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Kahala Associates Partners With LIST Sotheby's International Realty

Kahala Associates Partners With LIST Sotheby's International Realty

Creates New Era of Luxury Real Estate Services in Hawaii

HONOLULU – Associate-owned Kahala Associates, one of Hawaii’s premier kamaaina luxury real estate firms, has partnered with international real estate powerhouse LIST Sotheby’s International Realty.

The union creates a new era of luxury real estate services in Hawaii that will put local clients and agents on the world stage. The expanded LIST Sotheby’s International Realty is steeped in the knowledge and culture of Hawaii, Japan and other countries with agents who are active and engaged members of their communities. The partnership with Kahala Associates also creates Oahu’s third-largest agency as measured by total sales and dollar volume by agent. LIST Sotheby’s International Realty remains the name of the enlarged firm, and all Kahala Associates agents and listings have been transitioned accordingly.

Hawaii Solar Industry Leaders Receive Prestigious U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative Award

Hawaii Solar Industry Leaders Receive Prestigious U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative Award

HONOLULU – SafeConnect Solar, a venture started by Hawaii solar industry veterans Mark Duda and Todd Georgopapadakos of Distributed Energy Partners, today announced it has been awarded $500,000 by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) SunShot Initiative.  The SunShot Incubator award supports development of SafeConnect’s patent-pending device that makes rooftop solar installations simpler, safer, and more affordable.

 

“Renewables are the future of energy generation, but price still limits adoption in many markets,” said Georgopapadakos, SafeConnect Solar Partner.  “For rooftop photovoltaics, the key challenge is reducing ‘soft costs’ – the expense associated with permitting, installation, interconnection, and maintenance.  These have remained persistently high even as module prices have plummeted. Our IP attacks these costs head-on.”

 

JLL Grows Hawaii Agency Leasing Practice

JLL Grows Hawaii Agency Leasing Practice

Keenan Sue joins JLL as a Senior Vice President to lead the firm’s office brokerage team in Honolulu

HONOLULU, Oct. 15, 2014 — In response to increased client demand for leasing services in Hawaii, JLL today announced that the firm has bolstered its service offerings with the addition of commercial leasing and acquisitions expert Keenan Sue. Sue will serve as a Senior Vice President, leading the office brokerage platform in Honolulu. He will partner with Kirk Horiuchi, Hawaii Market Director and retail market lead, to bring strategic investor expertise in a growing market.

Prudential Locations Hires Experienced Agent Michael Yoshino

 Prudential Locations Hires Experienced Agent Michael Yoshino

Prudential Locations, Hawaii’s largest locally owned and operated real estate company, announced today that experienced agent Michael Yoshino (RA) will be joining the firm.

Michael Yoshino (RA): Yoshino joins Prudential Locations as an experienced agent from Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties. He began his real estate career in 2005 and won the 2006 Aloha Aina Award for outstanding newcomer. Prior to real estate, Yoshino spent two years practicing law at Roy Yoshino Attorney at Law. Yoshino is an active member of the local community and has served as a board member of Lupus Hawaii since 2006. Yoshino is a graduate of McKinley High School and furthered his education at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and the McGeorge School of Law at University of the Pacific.

Prudential Locations Recognizes Top Agent Award Winners for July 2014

Prudential Locations Recognizes Top Agent Award Winners for July 2014

Prudential Locations, Hawaii’s largest locally owned and operated real estate company, announced today the winners of Prudential Locations’ Top Agent Awards for July 2014. Prudential Locations’ awards are presented on a monthly basis to celebrate agents’ outstanding performance in a variety of categories. Prudential Locations is pleased to announce the following winners:

Avalon Development Co. Puts 17 Industrial Parcels At Kapolei Business Park, Phase 2, On The Market

Site Blessing Launches Long-Awaited “Second City” Industrial Park Development

HONOLULU – Avalon Development Company LLC held a blessing ceremony on Thursday for the long-awaited last phase of the Kapolei Business Park in the heart of Oahu’s “Second City.”

Mayor Kirk Caldwell and other community leaders attended Thursday’s site blessing, said Avalon President and CEO Christine Camp.

“It’s taken many years years but the dream of creating a fully developed industrial park to serve the entire island and spur further growth in Kapolei is a reality by our step towards completing the last phase of Kapolei Business Park,” Camp said. “The vision of Kapolei as a ‘Second City’ on Oahu began in the 1960s. New industries are thriving here and Kapolei Business Park has become a major center of employment. The employees and their families can significantly improve their quality of life by living and working in the same area.”

Hawaii Life Real Estate Hires Veteran Realtor For Oahu

Hawaii Life Real Estate Hires Veteran Realtor For Oahu

HONOLULU – Hawaii Life, one of the state’s top real estate companies – and host of the hit Hawaii Life realty show on the Home & Garden Television Network (HGTV) – has hired veteran real estate agent Jon S. Mann as its broker-in-charge for Oahu.

Mann, a REALTOR® since 2003, is the principal broker and founder of Jon S. Mann Real Estate, LLC in Honolulu. He has also authored three real estate eBooks in which he shares information about buying and selling real estate in Hawaii.

“Jon’s extensive experience in Hawaii real estate sales and property management makes him a great new asset to Hawaii Life,” said Matthew Beall, Hawaii Life’s principal broker. “Hawaii Life has seen amazing growth over the past six years, thanks in a large part to our outstanding team of brokers and agents. Jon will help us remain one of the top real estate companies in the Islands.”