July 1, 2014 | Source:

Kisco Senior Living starts construction of senior living project in Kapolei

Kisco Senior Living and general contractor Kiewit have started construction on the $30 million three-story Ilima at Leihano senior living community in Kapolei. The 84-unit assisted-living and memory-care facility is being built within the first 20 acres of an eventual 40-acre community in the City of Kapolei. It was designed by Group 70 International and will...

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June 4, 2014 | Source: Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Blackstone to Add Timeshare Tower to Hilton Hawaiian Village

Private equity giant Blackstone and a team of undisclosed financiers plan to invest $415 million to add a 350-foot time-share tower to the Hilton Hawaiian Village, which is the state’s largest single resort property. The new tower, which will be called The Grand Islander by Hilton Grand Vacations Club, will be the sixth new tower of...

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June 3, 2014 | Source:

Hilton Breaks Ground on New Grand Islander Timeshare Tower

A new tower is going up at Hilton Hawaiian Village. The hotel broke ground Tuesday on a timeshare complex called the Grand Islander. The 37-story, 418-unit tower is being built adjacent to Tapa Tower at the corner of Kalia Rd. and Paoa Pl. “It’s worth saying how much this investment will help the local economy,” said...

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April 30, 2014 | Source:

Group 70 names Charles Kaneshiro new president and COO

Charles Kaneshiro has been named president and chief operating officer of Honolulu-based Group 70 International Inc., one of the largest architecture firms in Hawaii. Kaneshiro, who has been with the firm for nearly 15 years, will serve a five-year term as head of the company, and succeeds Linda Miki, who joins other past presidents as a...

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April 30, 2014 | Source:

Outrigger to add new Waikiki hotel tower as part of $100M redevelopment

Outrigger Enterprises Group plans to spend $100 million on a redevelopment of its Outrigger Reef on the Beach that will add a 200-room hotel tower to the Waikiki hotel along with increased meeting space, open recreation and dining areas. The project, which is in the planning stages, represents a commitment to its Hawaii roots for the...

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April 21, 2014 | Source:

CBRE Inc. Hawaii decides to cut its Honolulu office space in half

CBRE Inc. Hawaii, one of the largest commercial real estate firms in the state, is cutting its office space in half at its headquarters in Downtown Honolulu, as part of a company-wide effort to support the way its employees work today and in the future. The “Workplace 360” model, which is currently being constructed in one-half...

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April 21, 2014 | Source: Iolani School Bulletin 2014

The Dedication of The Sullivan Center For Innovation and Leadership

Named in honor of lead donor Joanna Lau Sullivan and her family, the Sullivan Center celebrates and honors the Sullivan family’s commitment to serving the community, belief in the importance of education and lifelong learning for Hawai‘i’s youth. The ceremony was held on the fourth floor of the center and opened with an oli by Kumu...

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April 9, 2014 | Source:

PBS Hawaii seeks general contractor, plans to break ground on new facility this year

PBS Hawaii said Tuesday that it is ready to start construction of its new headquarters at the corner of Nimitz Highway and Sand Island Access Road by the end of this year, with plans to complete the project by 2016, when its lease at the University of Hawaii at Manoa campus expires. The nonprofit public television...

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March 7, 2014 | Source:

Hawai’i Team Prepares to Submit Bid for Presidential Center

Plans for President Barack Obama’s official library are years away from being finalized but the first request for qualifications has been announced by his foundation and Hawai’i’s team is putting together an initial proposal due next month.   The team provided an update of its vision today at Hawai’i’s 14th Annual Build and Buy Green Conference in...

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February 22, 2014 | Source:

Group 70 designing Hoopili downtown unique to Hawaii

D.R. Horton — Schuler Division’s 11,750-home master-planned Hoopili project in West Oahu, which is being designed by Group 70 International, will include a redesigned downtown that will focus on the planned rail transit stations that will look unlike anything in Hawaii, according to the chairman of the Honolulu-based architecture firm. Francis Oda of Group 70, said...

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