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Coldwell Banker opens flagship Kona office

Coldwell Banker Island Properties is pleased to announces the grand opening of its Big Island flagship office Wednesday at Sunset Plaza on Alii Drive in Kailua-Kona.

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The new office boasts almost 3,000 square feet of professionally finished space and is set in the heart of Kona town. Located within walking distance of locally-owned shops, restaurants, watering holes, and coffee shops, Coldwell Banker says it will enhance the island small business economy.

Coldwell Banker Island Properties is also investing in cutting edge technology to support seamless remote transactions as well as traditional brick and mortar to suit every client and agent preference.

“There is value in a dedicated, physical office, where many clients feel secure in face to face human connection, local accountability, warmth, and hospitality,” explained Rebecca Morton, General Manager — Hawaii Island. “Our growing team of professional agents will have the benefit of high visibility, foot traffic, and the number one brand in the country to grow their business.”

This opening follows Coldwell Banker’s recent office opening in The Parker Square, Waimea. This location opened in August and supports Coldwell Banker’s agents and operations – including its Global Luxury division.

“Coldwell Banker will be the largest brokerage on the Big Island by providing the best locations, services, and technologies to the best Realtors. If you are serious about assistance in growing your real estate business, reach out to myself for more information, or drop by our office — anytime or at our Grand Opening,” Morton said.

Coldwell Banker Island Vacations, one of the fastest growing property management companies in the State, continues to expand on Hawaii Island. Property owners choose it for professional, on-the-ground local management from the only property management company with the support of the largest real estate brand in America.

For further information, contact Morton at 990-3275 or rebecca.morton@islandproperties.com or Steve Houle, president, at 264-4328 or steve@islandproperties.com.

The Kona office is located at Sunset Plaza at 75-5799 Alii Drive.

Hilton tops Fortune’s Best Companies to Work For in the US

Hilton has been recognized for its extraordinary workplace culture, earning the highest honor on the prestigious 2020 Fortune Best Companies to Work For in the U.S. list for the second consecutive year. Hilton is the first and only hospitality company in history to achieve the No. 1 ranking, and to do so two years in a row.

In its fifth consecutive year on the list, the global hospitality company joins a distinguished handful of companies to ever earn the top spot two years running.

“Our Team Members are truly the driving force behind our incredible workplace culture. They are the heart and soul of our Hilton family and are responsible for delivering on the promise we make to our guests to provide exceptional experiences both here in the U.S. and around the world,” said Chris Nassetta, president and CEO, Hilton. “There is no more fitting way to begin our next century of hospitality than by celebrating our Team Members and thanking each and every one of them for the meaningful ways — big and small ­— they have created a welcoming place for all.”

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With a workforce spanning nearly 430,000 people across 119 countries and territories, this recognition is a result of positive feedback direct from Team Members. On the Big Island, that includes the Hilton Waikoloa Village.

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