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  1. Hawaii VA Loans to hold summit on VA mortgage loans for real estate, mortgage communityRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 25 | Business Journal

    Hawaii VA Loans, a specialized Kapolei-based mortgage lender, plans to hold a summit in Honolulu next week aimed at educating real estate professionals and fellow lenders about mortgage loans offered guaranteed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs . "The misconception with a lot of people, including Realtors and home sellers, is that doing a VA loan is more problematic, and it can be more problematic, if the people involved are not familiar with the particular nuances," Hawaii VA Loans Founder and President Gabe Amey said.


  2. Retired banker Don Horner signs on for second term on HART boardRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 24 | Business Journal

    Retired First Hawaiian Bank Chairman and CEO Don Horner will begin his second five-year term next month on the board of the agency that is overseeing construction of the largest public works project in Honolulu's history. Mayor Kirk Caldwell announced Tuesday that he is reappointing Horner to the board of the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation, the agency created to oversee construction and operations of Oahu's 20-mile, elevated-rail mass-transit system that eventually will connect East Kapolei with Ala Moana Center.


  3. Army veterans to open first Aloha Sub shop in Kapolei next monthRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 19 | Business Journal

    A simple bite of a sandwich is how the journey began for a pair of Hawaii Army National Guard reservists and business partners, who will open their first restaurant, an Aloha Sub shop, within the next month in Kapolei. "It has been about a year in the works to get this location up and running, but everything's starting to come together now," said Brandon Vance , who flew CH-47 Chinook helicopters in the Hawaii Army National Guard with Michael Misunas .


  4. Waianae health center medical school graduates nine, names executive committeeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 17 | Business Journal

    Nine doctors graduated this year from Waianae Medical School through the partnership between Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center and the A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona, the health center said Wednesday. More than 40 doctors have graduated from the program since its inception four years ago - 85 percent of whom selected to become primary care doctors.


  5. Nan Inc. submits low bid for Honolulu rail project's second station groupRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 17 | Business Journal

    Bids for the Honolulu rail transit project's second group of three West Oahu stations came in lower than expected this week, with Nan Inc. submitting a low bid of $56.5 million, a year after the first bids for stations came in 60 percent higher than the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation had expected. Among the four bidders, Hawaiian Dredging Construction Co.


  6. Hawaiian Dredging Construction awarded $79M contract to build Honolulu rail stationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 10 | Business Journal

    Hawaiian Dredging Construction Co. was awarded a $78.9 million contract to build three rail stations in the Waipahu area for the multi-billion dollar Honolulu rail transit project, the city agency overseeing the project said Wednesday.


  7. Hawaii housing agency plans 90-home project at Villages of Kapolei in West OahuRead the original story w/Photo

    May 25, 2015 | Business Journal

    The Hawaii state agency charged with overseeing affordable housing finance and development in the state is seeking a developer to build a 90-unit single-family housing project as part of the 888-acre Villages of Kapolei master-planned community in West Oahu, according to public records. Rick Prahler , development branch chief for the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corp., said at the April Makakilo/Kapolei/Honokai Hale Neighborhood Board meeting that a request for proposals has been released for the 90 units of affordable homes on about nine acres.


  8. Massage Envy opening third Hawaii location, eyeing fourth spaRead the original story w/Photo

    May 19, 2015 | Business Journal

    Massage Envy plans to open its third location in Hawaii on Tuesday at the Kapolei Commons shopping center in West Oahu, and plans on opening a fourth location within the next 18 months, the leasing firm for the spa told PBN. The Scottsdale, Arizona-based company already has two franchise locations in Hawaii - at Pearl Highlands Center in Central Oahu and Windward City Shopping Center in Kaneohe.


  9. University of Hawaii West Oahu to add health, administration buildingRead the original story w/Photo

    May 6, 2015 | Business Journal

    Enrollment at the UH West Oahu Kapolei campus has increased by more than 33 percent since it opened in the fall of 2012. The University of Hawaii West Oahu has received funding to move forward on its planned health and administration building, a relief to the new campus as enrollment grows faster than at any other in the UH system.


  10. Better Business Bureau of Hawaii exec buying SuperGeeks tech firmRead the original story w/Photo

    May 5, 2015 | Business Journal

    James Kerr will stay on as the CEO and "chief geek" of SuperGeeks, the Honolulu-based computer consulting company he founded 15 years ago. Tim Caminos, an executive with the Better Business Bureau of Hawaii, is buying the company and taking over as president and chief operating officer.


  11. Hawaii golfers rate their favorite courses - what are yours?Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 24, 2015 | Business Journal

    The Ko Olina Golf Course, which recently hosted the 2015 Lotte Championship Pro-Am, was the No. 1 favorite golf course in Hawaii among PBN readers in a recent poll.


  12. Honolulu building near Ala Moana Center transforms into shopping centerRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 22, 2015 | Business Journal

    The 808 Center in Honolulu near Ala Moana Center is beginning to take shape as a retail and restaurant center with a slew of new tenants The 808 Center, a three-story, 23,000-square-foot retail and restaurant complex in Honolulu near Ala Moana Center, which is equipped with one of Hawaii's first automatic parking garages, is slated to open this summer, the leasing agent for the center told PBN this week. Honolulu-based Skyfarm Enterprise LLC, the developer and owner of the 808 Center, bought the run-down building in an auction about five years ago for $3.6 million, with plans to build apartment units on the top floor.


  13. Japanese manufacturing firm Daito buys West Oahu's Kapolei Golf Club for $32MRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 21, 2015 | Business Journal

    The Kapolei Golf Club in West Oahu was sold to Japan's Daito U.S. Inc. for nearly $32 million, according to public records. Last month, as first reported by PBN, Pacific Links Hawaii said it had reached an agreement with an unidentified buyer to purchase the 18-hole, 7,001-yard golf course.


  14. Embassy Suites hotel in West Oahu will create 300 jobsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 14, 2015 | Business Journal

    Embassy Suites, which plans to open its second hotel in Hawaii in Kapolei in West Oahu, as part of the Ilima at Leihano senior living campus, is expected to hire at least 300 people for the new project, according to a representative from the hotel's development team. Jim Stone , a principal for Honolulu-based Group 70 International, recently shared plans for the seven-story, 180-room hotel project with the Makakilo-Kapolei-Honokai Hale Neighborhood Board, noting that it already has applied for a conditional-use permit.


  15. TJ Maxx opens fourth Hawaii store in KapoleiRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 10, 2015 | Business Journal

    TJ Maxx, seen here at its Ward Village Shops location in Honolulu, opened its fourth Hawaii store in West Oahu. The Massachusetts-based discount designer and brand-name fashion retailer operates three stores on Oahu at Ward Village Shops, Pearl City Gateway shopping center and at Pearlridge Center Uptown shopping mall.


  16. Longs Drugs parent CVS Health acquiring Mina Pharmacy in Hawaii; closing 4 storesRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 8, 2015 | Business Journal

    CVS Health, parent of Longs Drugs in Hawaii, is acquiring Mina Pharmacy's 10 locations in the Islands. Six of the stores will be rebranded as Longs Pharmacy, while four locations will close, the company said.


  17. West Oahu's Kapolei Golf Club sold to unidentified buyerRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 1, 2015 | Business Journal

    The sale of the Kapolei Golf Club in West Oahu has been finalized, a spokeswoman for the seller confirmed to PBN. The spokeswoman for Pacific Links Hawaii told PBN that the sale closed on Tuesday, but provided no other details including who bought the course and at what price.


  18. D.R. Horton gives five acres of Hoopili to Hawaiian Humane Society: SlideshowRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 31, 2015 | Business Journal

    Cameron Nekota, vice president of D.R. Horton - Schuler Homes, stands near a map showing the land the developer is donating to the Hawaiian Humane Society at its Hoopili project in West Oahu. D.R. Horton - Schuler Homes , the developer of the 11,750-home Hoopili project, has donated five acres from the West Oahu master-planned community to the Hawaiian Humane Society for a second campus, the organizations announced Tuesday.


  19. Gentry Homes developing residential project near Kapolei Golf CourseRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 31, 2015 | Business Journal

    Gentry Homes Ltd., one of the largest home builders in Hawaii, plans to build a residential development with between 50 and 100 homes near the Kapolei Golf Course in West Oahu, one of the company's top executives confirmed to PBN on Tuesday. Gentry Homes, through its subsidiary, Gentry KGC LLC, recently purchased 17 acres of land on the Honolulu side of the golf course from HGP LLC, a subsidiary of Pacific Links Hawaii, which formerly owned the course as well, for $7.5 million.


  20. Walmart sells West Oahu parcel to Panda Express ownersRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 29, 2015 | Business Journal

    The founders of the Panda Express restauarant chain have purchased a parcel of land in Hawaii from Wal-Mart Stores Inc. in West Oahu. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has sold a parcel in Kapolei in West Oahu near its existing store to the billionaire owners of Panda Express for $5.75 million, according to public records.


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