Hawaii Life appoints new VP, co-owner

Kahea Zietz has been appointed vice president and co-owner of Hawaii Life, the residential real estate brokerage announced this week.

According to a Sept. 25 announcement from Hawaii Life, Zietz has been an “integral part” of the firm since the launch of its rental business in 2010, two years after Hawaii Life’s inception.

Zietz was responsible for the creation and growth of the business line, expanding it to more than 700 rentals across the state, the announcement noted.

“While her operational role will continue in its existing capacity, her new co-ownership status represents a significant milestone, adding even greater weight to her ongoing contributions to the company’s vision and future growth,” it read.

“Kahea isn’t just stepping into a new role; it marks an important stage in her enduring commitment and positive impact on Hawaii Life,” CEO Matt Beall said in a statement. “This move signals exciting collective milestones ahead.”

Locally owned and operated, Hawaii Life, which remains independent, also is a founding member of Forbes Global Properties, an invitation-only network and “luxury consumer marketplace connecting discerning buyers with the world’s finest homes and the agents representing them,” according to the organization’s website. Beall, in August, was named board chair of Forbes Global Properties.

Zietz’s elevation to co-ownership “aligns with Hawaii Life’s global and local standing, promising an enhanced fiduciary responsibility and an even higher level of service, assurance and responsibility to property owners, guests and sales team,” the announcement noted, adding that Hawaii Life is responsible for more than 700 rental properties with more than 50 property managers, 335 brokers and agents across 24 offices throughout the Islands.

“Kahea’s co-ownership is a crucial element in a larger organizational transformation aimed at strategic and mindful expansion,” Beall said. “Her involvement paves the way for new growth avenues and strategic partnerships.”

A representative for Hawaii Life told Pacific Business News that Zietz, as a co-owner, now has shares in the company, but declined to share financial details of the appointment.


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