PATRICIA CHOI, CCIM, CIPS, President and Principal Broker of CHOI INTERNATIONAL is Honolulu's #1 Luxury Broker for 18+ Years. Patricia Choi was born in Birmingham, Alabama and moved to Hawaii in 1975 to be an estate, tax and real estate paralegal with the law firm of Torkildson, Katz, Conahan & Loden. There she met her husband, Cedric Choi, who was an associate attorney and licensed real estate agent. In 1981 she started her "boutique" real estate firm, specializing in luxury real estate and commercial properties.
During the 30+ years that she has been involved in real estate sales, Patricia has achieved over One Billion in sales and has distinguished herself as a leader in regional, national and international real estate organizations. Locally, she was the first recipient of the Aloha 'Aina Real Estate Award as the Realtor's Choice in 1998 for her service to the industry and clients, her professional and ethical conduct, her cooperative business approaches and extraordinary service to all in transactions. She was appointed by the Governor in 1999 to the Real Estate Commission of the State of Hawaii, to which she devoted part of her time as a public service until 2003.
Patricia is also very active as a director and volunteer fund raiser for various charitable institutions such as the YMCA and for the restoration of Washington Place, the Governor's mansion.
Patricia has achieved the coveted designation of CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member), held by less than 10,000 of the 1,200,000 realtors in the nation and the international real estate designation of CIPS (Certified International Property Specialist). She has served on the National Association of Realtors International Operations Committee and received an award as the Outstanding International Reciprocal Director for 2000.
Her outstanding performance as a luxury broker has led to her selection as the Hawaii Regent of LuxuryRealEstate.com, an exclusive organization of over 700 of the world’s top brokers. In 2006, Patricia was nominated by her peers to be a member of the Board of Regents Executive Committee, which serves as a council and advocate for other Regents members and works to promote as well as expand the Regents program. Additionally, Patricia is also proud to be a founding member of the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing, a member of LuxuryPortfolio.com and Leading Real Estate Companies of the World.
With over $200,000,000 in sales in 2005, Patricia has been recognized as One of the 35 Most Influential People in Luxury Real Estate. Hawaii Business Magazine's prestigious list of "Who's Who in Hawaii Real Estate" recognized Patricia for two successive years as the #1 Realtor in the State of Hawaii, with a sales volume of over $100 Million in 2007. And in November 2008, she was ranked #39 of The Top 200 Brokers in U.S. by The Wall Street Journal. Patricia has also been honored as one of the "Top 100 Most Influential Women in Real Estate" for 2008 by renown real estate trends expert & best selling author Stefan Swanepoel.