CB Richard Ellis assumes management of Kukui Grove; Wade Lord remains manager

Wade Lord has joined CB Richard Ellis Hawaii, Inc. (CBRE Hawaii) as vice president for consulting services, and will continue as general manager of Kukui Grove Center for CBRE Hawaii.

CBRE Hawaii last month was named managing agent of the center.

In addition to managing Kukui Grove and Kukui Grove Commercial Villages, Lord will also handle CBRE Hawaii brokerage and consulting assignments.

“Wade is extremely knowledgeable in both the real estate and construction processes, including land planning, zoning and government affairs,” said Joe Haas, managing director of CBRE Hawaii.

“His real-estate insight is a value-added service he can offer to our clients,” Haas said.

“I am glad to be joining the successful real estate team of advisors at CB Richard Ellis Hawaii,” said Lord. “They have a great mix of leadership and industry knowledge readily accessible, so our clients can make the best real-estate decisions,” he added.

Lord’s background includes shopping-center development, management, marketing and leasing. Prior to joining CBRE Hawaii, he was the general manager of Kukui Grove for another real estate firm, where he was on the redevelopment team for Kukui Grove and Parker Ranch Center in Kamuela on the Big Island.

He was also project director for Kauai Village in Waipouli, where he was responsible for management, leasing and marketing. Experienced in development of financial analysis, conceptual design, project management, tenant mix and relations, Lord is also versed in community relations, promotions and advertising.

He has represented Grove Farm Properties, Parker Ranch, Kauai Village Associates, Olohena Partners, state Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, Anahola Homesteaders Council, Grace Development and Fantastic Sams, and manages a portfolio of over 600,000 square feet of retail space across the state.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Chico State University in Chico, Calif., and is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers, Retail Merchants of Hawaii, Lihue Business Association, Kapaa Business Association and Kauai Chamber of Commerce.

A resident of Wailua Homesteads, Lord is president-elect of the Rotary Club of Kapaa. Born in Olongopo, Philippines, he is married to Kimberly Lord.

With headquarters in Los Angeles, CB Richard Ellis is one of the world’s leading real-estate-services companies. With approximately 9,500 employees, the company serves real estate owners, investors and occupiers throughout approximately 250 owned and affiliated offices in 47 countries.

The company’s core-services portfolio includes property sales, leasing and management, corporate services, facilities and project management, mortgage banking, investment management, capital markets, appraisal and evaluation, research and consulting.

The company reported 2002 revenues of $1.17 billion. More information is available on the Web site, http://www.cbrichardellishawaii.com.

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