Investment Property

May 19, 2024

Trump Tower Waikiki | 3 Months After Kalai Rebrand

It's been roughly 3 months since Trump Hotel Waikiki was rebranded as Kala'i. I'm here right across the street on Saratoga Road. Today, we're going to do a little report on what's been happening since the name rebrand has taken place at Trump Tower Waikiki ...

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Jan. 5, 2024

Minimum Rental Period on Oahu Back to 30 Days

If you're a property owner on Oahu, I've got great news for you! I'm not sure if you've been paying attention to the news over the holidays, however on December 21st, a federal judge stepped in and issued a summary judgement stopping the city's draconian ...

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Dec. 6, 2023

Change on the Horizon for Trump Tower Waikiki and Montage Kapalua

This past month we saw 2 major announcements with luxury conodel project on both Oahu and Maui.

Trump Tower Waikiki

First off, it was announced that Trump Tower Waikiki would be rebranded as Wakea Waikiki Beach by Irongate, who also developed both Trump Tower and the Ritz Carlton Waikiki. They ...

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May 19, 2022

Is Now the Time to Buy Kahala Beach Apartments?

I receive several calls a week on the Kahala Beach Apartments. For most people that see something that "looks too good to be true", it normally is...

Kahala Beach Condos

Oceanfront Living at The Kahala Beach Apartments

Too Good to Be True?

Most people initially see the Kahala Beach condos on ...

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Feb. 27, 2022

2465 Kuhio at Waikiki #418 Tour


We're here at 2465 Kuhio at Waikiki. You've got board storage here on the upper parking deck, you've got all the units with the lanais behind me. I'll take you into the lobby and check out this great unit that straddles between Kuhio Ave. and ...

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June 4, 2021

Ocean Villas at Turtle Bay Walk Through

Ocean Villas 3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Listing Walk Through

Here were are at the Ocean Villas on the North Shore. Just wanted to give you a quick tour of a 3 bedroom, 2 bath vacation rental here that doesn't come up that often. While I have this listing (we ...

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Nov. 24, 2019

Bill 60 to Ammend Bill 7 by Removing Rent Caps

Changes to Affordable Rent Requirements in Bill 7 Proposed in Bill 60

Honolulu Department of Planning and Permitting

It’s been six months since Mayor Caldwell signed Bill 7 to encourage private sector-funded, higher-density redevelopment of Apartment and Mixed-use properties of 20,000 square feet or smaller. Bill 7 provides incentives for private developers to increase the ...

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Nov. 18, 2019

Example of Bill 7 and a 5,000 Square Foot Property

An Example of what Bill 7 Can Mean for a 5,000 Square Foot Property

Example of a Building Style for Bill 7

What can be built on a 5,000 square foot lot that qualifies for Bill 7 incentives? Every property is unique, so we encourage you to contact us for a quick analysis of your property ...

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Nov. 7, 2019

Honolulu's Bill 7 Features and Incentives

Honolulu Hale Bill 7

Here are some of the features and incentives provided by Bill 7 

  • The building is not required to provide parking spaces according to a mandated ratio. This allows the developer to determine the optimum number of parking spaces that will yield the most apartments, given the demand in the ...
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Oct. 29, 2019

Honolulu Bill 7 FAQ's

Honolulu Bill 7 Properties

What size properties qualify for Bill 7 redevelopment?

Lots with area up to 20,000 square feet qualify for Bill 7.  The minimum front yard must be 10 feet, or the minimum required by the underlying zoning, whichever is less. The minimum side and rear yards must be 5 ...

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