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The Story of Locations

The story of Locations began in 1969, in a Nu'uanu apartment, where 24-year-old founder Bill Chee and two partners penned a business plan on a cocktail napkin. Armed with $1,200 and a martini shaker, the young partners shared a vision for creating a different kind of real estate brokerage. 

Named for the old adage in real estate, "location, location, location," Locations was founded on the shared belief that 'customers rule,' and access to unparalleled market research and innovation, along with thorough neighborhood expertise, are the means with which to advantage agents and their clients in this highly competitive market.



50th Anniversary News


Try our Favorite Vintage Locations Recipes

See our favorite recipes from the 1980s Locations cookbook, "Our Kine Cookin'," including Bill Chee's recipe for ox tail soup. 

Take a Peek into our Past

Browse our company timeline to learn how Locations has grown over the years, from punch cards to our mobile app. 

Watch the story of Locations

Watch the story of Locations to learn more about our history and our values.