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Abe Lee’s iProperties Hawaii joins Century 21

iProperties Hawaii, an independently owned and operated real estate brokerage company in Honolulu, announced today that it has joined the CENTURY 21® Franchise System and will now do business as CENTURY 21 iProperties Hawaii.

Broker/owner Abe Lee brings 43 years of experience to the table as a licensed REALTOR®, with 32 years of experience teaching fellow agents development, zoning issues, construction methods, law & ethics and more.

“We couldn’t be more excited about joining the CENTURY 21 brand, one of the most recognized real estate brands in the world,” said Abe. “Not only can we benefit from the incredible reputation the franchise has through the global System, but the brand’s cutting edge tools and technologies will enhance the level of service we provide to our clients.”

On the homebuyer and seller side, Abe and his team are well known throughout the island for their wide range of expertise. Not only does the company offer luxury listings for high-end international clients, but also prides itself on its affiliation with the Hawaii Homeownership Center. Alongside the organization, CENTURY 21 iProperties Hawaii provides education, information and support to create successful first-time homebuyers throughout the state.

The company will continue to provide full-service real estate services to buyers and sellers throughout the island, and will now benefit from the world-class marketing, technology and productivity tools provided through its affiliation with the iconic CENTURY 21 brand.

“We are thrilled to welcome iProperties Hawaii team to CENTURY 21,” said Greg Sexton, chief operating officer, Century 21 Real Estate LLC. “The team is a great example of the success that is possible when a company prioritizes the education of its agents, while maintaining laser focus on the ever evolving needs of its clients.”

About CENTURY 21 iProperties Hawaii

CENTURY 21 iProperties Hawaii is a full service real estate company, serving the buyers and sellers of the state of Hawaii, as well as a global clientele. The brokerage is located at 1585 Kapiolani Boulevard, Honolulu, HI 96814.

CENTURY 21 iProperties Hawaii is an independently owned and operated franchise affiliate of Century 21 Real Estate LLC (, franchisor of the iconic CENTURY 21 brand, comprised of approximately 7,450 independently owned and operated franchised broker offices in 79 countries and territories worldwide with more than 115,000 independent sales professionals.

Goodbye, Prudential Locations. Hello, Locations!

Bill Chee, President and CEO, Locations LLCPrudential 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. Continue reading

Japanese Still Investing in Hawaii Real Estate

From Pacific Business News:

There seems to be no end to the interest in Hawaii real estate from Japanese investors, even though there’s been a slight dropoff in the number of tourists from Japan.

Sal Miwa, CEO and chairman of Myland Hawaii Realty Ltd., which is based in Japan and has mostly Japanese clients, told PBN that the firm has been getting many requests from clients to find Hawaii properties to invest in, especially in Waikiki and Kakaako…There have been many Japanese investments in Hawaii over the years, including hotels, golf courses, residential and other types of commercial properties. Another Asian country, China, has also started to invest in Hawaii.

Read all about how Chinese investors are buying their pieces of Paradise, taking advantage of Hawaii’s proximity, culture and economic and educational opportunities in the cover story of the Oct. 10 print edition of Pacific Business News.

Photo by Tina Yuen/Pacific Business News.

Mark Zuckerberg Buys Kauai Plantation

Duane Shimogawa of Pacific Business News reports that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is “likely buyer of a 357-acre beachfront estate” called Kahuaina Plantation on Kauai. The property was listed last year for $70 million. A sales presentation for the property reads:

Kahu’aina Plantation is a vast and pristine oceanfront property that offers the rare opportunity to create a stewardship to last for generations. Set atop the dramatic cliffs and serene shorelines of Kauai’i, Kahu’aina Plantation embodies everything alluring about the island — soaring coastal expanses, lush and sustainable land, gentle waves, and sandy beaches… The project’s entitlements and terrain allow for a flexible configuration of up to 80 homesites. Buyers may build the master planned development, a community of larger estates, or a beachfront family estate as a legacy property with embedded entitlements. Kahu’aina Plantation may be the last large beachfront parcel developed on Kaua’i.

PBN notes that Zuckerberg had previously bought several multi-million dollar units in the ONE Ala Moana luxury condominium project.


Kahuaina Plantation


Oceanfront in Aina Haina

Aina o Hoonanea
This is a one-of-a-kind property along the rarely available shores of South East Oahu.

This one-third acre corner lot in Aina Haina features an unobstructed ocean view from Koko Head to Diamond Head. Built in the 1940s, there are three island style beach cottages and a separate elevated studio on the property. The property has a shared pool and spa, which was newly tiled this year. The property grounds and homes are all well maintained and show very well. The current owners have lived at this address for over 35 years and their pride of ownership is evident.

It’s perfectly situated away from the main highway, fronting both ocean and stream. The marquee feature of the property is the 70 plus linear feet of oceanfront, steps away from reef walking, popular surf spots and a secluded stretch of sandy beach. This property offers so many options for both investors and families looking for a waterfront property in an exclusive area.

Aina Haina is a great neighborhood, located midway between Kahala and Hawaii Kai, where you have the tranquility set apart from urban life, but the conveniences of being 10 minutes from town and within walking distance to the newly renovated Aina Haina Shopping Center.


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