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Partner / Honolulu

Robert E. Strand

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808.523.2525
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808.523.0842
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rstrand@carlsmith.com

Robert Strand is a Partner in the firm's Honolulu office and is a member of the Transactional practice group. He concentrates his practice on complex real estate transactions, commercial leasing, equipment leasing, water law and public utilities matters. He recently assisted clients with the sale/leaseback of the land underlying 11 service stations on Oahu, the acquisition of the land underlying an industrial warehouse site in Iwilei and with the construction and take-out financing for the warehouse, the sale of three medium size shopping centers on Oahu, Kauai and Maui and in a PUC rate case for a private water company on Hawaii Island.

Mr. Strand is listed in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business 2018 for Real Estate.

Commercial Leasing

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Represents the Ala Moana Shopping Center in connection with commercial lease negotiations and related operations. Ala Moana Center, with approximately 300 stores, is the largest open-mall shopping center in the United States and the largest shopping complex in the State of Hawaii.

Complex Real Estate Transaction

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Represents the fee owner of the Kona Commons commercial project on the Island of Hawaii. Represented Hawaii hotel operator in connection with the acquisition of hotel, condominium and office building projects in Waikiki and Honolulu's financial district. Represented foreign investors in the acquisitions of the 4,600-acre Kaluakoi Resort on Molokai, the Honolulu Club Building, the 719-room Hawaiian Waikiki Beach Hotel, the Bank of Hawaii Waikiki Office Building and the Kapalua Plantation Golf Course on Maui. Represents the Australian developer of a 57-lot residential subdivision in Kula, Maui.

Kapolei Civic Center

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Represented the Campbell Estate in connection with the development by the State of Hawaii of an office/judicial/library complex in the Second City of Kapolei on Oahu.

Equipment Leasing

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Represents Bank of Hawaii as an equity participant in leases of commercial aircraft, vessels, railcars and fleet vehicles.

Public Utilities

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Represents privately owned water and wastewater utility companies before the Public Utilities Commission of the State of Hawaii.

Distinctions

Affiliations

  • Hawaii State Bar Association
  • International Council of Shopping Centers
  • American Water Works Association
  • The Nature Conservancy of Hawaii
  • American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO)

Publications

  • "Title Matters," Hawaii Real Estate Law Manual, 2008
  • "Negotiation and Drafting of Lease Agreements," CLE International
  • "Title Issues and Endorsements," Advanced Conference on Real Estate Purchases and Sales, CLE International
  • Lectured on the State Water Code to the Real Property and Financial Services Section of the Hawaii State Bar Association