Since the 1990's Ewa Gentry has perpetually been one of the largest growth areas on the Island.
Central & West Oahu Real Estate - News
01/31/2017 - Koa Ridge is expected to break ground in the 2nd half of 2017 and have the first homes ready by year 2019. 01/27/2017 - Breaking: Hoopili Phase 1 homes sales begins 10am today. 12/17/2016 - Four Seasons Residences in Ko Olina may be delayed or not even developed in the foreseable future. 11/09/2016 - Puuwai Place, a community of 40+ new homes in Waipahu coming soon. 10/7/2016 - Kalapawai Center has opened with its anchor Kalapawai Cafe and other tenants coming soon include Lanikai Juice, Color Box Hair Studio & more. 09/16/2016 - Hoopili in West Oahu broke ground and is expected to start sales early 2017 with the first homes being complete summer 2017. 09/12/2016 - China Oceanwide Holding may start construction next year on a luxury hotel and a luxury residental condo in Ko Olina. 08/29/2016 - Coral Ridge Ewa Beach single-family homes are almost sold out (an upgraded version of Parkside). 08/28/2016 - Ka Makana Alii will include consolidated theatres, Hampton Inn & Suites. Macy's scheduled to open September 1st.
Macy's scheduled to open September 1st and tenants 05/28/2016 - Four Seasons Hotel Ko Olina is now open. The 15 story Four Seasons residential tower with 150 units in the $5M to $10M price range is expected to come at a later stage. 05/23/2016 - Ka Makana Alii shopping center is on target to open this fall in Kapolei with Macy's as the anchor tenant. 05/06/2016 - The majority of Koa Ridge's 3,500 homes will be condos / townhomes and the single-family homes will predominantly be on smaller lots, around 3,500sqf. Properties are expected to run from $300's for 1BR condo to $900,000+ for most expensive single-family homes. Construction may begin early 2018 and plan is to add around 350 homes per year. 04/26/2016 - Chinese investment company (China Oceanwide Holdings, which also recently purchased 23 acres in Ko Olina) is in discussions with James Campbell Co. to purchase the entire 516 acre 'Kapolei West' land, connecting Ko Olina to Kapolei, and create a master-planned residential community centered around a golf course. 04/7/2016 - Koa Ridge, a 3500 home master planned commumity on 576 acres of land located in central Oahu, between Mililani and Waipio, is moving forward and the first phase of sales might be late 2017 - more details at PBN. 03/11/2016 - Hoopili, a D.R. Horton-Schuler master planned community of close to 12,000 homes, is expected to start construction this summer. It will be a city in itself and it is expected to take 20 to 25yrs to comlete the entire plan. 02/25/2016 - 40 home project is expected to come to Waipahu - by developer Castle & Cooke - which will predominantly be two-family dwellings with a few single-family homes. 01/22/2016 - Atlantis Resort may be coming to Ko Olina to develop a resort expected to cost around $2BL, making it the most expensive reort every built - more details on Hawaii News Now. 12/18/2016 - Chinese investment company purchased 23 acres of land in Ko Olina - Oahu's west coast - and is planning to develop a 150 unit luxury condo and a connecting 150 unit luxury hotel. 11/09/2016 - Mixed use Kapolei project, including a condo, is expected to start construction early 2016 - read more on PBN. 11/06/2015 - Kealii at Kapolei Golf Course is an upcoming project of 66 single-family homes by Gentry Homes, to be located along Kapolei Golf Course. 10/04/2015 - Construction on Gentry Homes' Parkside single-family homes project - located by Corak Creek Golf Couse - is well under way. 09/08/2015 - Haseko ordered to pay $20M in damages to to Ewa Beach residences for failure to built a promised marina - read more here.
West Oahu Resources Haseko - Developer of Hoakalei and Ocean Pointe. Gentry Homes - Developer of all the 20 plus Ewa Gentry neighborhoods. D.R. Horton - Developer of several areas in Kapolei and Makakilo. Castle & Cooke - Developer of several areas in Kapolei, Makakilo and Ewa Beach. Ka Makana Alii - Mall opening late 2016 with more than 150 shops, restaurants & more.
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.
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"....a man of integrity and his goal was to get me exactly what I wanted....."
I want to share my experience with Kristian Nielsen of Honolulu HI 5 Realty. I called from the mainland and Kristian answered the phone personally, no machine, no message, no waiting. I arranged to fly to Oahu and met with him. He showed me a few properties to give me options and educate me on the market. I went with a penthouse in Kakaako's Ward Village, a very prestigious new condo development area in Honolulu. Kristian was very creative in thinking of options in the build out as it is a project not net started. Then he proceeded to secure me a rental in a luxury condo in Waikiki based on his referral, which saved me a lot of qualifying annoyance. In the entire process, Kristian took great effort to educate me so that when I made decisions, I had all the information I needed. It was obvious, Kristian is a man of integrity and his goal was to get me exactly what I wanted being armed with all the facts. He is proactive, takes no shortcuts, and makes himself your personal real estate valet and whatever is needed, he handles with great care and graciousness. I plan to buy another condo in the next three years and am so glad I found the best of the best in Kristian Nielsen.
Julia Rose - Honolulu, HI
"....In Honolulu at this time, that doesn't happen too often...."
When we were looking for an apartment in our building to purchase, we decided to contact Kristian Nielsen. It was a great choice. We were very specific in what we were looking for, and rather than convince to look elsewhere, Kristian agreed to keep his eyes open for a listing that fit our needs. When an apartment came on the market that might be right for us, Kristin let us know right away, and arranged for us to see it before the first open house. That was really valuable because apartments in our building have been selling rapidly. The apartment we saw was not in the greatest condition, and rather than try and "sell us", Kristian was very realistic about what would be required, in time and money, to make it pleasant. When we decided to go ahead and make an offer, Kristian was very savvy. He readily agreed that the asking price was excessive, even though we knew that if the unit stayed on the market someone would surely snatch it up. Kristian sounded out the sellers agent and based on that he suggested what our opening offer should be. He was right on target. In the end, with a minimum of negotiation, we agreed on a purchase price about 7% under the asking price. In Honolulu at this time, that doesn't happen too often! After our purchase closed, Kristian also gave us great advice and several recommendations as to finding a contractor to help us fix things up a bit. We are now living in our new home, and it's pretty fabulous. We're lucky we found Kristian. I am quite certain no other agent could have gotten us in to our new home. I recommend him wholeheartedly. In fact, if we ever decide to sell, he'll be the one I will call.
Akiko & Jeff Tash - Honolulu, HI
"....impressed with howwell versed you were with the area...."
Hi Kristian, I want to thank you for helping me become a homeowner again. I've been looking for a property for the past 2 years; I worked with numerous real estate agents, viewed several properties and even made offers on some of them but all those efforts were unsuccessful. One day I was reading an Ad about your firm and decided to give you a call to see if you could assist me with my search. I was so impressed with how well versed you were with the area. In just a matter of a week, I was able to pick a unit that I wanted to purchase. Making a reasonable offer on the property was critical but you did the 'homework' and came up with an offer that worked for both me and the seller. I was very impressed with that because it was in the offer phase that my previous attempts to buy failed. The step by step guidance you provided during the closing process was invaluable, I had very little to worry about because you took care of almost everything. I appreciate the follow-up to make sure things are going well at my new place and the updates on the developments around the area, specifically, the Whole Foods project.
I couldn't ask for a better agent to work with. Mahalo nui!
Cecilia Balinsat Lucas - Honolulu, HI
"....developing an attractive marketing package...."
Kristian, I want to thank you for your professional approach to the sale of our Condo. We appreciate you keeping us fully informed as to market conditions, showings and developing an attractive marketing package for the property. Closing was a breeze with your assistance even though we were 3,000 miles away.
Earl Robertson - Colorado Springs, CO
"....went above and beyond...."
I recently purchased a condo in Waikiki - I live out of state so that made things even more stressful than usual. Kristian Neilson and his wife Maki were wonderful to work with and they gained my trust very quickly. Kristian was always very responsive to my emails and phone calls and I felt supported throughout the process. Kristian went above and beyond on several occasions - organizing an electrician and other things. I would definitely contact Kristian and Maki in the future if I purchase another property and I definitely recommend Honolulu HI 5 to my family and friends.
Joanne H. - San Francisco, CA
"....meticulous follow-ups and updates...."
I wanted to express my sincere appreciation for the energy Kristian brought us every time we met. He has shown us much compassion and kindness as well. It was through his thoughtful and careful attention to details that my family benefited to purchase a condo unit in Waikiki. Kristian is a self motivated and goal oriented individual, who delivers dedicated high-quality service and knowledge with speedy, meticulous follow-ups and updates. He is the realtor who certainly generates enthusiasm in others.
Noriko Narita - Honolulu, HI
"....couldn't be happier...."
I thoroughly enjoyed working with Kristian Nielsen to sell our Waikiki condominium. He was professional, responsive and provided sound counsel on pricing. We interviewed several realtors before deciding who to list with and couldn't have been happier with Kristian as our choice.
Mark M. - Seattle, WA
"....most amazing realtor...."
Mr. Kristian Nielsen of Honolulu HI 5 is the most amazing realtor with whom we have ever worked. Before we contacted him, we had lost several chances to purchase a condominium, but Kristian acted quickly enough to put us in the bidding for the unit we wanted. Thanks to him; we have found a home we love and we have successfully purchased it. The condo with which we fell in love is Hokua at Ala Moana, which is known for wonderful management services and well-made units. We had really wanted that unit. In fact, we had lost a chance getting another unit at Hokua and we just couldn't back off. We contacted Kristian one evening and exchanged e-mails through the night, and the next morning, he contacted the seller agent to see the unit with our purchase offer in hand. He took several pictures and checked the points that we had asked him to, since we live outside Hawaii and couldn't see the unit so quickly ourselves. After we agreed, he quickly handed the paper to the selling agent to beat any other people who would like to purchase it. Kristian made every effort to satisfy our requests and needs and eventually we closed the deal within a month. Even after that, he continues to help us coordinate projects we are undertaking to refurbish the unit. These projects are still in progress, but we are very confident because we know Kristian and his beautiful and kind wife Maki have our back. Thanks again, Kristian, we are so fortunate to know you as our agent who has such extensive knowledge and kindness, and as our friend.
Lani B. - San Jose, CA
"....trustworthy, never pushy, meticulous with numbers...."
I live and own properties in California but I've always wanted a place in Hawaii to call my own. So when the opportunity arose via a 1031 exchange I combed the Internet for such a property. With just a couple of emails with Kristian Nielsen, I instinctively knew I could trust him to look out for my best interest. With just one trip to Hawaii, he helped me find a place in Waikiki and made the whole transaction painless & stress free. I found Kristian very honest and trustworthy, never pushy, meticulous with numbers, and very professional every step of the way. I certainly would not hesitate to use his service when given another chance to buy a second, or maybe even a third property.
Marietta B. - Chino Hills, CA