As CEO of Hawaii Life, Matthew Beall helped organize and complete two major acquisitions to expand the Hawaiian real estate brokerage in 2019.
The first was a large company in Honolulu called East Oahu Realty, which brought 75 brokers and agents and over $200 million of annual sales to Hawaii Life. The second was a company called Country Brokers, which had a team of experienced agents and a healthy property management division located in Hawaii Life’s hometown of Hanalei, Kauai.
Beall started his real estate sales career in Hawaii in 1998, and he was later hired to be a broker-in-charge for one of the largest companies in the state. At the same time, he developed small-scale condominium projects, home restorations, foreclosures and other projects. After a few years of management, Beall resigned to focus on his practice and went to work with Koa Properties (a company Hawaii Life has since acquired).
Beall then met Winston Welborn, who was running a marketing and design firm. As the real estate market heated up in the mid-2000s, and as the industry's marketing and interactions moved increasingly online, the two men partnered to form their company in 2008.
“We have enjoyed incredible growth and success since then,” says Beall. “I love my Hawaii Life.”
In his role, Beall manages all aspects of the brokerage, which reported approximately $40 million in annual revenue, 17 commercial locations, 375 salespeople, over 50 full-time employees and additional part-time staff. The company handles thousands of real estate transactions totaling over $1.7 billion in annual sales.