February 2011

There are 18 blog entries for February 2011.

Honolulu Rail Project Finally Breaks Ground

Reported by online "Pacific Business News", "After 45 years of talking about rail, the City and County of Honolulu Tuesday broke ground on its $5.5 billion, 20-mile project."

Read more: County of Honolulu breaks ground on rail project | Pacific Business News

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I have long been a fan of Pinnacle condos in Downtown Cleveland. If you haven’t had the pleasure of walking the lobby or gazing out of one of the Pent House units into the great wide open, it is something I strongly recommend. This building represents North East Ohio’s premier condominium, hand down. The views, the quality in construction, the location and amenities make it hard for other condos to compete. 

The new construction phase is more or less gone, all but a few pent houses over $1million have been sold and often resold and the association is in the hands of the owners . 

Even though these condos seem to be in a class all their own, they have not been immune to the market and for the first time, some very attractive units are being sold for

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Trump Tower Waikiki Reaches Occupancy Goals

According to the online edition of the "Honolulu Star Advertiser" newspaper, "Trump Waikiki Satisfied with Unit Occupancy".

According to the newspaper, "The International Hotel Waikiki Beach Walk Trump is declaring that it has reached a critical mass, with a large majority of rooms and suites in service more than a year after opening.

It's been a long, slow buildup for the ultraluxury property."

Read more of "Trump Waikiki Satisfied with Unit Occupancy".

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Ohio City is arguably Cleveland’s trendiest and most established areas for entertainment, dining and shopping. It seems as though every time you turn around there is another restaurant, boutique or brewery opening up. The latest addition is Market Garden, a 3,000 square foot cobblestoned American beer garden across from sister brewery Bier Market.
This area is already a huge destination for shopping mainly due to the West Side Market’s appeal as well as Dave’s Super Market for local residents weekly groceries. Market Square is home to Great Lakes Brewery, Flying Fig and ABC Tavern to name a few.
It is no surprise that a trendy and upscale entertainment district such as this would feature one of Cleveland’s top Luxury Condo Developments. Fries & Schuele

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Honolulu's Luxury Highrise Condos: 909 Kapiolani

"Honolulu Magazine", in their online website, recently wrote a great article, "Inside Honolulu's 909 Kapiolani'.

The author, Jenny Quill writes: "Kakaako is a sought-after neighborhood thanks to its central location-situated between downtown Honolulu, Ala Moana and Waikiki-and its many amenities, including Blaisdell Arena and Concert Hall and shops and restaurants at Ward Centers and the surrounding area. Built in 2007, 909 Kapiolani has 225 residential units spread across 33 floors. The majority of the condos have between 600 and 850 interior square feet and small lanai (think 42 square feet) with ocean, mountain and city views.

Read more of "Inside Honolulu's 909 Kapiolani'.

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It's Aloha Friday: Top 10 Activities for Waikiki Visitors

Living, working and playing in Waikiki is a fun, mixed bag.  This is the time of the year, of course, when we see many, many toursits visiting from all over the world.  I'm easily entertained hearing people talk in so many different foreign languages.

It's a mixed bag, because for those of us who are working, it can be a distraction (I want to play too) when there are so many people enjoying their leisure time and so many fun things to do.

Check out www.Waikiki.com for the Top 10 Activities for Waikiki Visitors.

The Top 3 Are;

1. Surfing Lessons Waikiki Beach

2. Polynesian Cultural Center

3. Sea Life Park

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Ivanka Trump Makes a Quick Visit to Trump Towers Waikiki

According to www.kitv.com and KITV News, Ivank a Trump made a whirlwind visit to Waikiki and the Trump Tower Waikiki Hotel and Condos yesterday.

For those of our clients who have been thinking about purchasing a unit in Trump Tower Waikiki, it is great news to note that hotel occupancy is at 90%!

Read the rest of the story, "Ivanka Trump Makes Whirlwind Trip To Hawaii".


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Dallas Business Journal                                                                                                Candace Carlisle

As the annual Downtown Dallas Inc. meeting and luncheon drew to a close at the Fairmont Wednesday afternoon, officials presented a 360-degree view to the 1,000 attendees who — other than getting a little dizzy — were left with a laundry list of endless development opportunities.

The annual meeting doubled as the kick-off event of the Downtown Dallas 360 action plan, which will give city officials and private business leaders a blueprint for the next stage of developing downtown, said John Crawford, CEO of Downtown Dallas Inc.

"We think we can certainly achieve this and it will not sit on a shelf and gather dust,"

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Interesting Sales Data for Allure Waikiki Condos

Here are the latest statistics for sales in Allure Waikiki Condo Building located in west Waikiki of Honolulu.

These are sales since for the last six months, and according to the listing agent or listing office who posted all four sales, it was entered as "reporting for statistical purpose only".

Number of Units Sold:  4

Price Range:  $582,012 to $867,797

Average List Price:  $1,066,105

Average Selling Price:  $775,666

Percent of Asking Price:  73%

Average Cost per Square Foot:  $752.34

Average Days on the Market Before Sold:  N.A.

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