Engel & Völkers Enters Into Hawaii

January 4, 2018

Global real estate brand marks expansion into Hawaii with opening of two shops in Honolulu

Engel & Völkers today announced its entrance into Hawaii, as the result of a partnership with local real estate powerhouse Primary Properties. The newly established  Engel & Völkers Honolulu will operate under the continued leadership of license partner Kay Mukaigawa, a local resident and real estate professional with over 30 years of experience in Hawaii real estate. With two shop locations, Engel & Völkers Honolulu will service the entire island of Oahu and is licensed to do business on all islands.

“The Hawaiian lifestyle, varied island landscapes, year round good weather and world-class recreation have made Hawaii a highly covetable place to own property, as evidenced by the continued growth in sales and median sales price of both single-family homes and condominiums,” said Anthony Hitt, president & CEO, Engel & Völkers Americas. “We are thrilled to partner with Kay and her accomplished team, with their unparalleled experience, knowledge and commitment to the local market. They are ideal partners in opening up Hawaii’s beautiful and unique real estate market to the Engel & Völkers network around the world.”

Managing broker Christina Nishiyama will head Engel & Völkers Honolulu Downtown, located at the TOPA Financial Center in the heart of Honolulu’s city center. Carol Iseri will serve as managing broker for Engel & Völkers Honolulu Stadium, minutes from the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport and Aloha Stadium, which is Hawaii’s largest outdoor arena. Together, both shops will service the full spectrum of properties available in Hawaii, including ocean and beachfront estates, luxury high-rise condos, apartments and single-family homes for both primary and secondary residences.

Mukaigawa and her team of 60 plus real estate advisors represent both local and global home buyers and sellers drawn to Hawaii’s exceptional beaches, diverse cultures, quality of life and Aloha spirit, along with its many historic and iconic natural landmarks. Engel & Völkers Honolulu will also continue to maintain its close ties with the local community, especially in assisting the growing senior market, holding monthly seminars focused specifically on this demographic. They are also huge supporters of the Special Olympics in Hawaii and will continue to support this very worthy organization, which holds a special place in their hearts.

“Hawaii is truly a melting pot, which means that we have something for everyone and we cater to a diverse group of clients,” said Mukaigawa. “Low inventory on the islands keeps demand high. As our business grew, we knew it was time to invest in the premium tools and services that would allow us to best serve our clients; however, I’d always been a bit wary about partnering with a large outside entity. From the moment our team stepped in the room, Engel & Völkers alleviated any and all concerns. The brand’s hands-on approach, extensive global network and emphasis on premium client experiences made it clear that this partnership would elevate our service on both a local and international level. Knowing that we would be able to continue to grow the business while elevating the level of service our clients have come to expect made this the perfect partnership.”

Engel & Völkers operates a global network of over 10,000 real estate advisors in more than 30 countries. For more information, visit honolulu.evusa.com.

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