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Kona International Marketplace Welcomes New Tenant Hawaii Keiki Museum

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This autumn, Kona International Marketplace welcomes Hawaii Keiki Museum, a hands-on discovery center for STEM learning, to join the tenant mix at the open air marketplace.


“We are working hard, building a dozen hands-on exhibits including: a coral reef play area, Io Kalo water play table, foam construction blocks, bubble learning tables, a magnetic wall that teaches the water cycle, and a kinematic ball machine.”

- Dana McLaughlin, owner of Hawaii Keiki Museum


Hawaii Keiki Museum, is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation created for the purpose of starting a children’s science discovery center in West Hawai‘i. By the summer of 2022, the Hawai‘i Keiki Museum, at the Kona International Marketplace, will begin welcoming children of all ages and abilities to have science learning experiences.

Debbie Parmley, Vice President of Colliers, represented Kona International Marketplace in the lease negotiations.  “We’re excited to have Hawai’i Keiki Museum join the property and provide a venue for families to enjoy and learn together,” Ms. Parmley shared.  



For further information please contact:

Sarah Morihara | President/Managing Director, Hawaii

808 523 9706 |

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Debbie Parmley

Vice President | Hawaii

Hawaii - Big Island

I am the “boots on the ground” for Colliers International on the Big Island of Hawaii.  Working for the Master Developer of Waikoloa Beach Resort for 21 years has given me the understanding and commitment to make sure both Landlord’s and Tenant’s have a partnership for success relationship.  My current role as Vice President-Leasing Services for the Island of Hawaii, has me in Hilo, Waimea, Kona and the Kohala Coast and Waikoloa Village.  Whether I am working to make sure tenant mix of a center is the best it could be or making sure a tenant is choosing the best location for their business, we make retail magic happen. The optimum goal is for both landlords and tenants to maximize profits and success for both.  Marrying the two needs is an art that we strive to perfect deal after deal.  All of our partnerships are created with Aloha and attention to each party’s special interests.

My career has allowed me the absolute pleasure to participate in many exciting projects.  Prior to joining Colliers, I was a member of the development and management team for Queens’ MarketPlace (a 135,000 square foot first class destination shopping center on Hawaii’s Big Island which includes an adjoining 4,000 person outdoor amphi- theatre); Kings’ Shops (a 70,000 square foot retail shopping center); The Shops at Mauna Lani (a 75,000 square foot retail shopping center); and served in a leadership role for the Big Island Portfolio of Colliers Monroe Friedlander, overseeing and executing both management and leasing activity. My passion in commercial real estate was created in Waikoloa Beach Resort commercial real estate property management and continues today  in leasing and investment sales.  The depth of my resort retail expertise is a unique and valuable tool when working with landlords and tenants  within resort areas on the Big  Island.

The team we are a part of here on The Big Island is a true asset for property owners who want to lease their spaces and have a true professional  property management team.  Also, those who are looking to sell their property or buy new properties on the Big Island can count on the Colliers Big Island Team to make deals happen. Our attention to detail can yield potential buyers/sellers for the greatest possible returns.


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