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Emalia Pietsch | Colliers | Hawaii - Honolulu

Emalia Pietsch

Vice President | Retail Services Division

License # RS-70893

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Professional Summary

PASSIONATE is one word that describes how I am with projects and clients. When you truly love what you do, it is hard to call it work! I concentrate my energy on high street retail in Waikiki, Urban Retail in Kaka'ako, specialized affluent neighborhoods, and all other Resort Retail markets throughout the islands. I specialize in Landlord representation and working with experienced local and national resort, urban, and luxury retail tenants. I am able to strategically work with tenants on their expansion plan and provide detailed analysis on the roll out of their brand within the Hawaii Market.

I spend much of my time curating, repositioning, and helping grow projects and developments in Waikiki, Resort markets on all islands, Kaka’ako/Ward, and other affluent neighborhoods in Hawaii.

I have had great success over the years working on the following projects: Haleiwa Store Lots, The Shops at Kukui’ula, SALT in Our Kaka’ako, Pualeilani Atrium Shops at the Hyatt Regency , Waikiki Beach Walk,  The Shops at the Ilikai, Kuono Marketplace, Ko'Olina Station and Center, Kailua Town, Princeville Center, Queens Marketplace, and Outrigger Waikiki to name a few.



- Licensed Real Estate Salesperson, State of Hawaii

- 2019-2022 Pacific Century Fellow

-2013, 2015, 2016, 2017,  2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021 Top Producer Award for Outstanding Performer


University of San Diego (Bachelor of Business Administration)

Punahou School  (High School)

Memberships & Involvements

  • Family Business Center Group - Advisory Board
  • Waikiki Improvement Association (WIA)
  • Punahou Alumni Association
  • International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)- Former Retail Chair and State Chair
  • Junior Foundation Board Memeber for Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children
  • Adventist Health Castle - Board Member
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) - Board Secretary
  • Family Business Center Group -  Advisory Board
  • Waikiki Community Center (WCC) 
  • Board member for Expanding Horizon Scholarship


Kamehameha Schools,  iStar, Aqua Hotels & Resorts, American Assets, Mirae Assets, The Resort Group, Sullivan Family of Companies, Outrigger, Halekulani, Marriott Waikiki, BRE Hotels, Howard Hughes, Hyatt, Mahina, Tori Richard, Kahala Sportswear, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Foodland, SoHa, Maui Divers Jewelry, Dry Bar, Crumble Cookie, Happy Lemon, It's Sugar, KOHO Chocolates, Republic Retailers, Bikini Bird, Twin Islands, Coco Trading Co, Banan, Kira X Miffy,  QUAY, Vuori,  Honolulu Coffee Co, Buffalo Wild Wings


" Emalia focused on finding a vibrant and complimentary tenant mix and hotly pursued the plan. Her understanding of the tenant's business plan and needs, coupled with good follow-through and knowledge of the Landlord's objectives made the leasing process a win-win for all of us "- Susan Todani, director-Development, Kamehameha Schools

"Emalia offers up-to-date information on the market in a positive, objective way and is always looking out for the client's best interest, Together with her partner Julia Matsuura, she is transforming resort retail in Hawaii."- Barbara Campbell, Vice President of Retail Leasing & Property Management, Outrigger Enterprises Group

Emalia has been a great partner to work with as we grow our SoHa brand across Hawai'i.  From the outset, she helped us identify key markets that would reach our customer base and worked with us on a strategy to enter." - Shyrah Maurer, Owner of SoHa Living

"Our family of companies has benefitted greatly from working with Emalia in securing new locations across the state of Hawaii for our varied retail brands ranging from Foodland Farms to The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf and Drybar among others. She brings great market knowledge, creativity, responsiveness, resourcefulness, flexibility and professionalism to every situation. She works proactively to ensure we have the opportunity to review numerous potential locations for our businesses in a timely way and she diligently follows up with both sides to ensure deals get done.  She does an excellent job representing our family of companies and helps create broad awareness across the real estate community about all of our store concepts and new initiatives. It’s a true pleasure working with Emalia." -Roger J. Wall, Vice Chairman of Sullivan Family of Companies

"It is a true pleasure working with young women like Emalia and her partner, Julia. Both are hardworking, tenacious and considerate of their client's goals...It is a fine balance to achieve when leasing agent has to be aggressive in getting deals done, yet patient enough to do the right thing for a property at the right time,"- Leslie H. Brown, Leslie Herrington Brown, LLC, Director of Leasing for A&B Properties, and Leasing Consultant for Taubman Properties for International Marketplace



Portfolios, Project Leasing, Resorts

Service Lines

Landlord Representation, Tenant Representation

Property Type

Retail, Hotels

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