About

Professional Summary

My real estate roots are deeply embedded in Hawaii. Through my family’s ownership of the largest title & escrow company in the state, I have grown up learning the various real estate markets throughout the islands and have been surrounded by many of the leaders in real estate within the islands.

 I concentrate my energy on high street retail in Waikiki and in Resort Retail on all islands. I specialize in Landlord representation in Resort Retail properties and affluent specialized markets, as well as working with experienced local and national Resort 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 the unique urban electric project,. SALT 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, and more.  In Waikiki, I am apart of the leasing team for Pualeilani Atrium Shops at the Hyatt Regency in Waikiki with such notable transactions as Urban Outfitters, 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, and more. Some of my  other recent transactions include Canyon Beachwear, Kahala Sportswear, Poke Bowl, The Christmas Store, The Refinery, Big Wave Dave, 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, and Cinnamon’s Restaurant at The Shops at the Ilikai. I also repositioned the retail of The Waikiki Beachside Hotel on Kalakaua Ave., and kept 2113 Kalakaua fully leased while we had the listing.

I have spent a lot of  time working at remerchandising the tenant mix in A&B Properties Kailua Town with new unique local boutiques and eateries and currently am working on the redevelopment of Kahala Marketplace (40,000 SF), which will be anchored by Foodland Farms and Straub in one of the most prestigious neighborhoods on the island of Oahu.

My enthusiasm, dedication, and determination allows me to look beyond any single transaction and instead focus on how the merchandising and uniqueness of each tenant synergistic-ally benefits the overall property ensuring that each lease benefits all parties involved.  Our Resort Retail Monthly Newsletter sent to many in the industry and our clients is personally completed by us each month showcasing the most notable news of the month and a 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 with them. I have been working at Colliers for over 10 years and have achieved outstanding production recognition in recent years including making top 10 performing agents in 2013, 2015, 2016, and 2017.

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 being exposed to countless commercial projects in the San Diego area through the Real Estate division at The University of San Diego.

I am currently engaged with numerous non-profit organizations within the State of Hawaii. I am extremely active in Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) and have sat on their board since 2009. I am currently Board Secretary and promote their annual gala. I also sit on the Advisory Board for the Family Business Center Group and have held the positions for Retail Chair and Next Generation Chair for the State of Hawaii for International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and work closing on their Hawaii committee. I have recently joined the Board of Waikiki Improvement Association (WIA) and participate with the Waikiki Community Center annual gala. I am also highly committed to grants and organizations that fund education and have been on many grant committees. Last but not least, I  sit on the board for the Expanding Horizon Scholarship and as secretary of the private corporation that created it.

Accomplishments

- Licensed Real Estate Salesperson, State of Hawaii
- International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)- Retail Chair
- Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) - Board Secretary
- Family Business Center Group- Advisory Board
- Waikiki Community Center_Silent Auction Chair for Gala

- Board member of Waikiki Improvement Association (WIA)
-2013, 2015, 2016, and 2017 Top Producer Award for Outstanding Performer

Services:

  • Brokerage: Landlord Representation
  • Brokerage: Tenant Representation

Property Type:

  • Retail

Skills:

  • Portfolios
  • Project Leasing

Testimonials:

" 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 al of us "- Susan Todani, director-Development, Kamehameha Schools

"Emalia offers up to date information on the market in a positive, objective way always looking out for the client's best interest and together with her partner Julia Matsuura are 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 follow’s 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 hard working, tenacious and considerate of their client's goals...It is a fine balance to achieve whien 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 Properperties for International Marketplace

 

Clients:

Kamehameha Schools, A&B Properties, iStar, Aqua Hotels & Resorts, American Assets, Mirae Assets, Goldman Sachs

Education:

University of San Diego (Bachelor of Business Administration)

Memberships & Involvements:

  • ICSC
  • Family Business Center Group- Advisory Board
  • Punahou Alumni Association

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