The Bratton Team

AHICE Aloha Conference launches in Hawai’i

AHICE Aloha Conference launches in Hawai’i The Aloha Hotel Industry Conference and Exhibition (AHICE) has been launched in Hawai’i with over 100 delegates at the Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort this week (Nov 29). James Wells reports from Honolulu. AHICE Aloha 2023 represents the first time the AHICE brand has entered a market outside of Australia, New […]

Private Equity Owns a Big Chunk of Hawai‘i’s Hotels. Here’s Why That Matters.

Private Equity Owns a Big Chunk of Hawai‘i’s Hotels. Here’s Why That Matters It’s common for major Hawai‘i hotel transactions to make headlines. Among them was the $1.1 billion purchase of the Grand Wailea and the $275 million purchase of the Ritz-Carlton Kapalua in 2018. In 2019, the Holiday Inn Express Waikiki went for $205 […]

Commercial real estate investment slips in Hawai’i

Commercial real estate investment slips in Hawai’i, but still outpaces the overall US market Rising interest rates have put a damper on Hawaiʻi’s commercial real estate sector. According to a report from Colliers International Hawaiʻi, commercial real estate investment in the first six months of this year slowed considerably. Sales volume for the first half […]

Resurgence in Waikiki led by top chef

Resurgence in Waikiki led by top chef Top chefs are the main ingredient in Waikiki’s newest recipe for a successful economy.The pandemic hit restaurants throughout Oahu hard, leading to more than 200 restaurant closures. And many were in Waikiki, which turned into a ghost town when tourism dried up. But while the pandemic created challenges, […]

YCMA Fundraiser 2023

2023 Annual YMCA Campaign It’s that time of year again with YMCA of Honolulu which is a passion of mine. Let’s raise money for this great cause. Click Here to Donate Today

1500 Kapiolani Boulevard

1500 Kapiolani Boulevard 1500 Kapiolani Boulevard is a project ready to be built in Honolulu which has been zoned with a Floor Area Ratio (FAR) of 10.0, (over 700,000 square feet of building) allowing for the construction of 450 luxury condominiums with rare hotel entitlements. These entitlements permit owners to rent out their units as […]

Mark D. Bratton Quoted in Honolulu Star-Advertiser March 2023

1 Hotel Hanalei Bay opens after $300M overhaul By Allison Schaefers  March 20, 2023 1 Hotel Hanalei Bay, which opened in February on Kauai, aims to set new standards of sustainability for the luxury hotel market — an expensive quest that contributed to an investment approaching $2.1 million per room, among the expenditure highs for purchasing […]

King Kalakaua Building

King Kalakaua Building – 1401 Kalakaua Ave 1401 Kalakaua Avenue also known as the King Kalakaua Building is a 2-story mixed-use building with retail stores on the ground floor and second floor office spaces, reverted back to the fee owners on April 1, 2022, allowing the property to be sold Fee Simple.  The property was […]