President and CEO of List Group
In his first job after graduation, Mr. Kitami was tasked to find a suitable office for the company. Unsatisfied with the service of the agencies that he visited, his effort came to naught. Deeply frustrated by the experience, Mr. Kitami envisioned a way for real estate agency to better connect with its clients and help them find what really suits their needs. To fulfil his aspiration, Mr. Kitami took the action and established his own brokerage firm – the List Group in 1991 when he was 25.
The real estate market took off in the 1980s when Mr. Kitami gained much experience from working as a professional sales elite in real estate companies. Having seen and experienced first-hand the distorted ecology in the brokerage market, Mr. Kitami set the then new company’s first mission to be restoring the trust of clients in real estate agencies when he established List Group.
Over the years, under the bold visions of Mr. Kitami, List Group has acquired not only the loyalty of individual clients but also an enviable reputation in the industry, leading a strong presence in Japan and around the globe. Under Mr. Kitami’s leadership, List Group has made its way into the complicated and ever-changing Asian property market since 2016, building a network of offices in Singapore, Manila, Hong Kong and Bangkok. Mr. Kitami helped create a vast international network for cross border brokerage.
As the Group grows, Mr. Kitami continues to bring new ideas to the industry. In 2012, the company became the first real estate company in Japan to offer home owners defect warranty for used independent housings sold. More recently in 2017, the company has committed in developing the innovative eco-town in Yokohama.
Chief Operating Officer
A leader who listens and delivers, a dreamer who thinks and acts, Binoche Chan devotes her passion only to matters that pull her heartstrings. With over 15 years of experience in sales, marketing and luxurious properties dealership has equipped her well in handling different situations regarding business set up and operation, it is her detail-oriented attitude and respectable personality that have gained her regard, trust and reputation from clients, colleagues and business partners alike. Reputed for her capability, professionalism, dedication and integrity, Binoche puts her words into action and stays true to her promise in realizing the clients’ dream of a unique and perfect home, that embraces family history, hospitality and a deep taste of life.
Recently appointed Chief Operating Officer of List Sotheby’s International Realty, Hong Kong, one of the leading luxury residential brokerages in Hong Kong and the region, Binoche leads a team of dynamic, experienced and well-connected agents that specialize in luxury residential homes, backed by an extensive network with approximately 900 offices and 22,000 sales associates across 70 countries. Accredited with a Master’s Degree of Science in Real Estate at the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Hong Kong majoring in general practice surveying, awarded three Top Agent Awards, and graced with a vision in marketing, management and leadership, Binoche holds a bold vision to run the company abiding to the spirit of fairness and collaboration, that is considered to be revolutionary among the norm of the competitive property industry.
Director, Corporate Development
With over 20 years of experience in luxury brand management, Sincere is a seasoned professional in business development, strategic planning, sales and marketing, mainly specialized in fine watches and jewellery. After graduating from the University of Hong Kong, she worked for various multi-national companies in management positions both in Hong Kong and Canada. Her experience with the Fairchild Group in Vancouver enriched her knowledge in real estate development and property management.
Prior to joining List Sotheby’s International Realty, Sincere was the Vice President of luxury brands including Blancpain and Harry Winston. Her excellent track record in managing prestige brands has earned her great respect and trust among the clients and peers in the industry.
In her free time, Sincere loves to travel and enjoys skiing. As a GIA Graduate Gemologist, she is also fond of jewellery appreciation.
Sincere is responsible for the corporate development and marketing of the company. With her outstanding marketing background and strong leadership skills, Sincere is dedicated to work with the management to bring our team at List Sotheby’s International Realty to the pinnacle of the luxury property industry in Hong Kong.