Christie’s International Real Estate recognized Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers as Overall Affiliate of the Year winner, the highest honor bestowed by the world’s leading real estate network.
The ceremony took place recently at the culmination of the Annual Global Conference in Paris. Owner Matt Beall accepted the crystal obelisk trophy at a black-tie dinner at the Palace of Versailles in the Gallery of Great Battles, a venue not open to the general public, making the evening all the more special.
Beall was unaware of his win until that evening’s announcement by Zackary Wright, executive director of Christie’s International Real Estate, before a crowded room of network colleagues.
“Hawaii Life, now covering the entire state of Hawaii, was opened by Matt Beall and Winston Welborn in 2008 and expanded to the island of Oahu in 2017, having already achieved significant sales on the Big Island, Kauai and Maui,” Wright said. “In 2018, Hawaii Life announced it had joined forces with Patricia Choi, celebrated for her 30-year record of success on Oahu, and Mauna Kea Realty, the exclusive brokerage for the famed resort of the same name on the Big Island. Last year, the firm achieved US $1,700,000,000 in sales, a 54 percent gain over 2017, posting 110 transactions above US $3,000,000, up from 41 the year before.”
The company’s top sale was a $46.1 million estate on Kauai, the highest-priced property ever sold in the state of Hawaii.
The company also gives back to the community through the Hawaii Life Charitable Fund, managed by volunteer agents from the company, which contributed nearly $200,000 for disaster relief after flooding and wildfires in 2018.
Four awards are given each year at the Annual Global Conference in Paris, one each in the small, medium and large market categories, with the top honor given to the overall winner regardless of market size.
Criteria used in determining the four winners are overall business innovation, market leadership, passion to succeed in the local and global marketplace under the Christie’s International Real Estate brand, and collaboration with network colleagues and Christie’s art auction house specialists.
Hawaii Life continues to excel in every category, even eclipsing last year’s win as Affiliate of the Year in the Large Market category.