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Shimogawa Scoops

Avalon Group Creates New Project Sales Team for its Hale Ka Lae and Sky Ala Moana Condos

November 16, 2018

The pre-registration process has begun for Hale Ka Lae, while the sales process for Sky Ala Moana is expected to start soon.

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Shimogawa Scoops

‘Move Happy’ building new 35,000-square-foot warehouse at Avalon Group’s Kapolei Business Park

November 16, 2018

Move Happy, an international shipping, moving, storing, handling and distribution company for civilians and the military, broke ground on its new warehouse facility this week at Avalon Group’s Kapolei Business Park II in West Oahu at 603 Komohana St.

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Star Advertiser

Twin Tower Sky Ala Moana Gets OK From City Council

November 15, 2018

The twin-tower Sky Ala Moana, a condo-hotel project on Kapiolani Boulevard, won approval from the Honolulu City Council Wednesday.

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Star Advertiser

City Council Paves the Way For Construction of Sky Ala Moana Tower on Kapiolani

November 15, 2018

The Honolulu City Council gave final approval today to concessions that will allow for the construction of the Sky Ala Moana condo-hotel on Kapiolani Boulevard at the site of the current Kenrock complex.

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Pacific Business News

Avalon’s Sky Ala Moana Wins Honolulu Council Approval for TOD Zoning

November 14, 2018

The Honolulu City Council voted 9-0 on Wednesday to pass Resolution 18-248, approving an interim planned development-transit, or IPD-T permit, for the project.

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Honolulu Civil Beat

Developer Plans To Convert 200 Hawaii Kai Rentals Into Condos

June 8, 2018

The changeover for units built just two years ago illustrates the economic difficulties that make for an apartment shortage in Honolulu.

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ESPN Honolulu

Christine Camp: Business Owner and Super Mom

May 7, 2018

With Mother’s Day coming up, ESPN 1420 sat down with Christine Camp, Founder/CEO of the Avalon Group, one of the premier real estate development companies in Hawaii. Not only is she a success in the business world; she’s also a devoted “sports mom” with an inspiring story to tell.

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Honolulu Civil Beat

​Blue Planet: From ‘Harry Potter’ To Formidable Political Force

April 9, 2018

The foundation’s vision of moving Hawaii to 100 percent renewable energy is now central to the state’s energy plan — and has some traction on the mainland.

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Hawaii Business Magazine

​AVALON GROUP: Developing West Oahu

January 9, 2018

For the Avalon Group, real estate development is more than a business, it is a growth opportunity for both Hawaii and its people.

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KHON2

One Square Foot: Christine Camp’s rise to the top

October 16, 2017

She is living the American dream, but it didn’t come overnight, and it didn’t come easy.

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Multi-Housing News

Honolulu Community Snares $105M in Refinancing

September 25, 2017

HFF secured the loan on behalf of developer Avalon Group for 7000 Hawaii Kai Drive, a 270-unit community that includes two 10-story buildings and 216 market-rate and 54 affordable units.

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Building Industry Hawaii

A Developing Situation

September 2017

Christine Camp of the Avalon Group offers practical suggestions to lower costs before building starts, and discusses her company’s current and future projects, the reason for diversifying into building management and lessons from running away at 15.

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Hawaii Public Radio

Developers to Lawmakers: Cut Processing Time

August 16, 2017

A Joint Legislative Committee conducted another informational hearing on Affordable Housing today. As HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports, this time, lawmakers heard from developers.

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The Korea Times, San Francisco

Korean American leaders selected to meet President Moon while he visits Washington DC

July 6, 2017

President Moon Jae-in promised to support the Koreans in the Republic of Korea by making Koreans proud of their Korean citizenship during a three-day, five-day visit to Washington DC. Attending the Hawaii Representative Meeting at Washington DC, Washington, DC, Seo Aung (Elementary School Teacher), Christine Camp (Development Representative), and Seo Dae Young (Attorney at Law).

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Pacific Business News

Avalon adding 100k square feet of warehouse space to Oahu market

June 21, 2017

Avalon Development Co. is getting ready to start construction on a 100,000-square-foot warehouse in Kapolei Business Park 2. Honolulu Builders is the contractor for the project, which will be a concrete tilt-up structure, said Avalon President and CEO Christine Camp.

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The Korea Times

​Hankook Ilbo Hawaii’s 45th Anniversary Special Plan Hanmi Foundation Supports Hawaii “I Am History”: Christine Camp

May 24, 2017

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Hawaii Business Magazine

​The Best of Small Business – SBA Awards and Smallbiz Editor’s Choice 2017: Advocate for Business & Industry

April 2017

Two dozen local companies and business leaders who won this year’s Hawaii district awards from the federal Small Business Administration (SBA). Advocate for Business & Industry: Christine Camp, President & CEO, Avalon Development Co.

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Hawaii Public Radio

​​Hawaii Developers: Roadblocks to Affordable Housing

March 2017

Government officials are calling for more affordable housing development in Hawaii. But what do developers say? HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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Hawaii Public Radio

​​Developers Weigh-in On Solving Affordable Housing Crisis

March 2, 2017

Can Hawai’i solve its Affordable Housing crisis? Developers say, “Yes.” There are more than 50 babies born each day in Hawai’i and many of them will need a place to live in when they grow up. Developer Christine Camp says housing prices can be stabilized if real estate speculation is kept in check.

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Honolulu Star Advertiser

​​Transit boom claims another site

February 23, 2017

A wave of high-rise development plans on or near Kapiolani Boulevard close to one end of the city’s envisioned rail line just got bigger with a local developer’s purchase Wednesday of three two-story commercial buildings in the area.

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Pacific Business News

​​Christine Camp has big plans for Honolulu’s Kenrock Building

February 22, 2017

Plans include developing the property into a mixed-use project that would include hotel rooms, affordable housing rentals and for-sale condominium units.

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Pacific Business News

​​What it means to climb Hawaii’s housing market

December 9, 2016

Hawaii’s housing ladder is hard to climb – from one’s first rental as a young person to the upscale apartments of retired empty-nesters — and the lack of supply at all price points is just one of the factors prohibiting people from moving up – or entering – the ladder.

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Pacific Business News

​​Housing relief could lock some in place

December 2, 2016

The Hawaii Community Development Authority is proposing to lower the affordable housing bracket in Kakaako, a proposal that would negatively affect Hawaii’s housing ladder, according to one Hawaii developer.

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Honolulu Star Advertiser

​​Solar program starts business loans

November 27, 2016

The state’s failed $150 million financing program designed to help low-income residents own renewable energy systems has begun lending money instead to private businesses.

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Pacific Business News

​​West Oahu Special Edition: Business goes west

November 11, 2016

Kapolei is quickly becoming the next location in Oahu’s industrial real estate market to see major growth.

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Pacific Business News

​​2016 Women Winning in Business Panel

October 20, 2016

Only 14.6 percent of women occupy executive positions in their companies. At Pacific Business News’ Women Winning in Business event, some of Hawaii’s top female executives explored the issues facing women in the workforce, sharing their own personal experience in overcoming challenges and finding success.

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Hawaii Business Magazine

​​Wahine Getting it Done

October 2016

Hands-on parenthood is a more than full-time job. So are most leadership positions. Combining the two, especially for women, is often seen as what The New York Times recently called a “head-on collision between motherhood and work.” But what if you want to be both a leader and a parent – and not a wreck?

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Pacific Business News

​​Retail-restaurant building planned for vacant parcel near convention center

September 21, 2016

Avalon Commercial, a subsidiary of Hawaii developer Christine Camp’s Avalon Group, is handling leasing for the project.

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Pacific Business News

​2016 Women Who Mean Business Roundtable

September 16, 2016

PBN recently gathered five Hawaii businesswomen in the newsroom to talk about a range of issues that affect women in business today.

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Pacific Edge Magazine

​Feature: Christine Camp

September 7, 2016

Since being featured in 1999, Christine Camp founded Avalon Development and grew the business from a one-woman real estate consultancy to a team of 27 professionals overseeing the development and management of $300 million in real estate assets.

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Pacific Business News

​How Christine Camp develops big dreams

August 26, 2016

The Hawaii developer talks with PBN about lessons learned from a life as a self-starter.

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Hawaii Public Radio

​Developing Big Dreams on Oahu

August 26, 2016

One of Honolulu’s leading developers is Christine Camp, president & CEO of the Avalon Development Company. Pacific Business News Editor in Chief has more on what has driven her to carve her own path in this male-dominated industry.

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MidWeek

​Preserving Historic Hawaii Kai Landu

August 17, 2016

Avalon Development and Hanwha E&C, 7000 Hawaii Kai developer and owner, presented a $600,000 check to Livable Hawaii Kai Hui at the 7000 Hawaii Kai Drive grand opening. The check represented the longstanding partnership that helped create the Hawea Heiau Cultural Preserve on approximately 5 acres that originally was 7000 Hawaii Kai Drive property.

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​Pacific Business News

​Hawaii Technology Academy opens in new Central Oahu building

August 12, 2016

Hawaii Technology Academy, the largest tuition-free public charter school in the state, has opened in its new digs in Waipahu in Central Oahu, the developer of the property confirmed to Pacific Business News this week.

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​Honolulu Star Advertiser

​Medline sees Kapolei project as potential lifesaver

July 30, 2016

A leading health care supplies manufacturer and distributor held a blessing ceremony Friday for its 100,000-square-foot distribution warehouse at Kapolei Business Park.

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​NAIOP

​2016 NAIOP Hawaii Kukulu Hale Developer of the Year Award to Christine Camp

May 6, 2016

A leading health care supplies manufacturer and distributor held a blessing ceremony Friday for its 100,000-square-foot distribution warehouse at Kapolei Business Park.

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​Honolulu Star Advertiser

​Affordable-rental complex welcomes new residents

June 18, 2016

The first rental apartment complex built in more than a decade in East Oahu opened Friday after a blessing of the 269-unit community.

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​KGMB

​7000 Hawaii Kai Drive Opens

June 17, 2016

7000 Hawaii Kai Drive, East Honolulu’s newest rental apartment community opened June 17 and welcomed several tenants.

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​KHON

​7000 Hawaii Kai Drive Grand Opening

June 17, 2016

7000 Hawaii Kai Drive, East Honolulu’s newest rental apartment community, celebrated the June 17, 2016 opening with Mayor Caldwell and other dignitaries.

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​Kapolei FYI Newsletter

​Kapolei Business Park Phase 2 Infrastructure Completed

March 2016

72% Already sold or in escrow; Prices set to increase April 1​.

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​Honolulu Star-Advertiser

​New Kapolei road links industrial park

March 11, 2016

A local real estate development firm last week celebrated the completion of a new road in Kapolei that connects an emerging 54-acre industrial business park with Oahu’s growing “Second City.”

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​​Pacific Business News

​West Oahu’s Kapolei Business Park gains several new businesses

March 10, 2016

About 72 percent of the second phase of Kapolei Business Park’s 2’s lots have been sold or are in escrow, with such businesses as American Tire Warehouse; Medline Industries, a medical supply company; Ito En, a beverage company; Penske, a national truck rental business; and the developer of the state’s first major indoor soccer facility.

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​​Pacific Business News

​Avalon Development Co. buys Downtown Honolulu office space for new headquarters

December 24, 2015

Hawaii developer Christine Camp’s Avalon Development Co. has purchased a 4,100-square-foot commercial condominium in Downtown Honolulu, with plans to move into this new office space that’s nearly triple the size of its current digs for the last 16 years, Camp confirmed to PBN Thursday.

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​​Pacific Business News

​​Developer plans office and medical office buildings in Kapolei in West Oahu

July 30, 2015

While there have been medical office buildings built in the last several years, including Hale Pawaa on Beretania Street in Honolulu, the development of an all-new, purely office building has become very rare.

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​​KHON

​​Lottery opens for Hawaii Kai affordable rentals

July 15, 2015

If you’ve ever considered living in Hawaii Kai, a new development could be an affordable way to make that a reality.

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​​ThinkTech Hawaii

​​Christine Camp on Attracting Investors to Hawaii

April 27, 2015

Dr. Kelii Akana speaks with Christine Camp, President & CEO of the Avalon Group, which has brought to Hawaii about $350 million dollars of investment in order to build a better community, a better environment.

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​​Hawaii Business Magazine

​​Founders & Visionaries – Avalon Group

December 3, 2011

Honolulu’s Avalon Group has thrived in a tough market that has left many of its competitors struggling. Owner Christine H. H. Camp takes lessons learned from her own life to keep the company evolving to meet new business demands.

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​​PBS Hawaii

​Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox: Christine Camp

​January 11, 2011

She began life in South Korea, immigrated to Hawaii as a child. At the age of 32, she launched Avalon, a real estate development company in Honolulu.

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​​Hastings & Pleadwell

​Avalon Group Founder Christine Camp Named Korean Entrepreneur of the Year

​September 27, 2010

Camp has been named the 2010 Korean Entrepreneur of the Year by the Hawai‘i Korean Chamber of Commerce (HKCC). The nonprofit organization, producer of the annual Korean Festival, honors local business owners of Korean descent who demonstrate excellence in both business growth and community involvement.

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​​Honolulu Star-Advertiser

​Waipahu ‘bypass’ road to ease traffic

​February 12, 2008

Motorists traveling between old Waipahu town and the new Waikele region to the north should expect to have a new route by the end of the week.
The $7 million, roughly one-quarter-mile-long Malakeke Street was dedicated yesterday by Avalon Development Co. and Waipahu community leaders.

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​​Honolulu Star-Bulletin

​Looking, Then Leaping

​December 28, 2004

“When someone thinks of work as fun, that’s what you want to do,” said the 38-year-old Camp Friedman. “I’ve never seen work as work, but work as something that I enjoy doing. Therefore, other people define me as a workaholic,” says Christine Camp.

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ThinkTech Hawaii (YouTube)

Avalon Group President and CEO Christine Camp (Beyond the Lines)

June 8, 2018

We will discuss with Christine her humble beginnings in her youth to becoming an extraordinary leader and achieving huge success with her company Avalon Group. We will go in depth to see her character and why she is successful.

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