What Benefits do REITs provide?

REITs deliver a wide array of benefits to communities throughout the islands, including quality-of-life improvements through better facilities and infrastructure, such as the state-of-the-art Hale Pawa'a Medical Building in Downtown Honolulu. REITs generate tax revenue that enables the government to deliver important services, and they also create jobs for people in the building trades, as well as in the offices and commercial spaces developed by REITs. In addition, REITs support a variety of non-profits and charitable organizations that provide essential social services.

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Enhancing the Community

Making life better in Hawaii from affordable housing to shopping and entertainment.

About the Wide Range of REIT Projects

Creating Jobs

In 2016, REITs delivered an estimated 12,000 full-time jobs in Hawaii.

How REITs Generate Employment

Helping Charities

Supporting nonprofit organizations and charitable causes.

View Supported Charities

Boosting the Economy

Generating millions of dollars in tax revenue for the state and counties.

REIT Investments Multiply Economic Dividends
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"Eighty percent of our business is recurring clientele and we’ve been able to enjoy becoming a part of peoples’ lives. Being at Bishop Square, a REIT-managed property, the personnel have been good to us, and in return we provide a high-quality product for the community to be proud of."

Thomas Ray Owner of Square Barrels