Aloha from the Kohala Coast

We are located on Hawai‘i Island. In addition to serving the needs of the Mauna Kea area, we also provide insight, expertise and services for the surrounding Kona-Kohala Coast areas, resorts, and resort communities. Our expertise is the result of more than four decades of specialization in Kona-Kohala Coast real estate. Led by principals Steve Hurwitz and Bob Chancer, who have played an integral role in the evolution of one of the premier real estate markets in the world, our team understands every feature, benefit and offering at each resort and community along the coast, including Kukio, Hualalai, Kohanaiki, Mauna Lani, Waikoloa, Puako, Kohala Waterfront, Kohala Ranch, Waimea, Hamakua, and North Kohala.

Our area knowledge and long-term perspective are enhanced by the unrivaled statewide network, global affiliations, brand recognition, and digital platforms of Hawai‘i Life, making us the brokerage firm for all your Kona-Kohala Coast needs. With 350+ agents and now 24 offices statewide, Hawai’i Life is the exclusive statewide affiliate of Forbes Global Properties and an affiliate of Luxury Portfolio International®. Both networks serve top-tier markets around the world, adding tremendous reach and exposure for our clients. We invite you to consult our team of highly talented professionals, who service all sectors of the real estate market, including oceanfront, resort, ranch, single-family, condominium and vacant land properties. You can find us at our Parker Square office, located at 65-1279 Kawaihae Rd, Parker Sq. #213, Kamuela, Hawaii 96743

Bob Chancer & Steve Hurwitz

808-430-4590 | [email protected]

Here's to Another 40 Years

The multigenerational legacy of Kona-Kohala real estate makes our group unique. The two principals of our team are long-time Big Island residents who started C and H Properties in 1981. The team’s principals and agents make up  the most productive real estate sales team on the Big Island with over $2 billion in closed transactions in the past 4 decades.


Robert Chancer

(808) 938-3000 | [email protected] | Realtor (B), BIC

Robert “Bob” Chancer has been a resident of Hawai‘i Island since 1977. When he moved to the Kohala Coast in 1981, he launched his Hawai‘i real estate career. Since then, he has been serving his clients with excellence and integrity for more than three decades. 

Throughout his Hawai‘i real estate career, Bob has held many senior leadership sales roles. He served as the Principal Broker of Sea Cliff Realty, where he was the exclusive sales agent for 49 Black Sand Beach at the Mauna Lani Resort. Bob also served as the Principal Broker at Pauoa Beach Realty in the same capacity, working as the exclusive sales agent for Pauoa Beach at Mauna Lani Resort.

Bob played a significant role in the evolution of the Kohala Coast’s residential real estate market, involved in marketing and sales at many of the premier, new resort developments that cropped up over the years. As a result, he is intimately familiar with the offerings at each of the many resort communities along the Kona-Kohala Coast.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Bob served as the exclusive sales agent at Kauna‘oa at Mauna Kea Resort. In 2013, he and partner Steve Hurwitz took the helm at Mauna Kea Realty. Together, they increased the firm’s market share and sales volume tenfold in just a few short years. To do so, they leveraged their broad network of clients and relationships along the Kona-Kohala Coast, established and nurtured over the course of over 30 years.

Bob and Steve also improved the marketing and client offerings by embracing digital and online strategies. Seeing an opportunity to expand their success further, they joined forces with Hawai‘i Life in 2018. Their Kona-Kohala Coast expertise and long-term perspective have been enhanced by Hawai’i Life’s unrivaled statewide network, global affiliations, brand recognition, and digital platforms. 

Today, Bob and Steve are leading Hawai’i Life Mauna Kea as principals, providing the highest level of real estate services to guests, homeowners and families on Hawai’i Island, with an emphasis on the Mauna Kea Resort and the greater Kona-Kohala Coast area. Bob’s son Jake Chancer has followed in his footsteps, working alongside his father as a Hawai’i Life Mauna Kea Realtor.



Stephen Hurwitz

(808) 937-9000 | [email protected] | Realtor (B), Broker In Charge

A Hawai‘i Island resident since 1975, Steve Hurwitz brings close to 40 years of experience and expertise to his role. A Hawai’i Island real estate agent since 1979, he has closed more than $1 billion in sales and has a deep understanding of the market and the nuances of every resort community along the Kona-Kohala Coast.  Steve and his business partner, Bob Chancer, took the helm at Mauna Kea Realty, a Hawai‘i Life Company, leveraging a combined network of clients, and a strategic move towards digital and online marketing, to help bring the company to a new level. Steve and Bob joined forces with Hawai’i Life in 2018, recognizing the reach and exposure of the brokerage’s unrivaled statewide network, global affiliations, brand recognition, and digital platforms. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​As stewards of West Hawai’i’s remarkable growth, they have been integral to the region’s explosive development. And today, Steve and Bob are leading the Hawai’i Life Mauna Kea team as principals, specializing in real estate on the coast of Hawaiʻi Island’s west side.



Jake Chancer

(808) 937-6958 | [email protected] | Realtor

Jake Chancer was born and raised in Waimea on the Big Island of Hawai‘i. Following his graduation from Hawai‘i Preparatory Academy, Jake spent 10 years in Southern California, where he obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Business and Corporate Communications. Jake began his real estate career as an associate agent with Santa Barbara’s top commercial real estate team, Radius Group Commercial Real Estate & Investment.

Jake comes from a real estate family and is the son of Bob Chancer, one of the principal leaders of the Hawai’i Life Mauna Kea team. Bob has been representing clients along the Kona-Kohala Coast for more than 30 years and as a result, Jake was exposed to all aspects of the real estate business since childhood.

Jake recently returned home to his beloved Hawai‘i Island. Working alongside his father, Jake brings his passion for real estate and Hawai‘i to the Hawai’i Life Mauna Kea team, where he shares his unique knowledge and first-hand experience of the area with his clients.

Jake’s integrity, energy, work ethic, and creativity are integral to providing the highest level of service to his clients, in every aspect of the real estate transaction. Jake is an active member of the community and enjoys surfing, golf, tennis, and sharing the best that Hawai‘i Island has to offer with his clients.



James F. “Jim” Allison

(808) 960-2105 | [email protected] | Realtor

Born and raised in Newport Beach, California, Jim Allison is a fourth generation Southern Californian. His Hawai‘i roots, however, go back more than 60 years to a time when his parents first met as summer school students at the University of Hawai‘i on O‘ahu, while they were both enrolled at USC. 

Years later, Jim began a family legacy in the sport of water polo while enrolled at Newport Harbor High School. Jim went on to attend Orange Coast College, University of California at Long Beach and USC.  And his younger brother, niece, and oldest daughter have all carried on the water polo legacy.

Jim launched his real estate career while a student at USC, working for Coldwell Banker Commercial Real Estate. He became a real estate appraiser after his graduation in 1985 and moved to the Big Island of Hawai‘i in 1988, assisting in various commercial and residential developments on the Kohala Coast. What began as a 2 to 3 year plan morphed into a 30-year Hawai‘i real estate career. 

Since then, Jim has worked for several Big Island developers and served as the Residential Project Sales Manager for Maryl Construction, responsible for project sales from Kona to Waimea on Hawai‘i Island, and as far away as Poipu on Kaua‘i.

Jim lives in Waimea with 2 of his 3 children, and his wife Mary Jane “MJ,” who is also a licensed Realtor. Jim’s oldest daughter Angelique attends the University of San Diego, his 7-year old son Robert James “RJ” attends Hawai‘i Preparatory Academy (HPA), an exclusive private school in Waimea, and his youngest daughter Kimberly begins kindergarten at HPA this year. His wife MJ is very involved with the HPA ‘Ohana Association and has brought the sport of cheerleading back to HPA as the Head Coach for the past 4 years.

“As a Mauna Kea Resort Club Member and agent I have developed a profound appreciation for the resort and its rich history,” says Jim. “To be able to work with people who share this appreciation is absolutely awesome and a true dream come true.” 

As part of the Hawai’i Life Mauna Kea team, Jim continues to provide a wealth of local knowledge and understanding of the unique offerings and many nuances of each individual resort community on the Kohala Coast. Building on a career working with developers and contractors over the past 3 decades, Jim draws on an extensive network and proven knowledge to assist Kona-Kohala clients. When not working, Jim enjoys time with family, cooking, and traveling.



Kele Makaiau

(808) 938-4288 | [email protected] | Realtor

A Big Island native, Kele understands that it is a precious gift to live in Hawai’i, with its unrivaled beauty, tropical weather, cultural diversity, and the spirit of aloha that sets it apart from anywhere else in the world.

Long surrounded by real estate, Kele has a 20-year background in construction and development, and is passionate about the business and about helping her clients succeed. Her industry experience has been robust, beginning in 2006 with a small boutique firm and leading to her current role on the Hawai’i Life Mauna Kea team, one of the top-performing real estate teams in sales volume in the Kona-Kohala market.

Kele’s varied experience will serve you, whether you’re looking to buy or sell vacant land, a first home, or a luxury oceanfront estate. She has worked with a diverse clientele and sold the gamut of property types on the Kona-Kohala Coast.

Kele enjoys working with Hawai’i locals, as well as people from around the world who are seeking a permanent home or investment here in the islands. Whether you are relocating to Hawai’i from another country or simply moving across town, she is dedicated to making your real estate goals her own. Kele’s lifelong area residency, contacts, and professional network, combined with her client dedication and enthusiasm, ensure satisfied clients and referrals.

Described by others as having a kind and calming energy, Kele has been known to consummate even the most difficult of deals while remaining firm and perseverant in negotiations. By listening and asking questions, Kele works to meet each client's individual needs. With the utmost attention to detail and dedication, she will guide you through the process, making the search or sale exciting, not daunting.

Outside of work, Kele has a strong commitment to family and community, evidenced by years of service to her church, where she hosts weekly meetings for the support and encouragement of other women. Kele is happily married to her high school sweetheart and has three beautiful children. In recent years, she has developed an insatiable love for canoe paddling. If Kele is not working for you, it is likely you will find her in the ocean.


Our Office

65-1279 Kawaihae Rd,
Parker Sq. #213
Kamuela, Hawaii 96743