$750M, Two-Tower, MXU Condo/Hotel Approved in Honolulu
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Los Angeles-based Salem Partners received final approval from the Honolulu City Council to build a second major project under Honolulu’s Ala Moana Transit Oriented Development Plan. The proposed $750-million project at 1500 Kapiolani Ave. includes 450 hotel and residential units, as well as an innovative affordable housing plan for 78 units at the 1.42-acre site.
Salem Partners’ James Ratkovich says, “We have enthusiastically embraced the city’s new TOD plan, and look forward to the completion of the transit system in 2022. And we are very proud of the affordable housing plan we have created. It is an innovative solution for deeply needed affordable units in Honolulu.”
The 1500 Kapiolani project will include two mixed-use towers, one at 400 feet and the other at 350 feet, connected by an iconic bridge that spans from the 35th floor of the taller tower to the rooftop of the second.
Dennis Kaiser is Vice President of Content and Public Relations for Connect Commercial Real Estate. Dennis is a communications leader with more than 30 years of experience including as a journalist and in corporate and agency marketing communications roles. He is responsible for Connect’s client content operations and is involved in a range of initiatives ranging from content strategy, message development, copywriting, media relations, social media and content marketing services.
In his most recent corporate communications roles, he led a regional public relations effort across Southern California for CBRE, played a key marketing role on JLL’s national retail team, and was responsible for directing the global public relations effort at ValleyCrest, the nation’s largest commercial landscape services company.
In addition to his vast commercial real estate experience, Dennis has worked on communications and launch strategies for a number of residential projects such as Disney’s Celebration in Florida, Ritter Ranch in Palmdale California (7,200 homes, 22,000 acres), WaterColor in Florida and PremierGarage in Phoenix.
Dennis’s agency background included firms such as Idea Hall and Macy + Associates. He has earned an outstanding reputation with organization leaders as a trusted advisor, strategic program implementer, consensus builder and exceptional collaborator.
Dennis has developed and managed national communications programs for Fortune 500 companies to start-ups, both public and private. He’s successfully worked with journalists across the globe representing clients involved in major-breaking news stories, product launches, media tours, and company news announcements.
Dennis has been involved in a host of charitable and community organizations including the American Cancer Society, Easter Seals, BoyScouts, Chrysalis Foundation, Freedom For Life, HOLA, L.A.’s BEST, Reach Out and Read, Super Bowl Host Committee, and Thunderbirds Charities.