What’s New

A&B’s Inaugural Corporate Responsibility Report

A&B is proud to release its inaugural Corporate Responsibility Report, which reflects the Company’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) initiatives and progress.  We are pleased to highlight the variety of ways in which we demonstrate our ESG commitments, as we strive to be Partners for a Sustainable Hawaii.

How New, Agile Networks of People Are Helping Hawaii – Hawaii Business Magazine Article

We are proud to have played a role in early May in the Retail Reopening Committee that put together the “Hawaii COVID-19 Retail Reopening Guide,” a plan for the phased reopening of retail operations. A&B CEO Chris Benjamin and SVP of Asset Management Kit Millan collaborated with several other business leaders, retailers, landlords and retail […]

Health Screening Hale Built Thanks to A&B Donation

Hale Makua has been providing essential care and housing services for Maui’s kupuna for decades. With over 25 years as one of our longstanding nonprofit partners, A&B was proud to underwrite the costs to upgrade Hale Makua’s COVID-19 screening tent to a beautifully constructed wooden hut called “Da Hale.” Read all about the new upgrades […]

Alexander & Baldwin Reduced Its Carbon Footprint Amid COVID-19

A&B President & CEO, Christopher Benjamin, talked with Nareit in connection with its REITweek: Virtual Investor Conference, held June 2-4, 2020. He discussed A&B’s response to COVID-19, and indicated that A&B was able to demonstrate many of its historic environmental, social, and governance (ESG) strengths, including its commitment to its community and employees. Alexander & […]

Hawaii Business Magazine – Rights of LGBTQ Employees in Hawai‘i’s Workplaces

Originally published in Hawaii Business Magazine The U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling on June 15 that protects gay and transgender workers from workplace discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. In Hawai‘i, state law already made it unlawful for employers to discriminate because of sex (including gender identity or expression) or […]

Alexander & Baldwin Donates PPE to Maui Fire Department

Alexander & Baldwin is proud to support the Maui Fire Department and offer them protection during the COVID-19 crisis. With the collaboration of our Director of Environmental Affairs Sean O’Keefe and Maui VP Carol Reimann, we were able to get unused PPE equipment from Pu‘unene Mill into the hands of first responders. Over 250 pieces […]

Donut King Open for Business at Kailua Shopping Center

Despite the turbulent times, the owners of Donut King Hawaii forged ahead and opened their latest donut store at Alexander & Baldwin’s Kailua Shopping Center, where they have been warmly welcomed by customers. Donut King Open for Business at Kailua Shopping Center Originally published in The Star-Advertiser Donut King, a family-owned business, opened its doors […]

Leeward Coast Community Food Distribution

On March 28th, the Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center and Hawaii Foodbank along with many partners and volunteers came together to provide food items to the Leeward Coast community at Alexander & Baldwin’s Waianae Mall. Over 50,000 lbs. of food was distributed to 514 families providing free-shelf stable food items to over 2,800 adults and […]

A&B Properties – Take Out + Delivery

Our retail centers remain open providing essential services including groceries, healthcare, pharmacies, delivery and take-out food and financial services. The list below features restaurants at A&B’s properties on Oahu, Big Island, Kauai and Maui that are currently open for take-out and delivery services. All of Hawaii’s local businesses and restaurants need our support more than […]

COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Information for Tenants The safety and welfare of our customers, tenants and employees is our highest priority. Beginning in early March, we increased on-site hygienic and sanitation procedures throughout our properties to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and all respiratory illnesses and are taking all necessary precautions at our centers to protect the […]

BlackRock and Hawaii Green Growth – How Local Hawaii Companies are Engaging on Sustainability

A&B President & CEO Chris Benjamin discussed the company’s sustainability efforts at the recent BlackRock and Hawaii Green Growth’s Sustainable Investing Summit in Honolulu. As ESG –  Environment, Social and Governance – topics grow in importance, A&B is committed to prioritizing these issues, supporting our communities and creating value for our stakeholders.

Nareit Foundation Supports Kaua‘i Habitat for Humanity with $120,000 Grant

Last month, the Nareit Foundation, on behalf of local real estate investment trusts including A&B, awarded a $120,000 grant to Kaua‘i Habitat for Humanity (KHFH). A&B was instrumental in the selection of longtime partner Kaua‘i Habitat for Humanity for the Foundation’s “REIT Way Hawai‘i Community Giving Initiative.” The program seeks “shovel-ready” affordable housing projects, and […]

Hawaii Business Talk Story: Christopher Benjamin, President and CEO, Alexander & Baldwin

Originally published in Hawaii Business Magazine | Photo courtesy David Croxford A&B has evolved over its 150 years, starting in sugar, adding shipping, then tourism and now focusing on Hawai‘i real estate. Benjamin attributes the company’s longevity to being able to morph into relevant businesses that provide value and long-term stability. Q: Where is A&B […]

The Big 150 – Story by MidWeek

Original article posted in MidWeek | Photo courtesy Anthony Consillio Since its founding in 1870, Big Five sugar titan Alexander & Baldwin has evolved into a commercial real estate developer — and partner to the communities it continues to invest in. Today, the company is capably led by president and CEO Chris Benjamin. For 150 […]

Alexander & Baldwin Marks 150th Anniversary with Hamakua Marsh Planting

Story by Star-Advertiser Staff Commercial real estate developer and retail center owner Alexander & Baldwin Inc. commemorated its 150th anniversary with its nonprofit partner Kupu Monday by replanting trees at Hamakua Marsh and announcing a program that will give $150 grants to employees’ nonprofit of choice. “150 years ago, our founders started this company by […]

A&B Brings Holiday Cheer 2019

This past holiday season, A&B was proud to spread festive cheer at our centers across the islands. We enjoy bringing families, neighbors, and the community together to make unforgettable memories. Here are some of the fun festivities we participated in, coordinated or sponsored in December 2019.   Castle Tree Lighting Ceremony The lighting of Castle […]

Sustainability Business Forum

Alexander & Baldwin is proud to be a member of the Hawaii Sustainability Business Forum (SBF), a group of businesses that are working together to shape a sustainable future for Hawaiʻi.  The SBF is committed to a triple-bottom-line approach (economy, environment, community) and to advance the goals of the Aloha+ Challenge.  The following is a […]

Making Waves in maui’s Community: A&B and the JAWS Big Wave Championships

The Peʻahi surf break on Maui’s north shore, most commonly known as “Jaws,” is renowned for its monster winter swells. When the conditions are right, the World Surf League (WSL) officials will call on the Jaws Big Wave event. They’re looking for swell producing storms that will create huge waves anytime between November 2019 and […]

Lau Hala Shops in Kailua Town welcomes latest tenant and reaches full occupancy

Alexander & Baldwin is pleased to announce that Lau Hala Shops, the newest community-focused gathering place in Kailua Town, has reached full occupancy with the opening of its latest tenant, Uproll Café. Known for its innovative take on sushi burritos and pick-your-protein customizable bowls, Up Roll Café opened its doors for customers on Friday, Nov. […]

A&B Pride in the News

A&B employee Gail Abrena-Agas appeared on Hawaii News Now to talk about A&B Pride, a new diversity and inclusion initiative, and our participation for the first time in the Pride Parade. A&B Pride was established by employees for employees as an engagement, resource and social group for LGBTQ+ employees, allies and supporters. Check out the […]

Q&A with Lance Parker, A&B chief real estate officer

Lance Parker, A&B’s chief real estate officer, recently sat down with Pacific Business News to share his thoughts about the company’s growth as a Hawaii-focused commercial real estate company. The interview was published in the Oct. 18 edition of Pacific Business News. Here are some highlights from the article, which is only available to the […]

Pearl Highlands Center Adds Four New Tenants

Pearl Highlands Center is adding four new tenants to its mix of shops, restaurants and services. Roger Dunn Golf Shops, Spectrum, Tin Hut and Pampanga Kitchen will all be moving into the shopping center, anchored by Sam’s Club, 24 hour Fitness, Regal Pearl Highlands and Ross Dress for Less. Pearl Highlands Center has more than […]

A&B Corporate Building Celebrates 90 Years

The architectural expression of a triumph of human courage, ingenuity, energy and faith over obstacles, seen and unseen, which beset the pioneers of industrial Hawaii.” – Honolulu Star-Bulletin, September 30, 1929. Ninety years ago, the Alexander & Baldwin Building celebrated its grand opening. Today, our headquarters serves as an enduring reflection of quintessentially Hawaiian architecture […]

Sugar Museum Receives Grant from Alexander & Baldwin

GRANT AWARDED FOR SUGAR MUSEUM’S PROGRAMS AND PROJECTSPuunene, Maui, Hawaii – Alexander & Baldwin has awarded a $20,000 grant to the Sugar Museum. The grant will provide support for the museum’s core programs and projects. Museum Director Holly Buland said, “We are very grateful for this award. Alexander & Baldwin is committed to supporting local […]

Palaka celebration raises $40,000 for scholarship fund

Goodfellow, Vicens, Laird are honored The Rotary Club of Kahului and Alexander & Baldwin announced that more than $40,000 was raised for the 2019 Michael H. Lyons II Memorial Scholarship Palaka Celebration Fundraiser and Golf Ball Drop on Aug. 16 at the King Kamehameha Golf Club. One highlight of the evening was, while the audience […]

A&B’s Kokua in Kailua

A&B continues to engage with the Kailua community through sponsorship of popular community events. Over the past four months, A&B has underwritten three large-scale Kailua events, underscoring A&B’s commitment to community partnerships and engagement. “I Love Kailua” Town Party On Sunday, April 28, the Lani-Kailua Outdoor Circle (LKOC) hosted the 27th annual “I Love Kailua” […]

Last Native Lowland Bog ‘Thriving’

In 2003, Alexander & Baldwin and The Nature Conservancy signed a 10-year pact to protect the 80-acre Kanaele Bog in east Kaua‘i – a one-of-a-kind community of native Hawaiian plants that was the only well-preserved low-elevation bog remaining in the Hawaii. This was the first of three partnerships between A&B and The Conservancy over the […]

A&B Pride 2019

The following is an interview of A&B employee Gail Abrena-Agas, written by fellow A&B employee Robbie Rhead. On May 31, A&B announced at a company town hall the formation of A&B Pride to kick off national Pride Month, as well as the company’s newly established Diversity & Inclusion initiative. Gail Abrena-Agas, an A&B employee who […]

A&B celebrates 20th year of Sports Spotlight

More than 1,600 Maui County student-athletes have been recognized An honoree of Alexander & Baldwin’s Sports Spotlight program — which currently is in its 20th year and has recognized more than 1,600 high school athletes, including Major League Baseball All-Star Kurt Suzuki — said that the program is “great for the kids” in how it recognizes student-athletes’ […]

A&B Employees Raise the Torch for a Good Cause

On Friday, May 24, fourteen members of Team A&B (including employees from A&B and Grace Pacific with their family members) participated in the 34th annual “Troy Barboza Law Enforcement Torch Run.” The Torch Run is the largest annual fundraiser for Special Olympics Hawaii, and participants help to “carry the flame of hope” in support of […]

A&B Featured in NYSE’s “Companies Doing Great Things”

A&B was showcased in the New York Stock Exchange’s list of “NYSE-Listed Companies Doing Great Things.” This information was part of NYSE’s celebration of Earth Day, featuring companies that work throughout the year to promote sustainability. Alexander & Baldwin (NYSE: ALEX) Alexander & Baldwin is a different kind of REIT, with sustainability built into our DNA. […]

Hawai‘i Nature Center awards inaugural Kūpaʻa Award to Alexander & Baldwin for 30 years of partnership

(HONOLULU, HAWAIʻI – MAY 22, 2019) – Hawai‘i Nature Center (HNC) announced it will present its inaugural Kūpaʻa Award to Alexander & Baldwin (A&B) in recognition of over thirty years of partnership and financial support. The award will be presented at HNC’s annual “Green Gala” fundraiser to be held on Friday, May 24, 2019 at The […]

A Taste of May Day Comes to Poipu

When the Koloa School Ukulele Band and its second-grade students hit the stage Wednesday afternoon, it was just a preview of the school’s May Day program set for Wednesday, May 22, at the school’s outdoor stage area. “Everyone is invited to come see and enjoy the students’ performances,” said Leila Kobayashi, principal. Members of the […]

TGIF: Lanihau Center Fourth Friday celebration a new monthly fixture in Kona

KAILUA-KONA — As the sun set Friday, the normally bustling Lanihau Center assumed a new sort of vitality. Music filled the air and vendor tents lined the parking lot as the center celebrated its second Fourth Friday-Malama Honua event. The themed, gratis gathering is staged on the fourth Friday of every month, replete each time […]

Lani-Kailua Outdoor Circle Presents A&B with Beautification Award

A&B was honored to receive a Beautification Award from the Lani-Kailua Outdoor Circle in appreciation for the landscaping at the Davis Building at the entrance to Kailua. In citing the award, LKOC said, “It is wonderful to enter Kailua, cross the bridge, and be treated to the bright landscaping at the Davis Building. We enjoy […]

A&B Earth Day Message 2019

At Alexander & Baldwin, prioritizing sustainability is about fulfilling our mission to improve Hawaii’s communities and create value for all stakeholders. We strive to operate our businesses with integrity, in ways that are environmentally and socially responsible—all part of our commitment to building a better Hawaii today and for the future. In celebration of Earth […]

Solar-Powered Trash Cans Helping Hawaii’s Environment

Honolulu, Hawaii news, sports & weather – KITV Channel 4 These trashcans are more than meets the eye. “Instead of having just normal trash cans here we thought let’s put something in it that really speaks to sustainability and conservation,” Alexander and Baldwin spokesperson Darren Pai said. It doesn’t look like much from the outside […]

Alexander & Baldwin – Helping one of Hawaii’s largest and long-standing companies turn Efficiency Reserves into guaranteed revenue

Originally published on CarbonLighthouse.com At the intersection of Hawaii’s outstanding businesses and sustainability thought leaders you’ll find Alexander & Baldwin (A&B), a publicly-traded real estate investment trust (REIT) with a 149-year history of sustainable operations in Hawaii. As one of Hawaii’s largest private landowners and the state’s largest grocery and drug-anchored retail operator with 3.5 […]

Kukui’ula villa named “House of the Year”

Earlier this year, the Wall Street Journal named this Kukui`ula home, complete with its own open-air yoga pavilion, the winner of its online “House of the Year” competition. It received more than 75 percent of the votes in the WSJ.com content, beating out 51 other properties from across the country. The 5,284-square-foot home features four […]

A&B Helps Kauai Reach Renewable Energy Milestone

There was a time when anyone looking across Alexander & Baldwin’s lands in Lawai would see waves of sugarcane. Today, this area along Kauai’s south shore is home to a different kind of farm – one that harvests solar energy and converts it into electrons instead of growing cane to be processed into sugar. A […]

A&B Supports Special Olympics Hawaii

In March 2018, A&B supported Special Olympics Hawaii’s capital campaign for their “Sports and Wellness Center” with a $20,000 grant. This facility, which will be built in Kapolei, will serve as Special Olympics Hawaii’s new headquarters and will play a critical role in improving the overall health and wellness of both their athletes and the […]

A&B Brings Holiday Cheer

Happy Holidays! A&B is bringing holiday cheer this season at our centers across the islands. We enjoy the opportunity to spread joy to the world, bringing families, neighbors, and the community together to make unforgettable memories. Here are some of the fun festivities we are sponsoring this holiday season! The first weekend of December was […]

Big Brothers Big Sisters Gifted $10K for Maui Mentor Center

Alexander & Baldwin has awarded a $10,000 grant to Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawaiʻi for its Maui Mentor Center.  The funds will be used to improve the 6,000 square foot facility in Wailuku, which is named in honor of Mercer “Chubby” Vicens, a former A&B employee an d member of the Big Brothers Big Sisters […]

Lau Hala Shops in Kailua Opens for Business

By Nina Wu Lau Hala Shops, the new retail center that takes the place of the former Macy’s in Kailua, has opened its doors for business, symbolizing Alexander & Baldwin’s vision for its commercial holdings in the beach town. The 52,000-square-foot building at 573 Kailua Road has been transformed by A&B into a new mix […]

A&B Steps it Up Again

ELEELE — “I’m glad I took my allergy pill this morning,” said Shelley Gerardo of Kukuiula Development Co. as she was showered with spackling, white powder and dust while tugging on the masking paper covering the windows of a Kauai Habitat for Humanity home in the Eleele Iluna neighborhood. “Yuck!” Gerardo, who brought her husband […]

From Laborer to Leader – Bill Paik

Bill Paik Chief Operating Officer, Grace Pacific LLC With 46 years of hard-earned experience in the construction industry, Bill Paik has done it all — from working as a laborer in his first job with Hawaiian Dredging, and up through the ranks to eventually leading two local companies as president. Now, Paik is chief operating […]

Be Ready Manoa – Disaster Preparedness Fair

On Saturday, October 20, 2018, Alexander & Baldwin employees set up a booth at Be Ready Manoa’s “Urban Survival Fair” at the Manoa District Park gymnasium. This event is held once every few years, and the last event in 2014 drew in over 2,000 attendees. A&B’s Kokua Giving program gave a $3,500 grant to underwrite […]

A&B to Donate Land for Windward Oahu’s First Dog Park

By Janis L. Magin Real Estate Editor Pacific Business News Alexander & Baldwin is donating a seven-acre parcel of land in Kailua to the state of Hawaii for a public park that will become Windward Oahu’s first dog park. Alexander & Baldwin (NYSE: ALEX), which owns a large chunk of the commercial property in the […]

Alexander & Baldwin Hosts Kalama Beach Clean-Up

On the morning of Sunday, Sept. 30, Alexander & Baldwin employees pulled on gloves, grabbed sifters and buckets, and set to work on Kalama Beach in Kailua. Seniors from two local high schools, Kailua High and Kalaheo High, joined in the beach cleanup efforts and earned grant support for their respective Project Grads from A&B’s […]

Grace Pacific Gives Back at the GP Ohana Festival

On Saturday, Sept. 15, Grace Pacific held their GP Ohana Festival at Royal Kunia Community Park. This event hadn’t been held in over 10 years, and its revival was due to GP’s commitment to recognizing and expressing its appreciation for its employees and their ohana. Many of the longer tenured employees mentioned how Grace used […]

Congratulations Jessica Gluck – Patsy T. Mink Leadership Alliance

We would like to extend our sincerest congratulations to Jessica Gluck, who was recently selected for the 2018-2019 Patsy T. Mink Leadership Alliance cohort. Jessica serves as a Senior Tax Manager at A&B, and has been with the company since November 2017. A&B supports our employees in their personal and professional development. In addition to […]

Manoa Outdoor Circle and Malama Manoa hosted the 1,000 TREE GIVEAWAY at Manoa Marketplace

The Manoa Outdoor Circle and Malama Manoa hosted the 1,000 TREE GIVEAWAY on Saturday, April 28, 2018, at Manoa Marketplace. Over fifty different varieties of trees and plants were shared for FREE, including kukui nut, hao, mountain apple, plumeria, coconut, papaya, false wili wili, avocado, monkey pod, ice cream bean, panax, monstera, valentine vines, kalo, […]

The First Harvest at Kulolio Ranch

Kūlōlio Ranch, our grass-fed cattle pasturing operation in Central Maui, recently completed its first harvest. A partnership with Maui Cattle Company, Kūlōlio Ranch started in May 2017 as one of A&B’s diversified agriculture initiatives, transitioning former sugar plantation land into new agricultural purposes. This first harvest milestone marks the beginning of what will hopefully be […]

Carbon Lighthouse $27M in growth funding includes $3M from Hawaii’s Ulupono Initiative

Carbon Lighthouse, which has been working with Alexander & Baldwin on increasing energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions at four of its buildings, has raised $27 million in growth round funding, including a $3 million investment by Ulupono Initiative, the Hawaii-based impact investing firm founded by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar and his wife, Pam. The San Francisco-based […]

The Construction of the Wainiha Powerline

By Hank Soboleski — Island History | Sunday, May 20, 2018, 12:05 a.m. On Jan. 1, 1905, the original Kauai Electric Company — a subsidiary of McBryde Sugar Company — was incorporated for the purpose of using the water of Wainiha Stream to generate electric power for McBryde, located some 34 miles away with its […]

Thirteen Local Companies Give Back at Ka’ala Farm

More than 150 volunteers on Saturday, August 18, 2018 joined The Trust for Public Land at Ka‘ala Farm in Waianae on Oahu’s Leeward Shore to take part in a communal land restoration effort. The participants— including conservation donors and volunteers from 13 local companies — helped steward Kaala Farm by opening loi and planting kalo, […]

A&B strengthens its partnership with Hawaii Nature Center

Thirty years ago, Alexander & Baldwin provided start-up funding for Hawaii Nature Center’s Iao Valley facility on Maui. Earlier this year, we strengthened our roots on Maui with a $30,000 capital commitment for much-needed repairs and educational program enhancements. This grant brings the company’s total giving to HNC to well over $300,000 for Maui and […]

Maui United Way

On June 21, 2018, Alexander & Baldwin staff were invited to attend Maui United Way’s Annual Meeting and Recognition Luncheon. A&B is a devoted partner to all United Way chapters statewide, but this year marks a major milestone with Maui United Way. We have supported Maui United Way for 50 years and have contributed a […]

Project Vision

On June 21, 2018, Alexander & Baldwin supported Project Vision’s “Passport to Healthy Aging” program with a $5,000 grant. We first supported Project Vision’s expansion to Maui in 2017. Their “Passport to Healthy Aging” program services the elderly populations who have limited access to health programs. Project Vision supports the Maui elderly by offering free […]

Kupu Hawaii Youth Conservation Corps

Over the past decade, Kupu has inspired and empowered more than 3,500 youth by providing them hands-on learning opportunities in conservation and the green jobs sector throughout the state and the Pacific. In furthering its mission to teach leadership, teamwork skills, and a lifelong environmental and civic engagement mindset in Hawaii’s youth to build a […]

Liberty House to Lau Hala Shops

By Janis L. Magin Real Estate Editor Pacific Business News Alexander & Baldwin’s decision to keep the Kailua retail building that began 65 years ago as a Liberty House department store and turn it into a multi-tenant retail center presented an adaptive-reuse design opportunity to the architects at AHL for a project close to home […]