New Condo Projects Coming to Honolulu

News on Condo Developments in Honolulu

Ward Village Rendering

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Ward Village Update
Ultra-luxury Waiea is about ~85% sold out and luxury Anaha is about ~75% sold out. Howard Hughes has obtained permits for the Gateway Towers (ultra-luxury) as well as for the "Whole Foods" project. They also have approvals with permits pending for the Block I - Marukai Market - project. Sales for these projects may begin around summer time, though no clear indication yet. In the old IBM building - where Howard Hughes has their showrooms for all projects - Waiea's showroom is coming down late March and the Whole Foods project will take over that space. On the 3rd floor, construction is under way to set up a showroom for the Gateway Towers, which may be ready around April or May.

Here is a brief video we put together of the condo development plans in Ward Village.

03/13/2015 - Hauoli Lofts is a new condo project in the McCully area of Honolulu - to be located at 917 Hauoli Street - and the project will be just 9 units total - all 3BR configurations starting ~$700,000. Sales expected to begin March 15.
03/11/2015 - Ultra-luxury Park Lane about 2/3 sold out. Vida at 888 Ala Moana condo project coming soon - read more here.
03/11/2015 - Keauhou Place owner-occupant sales launch will be a public lottery on March 22. Buyers must return owner occupant affidavit no later than March 20. 
03/10/2015 - Ultra-luxury Gateway condo project expected to come on the market May or June (to be located on Ala Moana Blvd, immidiately west of Waiea on the current 'Ward Warehouse' lot. Architect is world renowned Richard Meier).
03/07/2015 - The Collection is about 93% sold. The majority of the 50% units offered so far at nearby Keauhou Place are already reserved (next round expected soon). 400 Keawe (low rise with minimal amenities), has ~ 70% of inventory remaining. All 3 projects are located in the "Our Kakaako" section of Kakaako (closest to Downtown).
02/24/2015 - 133 Kaiulani is a 248 unit 1-3BR condotel project in Waikiki, to be located where King's Village Shopping Center currently is located. Expected completion year 2018.
02/06/2015 - Ritz-Carlton Waikiki completion progressing to plan - full details here.
- HCDA approves the Whole Foods condo project in Kakaako's Ward Village - read details here.
01/30/2015 - Keauhou Place condo project (part of "Our Kakaako") will this coming Tuesday 10am start online registration for Buyers.
01/25/2015 - New condo project, Waihonua, has recorded on all units. Located within Kakaako's "Super Block" right behind Nauru Tower
01/13/2015 - See details on upcoming Ritz-Carlton Waikiki project.
01/09/2015 - Ultra-luxury Park Lane condo at Ala Moana will tomorrow - Jan 10 - begin the owner-occupancy sales with pricing in the ~ $1.2M - $28M range (1BR - 5BR).
12/12/2014 - Howard Hughes is planning to submit plans, which would replace the Marukai Market with a tower boasting a mix of residential and commercial units. Project would come after the planned project on the old Nortdstrom Rack lot, which will include a Whole Foods store.
11/25/2014 - Ultra-luxury Gateway condo project (2 towers with commercial space on lower floors) received approval from Hawaii regulators to built on the existing Ward Warehouse lot, along Ala Moana Blvd, next to upcoming Waiea. Sales anticipated to begin spring / summer 2015.
11/18/2014 - One Ala Moana (luxury condo on parking lot by Nordstrom in Ala Moana Shopping Center) is completed and owners are picking up keys this week.
09/22/2014 - Plans to built a 466 unit highrise on the current location of Nordstrom Rack in Kakaako. More details expected November.
8/12/2014 - Howard Hughes in early stage planning to replace Ward Warehouse with condo projects - read more.
6/27/2014 - Howard Hughes Leases Kewalo Basin Harbor, which probably means a revitalizaion and upgrading of the harbor.

Up-to-date map on new condo projects in Honolulu.

Upcoming New Condos in Honolulu

Where are the New Condo Developments in Honolulu?
Without question, the name on everyone's minds is Kakaako, which, ironically, means slow in Hawaiian. This mainly industrial area is just beginning the transformation that will turn it into a dynamic neighborhood that promises the best in urban outdoor lifestyles, luxury living and a perfect location bridging Downtown and Ala Moana. There are also development plans in Waikiki, though on a much smaller scale.

The creation of this burgeoning neighborhood, Kakaako, is primarily the work of 2 major entities - Kamehameha Schools and the Howard Hughes Corporation. Howard Hughes owns 19% of the land in Kakaako, while Kamehameha has 17%.

Kamehameha will be transforming 29 acres of their land here, under a project called 'Our Kakaako', which make up the western section, closest to downtown, of the entire redevelopment. Lying next to it on the East is Hughes' 'Ward Village' concept, spread over 60 acres total (red line in below picture shows the area of Ward Village).

There's actually a 3rd major section, aside from the Hughes & Kamehameha communities, which takes up the property between Piikoi St and the historic IBM Building (Queen St) - the easternmost area, closest to Ala Moana - known as the 'Super Block', due to its density of development. The Super Block is made up of 6 popular high-rise condos: Hokua (2006), Koolani (2006), Nauru Tower (1990), Hawaiki Tower (1999), Waihonua (2015) & 1350 Ala Moana (1968).

Together Kamehameha and Hughes are expected to build close to 30 new Kakaako condo towers in the coming years (~ 22 condo buildings by Howard Hughes in "Ward Village" and ~ 7 condos on land owned by Kamehameha Schools in "Our Kakaako"). Many will take their place among the finest Honolulu luxury condos, once completed. Keep in mind, though, these new condo developments in Honolulu will ultimately include a broad range of units, including affordable and mid-range housing.

More About Ward Village - Urban Development Guided By a Vision
The Ward Village neighborhood will be roughly defined by Ward Ave on the West (including a few lots west of Ward Ave), Ala Moana Blvd on the South and Queen St as both eastern and northern borders due to its curved path.

The fact that Howard Hughes owns all of this land makes certain that its vision of integrated shopping and services, such as grocery stores, parking structures and dining options will be a certainty. These elements are an integral part of the Kakaako 'outdoor living space' lifestyle, rather than afterthoughts added wherever they could be fit in - something that happens too often in fast developing Honolulu. 

The vision includes making the entire area LEED (leadership in energy & environmental design) platinum-certified, which would make Ward Village the largest platinum-certified neighborhood the US. LEED certification is a prestigious designation offered to properties offering a high level of sustainability. Some examples of what Howard Hughes is doing to achieve this high level LEED certification: 

  • Focus on water and energy savings, which help reduce water consumption. Methods include utilizing high-performance, water-saving fixtures like dual-flush toilets.
  • Usage of energy-efficient appliances and design, which reduces the consumption of imported oil and the creation of CO2 emissions, making for a healthier environment and land. For landscaping, LEED prioritizes the use of native plants, drought-tolerant plants, and low-impact stormwater design. This is important because stormwater runoff is one of the ocean’s top pollutants. Such design absorbs runoff and also acts as a filter, reducing the flow of polluted water.
  • Avenues for environmentally friendly modes of transportation (biking and walking instead of driving), encouraging better fitness. It also prioritizes the health of residents in other ways, including integrating larger open spaces and improved circulation in buildings, making for fresh air beyond code minimums.

Howard Hughes has also made clear their intentions to build luxury units that, at least in some cases, will raise the bar in Hawaii. One in the works is a penthouse property listed at $80,000,000 (yes $80M, not $8M), which will have its own heliport. 

All of Ward Village, when completed, will contain about 20 condo projects, but will not be defined by concrete sprawl. Hughes has planned a 4 acre park so the community will have ample room to breathe and enjoy the beauty of this place. The defining concept Kamehameha Schools, the other major landowner, and Hughes have jointly set down is that Kakaako will be a place to Live, not just reside. There's a big difference.

The utter commitment by Howard Hughes to this project is unmistakable if only from the approximate $20 million they've spent remodeling the landmark IBM Building into an Information & Sales Center specifically for this undertaking.

Insight to Kakaako
Residents will enjoy broad pedestrian paths & boulevards all over the district. Enjoy a refreshing stroll at the end of the workday or walk to an enticing new restaurant nearby you've been always wanting to try. Alongside convenient shopping, you'll also find senior centers, recreation areas and playgrounds. All ages can find a new condo in Kakaako that feels welcoming and like home.

Along with this smart development you get the best of nature's treasures as well. Soft, enveloping beach, the infinite blue ocean, wide green parks - they're all within your reach now. No climbing once again into the car every time you need to just get out for a while. Kakaako’s new development is built around easy access to every aspect of life.

Be a part of this incredible community that will only get better and better. Make sure you get the timing right and end up in the best condo for you and your lifestyle. Feel free to contact us and learn what you need to know about making your home a new condo in Kakaako or one of the other new condo developments in Honolulu.

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Kristian Nielsen, Owner (RA)

Originally from Denmark, Kristian has spent his entire adult life overseas. His career took off in the financial market in London, followed by 10 years in Tokyo, where he established and ran a leading executive search firm. He was trusted by several clients to facilitate senior and challenging hiring needs, demanding superior negotiation skills.

Kristian has studied and followed Oahu's real estate market for more than a decade and in 2008 he invested in his first oceanfront condo in Diamond Head. He has a wealth of knowledge on the local market and excels at the negotiation table, navigating even the most complex and challenging situations with a calm and steady hand. 

Kristian had a vision to create a different kind of real estate firm, utilizing the Internet to offer more insight to Oahu's real estate. He had an idea to offer content in a format digestible for the beginner, yet educational for the savvy investor. The thoughts lead to the creation of Honolulu HI 5.

Kristian lives by Diamond Head with his family and when he isn’t working you will often find him walking his Newfoundland dog by Kapiolani Park or going for a swim at Kaimana Beach. He is also the owner of Hawaii Job Engine - an online job board free to the local community.

George Krischke, Principal Broker (R)

Originally from Germany, George moved to Los Angeles in 1985 and has been a resident of Hawaii since 1991. With a strong entrepreneurial background and a keen sense for analyzing properties George started as a real estate investor over 20 years ago and has been a licensed Realtor in Hawaii since 1995.

Due to his acknowledged work ethic, problem solving skills and extensive experience in Oahu's real estate market, George has successfully built a professional reputation for excellent service. He has earned a strong client base through repeat business and referrals from his many satisfied clients. He attributes his success to experience, integrity, market knowledge, hard work and commitment to excellent service, representation and client satisfaction.

George has continuously been at the pinnacle of production in general real estate brokerage as well as a number of developer project sales, including Lanikea at Waikiki and Moana Pacific.

George lives with his wife and young daughter at The Watermark and during his pastime you might see him running and swimming at Ala Moana Beach.

New Condo Projects
Waiea at 1118 Ala Moana

Ultra-luxury project in Kakaako's Ward Village.
~85% sold out.
Pricing: ~2M - $80M.
Completion: Expected late 2016.

Anaha at 1108 Auahi

Luxury condo project in Kakaako's Ward Village. 
~80% sold out.
Pricing: ~$1.5M - $10M.
Completion: Expected early 2017

Vida at 888 Ala Moana

Luxury project in "Our Kakaako".
Sales to begin soon. 
Price range: ~$1M - $5M.
Completion: Late 2017 / early 2018.

Keauhou Place

Mid-priced condo project in Kakaako, within "Our Kakaako." 
Sales under way. 
Pricing: ~$380K - $1.3M.
Completion: Expected early 2017.

Ritz-Carlton Waikiki

2 towers - ultra-luxury Condotel project in Waikiki.
~70% sold out.
1st phase sold out. 2nd phase under way.
Pricing: ~$900K - $25M.
Completion: Early 2016 (tower 1) & early 2017 (tower 2)

Symphony Honolulu

Stunning condo project in Kakaako. 
~90% sold out.
Pricing: ~$800K - $3M. 
Completion: Expected early 2016.

The Collection

Great location (Ala Moana Blvd) mid-priced project in "Our Kakaako."
~93% sold out.
Pricing: $670K - $1M.
Completion: Expected end 2016.

Newer Condos
One Ala Moana

Luxury condo built in 2014, 206 units on 23 floors, 1 - 4BR.
Amenities: Infinity pool, theater, guest suites, dog park, massage room, yoga / pilates room, BBQ & more.


Luxury condo built in 2006, 40 floors with 247 units, 2 - 4BR floor plans.
Amenities: Concierge, swimming pool, sauna, tennis courts, BBQ area with cabanas, guest suites & more.

The Watermark

Luxury condo built in 2008, 196 units on 38 floors, 2 to 3BR.
Amenities include infinity pool, sauna, hot tub, BBQ pavilion, media room/library, gym.


Built in 2015, 345 units on 43 floors, 1 - 3BR.
Amenities: Infinity pool, party room, theater, gym, hot tub, BBQ pavilions, 2 guest suites & more.

Allure Waikiki

Built in 2010, 35 floors and 302 units with 1 to 3BR floor plans.
Amenities: Resort-like 20,000sqf+ recreation area with infitiny pool & jacuzzi, fitness center, BBQ area and Wi-Fi access from deck. 

Trump Tower Waikiki

Luxury condotel built in 2009 with 469 units, 38 floors, studio & 1 to 3BR floor plans.
Amenities: Full service spa, 24 hour valet parking, restaurants, room service, infinity pool, concierge & more.


Built in 2006, 48 floors that hold 372 units, 2 to 4BR floor plans.
Amenities: Fitness, swimming pool, outdoor spa, 20 person movie theater, tennis courts, BBQ area, billiards room, putting green, dog park & more.