Kristian Nielsen

Kristian Nielsen

Founder (RA)


Mobile: (808) 372-6184


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Originally from Denmark, my career began in London’s financial markets, followed by a decade in Tokyo, where I established and ran a leading executive search firm, before moving to Honolulu, January 2012, now living in Kakaako with my wife and 2 sons. 

I had a vision to create a different kind of real estate firm, utilizing the Internet to offer more value for the consumer while working with a small team of exceptional agents who share in my philosophy to offer clients a high level of quality service while constantly looking to improve, learn more and become better at what they do.
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I have personally represented many high net worth individuals, corporations and trusts purchasing or selling high-end and luxury properties in Honolulu - especially condos in Kakaako, Ala Moana, Waikiki and along Diamond Head's Gold Coast.

Several of my clients have greatly benefitted from my intimate knowledge of the condos within these four neighborhoods.
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Your residence impacts your life: Who you meet, what you do and the relationships you develop.

I thrive to find my clients the perfect condo for their lifestyle and I hope to get a chance to find the ideal condo for you too.
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"For my wife and I, Kristian Nielsen is the ultimate professional realtor. He is intelligent, articulate and a problem solver. Not only does he possess up-to-date comprehensive knowledge of condos in Honolulu and the general housing market, but also he has the capacity to apply that knowledge in an honest, ethical and straightforward manner. Kristian quickly and accurately assessed our needs and found a Honolulu condo that was perfectly aligned with our requirements. As a result of Kristian Nielsen’s diligent efforts, we now live in a great Honolulu condo."
Roy Panzarella - Honolulu, HI
"Listed our luxury home with Kristen Nielsen in June '17. We expected it to be for sale for at least 6 months. We had an accepted offer within 3 weeks. It was the smoothest transaction. Found Kristen to be quite the negotiator and very attentive to our needs. We would highly recommend him for your real estate needs."
Kathy & Harvey Migdal - Scottsdale, AZ
"Hi Kristian, Great Job selling my 4 Units in Moana Pacific, fast and efficient, one more to go in Symphony. Thanks again."
Thomas Sorensen, Honolulu - HI
"We live in the mainland, our realtor, Kristian Nielsen, helped us purchase a condominium in Honolulu in July. He is awesome. He is extremely professional, helpful and knowledgeable. I highly recommend his service."
Allan Chan - West Linn, Oregon
"Highly professional and attentive to details. Great realtor to work with. Wish everyone is as good."
Michael Lam, California
"I live and own properties in California but I've always wanted a place in Hawaii to call my own. So when the opportunity arose via a 1031 exchange I combed the Internet for such a property. With just a couple of emails with Kristian Nielsen, I instinctively knew I could trust him to look out for my best interest. With just one trip to Hawaii, he helped me find a place in Waikiki and made the whole transaction painless & stress free. I found Kristian very honest and trustworthy, never pushy, meticulous with numbers, and very professional every step of the way. I certainly would not hesitate to use his service when given another chance to buy a second, or maybe even a third property."
Marietta B. - Chino Hills, CA
"Mr. Kristian Nielsen of Hawaii Living is the most amazing realtor with whom we have ever worked. Before we contacted him, we had lost several chances to purchase a condominium, but Kristian acted quickly enough to put us in the bidding for the unit we wanted. Thanks to him; we have found a home we love and we have successfully purchased it. The condo with which we fell in love is Hokua at Ala Moana, which is known for wonderful management services and well-made units. We had really wanted that unit. In fact, we had lost a chance getting another unit at Hokua and we just couldn't back off. We contacted Kristian one evening and exchanged e-mails through the night, and the next morning, he contacted the seller agent to see the unit with our purchase offer in hand. He took several pictures and checked the points that we had asked him to, since we live outside Hawaii and couldn't see the unit so quickly ourselves. After we agreed, he quickly handed the paper to the selling agent to beat any other people who would like to purchase it. Kristian made every effort to satisfy our requests and needs and eventually we closed the deal within a month. Even after that, he continues to help us coordinate projects we are undertaking to refurbish the unit. These projects are still in progress, but we are very confident because we know Kristian and his beautiful and kind wife Maki have our back. Thanks again, Kristian, we are so fortunate to know you as our agent who has such extensive knowledge and kindness, and as our friend."
Lani B. - San Jose, CA
"I thoroughly enjoyed working with Kristian Nielsen to sell our Waikiki condominium. He was professional, responsive and provided sound counsel on pricing. We interviewed several realtors before deciding who to list with and couldn't have been happier with Kristian as our choice."
Mark M. - Seattle, WA
"I wanted to express my sincere appreciation for the energy Kristian brought us every time we met. He has shown us much compassion and kindness as well. It was through his thoughtful and careful attention to details that my family benefited to purchase a condo unit in Waikiki. Kristian is a self motivated and goal oriented individual, who delivers dedicated high-quality service and knowledge with speedy, meticulous follow-ups and updates. He is the realtor who certainly generates enthusiasm in others."
Noriko Narita - Honolulu, HI
"Kristian, I want to thank you for your professional approach to the sale of our Condo. We appreciate you keeping us fully informed as to market conditions, showings and developing an attractive marketing package for the property. Closing was a breeze with your assistance even though we were 3,000 miles away. Warmest,"
Earl Robertson - Colorado Springs, CO
"Hi Kristian, I want to thank you for helping me become a homeowner again. I've been looking for a property for the past 2 years; I worked with numerous real estate agents, viewed several properties and even made offers on some of them but all those efforts were unsuccessful. One day I was reading an Ad about your firm and decided to give you a call to see if you could assist me with my search. I was so impressed with how well versed you were with the area. In just a matter of a week, I was able to pick a unit that I wanted to purchase. Making a reasonable offer on the property was critical but you did the 'homework' and came up with an offer that worked for both me and the seller. I was very impressed with that because it was in the offer phase that my previous attempts to buy failed. The step by step guidance you provided during the closing process was invaluable, I had very little to worry about because you took care of almost everything. I appreciate the follow-up to make sure things are going well at my new place and the updates on the developments around the area, specifically, the Whole Foods project. I couldn't ask for a better agent to work with. Mahalo nui!"
Cecilia Balinsat Lucas - Honolulu, HI
"When we were looking for an apartment in our building to purchase, we decided to contact Kristian Nielsen. It was a great choice. We were very specific in what we were looking for, and rather than convince to look elsewhere, Kristian agreed to keep his eyes open for a listing that fit our needs. When an apartment came on the market that might be right for us, Kristin let us know right away, and arranged for us to see it before the first open house. That was really valuable because apartments in our building have been selling rapidly. The apartment we saw was not in the greatest condition, and rather than try and "sell us", Kristian was very realistic about what would be required, in time and money, to make it pleasant. When we decided to go ahead and make an offer, Kristian was very savvy. He readily agreed that the asking price was excessive, even though we knew that if the unit stayed on the market someone would surely snatch it up. Kristian sounded out the sellers agent and based on that he suggested what our opening offer should be. He was right on target. In the end, with a minimum of negotiation, we agreed on a purchase price about 7% under the asking price. In Honolulu at this time, that doesn't happen too often! After our purchase closed, Kristian also gave us great advice and several recommendations as to finding a contractor to help us fix things up a bit. We are now living in our new home, and it's pretty fabulous. We're lucky we found Kristian. I am quite certain no other agent could have gotten us in to our new home. I recommend him wholeheartedly. In fact, if we ever decide to sell, he'll be the one I will call."
Akiko & Jeff Tash - Honolulu, HI
"I want to share my experience with Kristian Nielsen of Hawaii Living. I called from the mainland and Kristian answered the phone personally, no machine, no message, no waiting. I arranged to fly to Oahu and met with him. He showed me a few properties to give me options and educate me on the market. I went with a penthouse in Kakaako's Ward Village, a very prestigious new condo development area in Honolulu. Kristian was very creative in thinking of options in the build out as it is a project not net started. Then he proceeded to secure me a rental in a luxury condo in Waikiki based on his referral, which saved me a lot of qualifying annoyance. In the entire process, Kristian took great effort to educate me so that when I made decisions, I had all the information I needed. It was obvious, Kristian is a man of integrity and his goal was to get me exactly what I wanted being armed with all the facts. He is proactive, takes no shortcuts, and makes himself your personal real estate valet and whatever is needed, he handles with great care and graciousness. I plan to buy another condo in the next three years and am so glad I found the best of the best in Kristian Nielsen."
Julia Rose - Honolulu, HI
"We were very lucky to have Mr. Kristian Nielsen of Hawaii Living as our realtor. By chance we met him as he was working as the selling agent for a unit in the Waipuna. Although we were not able to buy that unit, Mr. Nielsen offered to help us find a unit that was comparable or even better. After showing us many different places, he patiently waited for us to make the right choice. We even cancelled two different offers before we found the ideal home for us at the Harbor Court. We used the loan agent, home inspector, and moving service that Mr. Nielsen recommended to us. All turned out to be honest and hard working professional. If you are looking to buy or sell, please give Mr. Nielsen a chance to serve you. He is by far the best agent we have had, taking into account the multiple relocations we have endured due to military life."
Willow Mai - Honolulu, HI
"We recently purchased a condo in Honolulu and had the good fortune to work with Kristian Nielsen. He us an outstanding realtor, professional, competent, and conscientious, with a broad knowledge of the real estate market. He always responded promptly to any questions we had, and his sound advise was invaluable in addressing any difficulties that arose as well as negotiating the contract. Of all the realtors we have worked with over the years, we can say, without hesitation, that Kristian is by far the best; and we would recommend him highly to anyone seeking to sell or purchase property in Honolulu."
Michael and Peggy M. - NY
"Kristian helped me purchase a condo in Kakaako this year. He is an expert on this particular aspect of the Honolulu real estate market and is also a good negotiator. He had patience with me through some offers that didn't make it into escrow, and ultimately helped me settle on a unit I purchased sight unseen while traveling for work on the mainland (he made a video tour of the place for me). We worked together for several months this year and he provided excellent service. My interests were protected through a tricky transaction, and he was very responsive to questions/concerns, even when I was in a different time zone. I would recommend him to anyone interested in jumping in to the competitive market for condos in Kakaako."
Janet Summers - Honolulu, HI