Not Your Daddy’s Waikiki

Not Your Daddy’s Waikiki

Oahu, home of famous Waikiki, receives about 5 million visitors annually and for many of those visitors sampling what Waikiki has to offer is a must. It’s estimated that Waikiki receives around 74,000 additional people on top of its residents every day, a profitable statistic for the markets retailers. Many hotels take advantage of this opportunity and include retail in …read more

Prices Paid for Lofty Construction Costs

Prices Paid for Lofty Construction Costs

It isn’t unusual for Hawaii to rank among the costliest metro areas in the country and for many shopping center owners and retailers this is one of the primary learning curves in considering an entrée into our state. Over the decades we have had ebbs & flows but we never venture far from the top. We currently find ourselves in …read more

KAKAAKO’S GROWING RETAIL DISPARITY Part 2 of 2

KAKAAKO’S GROWING RETAIL DISPARITY Part 2 of 2

Kakaako continues to be at the epicenter of any conversation about Honolulu, with construction sites, cranes and daily news coverage making it only more obvious that something major is happening in our urban core. As discussed in Part 1 of last quarter’s newsletter, the construction of over 5,000 housing units will bring an influx of residents into the area and …read more

KAKAAKO’S GROWING RETAIL DISPARITY Part 1 of 2

KAKAAKO’S GROWING RETAIL DISPARITY Part 1 of 2

Kakaako is the buzz word around town, with its redevelopment currently underway and a master plan aimed at creating an environment where its community can live, work and play. Centrally located between Downtown Honolulu and Waikiki, Kakaako and its developers hope that Kakaako will evolve into a new urban-island lifestyle, surrounded by newly-constructed residential towers, pedestrian promenades, retail space and …read more