The top two investment groups in the world are The Government of Singapore Investment Corp. (GIC) and Dutch Pension Funds. GIC is active in Hawaii with the recent portfolio purchase of The Grand Wailea hotel in Maui, Hawaii. The Dutch Pension Funds is new to our market and some predicts they will be the largest institutional investors in the US in the coming twelve months.
Of the top 30 institutional real estate investors, five are invested in Hawaii's commercial real estate. Two of the companies are Japanese based and one is Korea based. These investors have more money to invest in this year than the previous year and are all pension or retire funds.