Board & Staff

Board of Directors

Alan Arakawa

Alexander & Baldwin Properties Inc.

Senior Vice President, Development

Alan Arakawa is responsible for planning, entitlement, development and sales of projects. Arakawa has led the planning and entitlement team since joining A&B in 2008, and has been instrumental in the long-range planning and successful entitlement and development for some of the Company’s key projects such as Maui Business Park and Waiale in central Maui and Kamalani residential in Kihei, Maui. Prior to joining A&B, he served as president of Waiawa Ridge Development, a joint venture between A&B and Gentry Investment Properties, and executive vice president at Castle & Cooke Hawaii. He has a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Hawaii. He is a member of the Urban Land Institute and serves on the University of Hawaii Foundation Board of Trustees and the board of HomeAid Hawaii.

Ian Bigelow

Locations LLC

Vice President

Ian Bigelow is Vice President at Locations LLC. He oversees the property management and general contracting divisions of the company, and is in charge of new business development. Prior to coming to Locations, Mr. Bigelow was the President and Principal Broker for Rental Solutions Management LLC, a company which he founded in 2009. Within the 3 years prior to its sale, the company grew to over 400 units under management and 5 fulltime employees. Mr. Bigelow began his real estate career in 2003 while attending the University of Southern California. He subsequently spent the next 5 years working at both residential and commercial management firms in Los Angeles and Honolulu, before deciding to start his own company.

Robert Brant

Gentry Homes

President and Chief Executive Officer

Robert “Bob” Brant joined Gentry Homes in July of 2000 as Senior Vice President and was promoted to President in January 2001. Prior to joining Gentry, he was a Senior Vice President in the Commercial Real Estate Loan Division of Bank of Hawaii, and before that, a Senior Vice President and the Chief Financial Officer at Castle & Cooke. He also gained extensive experience in real estate development as Vice President and Controller of the FPA Corporation, a Florida real estate developer and resort operator with operations in South Florida, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. He began his business career with Price Waterhouse & Co. CPA in Miami, Florida. Bob graduated from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida.

Kevin Carney

EAH Housing

Vice President Hawaii

Kevin Carney is a longtime Oahu resident with over 30 years of Hawaii real estate development and management experience. He began his career in 1978 with Hawaii Management Corporation, managing office buildings and shopping centers. In 1980 he moved on to Kaiser Development Company, the Master Developer of Hawaii Kai on Oahu, as Director of Community Relations and Services. Mr. Carney held various positions with Kaiser and its successors, Bedford Properties and Kemper Real Estate, for over 15 years. Kevin joined EAH Housing and opened their Hawaii office in 1997. He is responsible for overseeing all Hawaii operations for EAH, including acquisitions, development and property management. Mr. Carney is currently responsible for a staff of 83 and the management of 1,994 apartments on the islands of Kauai, Maui and Oahu.

Stanford Carr

Stanford Carr Development

Chief Executive Officer

Stanford Carr is president of Stanford Carr Development where he oversees an extensive portfolio of projects ranging from master-planned communities to resort-style living and affordable housing. As a locally and nationally recognized leader in business, Stanford is known for building communities on a foundation of family living, the spirit of the islands and respect for the land. Born and raised on Maui, Stanford is actively involved in the community. He serves as a trustee for the University of Hawai‘i Foundation, Chapter Chair for March of Dimes Hawai‘i and board member for the Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific Foundation, Hawaii Council on Economic Education, American Red Cross, and Trust for Public Land.

Mike Goshi

Design Partners Inc.

Senior Principal & Vice President

Mr. Goshi is the Senior Principal & Vice President at Design Partners Inc. (DPI) where he leads their team in providing planning and design services in Hawaii, the Pacific Basin, and far East. DPI covers the entire design process, from planning and design to construction administration. In addition to conventional architectural services, the firm offers programming, feasibility studies, land use studies, and interior architecture. 

Francisco Gutierrez

General Growth Properties

Senior Director, Development

Mr. Gutierrez joined General Growth Properties as Senior Director of Development in Hawaii following 18 years of experience in planning, design, and real estate development. His experience at General Growth includes the expansion and renovation of Ala Moana Center, Whalers Village in Maui, Prince Kuhio Plaza in Hilo, and the re-development of the Ward Center’s Village Shops in Honolulu. Prior to joining General Growth, Mr. Gutierrez was a Development Director for OliverMcMillan where he was involved in the development of high-rise residential condominiums in Honolulu. He also spent 5 years as senior master planner  at The Mills Corporation, a real state and retail developer based in Washington DC. In his role at The Mills, he provided strategic planning services for multiple mixed- use developments, lifestyle centers, and regional malls.

Phillip Hasha

Redmont Real Estate Group

Principal & CEO

Recently named a Pacific Business News Forty Under 40 recipient, Mr. Hasha has established himself as a multi-faceted developer in Hawaii and the mainland. As the Principal of Redmont Group, he sets the vision and oversees the coordination of all divisions to ensure the company leverages its expertise to maximize service to their clients, investors and community partners. In addition to valuing over $500 million in commercial properties, under Mr. Hasha's tenure, Redmont’s facility and property management grew in excess of one million square feet while managing more than $65 million in assets. Mr. Hasha has vast knowledge in valuation, financial modeling, feasibility analysis, and asset management.

Mitch Imanaka

Imanaka Asato LLLC

Managing Principal

Past board member Mitch Imanaka is a founding partner and the managing principal of Imanaka Asato LLC. Mr. Imanaka has been active in representing developers, lenders and other real estate industry stakeholders for nearly forty years, and continues to be a prominent and recognized leader in Hawaii's real estate development and business community. Mr. Imanaka was instrumental in the recodification of Hawaii's condominium law, and was co-editor and contributing author of the Hawaii Real Estate Law Manual, the definitive work on real estate and finance law in Hawaii. Mr. Imanaga is currently a member of the national board of directors for the American Resort and Development Association (ARDA.) He also serves on the boared of the National Association of Office and Industrial Properties, Hawaii chapter (NAIOP), and the Urban Land Institute, Hawaii chapter (ULI.)

Doug Johnstone

Howard Hughes Corporation

Vice President, Development

Doug Johnstone is a Vice President of Development at The Howard Hughes Corporation (HHC). He is responsible for implementing the mixed-use developments that comprise Ward Village, a 60-acre master-planned community in Kakaako, and is intimately involved in all aspects of entitlement, project management, construction, sales, and financing.  Prior to HHC, Doug specialized in opportunistic investments and redevelopments as a Development Manager within Kamehameha Schools’ and as a Vice President for Cyburt Hall Partners in Los Angeles. Doug grew up in Honolulu and attended Stanford University, where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in Economics with Honors while a member of the NCAA Division I Varsity Volleyball team. In addition to HomeAid Hawaii, he has held leadership positions with NAIOP Hawaii and Make-A-Wish Hawaii, and currently serves on the board of the Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Foundation.

Ralph Mesick

First Hawaiian Bank

Executive Vice President & Chief Risk Officer

Ralph Mesick joined First Hawaiian Bank in 2012 and was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer in July 2016. He previously served as Executive Vice President and Manager of the Commercial Real Estate Division. He has over two decades of finance and banking experience in the areas of risk management, corporate banking, commercial real estate lending, private banking and wealth management. He currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the First Hawaiian Bank Foundation, Board of Regents at Chaminade University and as Director of the Hawaii Community Reinvestment Corporation, Saint Francis Healthcare Systems, Kapiolani Hospital Foundation, HomeAid Hawaii and the Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii.

Colleen Mizuno

Unlimited Construction Services Inc.

Vice President of Preconstruction / Business Development

Ms. Mizuno has 39 years of mid and large company experience in commercial and residential construction management and preconstruction services, encompassing all project delivery methods. As a DBIA certified design-build professional, she is a strong advocate for preconstruction services focused on design-build or design-assist methodology which enables her to work collaboratively with a client and design team from start to finish...results are "win-win".

Alan Ong

A&M Developments Inc.

President

Alan Ong serves as President of A&M Developments Inc. a development consulting firm located in Hawaii. Mr. Ong previously served as Regional Manager of OliverMcMillan's Hawaii operations. In this position, he was responsible for overseeing all aspects of OliverMcMillan's Hawaii operations, managing development projects and pursuing new business opportunities in Hawaii.  Ong is a seasoned business professional with over 35 years of experience developing real estate projects and real estate-related businesses in the United States and abroad. Prior to joining OliverMcMillan Ong was Chief Operating Officer of the Hawaii Division of Hunt Companies. He was responsible for managing the company’s real estate development activities in Hawaii, from business strategy, development, acquisitions and property operations to asset management and office operations. He was particularly focused on Hunt’s Hawaii efforts in public sector projects, including affordable housing, utility-scale energy and public private partnerships.

Jeff Prostor

Isle Communities

Principal

Jeff Prostor is the Principal at Isle Communities, a real estate development consulting firm. Prior to Isle Communities, Mr. Prostor was President of Brookfield Homes Hawaii. Mr. Prostor was a guiding force behind one of Hawaii's most diverse land development and homebuilding companies. Before establishing Brookfield Homes Hawaii, Mr. Prostor was the founding president of its sister division, Brookfield Homes Southland, between 1993 and 2003. Under Mr. Prostor's leadership, Brookfield Homes Hawaii has developed five neighborhoods across Kauai, Oahu, and Hawai'i Island that encompass nearly 800 homes with prices ranging from $600,000 to above $4 million. Additionally, under Mr. Prostor's guidance, Brookfield is forging new opportunities in urban infill, resort, and university housing.

 

Gladys Quinto Marrone

BIA-Hawaii

Chief Executive Officer

Gladys Quinto Maronne is the CEO of The Building Industry Association of Hawaii (BIA-Hawaii.) BIA is the voice of the home building and construction industry in Hawaii. Mrs. Maronne promotes members of the BIA through advocacy and education, and provides community outreach programs to enhance the quality of life of the people of Hawaii. BIA-Hawaii is a not-for-profit trade association, which was chartered in 1955 and affiliated with the National Association of Home Builders. BIA-Hawaii operates with the highest standards of integrity, stewardship, accountability, and innovation in all relationships with our members, industry, and communities. BIA-Hawaii provides sales and marketing opportunities for the success of your business.

Harry Saunders

Castle & Cooke Hawaii

President

Mr. Saunders is the President of Castle & Cooke Hawaii, the affiliated Hawaii subsidiaries of Castle & Cooke, Inc., and has been with Castle & Cooke for some 40 years. Mr. Saunders oversees all of the company's Hawaii operations which includes residential, commercial, diversified agri-tourism, land management and renewable energy operations and developments on O'ahu, Lana'i and the Big Island of Hawaii. He represents Castle & Cooke Hawaii in various capacities with its major customers, building and finance industries, and the government and public sectors. Building homes and creating new communities for Hawaii's families has been his passion and purpose for over 45 years. Mr. Saunders, a native of Hawaii, grew up in Kailua, Oahu and is a product of the Hawaii public schools. He continues to live in Kailua with his wife Susie and is blessed with his three adult children and extended ohana. His deep commitment and passion is to make Hawaii a better, sustainable place for all who choose to live, work and visit here.

 

Josh Stinson

The MacNaughton Group

Vice President, Development and Construction

As Vice President of Development and Construction at The MacNaughton Group (TMG), Mr. Stinson is responsible for executing the company’s development projects from early conceptual design and entitlement processing through preconstruction, logistics planning and scheduling, budgeting, and management of active building sites – including Park Lane Ala Moana. Prior to joining TMG, Mr. Stinson was with Nordic PCL Construction for 10 years, and Kiewit Construction Group.

Dave Striph

Howard Hughes Corporation

Executive Vice President Investor Relations

Past board member David Striph is Executive Vice President, Investor Relations for The Howard Hughes Corporation, responsible for managing and fostering relationships within the global investment community. An industry veteran, Mr. Striph has financed and managed several billion dollars' worth of real estate assets during his career, including mixed us, retail, and high-end residential projects. Prior to Investor Relations, Mr. Striph was Executive Vice President-Hawaii for The Howard Hughes Corporation overseeing the company’s operating assets in Hawaii. While in Hawaii, Mr. Striph was instrumental in founding HomeAid Hawaii. Under Mr. Striph's leadership, the Howard Hughes Corporation Ward Village Foundation provided seed money for HomeAid Hawaii to start-up in 2015.

 

Jon Whittington

Compass Home Loans

President

Past board member Jon Whittington is President of Compass Home Loans. Mr. Whittington was born and raised in Las Vegas, NV and came to Hawaii as a student and UH-Manoa in 1989. He is married to Neige Sills Whittington and they have two children, Sydney and Nathaniel. Jon and his family live in the Diamond Head area of Honolulu and they enjoy traveling, skiing, and days at the beach or pool. Mr. Whittington also enjoys tennis, golf and the occasional surf session as time permits.

Lucien Wong

Lucien Wong & Associates

President

Lucien Wong is a retired real estate development and business executive. Mr. Wong previously served as Senior Vice President for Actus Lend Lease where he was responsible for the development of the privatization of 10,000 Air Force and Army homes in Hawaii. He also served as President of the Commercial Division for Castle & Cooke Properties, Inc. where he oversaw all the company's commercial and industrial properties in Hawaii. Mr. Wong aslo served as Vice President and General Manager Pacific Area for the 6,000 acre master planned community of Hawaii Kai, building 10,000 homes for 30,000 residents. 

Michael Young

Albert C. Kobayashi Inc.

Vice President

As Vice President at ACK, Mr. Young is a responsible for the supervision of all project management and estimating staff. He has extensive experience in developing and monitoring project schedules, job cost reports, and estimates. Recognized in the industry for his ability to isolate and resolve various design and compliance issues early in a project’s evolution, his aptitude and expertise are evidenced in the many successful projects with which he has been involved. He has maintained an outstanding safety performance record and has completed all projects assigned to him on schedule, within budget, and to the client’s satisfaction. Mr. Young’s projects include: Park Lane Ala Moana, Anaha Tower, One Ala Moana, Trump Tower, and the Ward Village Shops.

HomeAid Hawaii Staff

Nani Medeiros

HomeAid Hawaii

Executive Director

Nani Medeiros is the Executive Director of HomeAid Hawaii, a non-profit formed by Hawaii’s building and development industry to provide housing and community outreach for individuals and families experiencing homelessness. HomeAid Hawaii is the seventeenth chapter of the national non-profit HomeAid America. Ms. Medeiros is responsible for managing the day to day operations and all program activity, while building HomeAid Hawaii’s relationships with non-profit homelessness service providers, funders, government, and community members. Ms. Medeiros works to identify potential housing projects and programs in Hawaii that are intended to house individuals and families experiencing homelessness. When HomeAid Hawaii adopts a qualifying project, that project’s construction, development, or renovation costs can be reduced by up to 90% thru in-kind or discount services, materials, and supplies that HomeAid Hawaii provides from our building industry friends and supporters. Ms. Medeiros has over twenty years of experience in public policy and advocacy in the legislative and executive branches of government, as well as the private non-profit sector. She previously served for six years as Director of Policy and Public Affairs with the Hawaii Primary Care Association, representing Hawaii’s community health centers and underserved populations. Ms. Medeiros serves on the Board of Directors of the Institute for Human Services (IHS), the largest service provider for individuals and families experiencing homelessness on Oahu. She is the Chair of the External Affairs Committee and Development Committee. Ms. Medeiros also serves as Vice-Chair on the Board of Directors of the Hawaii Public Housing Authority. In addition to these boards, Ms. Medeiros is a member of the Chamber of Commerce Hawaii Public Health Fund Committee.