Chris Lieto


I was raised most of my life on the mainland in Northern California where I developed my work ethic and determination.  I have always been a very active and adventurous person in sport and life trying new things that included at age 25 with no background or experience decided to pursue being a professional athlete. Many laughed as I was determined and focused to be the best in the World. Within a short time I won my first triathlon and went on to have a long and successful career with National Championship titles and dozens of victories at Ironman events all around the World including 2 runner up finishes at Ironman World Championship events.

Prior to racing professionally I had a career in the mortgage business where I built a great business from referrals by serving my clients needs always.  While racing professionally I built a company in the health and nutrition space which I sold a couple years later. I also spent a lot of my time growing a non-profit that was focused on giving back to those in need in the communities where athletes race and compete. I have dedicated my time now to my passion I have had for decades in real estate where I have been active doing my own over the years from buying land here in hawaii and taking on the building project of building our dream home to learning rental properties and building developments through deals I have been in myself.

I have traveled all over the world and found that here in Hawaii on the Big Island was the best place to set roots.  The beauty and culture of this place is so hard to beat.  We have now been here for almost a decade and have been coming here for more that 25 years. My amazing wife Karis and our 2 kids Kaiden and Kayah have embraced the island and its culture with Kaiden being a top surfer in the state and my daughter Kayah spending time riding horses and taking care of our farm animals.

I am excited to partner with Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers as it has put me in a position of being a part of a group that specializes not only in investment properties and first time buyers but in the luxury market with relationships and partnerships with Luxury Portfolio International, and Christies International Real Estate which expands available offerings through powerful local and global resources.

My Blog Posts
Discover the Big Island’s Many Amazing Ocean Swimming Spots
While sunshine, sand and ocean sports may not be everything Hawaii Island has to offer, they are among the top …