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C&H Properties Joins Hawai‘i Life

Hawai’i Life, the state’s leading residential real estate brokerage by sales volume, is proud to announce the acquisition of C&H Properties, the Hawai’i Island real estate brokerage originally founded in Waimea, and now based in Kailua-Kona and Waikoloa on the Kohala Coast. Since the acquisition, approximately 40 agents and staff from C&H Properties have joined the Hawai‘i Life team, significantly expanding the company’s presence and breadth of service on the West Side of Hawai’i Island.

“I’ve known Daryl Flem for over a decade – We’ve been colleagues and peers since early in my real estate career,” said Matt Beall, CEO of Hawai‘i Life. “We have a lot of respect for each other and we’re both excited to be working together again.”

“The namesakes of C&H Properties, Bob Chancer and Steve Hurwitz, are both personal friends and mentors,” added Beall. “It’s such an honor that these people want to work with Hawai‘i Life.”

“We’re all pretty excited!” said Daryl Flem, Principal Broker of C&H Properties. “Of course, we’ve all seen what Hawai’i Life has been up to across the island chain, so we’re excited to work with the team here on Hawai’i Island and around the state.” 

Flem will join Hawai’i Life’s leadership team on Hawai’i Island, as a Broker-in-Charge and will continue to be based out of the office locations in Kailua-Kona and in Waikoloa. The addition of these two locations will provide Hawai’i Life a more retail presence in the Queens’ Marketplace in Waikoloa Resort as well as a larger hub for brokers, agents, and employees in Kailua-Kona. 

C&H Properties and Hawai’i Life have a shared focus on cultivating a culture of collaboration and teamwork, and a deep commitment to the communities they serve. By welcoming C&H Properties, Hawai’i Life continues to add to its breadth of service for clients and community, along with a new depth of market share in West Hawai’i.  

West Hawai’i: A Consistent Leader in the Big Island Real Estate Market

Sales have been strong across the Hawaiian Islands and Hawai‘i Life is coming off its best year on record, with an unprecedented $3.69 billion in Hawai‘i property sales in 2021. On Hawai’i Island, the real estate market has been defined by low inventory that continues to strengthen a hot seller’s market. In fact, current inventory on Hawai’i Island was 2.2 months in Q4 2020, but has since dropped down to 1.5 months in Q4 2021. 

Like the island itself, Hawai‘i Island’s real estate is defined by and embraced for its depth of diversity: While the Kohala Coast luxury resort developments constitute some of the most upscale homes on the Hawai’i real estate market, some of Hawai’i Island’s real estate is sold at a strong value for the price, in comparison to other islands. 

In North Kona, the majority of development is centered on the coast, with condos and resorts dotting the shoreline and the more residential suburb communities found on the upper side of Hawai’i Belt Road. 

The gorgeous stretch of coast from Kailua-Kona to Mauna Kea Resort has been responsible for some of Hawai’i Island’s largest transactions to date. And with its luxury resorts, fine dining, and stunning coastline, Waikoloa remains a consistent leader in the Big Island real estate market.

Hawai’i Life expands its office presence with the addition of the new Kailua-Kona office, enabling agents to better serve clients from this large location (Photo courtesy of Kawika Singson)

Founded in 1981, C&H Properties, Inc. has been helping clients find their Hawai’i life for over 40 years. C&H Properties is widely recognized as one of the most experienced full-service real estate companies in North Hawai’i and on the Kohala Coast of the Big Island. 

In 2008, C&H Properties began to extend the company’s reach into the North Kona and South Kona markets. As a top-tier real estate brokerage on Hawai’i Island, the company has been strengthening its presence in the Kohala Coast resorts ever since. 

With more than 30 active listings ranging from luxury properties and resorts to residential communities, C&H Properties’ dedicated, diverse team of 40 agents joins our statewide team of approximately 355 licensed real estate professionals. And the original C&H Properties’ legacy of exceptional customer service is certain to continue and be maximized by this acquisition. 

Offering Maximum Exposure, Reach & Representation in West Hawai’i

Founded in 2008, Hawai’i Life is a 100% locally owned and operated real estate brokerage and the state of Hawaii’s leading firm in high-end listings and sales. In 2021, Hawai’i Life reached $3.69 billion in Hawai‘i property sales. The exclusive Hawai’i member of Forbes Global Properties™, Hawai‘i Life is also part of Luxury Portfolio International’s® global network of premier, locally-branded real estate companies. is Hawaii’s most-trafficked real estate website. And behind Hawai’i Life’s technology and marketing is our tenacious team of professionals that know Hawaii’s market inside and out, and maintain a strong connection to the buyers and sellers we represent. 

With the group of experts from C&H Properties joining Hawai’i Life’s team, we look forward to deepening our roots and offering maximum exposure, reach, and representation to continue serving West Hawai’i.

Find the People You Know and the Properties You Love

Wondering how to connect with the brokers and salespeople you know and trust from C&H Properties? We’re here to help! 

  • Connect with the West Hawai’i agents 
  • Visit us at our West Hawai’i locations on Walua Road in Kailua-Kona and on Waikoloa Beach Drive in Waikoloa 
  • Call or text Hawai’i Life at (800) 370-3848
  • Email us
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Mister James

March 8, 2022

Exciting news. Congrats!

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