Matt Beall


I started my real estate career in Hawaii in 1998 at a small brokerage in Princeville on Kauai. In 2002, I was hired as a Broker-In-Charge for one of the largest companies in Hawaii. In 1999, I started acquiring investment properties in dire need of restoration, which led to developing small scale condominium projects; larger estate properties; and even private water systems.

My career evolved from real estate sales and management to include acquisitions; development; construction and property management. I came to see the profession more through the eyes of a principal than a practitioner.

As the real estate market heated up in the mid-2000's, and as the industry's marketing and interactions moved increasingly online, I knew from first-hand experience that better solutions were needed to market and sell real estate.

I co-founded Hawaii Life in June of 2008, with a strong focus on online search technology and creative design. We were one of the first companies in Hawaii to aggregate the Multiple Listing Service data across the state for consumers and to provide transparency into Hawaii's public record data. We've created our own custom search software for and refined it over the years. We employee teams of software specialists; creative designers; inside-sales professionals; and transaction managers. remains one of (if not the) most-trafficked real estate websites in Hawaii.

The company has since grown to over 330 brokers and agents across 20 offices in Hawaii. We've helped over twenty thousand people buy and sell real estate in Hawaii. We serve the entire state, and are now one of the most successful firms in Hawaii by sales volume. We've brokered the largest residential transactions in Hawaii's history, as well some of the smallest, and everything in between.

Hawaii Life is a staunchly independent, locally-owned Hawaii company, with a very literal global reach. In 2020, we co-founded Forbes Global Properties with Forbes Media, which today includes over 15,000 real estate sales professionals across the globe.

I've served as the President of the Kauai Board of Realtors in 2012; on the Executive Committee of the Hawaii Association of Realtors in 2013; and I'm currently a member of five separate Realtor associations across Hawaii. Occasionally I'm called as an expert witness for real estate-related legal cases in Hawaii.

Since 2014, I've served as a board member of the Hawaii Land Trust, a land conservation organization with over 20,000 acres in perpetual conservation. I'm also on the Kauai Leadership Council for the Hawaii Community Foundation, where Hawaii Life has a donor-advised fund which is managed entirely by our brokers, agents and employees:

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My Blog Posts
Hāna Ranch: 37 Parcels, 3,547 Acres Working Cattle Ranch, Orchards With Ocean and Mountain Views
Hana Ranch is the largest offering on Maui and one of the few remaining private holdings of this size in …
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Why Grow Home?
Here we are, somewhat suddenly, in the spring of 2022. Although reopening, our world is still reeling from the shock …
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Building the Aircraft Mid-flight
The last 15 months since the onset of the pandemic have been a whirlwind for Hawaii real estate. We went …