New Condos in Honolulu - Kakaako Condo Developments

Extraordinary New Condos


High-end new condo in Kakakao's Ward Village. Expected completion: Dec 2018.


Mid-range condo project in Ward Village. Expected completion: 2021.

Gateway Towers

2 ultra-luxury condos in Kakaako's Ward Village. Expected completion: 2021 (1st tower).

Park Lane Ala Moana

Ultra-luxury project on Ala Moana Shopping Center. Completed: 2017.


Luxury condo project in Kakaako's Ward Village. Completion: Oct 2017.


Ultra-luxury project in Kakaako's Ward Village. Completed: Nov 2016.

The following is a comprehensive list of all new condos in Honolulu - developments are predominantly in in Kakaako, Ala Moana & Waikiki. If you are looking for newer, already completed condos, take a look at our Kakaako condos for sale page.

New Projects in Ward Village
60 acre master-planned community in Kakaako. 6 projects are currently offered: 
Cylinder at Gateway Towers (ultra-luxury): ~40% sold. Construction has not started.
Waiea (ultra-luxury): Completed 2016. ~95% sold.
Anaha (luxury): Completed 2017. ~95% sold.
Ae'o (high-end): Expected completion: Dec 2018. ~90% sold out.
Ke Kilohana (reserved housing / mid-range): Expected completion: Late 2018.  Reserved housing sold out. A few market price units left. 
Aalii (mid-range / high-end): Sales expected to commence Jan 2018 with completion 2021.

Other New Projects in Honolulu
Park Lane Ala Moana (ultra-luxury): ~95% sold. Completed 2017 (3 phases). 
Ritz-Carlton Waikiki (ultra-luxury): West Tower completed 2016. East Tower expected completion: Summer / fall 2018 - ~95% sold. 
Keauhou Place (mid-range): ~99% sold. Completed Oct 2017.
Kapiolani Residence (affordable & mid-range): Sold out. Under construction. Expected completion: Late 2018.
The Block 803 Waimanu (mainly affordable & reserved): 66 reserved (sold out), 77 affordable (contracting from December 2017), 5 market priced units. Expected completion: June 2019.

New Honolulu Projects in Planning (no sales yet and no certainty projects will materialize)
Manaolana Place (luxury): Condo hotel. 234 units - 109 condo units and 125 hotel rooms.
Kahala by the Sea (ultra-luxury): 6 residences in 3 buildings - Kahala Ave oceanfront.
1500 Kapiolani Blvd (luxury): Condo hotel. Studio - 3BR.
Hawaii Ocean Plaza (high-end): Condo hotel. 407 units - 207 condo units and 200 hotel rooms.
Aloha Kai (luxury): Uncertainty about the project, since no updates for a long time. 
ProsPac Tower (mid-range): 429 units - 351 market rate and 78 affordable rentals.
1391 Kapiolani Blvd (affordable & mid-range): 485 units. Same developer as Kapiolani Residence.
1338 & 1356 Kapiolani Blvd (affordable & mid-range): 690 units.

News - New Honolulu Condos
12/9/2017: Park Lane Ala Moana, ultra-luxury condo project, has completed the 3rd and last bulk closings. Project is complete. Developer still has a few $7M+ units left in inventory - all other units resale.
12/9/2017: Aalii, a new project in Ward Village, is expected to launch sales for owner-occupants January 2018 followed by an investor round. Pricing expected from the $500,000's to more than $1,400,000.
12/7/2017: Hawaii City Plaza, a proposed 163 unit condo tower (20% affordable) across from Keeaumoku Walmart, appears near approval - last step council vote. 
12/7/2017ProsPac Tower, a new condo project proposed in the Ala Moana area, is drawing some unwanted attention with plans to create 2 seperate entrances (market rate vs affordable units). 
12/4/2017Keauhou Place has 3 x 2BR PH units left from developer. 
12/2/2017Kahala by the Sea, 6 new ultra-luxury homes planned to be developed on Kahala Ave, is expected to commence sales Q2 2018.
12/1/2017Ae'o is about 90% sold out.
11/28/2017Anaha #34B (PH level) is lowest priced unit left from developer ~$3.4M and Waiea lowest priced developer unit is #24B at ~$5.3M.
4/20/2017Symphony Honolulu still has 4-5 original developer PH units left, close to 1 year after completion.
4/12/2017Cylinder at Gateway Towers may break ground early next year, but dependent on sales performance.
3/30/2017: HCDA (authority regulating developments in Kakaako) is proposing reducing max income threshold for buyers of reserved housing units and include buy back clauses for workforce housing units. 
1/31/2017: Mandarin Oriental has teamed up with developer of Manaolana Place to brand the condo hotel piece of Manoala Place with the Mandarin name.
1/24/2017: Kapiolani Residence is on target for completion late 2018.

Up-to-date map on new condo projects in Honolulu.

Upcoming New Condos in Honolulu

Where are the New Condo Developments in Honolulu?
Without question, the name on everyone's minds is Kakaako, which, ironically, means slow in Hawaiian. This mainly industrial area is just beginning the transformation that will turn it into a dynamic neighborhood that promises the best in urban outdoor lifestyles, luxury living and a perfect location bridging Downtown and Ala Moana. There are also development plans in Waikiki, though on a much smaller scale.

The creation of this burgeoning neighborhood, Kakaako, is primarily the work of 2 major entities - Kamehameha Schools and the Howard Hughes Corporation. Howard Hughes owns 19% of the land in Kakaako, while Kamehameha has 17%.

Kamehameha will be transforming 29 acres of their land here, under a project called 'Our Kakaako', which make up the western section, closest to downtown, of the entire redevelopment. Lying next to it on the East is Hughes' Ward Village concept, spread over 60 acres total.

There's actually a 3rd major section, aside from the Hughes & Kamehameha communities, which takes up the area between Piikoi St and the historic IBM Building (Queen St) - the easternmost area, closest to Ala Moana - known as the 'Super Block', due to its density of development. The Super Block is made up of 7 popular high-rise condos: Hokua (2006), Koolani (2006), Nauru Tower (1990), Hawaiki Tower (1999), Waihonua (2015), 1350 Ala Moana (1968) & Moana Pacific (2007).

Together Kamehameha and Hughes are expected to build more than 20 new condo towers in Kakaako over the coming years (possibly 16 condo buildings by Howard Hughes in "Ward Village" and possibly 7 condos on land owned by Kamehameha Schools in "Our Kakaako"). Many will take their place among the finest luxury condos in Honolulu, once completed. Keep in mind, though, these new condo developments in Honolulu will ultimately include a broad range of units, including affordable and mid-range housing.

More About Ward Village - Urban Development Guided By a Vision
The Ward Village neighborhood will be roughly defined by Ward Ave on the West (including a few lots west of Ward Ave), Ala Moana Blvd on the South and Queen St as both eastern and northern borders due to its curved path.

The fact that Howard Hughes owns all of this land makes certain that its vision of integrated shopping and services, such as grocery stores, parking structures and dining options will be a certainty. These elements are an integral part of the Kakaako 'outdoor living space' lifestyle, rather than afterthoughts added wherever they could be fit in - something that happens too often in fast developing Honolulu. 

The vision includes making the entire area LEED (leadership in energy & environmental design) platinum-certified, which would make Ward Village the largest platinum-certified neighborhood the US. LEED certification is a prestigious designation offered to properties offering a high level of sustainability. Some examples of what Howard Hughes is doing to achieve this high level LEED certification: 

  • Focus on water and energy savings, which help reduce water consumption. Methods include utilizing high-performance, water-saving fixtures like dual-flush toilets.
  • Usage of energy-efficient appliances and design, which reduces the consumption of imported oil and the creation of CO2 emissions, making for a healthier environment and land. For landscaping, LEED prioritizes the use of native plants, drought-tolerant plants, and low-impact stormwater design. This is important because stormwater runoff is one of the ocean’s top pollutants. Such design absorbs runoff and also acts as a filter, reducing the flow of polluted water.
  • Avenues for environmentally friendly modes of transportation (biking and walking instead of driving), encouraging better fitness. It also prioritizes the health of residents in other ways, including integrating larger open spaces and improved circulation in buildings, making for fresh air beyond code minimums.

Howard Hughes has also made clear their intentions to build luxury units that will raise the bar in Hawaii. A couple in the works are two grand penthouses in Waiea, priced around $35,000,000.

All of Ward Village, when completed, may include 16 condo projects, but will not be defined by concrete sprawl. Hughes has planned a 4 acre park so the community will have ample room to breathe and enjoy the beauty of this place. The defining concept Kamehameha Schools, the other major landowner, and Hughes have jointly set down is that Kakaako will be a place to Live, not just reside. There's a big difference.

The utter commitment by Howard Hughes to this project is unmistakable if only from the approximate $20 million they've spent remodeling the landmark IBM Building into an Information & Sales Center specifically for this undertaking.

Insight to Kakaako
Residents will enjoy broad pedestrian paths & boulevards all over the district. Enjoy a refreshing stroll at the end of the workday or walk to an enticing new restaurant nearby you've been always wanting to try. Alongside convenient shopping, you'll also find senior centers, recreation areas and playgrounds. All ages can find a new condo in Kakaako that feels welcoming and like home.

Along with this smart development you get the best of nature's treasures as well. Soft, enveloping beach, the infinite blue ocean, wide green parks - they're all within your reach now. No climbing once again into the car every time you need to just get out for a while. Kakaako’s new development is built around easy access to every aspect of life.

Be a part of this incredible community that will only get better and better. Make sure you get the timing right and end up in the best condo for you and your lifestyle. Feel free to contact us and learn what you need to know about making your home a new condo in Kakaako or one of the other new condo developments in Honolulu.

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Kristian Nielsen, Owner (RA)

Originally from Denmark, Kristian has spent his entire adult life overseas. His career took off in the financial market in London, followed by 10 years in Tokyo, where he established and ran a leading executive search firm. He was trusted by several clients to facilitate senior and challenging hiring needs, demanding superior negotiation skills.

Kristian has studied and followed Oahu's real estate market for more than a decade and in 2008 he invested in his first oceanfront condo in Diamond Head. He has a wealth of knowledge on the local market and excels at the negotiation table, navigating even the most complex and challenging situations with a calm and steady hand. 

Kristian had a vision to create a different kind of real estate firm, utilizing the Internet to offer more insight to Oahu's real estate. He had an idea to offer content in a format digestible for the beginner, yet educational for the savvy investor. The thoughts lead to the creation of Hawaii Living.

Kristian lives by Diamond Head with his family and when he isn’t working you will often find him walking his Newfoundland dog by Kapiolani Park or going for a swim at Kaimana Beach. He is also the owner of Hawaii Job Engine - an online job board free to the local community.

George Krischke, Principal Broker (R)

Originally from Germany, George moved to Los Angeles in 1985 and has been a resident of Hawaii since 1991. With a strong entrepreneurial background and a keen sense for analyzing properties George started as a real estate investor over 20 years ago and has been a licensed Realtor in Hawaii since 1995.

Due to his acknowledged work ethic, problem solving skills and extensive experience in Oahu's real estate market, George has successfully built a professional reputation for excellent service. He has earned a strong client base through repeat business and referrals from his many satisfied clients. He attributes his success to experience, integrity, market knowledge, hard work and commitment to excellent service, representation and client satisfaction.

George has continuously been at the pinnacle of production in general real estate brokerage as well as a number of developer project sales, including Lanikea at Waikiki and Moana Pacific.

George lives with his wife and young daughter at The Watermark and during his pastime you might see him running and swimming at Ala Moana Beach.

Kristian Nielsen

Kristian Nielsen
Founder (RA)
Mobile: (808) 372-6184

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New Condos for Sale
Symphony Honolulu #4506
$2,600,000 2 Bd | 2.5 Ba | 1,645 sf
The Collection #TH-09
$1,735,000 3 Bd | 2.5 Ba | 1,835 sf
Waihonua #PH4204
$1,065,000 2 Bd | 2 Ba | 1,034 sf
Newer Condos
One Ala Moana

Luxury condo built in 2014, 206 units on 23 floors, 1 - 4BR.
Amenities: Concierge, Infinity pool, theater, guest suites, dog park, massage room, yoga room, BBQ.


Built in 2015, 345 units on 43 floors, 1 - 3BR.
Amenities: Infinity pool, party room, theater, gym, hot tub, BBQ pavilions, 2 guest suites.

Ritz-Carlton Waikiki

Luxury condo hotel in Waikiki. West Tower completed. East Tower expected completion: Summer 2018.

Symphony Honolulu

High-end condo in Kakaako near Ward Village.
Just a few PH units left from developer.
Completed May 2016.

The Collection Honolulu

Built 2016, 397 Units on 43 floors, 1-3BR.
Mid-range / high-end project in Our Kakaako.
Amenities: Fitness, Pool, Dog Wash, Kids Play Area Yoga Room etc.

Keauhou Place

Mid-priced condo project in Kakaako, within "Our Kakaako." 
Sales ongoing. 
Expected completion: Fall 2017.

400 Keawe

Completed May 2016, 6 Floors with 95 units in 1 - 3BR configurations.
No amenities.

801 South St

Built in 2015, 635 Units on 46 floors, Studio - 2BR.
Amenities: None, except a few seating arrangements.
Maintenance fees are very low.

Kapiolani Residence

Mid-range project with 484 units - mix of market priced and affordable housing.
Expected completion: Late 2018.

"....a man of integrity and his goal was to get me exactly what I wanted....."
I want to share my experience with Kristian Nielsen of Honolulu HI 5 Realty.  I called from the mainland and Kristian answered the phone personally, no machine, no message, no waiting.  I arranged to fly to Oahu and met with him.  He showed me a few properties to give me options and educate me on the market.  I went with a penthouse in Kakaako's Ward Village, a very prestigious new condo development area in Honolulu.  Kristian was very creative in thinking of options in the build out as it is a project not net started.  Then he proceeded to secure me a rental in a luxury condo in Waikiki based on his referral, which saved me a lot of qualifying annoyance.  In the entire process, Kristian took great effort to educate me so that when I made decisions, I had all the information I needed.  It was obvious, Kristian is a man of integrity and his goal was to get me exactly what I wanted being armed with all the facts.  He is proactive, takes no shortcuts, and makes himself your personal real estate valet and whatever is needed, he handles with great care and graciousness.  I plan to buy another condo in the next three years and am so glad I found the best of the best in Kristian Nielsen.
Julia Rose - Honolulu, HI

"....In Honolulu at this time, that doesn't happen too often...."
When we were looking for an apartment in our building to purchase, we decided to contact Kristian Nielsen. It was a great choice. We were very specific in what we were looking for, and rather than convince to look elsewhere, Kristian agreed to keep his eyes open for a listing that fit our needs. When an apartment came on the market that might be right for us, Kristin let us know right away, and arranged for us to see it before the first open house. That was really valuable because apartments in our building have been selling rapidly. The apartment we saw was not in the greatest condition, and rather than try and "sell us", Kristian was very realistic about what would be required, in time and money, to make it pleasant. When we decided to go ahead and make an offer, Kristian was very savvy. He readily agreed that the asking price was excessive, even though we knew that if the unit stayed on the market someone would surely snatch it up. Kristian sounded out the sellers agent and based on that he suggested what our opening offer should be. He was right on target. In the end, with a minimum of negotiation, we agreed on a purchase price about 7% under the asking price. In Honolulu at this time, that doesn't happen too often! After our purchase closed, Kristian also gave us great advice and several recommendations as to finding a contractor to help us fix things up a bit. We are now living in our new home, and it's pretty fabulous. We're lucky we found Kristian. I am quite certain no other agent could have gotten us in to our new home. I recommend him wholeheartedly. In fact, if we ever decide to sell, he'll be the one I will call.
Akiko & Jeff Tash - Honolulu, HI

"....impressed with how well versed you were with the area...."
Hi Kristian, I want to thank you for helping me become a homeowner again. I've been looking for a property for the past 2 years; I worked with numerous real estate agents, viewed several properties and even made offers on some of them but all those efforts were unsuccessful. One day I was reading an Ad about your firm and decided to give you a call to see if you could assist me with my search. I was so impressed with how well versed you were with the area. In just a matter of a week, I was able to pick a unit that I wanted to purchase. Making a reasonable offer on the property was critical but you did the 'homework' and came up with an offer that worked for both me and the seller. I was very impressed with that because it was in the offer phase that my previous attempts to buy failed. The step by step guidance you provided during the closing process was invaluable, I had very little to worry about because you took care of almost everything. I appreciate the follow-up to make sure things are going well at my new place and the updates on the developments around the area, specifically, the Whole Foods project.
I couldn't ask for a better agent to work with. Mahalo nui!
Cecilia Balinsat Lucas - Honolulu, HI

"....developing an attractive marketing package...."
Kristian,  I want to thank you for your professional approach to the sale of our Condo. We appreciate you keeping us fully informed as to market conditions, showings and developing an attractive marketing package for the property. Closing was a breeze with your assistance even though we were 3,000 miles away.
Earl Robertson - Colorado Springs, CO

"....went above and beyond...."
I recently purchased a condo in Waikiki - I live out of state so that made things even more stressful than usual. Kristian Neilson and his wife Maki were wonderful to work with and they gained my trust very quickly.  Kristian was always very responsive to my emails and phone calls and I felt supported throughout the process.  Kristian went above and beyond on several occasions - organizing an electrician and other things.  I would definitely contact Kristian and Maki in the future if I purchase another property and I definitely recommend Honolulu HI 5 to my family and friends.
Joanne H. - San Francisco, CA

"....meticulous follow-ups and updates...."
I wanted to express my sincere appreciation for the energy Kristian brought us every time we met. He has shown us much compassion and kindness as well. It was through his thoughtful and careful attention to details that my family benefited to purchase a condo unit in Waikiki. Kristian is a self motivated and goal oriented individual, who delivers dedicated high-quality service and knowledge with speedy, meticulous follow-ups and updates. He is the realtor who certainly generates enthusiasm in others.
Noriko Narita - Honolulu, HI

"....couldn't be happier...."
I thoroughly enjoyed working with Kristian Nielsen to sell our Waikiki condominium. He was professional, responsive and provided sound counsel on pricing. We interviewed several realtors before deciding who to list with and couldn't have been happier with Kristian as our choice.
Mark M. - Seattle, WA

"....most amazing realtor...."
Mr. Kristian Nielsen of Honolulu HI 5 is the most amazing realtor with whom we have ever worked. Before we contacted him, we had lost several chances to purchase a condominium, but Kristian acted quickly enough to put us in the bidding for the unit we wanted. Thanks to him; we have found a home we love and we have successfully purchased it.   The condo with which we fell in love is Hokua at Ala Moana, which is known for wonderful management services and well-made units. We had really wanted that unit. In fact, we had lost a chance getting another unit at Hokua and we just couldn't back off. We contacted Kristian one evening and exchanged e-mails through the night, and the next morning, he contacted the seller agent to see the unit with our purchase offer in hand. He took several pictures and checked the points that we had asked him to, since we live outside Hawaii and couldn't see the unit so quickly ourselves. After we agreed, he quickly handed the paper to the selling agent to beat any other people who would like to purchase it.  Kristian made every effort to satisfy our requests and needs and eventually we closed the deal within a month. Even after that, he continues to help us coordinate projects we are undertaking to refurbish the unit. These projects are still in progress, but we are very confident because we know Kristian and his beautiful and kind wife Maki have our back. Thanks again, Kristian, we are so fortunate to know you as our agent who has such extensive knowledge and kindness, and as our friend.
Lani B. - San Jose, CA

"....trustworthy, never pushy, meticulous with numbers...."
I live and own properties in California but I've always wanted a place in Hawaii to call my own.  So when the opportunity arose via a 1031 exchange I combed the Internet for such a property.  With just a couple of emails with Kristian Nielsen, I instinctively knew I could trust him to look out for my best interest.  With just one trip to Hawaii, he helped me find a place in Waikiki  and made the whole transaction painless & stress free.  I found Kristian very honest and trustworthy, never pushy,  meticulous with numbers, and very professional every step of the way.  I certainly would not hesitate to use his service when given another chance to buy a second, or maybe even a third property.
Marietta B. - Chino Hills, CA