Real Estate Investments Trusts (REITs):

Building more livable communities.

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Hale Mahana Affordable Student Housing for UH Manoa students.

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Helping Local Charities

REITs support nonprofit organizations and charitable causes through monetary contributions and employee time.

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Enhancing Quality of Life

REITs create the places that make life better and more enjoyable for local people, from affordable housing to shopping and entertainment.

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Creating Jobs for Locals

REITs not only create jobs during construction projects, but they also provide permanent employment for local residents. In 2016, REITs delivered an estimated 12,000 full-time jobs in Hawaii.

How REITs Generate Employment
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Boosting the Economy

REITs boost economic activity and genverate millions of dollars in tax revenue for the state and counties.

REIT Investments Multiply Economic Dividends

REITs in the News

Grants offered for affordable housing

In connection with its Community Giving Initiative, the Nareit Foundation’s REIT Way Hawaii announced the availability of grants to support affordable housing projects for 2019 and 2020.

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Community Giving Initiative
Ala Moana Center celebrates 60 years

Ala Moana Center, celebrates its 60th anniversary this year and is said by current owner Brookfield Properties to be the largest outdoor shopping center in the world.

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AMC 60th Anniversary
Maui United Way raises over $890,000

Alexander & Baldwin provided a check for $50,000 for the 2018-19 initiative, showing the support of their affiliated companies.

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Maui United Way
A&B’s Kokua Giving Program helps Kauai

Alexander and Baldwin Hawaii and its local subsidiaries volunteered to help complete Kauai Habitat homes after presenting a check for $25,000 brought over from Oahu by A&B CEO Chris Benjamin.

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Alexander & Baldwin awards HNC $30,000

Hawaii Nature Center was awarded a $30,000 grant from Alexander & Baldwin (A&B) for its Iao Valley Education Center and keiki programs on Maui.

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A&B and Hawaii Nature Center
REIT converts office tower into housing

Douglas Emmett, a REIT operating in Hawaii, shared plans to convert a 25-story downtown Honolulu office building into approximately 500 new workforce rental apartments.

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REIT converts 1132 Bishop Street into affordable rental housing
Hawaii REITs Launch Housing Initiative

Over the next three years, the REIT Way Hawaii Community Giving Initiative will invest in forward-thinking initiatives creating affordable housing solutions for Hawaii.

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The REIT Way Hawaii Community Giving Camapaign Check presentation

""I want to express my thanks to these real estate investment trusts for the generous gifts to the community, which will go toward the development of the second phase of Kahauiki Village for homeless families.”"

Duane Kurisu
CEO and Founder, aio