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Who We Are

About Us - List Sotheby's International Realty Hawaii

At List Sotheby’s International Realty, we provide our clients more than exceptional service – we offer the luxury experience and unparalleled expertise to position our clients to achieve the best possible results. Maintaining a legacy of success as a leading luxury residential and commercial real estate brokerage on Oahu, Hawaii, we take great pride in leveraging our expertise, unparalleled resources, and global connections to perfectly unite extraordinary places with the extraordinary buyer. Understanding that our island occupies a special and significant place in the world, and that each property is as unique as each client– transactions are expertly handled in a rewarding and personal manner with luxury service at the forefront of all we do.

Why List?

We are the vanguard of marketing prestige property. Our service is tailored through technology, making us the modern go-to for real estate professionals, buyers, and sellers who expect the very best from the very best.

As an exclusive affiliate of the Sotheby’s International Realty® network, we take great pride in leveraging our expertise, resources and global connections to perfectly unite extraordinary places with the extraordinary buyers who cherish Hawaii as we do. List Sotheby’s International Realty represents the perfect marriage of local roots and global reach.

About Us - List Sotheby's International Realty Hawaii
About Us - List Sotheby's International Realty Hawaii

The foundation of our presence in the Hawaii real estate market is built upon the long standing careers of our fifty+ brokers who are distinguished leaders in the communities we serve. Beyond Oahu, we are the only brokerage with a 25-year history of real estate sales and development in Japan. The pipeline of clients, properties and services which move between Japan and Hawaii continually increases and represents a significant part of our success. List Sotheby’s International Realty is a key component of the Sotheby’s International Realty® network. The List Sotheby’s International Realty platform is comprised of nine offices in Japan, two in Hawaii, one in the Philippines, one in Singapore, one in Hong Kong, with our newest office located in Thailand. Each provides the highest level of brokerage, project marketing, investment advisory, research and consulting services to its clients.

Our Story

The List Group was established in 1991, immediately after the real estate bubble burst in Japan. The List Group includes List Homes, List Development, List Construction, List Asset Management, and List Properties. The objective of our organization was to reform the real estate industry from that of chaos— as a result of the real estate bubble, and to instead focus on bringing trust and value to the real estate industry.

Starting with our real estate brokerage business, we have expanded the range of our services one step at a time — from the sale of high-quality, original brand condominiums and detached houses, to city planning and development. During this period, we acquired an extensive track record and a wealth of unique expertise.

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About Us - List Sotheby's International Realty Hawaii

Founder, Hisashi Kitami, envisioned a way for real estate agents to better connect with their clients and to genuinely fulfill each individual client’s needs. To achieve his aspiration, Mr. Kitami took action and established his own brokerage firm, the List Group in 1991, all at the age of 25. At List Sotheby’s International Realty, our pledge is to handle each transaction in a rewarding and personal manner, understanding that each client is as unique as each property.

Mr. Kitami’s deep commitment to the local community has molded his vision for the Oahu operations, which include the growth of local businesses, continued development of the Asia-Hawaii market, and expansion of local condominiums and residential development.

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With a vision beyond Japan, a dedicated Hawaii team began to represent an increasing number of Japanese home buyers in Hawaii. As Oahu market share grew, a need developed for local expertise to maintain the high level of service List Sotheby's International Realty is known for.

With the help of Sotheby’s International Realty®, a series of introductions were made and a plan was developed to bring together Oahu’s most highly regarded professionals to create an Oahu luxury real estate company that would become the unrivaled leader.

Today, that vision is realized with over 60 dedicated professionals on Oahu steeped in the knowledge and culture of Hawaii. Providing sales, property management, and concierge services to both local and international clientele from Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Philippines, and Thailand, with future plans to open offices in both Indonesia and Vietnam.

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