LUXURY REAL ESTATE EXPERT
A Hawai‘i resident with dual Canadian–Italian citizenship, and fluent in four languages, Maria embodies Hawaii’s melting pot. She is truly able to think globally and act locally. International clients seeking a home or investment property in the islands will be especially comfortable with Maria, knowing she has the first-hand knowledge and experience to expertly guide them through the entire real estate transaction process.
For the past twelve years, Maria has become highly regarded by her clients and professionals in the Real Estate Industry. Her years of experience have allowed her to help individuals and families achieve their real estate needs whether it be navigating the way as a first-time home buyer, a military relocation, providing help in a luxury market, upgrading or downsizing, and much more.
In addition, Maria’s education in the arts and many years in Public Relations give sellers a real advantage in the staging and marketing of their property. From identifying the right buyers to correctly positioning the property and ultimately closing the sale, her unique combination of skills can dramatically accelerate sales.
“I have had a lifelong interest in helping people achieve their wellness goals. This has taken me around the world and given me exposure to many different cultures and people, expanding my definition of what wellness means. Whether it is spiritual, emotional, physical, or financial, wellness is all about health outcomes. That is the life lesson, goal, and commitment I bring to each of my clients and to every real estate transaction.”
As the wife of Prince David Kawananakoa, a descendant of the Hawaiian Monarchy, Maria's connection to the islands carries a deep-rooted history. The Kawananakoa Family has been a patron to the Hawaiian people, culture, and arts for several generations. This family legacy is important to Maria, who strives to provide clients with excellence.
"REAL-ESTATE IS MORE THAN PURCHASING A HOME,
IT'S ABOUT HELPING CLIENTS FIND A LIFESTYLE THAT
FITS THEM..." - MARIA KAWANANAKOA
Aside from Real Estate, Maria has a passion for Health and Wellness.
In 2018, Maria Kawananakoa and the team at Body Balance celebrated their 20th anniversary as a boutique fitness studio in the heart of Kaka'ako. Offering Barre, Pilates, Yoga, TRX, and HIIT classes the studio provides both group and private lessons. As the founder of the studio, Maria Kawananakoa strives to share health and wellness through advocacy, healthy living, and through the studio.
Here are Maria's top three Health & Wellness tips for Hawaii: