We Are Proud to Introduce Mauna Kea Realty – A Hawai’i Life Company

Mauna Kea Realty, the exclusive real estate brokerage firm at the legendary Mauna Kea Beach Hotel on Hawai‘i Island, joins forces with Hawai’i Life this month. We are honored to welcome Mauna Kea Realty’s team of professionals to the Hawai‘i Life family, and to introduce our friends and clients to Mauna Kea Realty – A Hawai‘i Life Company.

The beautiful Kauna‘oa Bay that inspired Laurance S. Rockefeller to develop the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel.

Principals Bob Chancer and Steve Hurwitz have been stewards of the incredible growth and development of the Kona-Kohala Coast for more than thirty years. Their team of highly experienced professionals will now be able to leverage Hawa‘ii Life’s statewide presence, brand recognition, and global affiliations to reach more clients worldwide.

“The opportunity to work with Bob and Steve and to help leverage the Mauna Kea brand is an absolute dream. We’re so honored to call Mauna Kea Realty a Hawai’i Life company. We’re looking forward to expanding on a rich history in the resort market on Hawai‘i Island,” said Hawai‘i Life CEO Matt Beall.

Mauna Kea Beach Hotel lobby. Photo courtesy of the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel.

Housed within the beautiful, blue-tiled lobby of the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, the office and team at Mauna Kea Realty have been sharing the Kohala Coast lifestyle with generations of buyers looking to enjoy its distinctive pleasures. Few professionals in our industry have been as integral to a region’s development as Bob and Steve.

They are a wealth of local knowledge and understand the unique offerings and many nuances of each individual resort community on the Kohala Coast. They are woven into the tapestry of this part of our islands, which has been the premier location for high-end real estate sales in Hawai‘i for several decades.

A recent listing at the Bluffs at Mauna Kea. Listed by Steve Hurwitz. (MLS # 613485)

The Mauna Kea brand is well respected and highly recognized around the world as a paragon of luxury. The striking orange plumeria logo has long stood as a symbol of an exclusive Hawai‘i resort lifestyle, recognized from New York to Tokyo, from Sydney to Los Angeles.

Much of the popularity of the region is predicated upon the extraordinarily unique, mid-century modern design and offerings of the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel. Built in the mid-1960’s by a pioneering Laurance S.Rockefeller, it stands as a blueprint for residential resort development the world over and is reputed to have been the first to integrate a residential component into a resort. Mauna Kea Beach Hotel and the surrounding residential resort community (Mauna Kea Resort) was the first major development on the Kohala Coast. Other significant residential resorts such as Hualālai Resort, Kuki‘o Golf & Beach Club, Mauna Lani Resort, Waikoloa Beach Resort, and most recently, Kohaniki have followed in its footprints.

Poolside at a recent listing at the Bluffs at Mauna Kea. Listed by Steve Hurwitz, REALTOR (B).

For our part, Hawai‘i Life brings our statewide network and brand recognition, as well as our unrivaled global affiliations and digital platforms to this collaboration. As the state’s leading luxury brokerage, with more sales and listings over the $3 million luxury benchmark than any other firm, we are happy to leverage our extensive reach through our exclusive, statewide affiliation with Christie’s International Real Estate, as well as our affiliation with Luxury Portfolio International®. These networks of exceptional brokerage firms will serve to expand the exposure of the Mauna Kea brand and Mauna Kea Realty’s clients to top-tier luxury markets the world over.

The view from a room at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel. Photo Courtesy of Mauna Kea Beach Hotel.

A boutique agency that has grown into one of the most successful in the Hawaiian Islands, Mauna Kea Realty’s team of professionals are a wealth of market knowledge. They specialize in the nine resort communities and five resorts that have been their company’s singular focus for decades. They look forward to the expanded reach and capabilities of our company.

With our focus on high-quality design and unique real estate marketing tools, and with the most highly trafficked real estate website in the state, we hope to provide additional resources that will add value to Mauna Kea Realty clients and property owners alike, without losing any of the magic that makes Mauna Kea Realty’s brand so special and enduring.

Fairways along the Kohala Coast. Photo credit: Winston Welborn

To contact Mauna Kea Realty – A Hawai‘i Life Company:

62-100 Mauna Kea Beach Drive
Kamuela, Hawai‘i 96743
Office: (808) 882-5600

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Doug Goldstein

May 15, 2018

Congrats to all! I’ve known Steve Hurwitz for many years, and he’s INCREDIBLE!
I adore Katie Minkus of Hawaii Life, and hope this is fantastic for all involved!,

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