LVMH Acquires Two Occupied Retail Assets in Waikiki for $72M

WAIKIKI, HAWAII — An entity controlled by LVMH Moet Hennessey Louis Vuitton and Mockingbird Interests Waikiki LLC has purchased two commercial units located at 2181 Kalakaua Ave. in Waikiki. The Hawaii-based Moore family trust sold the retail assets for $72 million. Bryan Ley of JLL, in collaboration with Avalon Commercial, represented the sellers in the deal. Cushman & Wakefield, with Sofos Realty Corp. as a local partner, originally listed the property in July 2017 with no asking …

Sims Mortgage Funding Arranges $14.1M Financing for Liliha Healthcare Center in Honolulu

HONOLULU — Sims Mortgage Funding (SMF), a subsidiary of HJ Sims, has arranged $14.1 million in financing for Liliha Healthcare Center, a 92-bed skilled nursing facility in Honolulu. Liliha, and its sister facility, Nuuanu Hale, were collateralized with a single, high-interest-rate bridge loan that featured a short maturity and expensive extension provisions. SMF arranged a HUD-insured loan with a fixed interest rate and long term to refinance the existing debt. To complete the …

Hunt Capital Partners Funds $10.4M in Financing for Affordable Housing Project in Oahu

OAHU, HAWAII — Hunt Capital Partners has provided $10.4 million in federal and state low-income housing tax credit financing, as well as federal solar tax credit equity financing, for the construction of Hale Makana O Maili in Oahu’s Waianae district. Upon completion, Hale Makana O Maili will feature 52 affordable housing units spread across six garden-style residential buildings. Construction began in late September, with completion slated for November 2020. The development team …

Highridge Costa to Break Ground on Multifamily Phase of Kulana Hale Project in Hawaii

KAPOLEI, HAWAII — Highridge Costa will hold a groundbreaking ceremony on Aug. 28 for the second phase of the $130 million Kulana Hale mixed-use affordable seniors housing and multifamily apartment project located at 1020 Wakea St. in Kapolei. Kulana Hale Phase II will feature a 13-story tower with 2,300 square feet of ground-floor retail space and 143 affordable apartments for low-income families. The second-phase tower will be built over a two-level concrete podium structure that will …

Walker & Dunlop Arranges $40.6M in Financing for Keahumoa Place Apartments in Hawaii

EWA BEACH, HAWAII — Walker & Dunlop has structured $40.6 million in financing across four loans for Keahumoa Place Apartments, a multifamily housing community under development in Ewa Beach on Oahu. The Michaels Organization, the borrower, is developing the master-planned community. Located 20 miles west of Honolulu, the garden-style project will be built on previously vacant, state-owned land and provide much-needed affordable housing options. Once completed in 2021, Keahumoa Place …

State of Hawaii, Standard Communities Unveil $223.9M Plan to Rehabilitate 1,221 Affordable Housing Units

HAWAII — Standard Communities, in partnership with the State of Hawaii and Honolulu-based Stanford Carr Development, has unveiled a $223.9 million public-private partnership that will reposition 1,221 affordable housing units across six properties on the islands of Oahu, Hawaii and Maui. “Leveraging private funds through partnerships like this is a more efficient use of state resources," says Gov. David Y. Ige. "It’s more cost effective to sell the leasehold interest and have Standard …

Parallel Capital Partners to Oversee $300M Portfolio of Retail/Office Assets in Honolulu

HONOLULU — San Diego-based Parallel Capital Partners has taken over asset management of a $300 million portfolio of office and retail properties in downtown Honolulu. As part of the deal, Parallel will oversee day-to-day management and leasing for the 1 million-square-foot portfolio. The assets include two office buildings — the 550,000-square-foot Waterfront Plaza and 375,000-square-foot Davies Pacific Center — and two retail assets known as Waikiki Marketplace and King …

Alexander & Baldwin Acquires Ground Lease Interest in Industrial Park in Hawaii for $41M

KAPOLEI, HAWAII — Alexander & Baldwin has purchased the ground lease interest in Kapolei Business Park West Lot 31 in Kapolei for $41 million in an off-market transaction. The property is commonly known as the Honolulu Authority of Rapid Transportation (HART) precast yard. The 36.4-acre parcel of I-2 (industrial-zoned) land is licensed to the City and County of Honolulu through 2025. The property is a fabrication facility and storage yard for the precast concrete components of the …

Ike Place Hotels, R.D. Olson Begin Construction of AC Hotel Wailea in Hawaii

WAILEA, HAWAII — Ike Place Hotels and R.D. Olson Construction have started the ground-up construction of AC Hotel Wailea, a four-story estate hotel located at the corner of Wailea Ike Place and Wailea Ike Drive in Wailea. Situated on three acres, the 70,000-square-foot property will feature 110 guestrooms including one-bedroom suites and studio options, a business center, fitness area and infinity-edge pool with a poolside tiki bar and cabanas. The property will features a Polynesian …

Pacifica Hotels Sells 452-Room Marriott Courtyard on Hawaii’s Big Island

KAILUA-KONA, HAWAII — Pacific Hotels has completed the sale of Courtyard by Marriott King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel, a full-service beachfront hotel located at 75-5660 Palani Road in Kailua-Kona on Hawaii’s Big Island. Situated on 13 beachfront acres, the 452-room hotel comprises two connected six-story towers that feature more than 20,000 square feet of flexible indoor and outdoor meeting space; more than 18,000 square feet of retail space, including a full-service spa; a fitness …

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