kristen kingwell realtor


Whether you are purchasing your dream home, selling a property, or purchasing your next MAUI investment, Kristen welcomes the opportunity to assist you. Kristen brings 25 years of professional experience to the Maui real estate market.

A graduate of the University of Arizona, Kristen has a Bachelor degree in Anthropology and a Master of Science in Landscape Architecture & Urban Planning, with post graduate work in Architecture. Her commitment to community concerns started early, when she served in the Peace Corp in Honduras responding to local housing needs after a devastating hurricane. She successfully led a multi-million dollar design of an Urban Bridge Park in West Seattle WA.

Kristen was Project Director for Lou Tice of the Pacific Institute in Seattle. As a consultant she was involved in marketing and educational sales to Fortune 500 companies addressing leadership concerns, needs assessments, quality initiatives, strategic vision building, measurement and acted as an advisor to a wide variety of industries. Some of her clients include: Harley-Davidson, Northwest Airlines, Nordstrom, Kamehameha Bishop Estate etc.

Sixteen years ago Kristen met artist Jim Kingwell while on vacation on Maui. They married, opened an art gallery and started a family. The whimsical Kingwell Island Art Gallery is a mere 60 steps away from Cheeseburgers In Paradise, just up Lahainaluna Road across the street from Lahaina Grill and solely features plein air artist Jim Kingwell.

Along with managing the art gallery Kristen spent three years performing management training and sales for Starwood Vacation Ownership at the Westin Ka’anapali Resort Villas.

Kristen and Jim live in Kahana in what they call their “ beach house”. Their house has an amazing 180 degree view of ocean, whales breeching and the sound of waves. They built a quaint guest house for friends and family to visit.

Their twins Coleman and Jessica attend Maui Preparatory Academy. Basketball, soccer, baseball, tennis, painting, piano and peaceful days at the beach are their pastimes. We frequent our lake cabin in Twain Harte, CA during the summer and visit Carmel in the fall. Our annual spring break is skiing in Sun Valley where we have a family home. The Keanae pennisula is our favorite vacation spot on Maui!

Over the years Kristen has helped and advised many friends, family and art collectors attain their dream vacation home on Maui. Kristen specializes on the upper west side Maui residential properties which include: Ukemahame, Laniupokoko, Lahiana, Ka’anapali, Honokowai, Kahana, Napili and Kapalua.

Should you be interested in the rest of the island I can refer you to Realtors you can trust.

Kristen Kingwell (RS) West Maui Residential Properties
Coldwell Banker 808-281-7313