Waikiki Landmark #3306
2 Beds / 2 Baths / 1,239 sqf

Must see the amazing views with Ocean, Diamond Head and Ala Wai Golf Course...

Waikiki Landmark #3503
2 Beds / 2 Baths / 2,015 sqf

This 2,015 sq ft PENTHOUSE residence is the perfect example of elegance and...

Waikiki Landmark #TBD

Rare opportunity to own 61 parking stalls in luxury building, Waikiki Landm...

Waikiki Landmark #1107
2 Beds / 2 Baths / 1,128 sqf

Secured luxury building located at gateway to Waikiki. Conveniently located...

Waikiki Landmark #3005
2 Beds / 2 Baths / 1,308 sqf


Waikiki Landmark #3504
3 Beds / 3 Baths / 3,225 sqf

This LUXURIOUS 3,225 sq ft PENTHOUSE features fine finishes including wood ...

Waikiki Landmark #3501
3 Beds / 3 Baths / 3,111 sqf

The well-appointed foyer of this 3,111 sq. ft. CUSTOM-DESIGNED PENTHOUSE te...

Waikiki Landmark #3502/3504
4 Beds / 6 Baths / 5,359 sqf

If a picture paints a thousand words, then this combined PENTHOUSE residenc...

Waikiki Landmark #35th Floor
9 Beds / 11 Baths / 10,485 sqf

RARE opportunity to own an entire floor of spacious, Exquisitely Designed P...

Waikiki Landmark #3502
1 Bed / 3 Bath / 2,134 sqf

The predominant feature of this CUSTOM-DESIGNED 2,134 sqft PENTHOUSE is the...

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  • Address: 1888 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815.
  • Built in 1992 with 196 Units over 38 Floors, 1 to 3BR Floor plans, Pets: OK (verify).
  • 3 Pools, Large Recreation Deck, 2 Whirlpools, Security Guard staff 24/7.
  • Some of the penthouse units have parking spots with their own garage doors – inside the already secured parking  garage!

About Waikiki Landmark
The Waikiki Landmark condo was built at a time when Japanese investment in Hawaii was at its absolute peak. Stories spread at the time about one Japanese billionaire who would tour local neighborhoods in his limousine. When a home caught his eye, he'd stop and make an offer to the homeowners on the spot. Most amazing of all? It really happened. That was the environment the Waikiki Landmark was built in, which will help you truly understand its story.

It was this state of mind that envisioned this grand building(s) with the Japanese luxury buyer as the targeted customer. How could it lose? Simple. By Japan suddenly entering a long, deep recession. Almost overnight the Waikiki Landmark's target market disappeared.

The 'spare no expense' attitude during the building process hurt it further because the pricing of the condos was necessarily higher than equivalent properties, making any other buyers uninterested as well. This convergence of Japan's fiscal woes and its pricing outside the market's limits caused the unimaginable – the gigantic structure sat empty for the next several years.

Still, this was an impressive residence and had a lot going for it. The unique dual towers bridged at the top by 5 stories of penthouse units made it truly unique and desirable. The incredible views of the ocean, Waikiki and the mountains stood out as well. Not to mention the 3 pools, one of them Olympic sized with a wave design, not found in any condo in Waikiki. With quality and features like this, what was needed was time for the market to catch up more than anything else.

Finally, Oaktree Capital Management bought the $155M mortgage for $50M, less than 1/3 its value, and foreclosed on the original developer. Waikiki Landmark condos were for sale once again. It would take a decade from completion for it to sell out, but the years since have proven the concept of this place was a good one. It was the timing that was bad.

Now, Waikiki Landmark condos are known for their comfort, luxury and amenities, not just its history anymore. Its residents are taken care of quite well with safety a priority. There are a number of security guards on duty at all time plus the cameras and secured-entry doors and elevators are top quality as well. Of course, the one thing no one can guard completely against is another recession. This time, though, the Waikiki Landmark condo is in a much better position.

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Here is a list of all Waikiki condos for sale and another list with all Honolulu condos for sale.

  • Waikiki Landmark Condos - Trends & Statistics

  • The price range of condos for sale in Waikiki Landmark is $221K to $12.5M with a median price of $2.58M and median interior of 2,134sqf.
  • The median price of condos sold in Waikiki Landmark year-to-date (Jan - Oct 21, 2016) is $700K. In previous years it was $750K (2015), $755K (2014), $664K (2013), $657K (2012), $590K (2011), $680K (2010), $670K (2009), $690K (2008), $685K (2007), $741K (2006), $700K (2005), $530K (2004), $349K (2003).
  • 11 condos have sold in Waikiki Landmark year-to-date (Jan - Oct 21, 2016). In previous years, the total number of condos sold were 19 (2015), 15 (2014), 18 (2013), 10 (2012), 15 (2011), 11 (2010), 13 (2009), 5 (2008), 13 (2007), 12 (2006), 31 (2005), 27 (2004), 42 (2003).
  • On average Waikiki Landmark condos were on the market for 97 days before they were sold (Jan - Oct 21, 2016). In previous years it was 132 days (2015), 118 days (2014), 72 days (2013), 40 days (2012), 92 days (2011), 81 days (2010), 116 days (2009), 150 days (2008), 73 days (2007), 79 days (2006), 70 days (2005), 63 days (2004), 95 days (2003).
  • The average days on market for Waikiki Landmark condos before sold was 166 days September 2016 compared to 30 days September 2015.
  • The ratio of Waikiki Landmark condos sales price vs list price was 97.8% September 2016 compared to 96.6% September 2015.
  • 1 Waikiki Landmark condo was sold September 2016 compared to 1 condo sold September 2015.
  • The total dollar volume of condos currently for sale in Waikiki Landmark is $37.11M and the sold dollar volume year-to-date (Jan - Oct 21, 2016) is $9.06M. In previous years sold dollar volume was $15.41M (2015), $11.94M (2014), $10.8M (2013), $6.33M (2012), $8.39M (2011), $8.78M (2010), $7.62M (2009), $3.82M (2008), $9.46M (2007), $9.74M (2006), $21.55M (2005), $18.33M (2004), $16.98M (2003).
  • The most recent sale in Waikiki Landmark was a condo located at #3004 , sold for $800K on Oct 07, 2016. It had 1324sqf of interior. 9 other recent sales include: #2704 (1,324sqf) sold for $840K on 9/28/2016. #2706 (1,128sqf) sold for $700K on 8/18/2016. #705 (1,202sqf) sold for $655K on 7/22/2016. #3802 (4,607sqf) sold for $2.7M on 6/29/2016. #2403 (1,111sqf) sold for $715K on 6/21/2016. #2803 (1,111sqf) sold for $695K on 4/15/2016. #1007 (1,128sqf) sold for $608K on 4/7/2016. #2903 (1,111sqf) sold for $260K on 3/31/2016. #3102 (1,308sqf) sold for $815K on 2/3/2016.
  • In Waikiki Landmark there is currently 10 fee simple and 1 leasehold units for sale. 5 of the condos have ocean views, 6 have Diamond Head views and 10 have mountain views.
  • There are 1 studio floor plan, 1 x 1 bedroom floor plan, 4 x 2 bedroom floor plans, 3 x 3 bedroom floor plans and 1 x 4 bedroom floor plan.
The MLS properties are based on information from the Multiple Listing Service of Hicentral MLS, Ltd. Listings last updated on October 21, 2016. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.