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Chris Webster


Chris Webster has been professionally involved in Hawai’i since the 1980s and served as a consultant to the Lyle Anderson Company, the original developer of Hokuli’a since inception.

Chris Webster launched his real estate career with the acquisition and redevelopment of a mixed use commercial building and small ranch in 1972 and by 1976, had established his brokerage and consulting business, WEBSTER ESTATES, on the historic Plaza in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Chris, through his firm, subsequently became the exclusive affiliate of Leading Estates of the World and Sotheby’s International Realty in New Mexico and Mexico with offices in Santa Fe, Taos, Albuquerque, Puerto Vallarta, Los Cabos, and Mexico City. Chris was honored as Sotheby’s International Realty’s Affiliate of the Year in 1993 and also served on their Advisory Board for 15 years aiding the company’s growth and development nationally and internationally. As its first ever acquisition of an exclusive affiliate company worldwide, Sotheby’s Holdings acquired Chris’ Santa Fe firm in 1998. In 2015, Chris acquired Leading Estates of the World and became its CEO and Publisher.

To date, Chris has pursued and completed nine professional disciplines within residential, commercial, international, and historic property brokerage, and appraisal practices and has been an active member of the National Association of Realtors (NAR) and its state and local subsidiaries as well as the International Real Estate Federation (FIABCI), the Urban Land Institute (ULI), and its Recreational Development Council (RDC). A specialist in Santa Fe and northern New Mexico estate, ranch, and commercial properties, as well as historic haciendas and coastal estates in Mexico, and distinctive residential and resort properties in Hawai’i, western Europe, and elsewhere, Chris has represented and sold throughout his career numerous exclusive and extraordinary properties within the Leading Estates of the World and Sotheby’s International Realty networks.

Chris is a graduate of The Episcopal High School in Virginia and Duke University in North Carolina. Chris and Patti Webster are the parents of three children and have homes in Santa Fe, NM and at Hokuli’a in Kealakekua, HI.