Strategic Advisory for existing hotel redevelopment on Oahu 

Channel West was engaged to advise a large Hawaiian landholding trust on a full redevelopment strategy for a 659-room full service hotel in the heart of Waikiki. This involved structuring long term ground lease and purchase agreements for existing improvements, defining proper market positioning for the asset, identifying and soliciting proposals from qualified developers, hotel brands and capital sources, working to define property improvement plans for maximum value creation, and dimensioning cost and entitlement issues for the structure which require a $100mm+ redevelopment due to years of deferred capital improvement.


Strategic advisory for master-planned community development 

Advised public university on strategy and development planning for proposed 282-acre mixed use master-planned community surrounding new campus. Created full development proforma and dynamic model covering all residential, commercial, retail, hospitality, and campus oriented land uses. Recommended action plan included market segmentation, demand/supply, and demographic analysis. Worked directly with Chancellor and presented results to university's Board of Trustees.

Strategic advisory on underperforming hotel asset in Hawaii

Assessed underperforming 309-room hotel for large landholding trust. Evaluated all options in terms of market demand, historic and archeological issues related to site, redevelopment and capital costs, and competitive properties. Board of Trustees fully accepted and implemented all recommendations.

Strategic advisory for family office wealth management client

Assessed and provided strategic options for diverse portfolio of multi-family and land assets. Evaluation included alternative use scenarios including redevelopment along with full market and financial analysis.

illustrative advisory assignments

Channel West's advisory services provide the benefit of its principals' senior level experience in deal assessment and implementation. Because of our size and flexibility, we become an extension of our client's business for as much or as little time as is warranted.