Hawaii Life Announces Promotions

February 28, 2017, 9:30 AM HST
* Updated February 28, 2:32 PM
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Image courtesy Carrie Nicholson, Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers.

Hawaii Life, one of Hawaii’s largest real estate brokerages, announced the promotion of two key leaders within the organization.

Katie Minkus has been named the director of business development and Rhoda Kay has been promoted to director of operations.

Minkus, who has been a member of the Hawaii Life team since 2009, will continue her focus on company growth. Her new role will also encompass working with project developers and rental property partners as well as identifying new areas for expansion for Hawaii Life.“Katie is a true

“Katie is a true powerhouse,” said Matt Beall, CEO of Hawaii Life. “Last year, we had our best year yet, with over $1.1 billion in sales and she’s a direct contributor to the company’s continued success. I’m excited to see what she does in this new role.”

Hay, who was previously broker-in-charge on Maui, brings over 20 years of residential real estate sales experience and over a decade of leadership and management to her new role with Hawaii Life. She has been with the firm since 2013. As director of operations, she will manage operational accounts and physical office locations, working directly with the leadership team to make the best use of all company resources. In this expanded role, she’ll continue to oversee Hawaii Life’s training program.


“Rhonda is an incredible problem solver,” said Beall. “Her ability to handle complicated logistics make her the ideal person for this role.”


Hawaii Life is the top listing brokerage in the state of Hawai‘i in both sides and volume, completing over 1,500 transactions in 2016. The brokerage also leads the luxury market with more residential resale transactions over $3 million than any other brokerage in the state.

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