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Colliers International appointed to lease Kamake`e Vista

Kamakee Vista

Colliers International agents Emalia Pietsch and Janna Frash are appointed to lease the office and retail space at 1050 Queen Street.

Honolulu, December 15, 2020 – Colliers International (Colliers) has been retained to handle the leasing of the office and retail space in Kamake`e Vista.

 

“Colliers is thrilled to be the exclusive leasing team for Kamake`e Vista.  Kamake`e Vista is highly visible and accessible within the Kaka`ako business and residential community and we are excited to work with the ownership team to develop a strategic plan to position the property for years to come.”

--Janna Frash, Leasing Associate

 

Kamake`e Vista is both a residential and commercial building offering prime retail and office space. Prominently situated in the heart of Kaka`ako, the property is adjacent to Whole Foods Market and Ward Village Shops which provides an endless array of unique retailers and popular eateries. The ever-growing residential community also make this a prime location for both retailers and office users wanting to be in this thriving market. Available spaces range from 262 - 17,000 square feet.

 

 

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About Colliers International
Colliers International (NASDAQ, TSX: CIGI) is a leading real estate professional services and investment management company. With operations in 68 countries, our more than 15,000 enterprising professionals work collaboratively to provide expert advice to maximize the value of property for real estate occupiers, owners and investors. For more than 25 years, our experienced leadership, owning approximately 40% of our equity, has delivered compound annual investment returns of almost 20% for shareholders. In 2019, corporate revenues were more than $3.0 billion ($3.5 billion including affiliates), with $33 billion of assets under management in our investment management segment. Learn more about how we accelerate success at corporate.colliers.com, Twitter @Colliers or LinkedIn.

 

 

For further information, please contact:

 

Sarah Lee Morihara

President/Managing Director

Colliers International
Phone: 808-523-9706

Email: Sarah.Morihara@colliers.com

 

 


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Emalia Pietsch

Vice President | Retail Services Division

Hawaii - Honolulu

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 have had great success over the years working redevelopment projects like Haleiwa Store Lots (30,000 SF, consisting of qualified resort retail tenants like Kahala Sportswear, Island Vintage Coffee, Mahina, Greenroom Hawaii, T&C Surf, Maui Divers, and many more) and re-positioning centers like The Shops at Kukui’ula (consisting of 87,000 SF, with noteworthy tenants like SoHa Living, Tommy Bahama’s, Tori Richard, Oasis Lifestyle, Reyn Spooner, Mahina, Malie, Blue Ginger, Aaron Fienberg, Olivine, Palms Gallery, Ruth Chris, and Longs) and SALT, the unique urban electric project, in Our Kaka’ako with the following tenants: Gillia, W at SALT, Pioneer Saloon, Island Urgent Care, Kahala Sportswear, Stoke House, Orange Theroy Fitness, Revolusun, H Mart, Buther & Bird, Gillia, Urban Island Society, Ukulele Site, and more.  In Waikiki, I am a part of the leasing team for Pualeilani Atrium Shops at the Hyatt Regency with notable transactions such as Urban Outfitters, Dylan's Candy Bar, Stokehouse, Crazy Shirts, Local Motion, Nature Republic, Nohea Gallery, Cinnamon Girl, Tucker & Bevy, D’OR 24K, Sanuk, Cesere Brothers Photography, Manoa Chocolates, Alamea, Coco Nene, Flip Flop Workshop, Lani Beach, Royal Selection, etc. Some of my other Waikiki transactions include Canyon Beachwear, Coco Mango, Mahina, Kahala Sportswear, Poke Bowl, The Christmas Store, The Refinery, Big Wave Dave, Soha, and Kai Luxe at Waikiki Beach Walk, CHIBO Restaurant at 280 Beach Walk, and SOHO New York Salon, Simply Woods, Dave’s Ice Cream, Aroma Cafe, Memorie Japanese Weddings, and Cinnamon’s Restaurant at The Shops at the Ilikai. I also repositioned the retail of The Espacio Hotel on Kalakaua Avenue, and kept 2113 Kalakaua fully leased while we had the listing.

I invested time working at re-merchandising the tenant mix for A&B in Kailua Town with new unique local boutiques and eateries and currently am working on the redevelopment of Ku'ono Marketplace for Kamehameha Schools (40,000 SF), which will be anchored by Foodland Farms and Straub in one of the most prestigious neighborhoods on the island of Oahu.

In 2019, I became  the 1st third party exlcusive leasing agent to take over and assist Howard Hughes in their Ward Village Development, having recently completed Roger Dunn Golf, Holey Grail Donuts, Issa De Mar Swimwear, Mahina,  Island Brew Coffee House, Infinatea Cafe, and Keiki Store, to name a few.

Some notable clients we continue to assist with their expansions are Mahina, Maui Divers, Soha, Kahala, Tori Richard, Dry Bar, Foodland, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Greenroom Hawaii, Guava, Bikini Bird, Catherine Michaels, Banan, Paul Smith, Red Fish, Splash, Moena Cafe, and Republic Retailers (to name a few).

My enthusiasm, dedication, and determination allow me to look beyond any single transaction and instead focus on how the merchandising and uniqueness of each tenant synergistically benefits the overall property, ensuring that each lease benefits all parties involved.  Our Resort Retail Monthly Newsletter is sent to many in the industry and our clients and is personally completed by us each month showcasing the most notable news of the month and an inside of our personalities and what our Resort Retail Team focuses on. One of my greatest contributions to our team is my responsiveness to clients and timely detailed communication. I have been working at Colliers for over 13 years and have achieved outstanding production recognition in recent years including Top 10 Performing Advisors in 2013 and 2015- 2019.

Prior to joining Colliers International in 2007, I started my real estate experience in California working in the multi-family division at Grubb & Ellis BRE in La Jolla. I was also able to expand my knowledge of the commercial market by being exposed to countless commercial projects in the San Diego area through the Real Estate division at The University of San Diego.

I am also committed to our community and currently engaged with numerous non-profit organizations. I was extremely active in Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) and have sat on their board since 2009. I also was their Board Secretary and promoted the Annual Gala. Currently I am really involved in the Junior Foundation Board for Kapiolani Hospital and dedicate most of my time to supporting their services. I also have sat  on the Advisory Board for the Family Business Center Group and have held positions such as Retail Chair and Next Generation Chair for the State of Hawaii for International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). To suport a community I work a lot in, I  joined the Board of Waikiki Improvement Association (WIA) and participate with the Waikiki Community Center annual gala.

 

 

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Janna Frash

Leasing Associate

Hawaii - Honolulu

Being able to meet and work alongside business professionals within an island community that I was born and raised in has been extremely rewarding and I am grateful everyday.  My journey at Colliers began by being a tenant myself, which has been proven valuable to each client I work with.  While it is important to be able to provide the strategic guidance needed to navigate deals in our market, being able to cultivate a relationship and provide a pleasant and productive experience is equally imperative to me.  Both my clients and collegues would describe me as someone who is easy to work with, resourceful, and is easily adaptable to a variety of projects and/or challenges.

As part of the Office Services Division, I specialize in working with tenants and landlords.  A key to my success is simply being able to listen and provide relevant insight, knowledge and solutions tailored to each unique relationship. Since joining Colliers in 2017, I was able to build a diverse portfolio of institutional landlords such as Brookfield Properties and James Campbell Company, while also servicing local entities such as Hawaii Pacific University, Stanford Carr Development and The Resort Group (Ko Olina).  I've also been able to work with tenants such as Rakuten, Microsoft, Homebridge Financial and the US Small Business Development Corp. in locating commercial space within our market.

Having the opportunity to  connect with a variety of businesses is something I do not take for granted and look forward to each day.  In my spare time I love to hang out with family and dog (Louie), play tennis and golf, and read a good book/audiobook!

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