Prudential Locations, Hawaii’s largest real estate firm, announced its intent to change its name back to Locations. Effective February 1, 2015, the local company will no longer be affiliated with Prudential Financial, Inc.
“Changing our name back to Locations largely represents a transition of moving to our roots as an independent local company,” said Bill Chee, president and CEO of Locations. “We’re still the same real estate firm our clients and agents know and love – now with the best name in the business – and we’re enthusiastic about our ability to better deliver the innovative tools and exemplary customer service that we’re known for.”
Locations has five offices on Oahu and Maui, with approximately 300 agents, staff and managers serving clients on all Hawaiian Islands.
Established in 1969 as Locations, the real estate firm became an independently owned and operated member of Prudential Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. in 1994 and changed its name to Prudential Locations. Today, the company says it’s the state’s leading real estate company, and it is the only firm in the top-5 that is not affiliated with a national franchise.
“Ultimately, we’re a stronger organization for our clients and agents as a local company,” added Chee. “Hawaii is such a unique place, and our understanding of local customers, distinct neighborhoods and community is what truly sets our firm apart and makes us a market innovator.”
Locations will continue to lead the real estate industry with innovative solutions for clients, such as being the only firm to have customized real estate customer applications, and Hawaii’s most comprehensive website with a search function in five languages, and mobile applications.
Additionally, Locations, as a standalone company is well positioned to make an even greater philanthropic impact in the State of Hawaii through its charitable arm, The Locations Foundation. All members of The Locations Foundation are real estate agents and staff of Locations. In 2013, Locations dedicated more than 2,000 volunteer hours and contributed approximately $180,000 to local charities.
The new Locations brand will launch to the public in the first quarter of 2015. For more information, please visit www.PrudentialLocations.com. Locations can also be found on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PrudentialLocations and Twitter at www.twitter.com/pruhawaii.