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Capital Markets Outlook


Mahalo to Jim Costello, Michele Aronson, Steve Metter and Jeff Pauker for a terrific presentation on November 9, 2016 at The Kahala Hotel.

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Join ULI by 6/30/16 and save $25


The best opportunities to get involved and build relationships are reserved for ULI members. And members save 25% or more on all ULI offerings including books, events, and educational workshops. Joining will be one of the best investments you will ever make. Join between now and 6/30/16 using promo code SPR25 and save $25 off your annual membership dues! Here is the link to join on line or download a printable form>>> Why ULI? The best ideas for this community are coming from ULI. Many of the very smartest people are involved in … Read More

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See Photos of our Recent Tour of Kapolei


On January 28, 2016 ULI members toured the latest developments in Kapolei. Thank you very much to Chuck Hill and Robby Field of Kapolei Properties and Cameron Nekota of DR Horton for being such excellent tour guides.  

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2015 Fall Meeting


ULI has posted videos of most of the terrific presentations from the 2015 Fall Meeting. Highlights include talks by Brian Chesky of Airbnb and Global Futurist Jack Uldrich. Also posted are session videos including “Playing to Win in High-Cost Cities with or Despite Inclusionary Housing Policies” and “Mixed Use: Building in Flexibility in a Chaotic Environment”. If you missed any of the talks, take a look at them here>>> For all videos below, go to The Impact of the Sharing Economy on Real Estate (Featuring Brian Chesky of Airbnb) The Changing World: Global … Read More

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Aug 13 Members Pau Hana


On Aug 13, over 50 ULI Hawaii members enjoyed a great social hosted by The Howard Hughes Corp. They toured the showrooms of the latest Kaka`ako developments and enjoyed pupus, drinks, and wonderful views from the 6th floor deck room.

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May 20 Hospitality Forum


Airports, alternative lodging, & can Hawaii still compete? Thank you for a great discussion to David Carey III, President & CEO, Outrigger Enterprises Group, Harry Frampton, Managing Partner, East West Partners, and Patrick Fitzgerald, CEO, Hualalai Resort. We greatly enjoyed the lively discussion on May 20 about our hospitality industry. More information>>>

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May 20, 2015 State of the Industry: Hospitality


Save the Date!  Join us for a discussion panel with industry leaders, David Carey III, President & CEO, Outrigger Enterprises Group, Harry Frampton, Managing Partner, East West Partners, Patrick Fitzgerald, CEO, Hualalai Resort, Edward L. Divita, Partner, Discovery Land Company (invited). What are the latest trends locally, nationally, internationally in the hospitality industry? Stay for pupus, drinks and mingling with these industry leaders. Kahala Hotel and Resort, 5/20/2015, 4pm – 7pm. Registration information coming soon.

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How Housing Matters – A New Resource


The Urban Land Institute (ULI), with the support of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, has launched How Housing Matters, an interdisciplinary online portal focused on housing’s role in individual and neighborhood well-being. The portal offers up-to-date, easily searchable research and news connecting housing with a broad range of topics. The new knowledge-sharing tool emphasizes the connection between housing and better educational opportunities and outcomes for children; stronger foundations for family and community economic stability; and healthier, more productive individuals and neighborhoods. Related: Welcome to How Housing Matters The portal … Read More

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When Employers Help With Housing, Winners Emerge

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When it comes to jobs and economic opportunities, where a person lives can be pivotal. After all, if an employer is located in high-cost area, the talent pool of available hires shrinks — or productivity declines as workers face long commutes. Indeed, potentially valuable employees may lose a great advancement opportunity and pursue work elsewhere if housing costs are too high. That’s the ultimate lose-lose scenario. One way to tackle this challenge, which affects American cities large and small, is through employer-assisted housing, a model that is receiving increased attention as … Read More

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Thinking Bigger about the Role of Micro Units


New research from the Urban Land Institute suggests that micro units—typically larger than a one-car garage, but smaller than a double—have staying power as a housing type that appeals to urban dwellers in high-cost markets who are willing to trade space for improved affordability and proximity to downtown neighborhoods. The Macro View on Micro Units includes an analysis by MPF Research of more than 400 rental apartment communities (comprising more than 90,000 units) built in 2012–2013 in the 35 U.S. metropolitan areas that experienced the highest concentration of multifamily construction during … Read More

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