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MAUI, HAWAII — DXD Capital has broken ground on a Class A self-storage facility in Maui. The 45,863-square-foot property will offer 357 individual storage units within the Maui Research & Technology Park in the Kihei area. The facility will feature drive-up, non-climate-controlled units. DXD plans to open the facility in the first quarter of 2025. RYCON will serve as general contractor, and American Savings Bank is the construction lender. Extra Space will manage the facility upon completion. DXD acquired the site in April 2023 through its second fund, DXD Self Storage Fund II, which launched in June 2022. The fund has since invested in seven self-storage developments and one seven-facility portfolio acquisition across the United States.

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KAHULUI, HAWAII — Alexander & Baldwin has arranged one lease and completed the sale of two properties at Maui Business Park Phase II, its 125-acre mixed-use development located in Kahului on the island of Maui. The build-to-suit industrial lease totals 29,500 square feet. The undisclosed tenant plans to relocate operations to the site upon completion of the warehouse and distribution facility. The County of Maui also purchased 12.5 acres at the property for $17.4 million, with plans to construct a new facility for its Department of Transportation. Hamai Appliances Inc. also purchased two lots totaling 1.3 acres for $2.4 million. The buyer plans to build a showroom and service center on the site to expand its current operations. 

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HONOLULU — A subsidiary of Avalon Group, a real estate investment company, has purchased an 11.1-acre land parcel at 2707 and 2715 Pamoa Road in Honolulu for $23.3 million. Adjacent to the University of Hawaii at Manoa and three private schools, the site served as the Saint Francis School campus until 2019. The existing infrastructure totals more than 130,597 square feet, including classrooms, a meeting facility, dormitory, commercial kitchen, gymnasium, sports field and a large parking area. Norb Buelsing, Laurie Lustig-Bower, Peter Grossman, Scott Crockfield and Kadie Presley Wilson of CBRE represented the seller, Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities, in the transaction.

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— By Jon-Eric Greene, Colliers — Hawaii has historically been home to many of the nation’s top grossing retail locations (as measured by gross sales), including one of the highest grossing regional malls in Ala Moana Center, and the world-famous retail street, Kalakaua Avenue in Waikiki. However, since COVID shutdowns, Hawaii retailers and shopping centers have struggled to recover. While the tourism and hotel markets have bounced back, an important visitor demographic — the international shopper — has yet to return. Tourism is Hawaii’s No. 1 industry, with almost every dollar circulating through the economy tracing back to visitors. In 2019, Hawaii welcomed a record 10.4 million visitors. However, in 2020, arrivals plummeted to 2.7 million visitors due to the pandemic. The state experienced rebounded visitor numbers in 2021 and 2022 of 6.8 million and 9.2 million visitors respectively and expected to end 2023 with 9.3 million visitors. The visitor profile has changed dramatically, however, impacting many retailers and shopping centers.  In 2019, around 3 million visitors were international, with over 50 percent (1.58 million) coming from Japan. In 2022, only 900,000 of Hawaii’s 9.2 million visitors were international, including just 192,500 Japanese. So, while overall visitor counts to Hawaii …

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KAHULUI, HAWAII — The Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corp. (HHFDC) has selected EAH Housing to develop the Kahului Civic Center Mixed-Use Complex in Kahului, on the island of Maui. The property will include a transit hub, civic center and 303 units of affordable housing. The Kahului Civic Center Mixed-Use Complex will be constructed in phases as part of a public-private partnership. EAH Housing will coordinate the development of the civic center with the State of Hawaii Department of Accounting and General Services, the transit hub with the County of Maui and the affordable housing with HHFDC. Development costs are estimated at $193 million for both phases of the project. Financing sources include 4 percent Low Income Housing Tax credits (LIHTC); Hula Mae Multi-Family Tax Exempt Bonds; State of Hawaii Rental Housing Revolving Funds (RHRF); and Dwelling Unit Revolving Funds (DURF). According to EAH Housing, the project is designed to address a critical need for affordable housing on Maui. The National Low Income Housing Coalition reports that nearly one-quarter of rental households in Hawaii report incomes at or below the national poverty guidelines. The state faces a deficit of more than 27,000 affordable housing units. “As we continually work to …

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HONOLULU — EAH Housing has broken ground on Aloha Iā Halewilikō, a 140-unit affordable seniors housing community in the Aiea neighborhood of Honolulu. The City and County of Honolulu are providing the land for the development. Other partners on the $62 million project include Hawai‘i Housing Finance & Development Corp. (HHFDC), the Bank of Hawai‘i and U.S. Bank. The development has been in planning stages for five years and is scheduled for completion in 2025. Located in a residential neighborhood adjacent to ‘Aiea Public Library on the former site of  ‘Aiea Sugar Mill, Aloha Iā Halewilikō fulfills a part of the ‘Aiea Town Center Master Plan. The project is within walking distance to public transportation. A total of 13 units will be set aside for households with incomes at or below 30 percent of the area median income (AMI), 75 units for households with incomes at or below 50 percent of AMI, and 51 units for households with incomes at or below 60 percent of AMI. EAH is partnering with Lanakila Pacific, a local nonprofit services organization, which will provide access to its Meals on Wheels program. In Hawai‘i, EAH Housing currently manages 23 properties with over 2,700 units. The …

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HONOLULU, HAWAII — Standard Communities has led a public-private partnership with the State of Hawaii, United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Honolulu-based Stanford Carr Development, the City of Honolulu and Hawaii Housing Finance & Development Corp. in the acquisition of Maunakea, a 100 percent affordable housing community in Honolulu. Although the price was not disclosed, according to the acquisition team, the transaction is the largest FHA deal and Project-Based Section 8 transaction in Hawaii state history. The transaction extends the affordability of all units at the property for 20 years. Located at 1245 Maunakea St., Maunakea features 254 one-bedroom units and 125 two-bedroom units. Standard will implement renovations budgeted at more than $41 million, approximately $109,000 per unit, at the property, which was built in 1977 and renovated in 2000. In unit renovations will include updates to kitchens and bathrooms, as well as new flooring. Residents will also benefit from new windows throughout the property, a new business center, fitness center and the addition of grills to the picnic area.

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LAHAINA, HAWAII — Pacific Retail Capital Partners (PRCP) has launched an effort to raise funds and awareness for those affected by the recent wildfires in Lahaina on the island of Maui. Dubbed #ExtendAloha, the campaign encourages donations to the DTL Foundation’s dedicated Maui Fire Relief Fund. PRCP manages Queen Ka’ahumanu Center on the island and has agreed to match the first $10,000 raised. Donations can be made at dtlfoundation.org/mauifire.

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KAILUA-KONA, HAWAII — SRS Real Estate Partners has arranged the sale of the leasehold interest of a two-story, multi-tenant retail and office building in Kailua-Kona. A private partnership sold the asset to a Hawaii-based private investor for $7.5 million. Built in 1997 on 1.5 acres, the 30,503-square-foot is located at 75-1000 Henry St. At the time of sale, the property was 98 percent occupied by Planet Fitness, Anderson Wealth Planning, Fidelity National Title and ProService Hawaii. Nicholas Paulic, A.J. Cordero, Matthew Mousavi and Patrick Luther of SRS represented the seller in the deal.

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HONOLULU — Hunt Capital Partners (HCP), Pacific Development Group (PDG) and Hunt Development Group (HDG) have received $68.9 million in federal Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) equity and $24.4 million in State LIHTC equity financing for Halawa View II, a high-rise development in Honolulu.  The building will complement the first phase of Halawa View, which was constructed in 1972 and renovated in 2012.  Hunt Capital Partners facilitated the Federal LIHTCs through its proprietary fund with JPMorgan Chase. The Bank of Hawaii, with participation from American Savings Bank and Central Pacific Bank, provided construction financing in the form of an $80.2 million tax-exempt loan and a $12.3 million taxable loan. The Bank of Hawaii will also provide $24.6 million in permanent, tax-exempt financing.  Additional financing includes a $42.3 million Rental Housing Revolving Fund loan from Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corp. and a $5 million loan from Honolulu’s Affordable Housing Fund, which will be lent to the partnership through Hawaii Assisted Housing.  Halawa View II will offer 302 studio, one-, two- and four-bedroom apartments. The building will rise 18 stories on a 3.11-acre site. Units will be affordable to households earning at or below 30, 40, 50 and 60 percent of …

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