James “Jamie” M. Brown (B)

James “Jamie” M. Brown (B)

President, CCIM SIOR


Jamie specializes in the sales, leasing and management of office buildings, hotels, retail centers, industrial buildings and investment properties in Hawaii. He has been involved in transactions worth in excess of $1 billion.

Company Experience



 Hawaii Commercial Real Estate, 2002─Present, Founder and President

 Colliers International, 1992─2002, Senior Vice President, Vice President and Office Leasing Specialist

 Verizon Hawaii, 1989─1991, Sales Representative

 Corporate Vision Hawaii, 1989, Founder, Business Automation Consulting

 General Electric Company, 1982─1987, Mechanical and Software Engineer

 Yale University, 1977─1981, Assistant to Engineering Business Office



 Yale University, BS, Mechanical Engineering, New Haven, CT, 1981

 Northeastern University, MS, Industrial Engineering, Boston, MA, 1987

 CCIM Institute, CCIM, Honolulu and Chicago, IL, 2000


Designations + Awards


 CCIM – The PhD of Commercial Real Estate

 SIOR – Specialist, Industrial and Office Real Estate

 NAIOP – Office Sales Transaction of the Year, 2001

 Colliers International – Top Producer, Office Group, 1995─2002

 Verizon Hawaii – Top Producer, Mobile Communications, 1990─1991

 4 Time Hawaii State Champion OCI Paddler

 Collegiate All-American – 1981 Sailing Team

 2 Time Runner-Up Collegiate National Sailing Championships

 3 Time North American and US Sailing Championships – 420 Class Racing Sailboat

 2 Time US Representative at Sailing World Championship – 420 Class Sailboat

Investment Sales

Jamie’s investment sales experience includes dozens of properties both large and small.

His seller and buyer clients have ranged from large institutions to local families. A select-
ed sampling is:

Office Properties


▬ Bishop Place Street — 450,000 sf class A office building

▬ Davies Pacific Center — 350,000 sf class A office building

▬ Pan Am Building — 205,000 sf class B office building

▬ Waterfront Plaza — 515,250 sf class A office building

▬ No.1 Capital District Building — 15,000 sf class B office building

▬ 1100 Alakea Office Condominium — 6,053 sf class A office building

▬ Eaton Square Office Condominium

▬ Royal Capital Plaza Office/Retail Condominium Investment Sales



Retail Properties


▬ King’s Shop — 73,571 sf resort retail center

▬ 116 S. Hotel Street — 18,478 retail and office property

▬ 204 Hotel Street — 13,483 retail and office property

▬ Shops at Kalakaua — 12,000 sf of Kalakaua Ave retail space

▬ 1102 Bishop Street — 9,720 sf retail property

▬ 1850 Ala Moana Blvd — 7,000 sf restaurant condominium

▬ 3631 Campbell Ave — 4,414 sf retail property


Industrial Properties


▬ 2621 Waiwai Loop — 22,000 sf industrial property





▬ Four Seasons Maui — 380 room hotel

▬ Waikiki Beach Marriott — 1,310 room hotel

▬ Hilton Kauai Resort (fka Radisson Kauai) — 350 room hotel

▬ King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel — 460 room hotel

▬ Aloha Beach Hotel — 216 room hotel



Golf Courses, Land, Other


▬ Luana Hills Country Club — 18 hole golf course with 43,278 sf clubhouse and 894 acres of land with various entitlements and zoning

▬ Waikoloa Land Portfolio — 13,797 acres of land of with various entitlements and zoning

▬ King’s Land — 112.4 acres of land for Hilton timeshare development

▬ Hilton Waikoloa — Leased fee land under 1,240 room hotel

▬ 47-357 Ahuimanu Road — 2.68 acres agricultural land


Landlord Representation


Jamie’s landlord representation has included office, retail and industrial properties both large and small. Notable assignments have included:


 Pacific Guardian Center — 628,000 sf Class A office building

 1132 Bishop Street — 450,000 sf Class A office building

 Davies Pacific Center — 379,336 sf Class A office building

 Waterfront Plaza — 515,250 sf Class A office building

 Pan Am Building — 203,910 sf Class B office building

 Kapiolani Business Plaza — 79,848 sf Class B office building

 Waikiki Trade Center — 205,390 sf Class B office building

 Bank of Hawaii Waikiki Center (fka ANA Kalakaua) — 184,647 sf Class B office building

 Galleria Office Building (fka 2222 Kalakaua) — 275,720 sf Class B office building

 Milltown Center Business and Industrial Park — 16,000 sf industrial building


Tenant Representation


Jamie’s tenant advisory assignments have included international, national and prominent local firms such as:


 First Insurance Company of Hawaii, Ltd.

 Smith Barney/Citigroup

 Crawford and Company

 Starwood Hotels and Resorts

 American Cities Business Journals (PBN)

 American Savings Bank

 Pleasant Hawaiian Holidays

 Honolulu Star Advertiser

 Hawaiian Insurance and Guaranty

 HMAA (Hawaii Medical Assurance Association)

 Insurance Factors

 Net Enterprise

 Prudential Advantage Realty

 Hawaii State Ethics Commission


Commercial Property Financing


Jamie arranged financing for the following projects


 Waikiki Beachwalk Resort Retail Center — $50 million construction loan plus $40.8 million equity raise

 Naniloa Hotel and Golf Course — $6.1 million acquisition loan

 1100 Alakea Office Condominium — $2.7 million acquisition loan



Community Involvement


 Hui Nalu Canoe Club – Board Member

 Yale Alumni Association of Hawaii — President Emeritus

 Plaza Club — Former Board Member

 Waialae Iki V Homeowners Association — Former Board Member

 Sales and Marketing Executives of Honolulu — Former Board Member

 Hawaii Technology Trade Association — Former Chair, Action Team

 Rotary Club of Metropolitan Honolulu — Former Member

 Kalihi Elementary School — Former Reading enrichment program and Junior Achievement instructor

 Chamber of Commerce — Former Project JOBS volunteer




Jamie is married, has a daughter and a son, and enjoys surfing, canoe padding, canoe sailing, windsurfing, canoe surfing, swimming, skiing and playing guitar.

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