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Sustainable Urban Design is the New Black!

Sustainable Urban Design is the New Black!

Want to learn more about Ward Village? Join AMA Hawaii for lunch with Katie Ka'anapu, Director of Community and Retail Marketing for Village and learn about their journey through re-branding and the ongoing development of this vibrant and sustainable community. 

The program will include a behind-the-scenes visit to layouts of Ward Village's Anaha and Waiea towers, not open to the public. 

WHEN: Thursday, November 13, 2014

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. (registration begins at 11 am)

WHERE:  Ward Village Information Center Lanai (IBM Building)

COST:  $25 AMA members

$35 Non-AMA members

UH Manoa Shidler College of Business Awards 280 Scholarships totaling nearly $1 Million

UH Manoa Shidler College of Business Awards 280 Scholarships totaling nearly $1 Million

HONOLULU – The Shidler College of Business at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa celebrated its successful scholarship program this week with business students and scholarship donors at the Waialae Country Club. For the 2014-2015 academic year, the College awarded nearly $1 million in scholarships to more than 280 business students.

This year’s scholarship luncheon featured scholarship donors Larry Rodriguez, retired managing partner, Ernst & Young LLP; retired executive VP, Central Pacific Bank; executive-in-residence, Shidler College of Business; and Terri Fujii, retired managing partner, Ernst & Young LLP; audit partner, CW Associates, CPAs, who established the Fujii and Rodriguez Endowed Scholarship Fund in 2007. Since creation, the Fujii and Rodriguez Endowed Scholarship has helped 21 deserving Accounting students achieve their academic aspirations.

Sales of Luxury Homes at End of Third Quarter 2014 Indicates Strong Performance in Coming Months

Sales of Luxury Homes at End of Third Quarter 2014 Indicates Strong Performance in Coming Months

HONOLULU – The number of single-family homes in escrow at $1 million or more on Oahu was 70 percent higher at the end of third quarter 2014 compared to the same period in 2013, signifying a strong performance of luxury homes sales in the coming months, according to Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties (CBP), Hawaii’s leading residential real estate firm and a specialist in high-end real estate sales.

The figures are based on Multiple Listing Service (MLS) data of all single-family homes and condominiums sold for more than $1 million at the end of third quarter 2014 on Oahu.

ALTRES Medical Expands with Launch of New Home Care Service

ALTRES Medical Expands with Launch of New Home Care Service
Highest-quality care from Hawaii’s largest and most trusted nurse provider HONOLULU — www.altresmedical.com — ALTRES Medical announced today the launch of ALTRES Medical Home Care, a new, comprehensive service line.

McDonald’s® Restaurants Of Hawaii Hires Reimi Donlin As Human Resources Consultant

McDonald’s® Restaurants Of Hawaii Hires Reimi Donlin As Human Resources Consultant

HONOLULU – McDonald’s® Restaurants of Hawaii has hired Reimi Donlin as a human resources consultant. In her new position, Donlin is responsible for auditing and consulting McDonald’s Restaurants of Hawaii’s operational leadership on human resources practices on employee benefits and compensation.  Donlin comes to McDonald’s after gaining experience in a variety of positions. Most recently, she served as a legal secretary at the firm of Torkildson, Katz, Moore, Hetherington & Harris. Previously she worked first as a compensation specialist and then, after promotion, as compensation analyst at First Hawaiian Bank.

“We are delighted to have Reimi join the McDonald’s team,” said Paulette Wage, human resources manager at McDonald’s Restaurants of Hawaii. “Her background in human resources and compensation will be valuable.” 

Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties Markets High-End Homes to International Buyers

Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties Markets High-End Homes to International Buyers

HONOLULU – Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties, Hawaii’s leading residential real estate firm and a specialist in high-end real estate sales, announced today an international marketing program focused on international investors looking to buy high-end homes in Hawaii.

The initiative markets Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties luxury listings on a global basis through a combination of print and online advertising, targeted direct marketing and other outreach efforts.

Additionally, the program leverages Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC’s extensive network of offices and sales associates throughout the Far East to reach qualified buyers of high-end properties on Oahu.

Fastest-growing buyer segment