Entries by Malia L. Meenderman

FED points to positives in local economy

January 20, 2005 Hawaii: Federal Reserve Board Points out Positives in Local Economy The Federal Reserve Board announced that Hawaii’s economic growth is most benefited by the increase in Tourism, especially from visitors from Japan. The number of Japanese visitors has returned to levels not seen since September 11, 2001. The Fed also pointed out […]

New mall for Kapolei Proposed

January 15, 2005 Oahu: New Mall for Kapolei Proposed The MacNaughton Group and the Kobayashi Group are partnering to create a mall housing retail, restaurant and entertainment venues of a similar size to the Kahala Mall. The first phase will across Kalaeloa from Home Depot and adjacent 20 acre parcel is under a lease option […]

Honolulu Office Space Harder to Come By

January 13, 2005 Businesses that rent will likely see fewer good deals and higher rents on Oahu. Colliers Monroe Friedlander predicts that this year will see a transition from a renter’s market to a more balanced market. With job growth continuing to improve the vacancy rate for office space is declining and the offers of […]

Oahu New Resort Planned for Ko Olina

January 8, 2005 Oahu: New Resort Planned for Ko Olina The Waianae Coast will get an economic boost when Jeff Stone breaks ground later this year on the 1,000 room Grand Ko Olina Resort, Hotel and Spa and the interactive aquarium. Costs to build will be about $1 billion and will bring some 1000 jobs […]