Ala Moana Update: An HSBP Luncheon Meeting

hsbp-aug-15The long-awaited retail expansion at Ala Moana Center is expected to be complete by the end of the year.

  • What can we look forward to with the opening of Bloomingdale’s and other stores?
  • New dining? New entertainment?
  • What are national trends for malls and how does Ala Moana Center compare?
  • What is the timeline for Park Lane, the luxury residences at Ala Moana?
  • How does Transit Oriented Design (TOD), the rail station and feeder busses fit into the plan?
  • What are General Growth’s plans for future projects at the center?

FranciscoGutierrez, Senior Director of Development for General Growth Properties, manages all development activities of GGP in Hawaii, including Ala Moana Center, Whalers Village in Maui and Prince Kuhio Plaza in Hilo. He has 20 years of experience in the design and development of various retail, mixed use, and residential projects. His experience includes the entitlements of Ward Neighborhood master plan, the redevelopment of Ward Center’s Village Shops, and multiple retail expansions of the Ala Moana Center.

August Luncheon: The Future of News

lunchpartnersHow do you get your news? On your phone? Local or cable TV? Newspaper delivered to your door?

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#HIMedia The landscape of news reporting is changing dramatically. Our panel of professionals with wide experience in broadcast, print and on-line journalism will share their insights on the trends that are shaping the reporting of breaking news, the opportunities and challenges for journalists, and the kinds of stories that will matter in the future.


Rick-BRick Blangiardi is the General Manager of Hawaii’s largest multimedia company, Hawaii News Now, KGMB (CBS) and KHNL (NBC). He is a nationally recognized television broadcaster and held senior executive positions in Seattle, New York City, San Francisco and Los Angeles.


Gina MGina Mangieri, Investigative Reporter for KHON2, has both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University. She worked in New York, London, Chicago and Washington, D.C. as a reporter and editor in print and broadcast journalism. She was also editor of Pacific Business News.


Eric PapeEric Pape is the Deputy Editor of Civil Beat. He’s written extensively for Newsweek magazine, the Los Angeles Times, Foreign Policy and Spin magazine. Pape has also contributed to The New York Times, The Guardian, Mother Jones, Salon, Slate and Vibe magazine.