hawaii Affiliates of Sotheby’s International Realty Charitable Fund at Hawaii Community Foundation serves as a collective effort across four Hawaii-based offices that contributes to the positive future of the Islands through impactful philanthropy. Grant-making is professionally managed and advised by the Hawaii Community Foundation.

The HASIR Fund at HCF was established by:

Island Sotheby’s International Realty – Maui
LIST Sotheby’s International Realty – Oahu
MacArthur Sotheby’s International Realty – Hawaii Island
Sleeping Giant Sotheby’s International Relaty – Kauai

For more information, visit http://www.hawaiigives.com


01. March 2016 · Comments Off on New Flagship Location Officially Opens! · Categories: News & Events, Oahu Community

677 Ala Moana

LIST Sotheby’s International Realty officially opened their flagship location at 677 Ala Moana on February 16, 2016. The approximately 4,000 square foot space will host a range of service departments including: Concierge and Client Relations, Property Management and Project Sales.

A Hawaiian blessing ceremony was performed by Kahu Kauila Clark who offered a “pule” or a blessing to the new space. LIST Sotheby’s International Realty owner, Hisashi Kitami said, “This is a significant achievement for us and we are excited to have this new location as we expand our international presence. We have eight offices in Japan including a team who’s dedicated to selling Hawaii. Our Japanese clients are responsible for over $100 million in Oahu sales since 2014 with substantial activity in Kaka’ako.”

Check out the video:  https://vimeo.com/157384767


01. March 2016 · Comments Off on 170 Poipu Drive, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii · Categories: New Listing

Diamond in the rough! You’ll love the gorgeous ocean and Diamond Head views from this huge approximately 24,467 square foot property. The rarely available six bedroom, three bath home also includes a spacious three car garage plus workshop and storage. Located in the prestigious Koko Kai neighborhood, this property offers the opportunity to polish up this gem and renovate your desire or build your new dream home! Located near wonderful dining, shopping, hiking, boating, and ocean activities!

170 Poipu Drive Honolulu Hawaii 96825
6 bedrooms, 3 baths
Jeffrey M. Fox
HI License RB-17230
+1 808.292.5333


01. March 2016 · Comments Off on 59-171-C Ke Nui Road, Haleiwa, Oahu, Hawaii · Categories: New Listing

One of the nicest four bedroom three bath homes on Oahu’s famous North Shore with Sunset Beach directly out your back door. This is surfing at its finest or simply relax and enjoy beach combing for shells or cooking a gourmet meal. The home is very private and gated, yet so close to all the action. Beautifully remodeled in 2005 and 2006 with exquisite upgrades: solid parquet wooden floors, concrete counter tops and fully furnished in tropical island style. Large covered lanai overlooking a kid friendly back lawn and well-built seawall…

59-171-C Ke Nui Road Haleiwa Hawaii 96712
4 bedrooms, 3 baths
Victor Brandt
HI License RB-14004
+1 808.561.4700